Saturday, January 31, 2009

mornings are for crazy people

This morning I had to shovel snow out of the way of the car tires, to take Little Sister to her soccer game this morning at 7:30. grr... if I didn't have to go anywhere, snow would be fine, but I really don't like winter.

Some people do, however:
Little J and Little Sister have been out playing in the snow several times. Usually, she drags him back inside when he's cold and shivering, and bawling because he does NOT want to stop playing.

I haven't taken Little G outside to play in the snow, because I realized I don't have good snow shoes for her. Her shoes are cutie-pie soft baby maryjanes. Terribly-terribly cute, but not good for in the snow. Maybe next year!

I've been knitting on Clessidra stockings, but most of my knitting yesterday was spent fixing a mistake. I didn't actually read the cable chart when I picked up the knitting again, and I stretched out a 12row cable into 14rows...which caused a problem when I reached the starting point for the ankle. So, I unraveled the cable section, and worked in back up, one row at a time. frustrating, but better than ripping the entire sock back to the beginning of the mistake. AND, I was such a good girl that I finished the repair, and had time to a little bit of seed stitch on the ankle panel.

Later today, we're driving to Bloomington for Little Sister's band event. I'm not sure how she'll do, but it's a good opportunity for her to participate in. As long as we're there, we're also going to visit at least one shop. I have my ubiquitous mapquest directions in the car, for both 'Yarns Unlimited' and 'In a Yarn Basket', and we're all set.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

LOTS of snow!

Monday, January 26, 2009

knitting, interrupted

If you remember my list of unfinished objects well, I have another picture of one. And some other pictures, too.

Here's the Baby Surprise Jacket, (that was on the list) with the Little Girl wearing it:

And here are more pics, of the two Japanese star hats( 1 and 2 ) that I'm finally done with the second, and a pair of baby mittens that i did from scraps (no thumbs, less time :) ) And did I ever post a pic of my Clapotis Scarf on here?


The next projects up to be worked on are Clessidra stockings, and a simple pair of socks. And I'll post some baby pictures soon, too, I promise! And Cami, I'm so happy about that yarn I could just burst :D

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

FO pic (finally!)

I still have 'take pics of finished objects' on my To-Do list, but I have one...

Little Sister's Big Grey Blob sweater. Which isn't too blobbie, and is pretty cute. Monday, I finally sewed on the buttons (i am so bad) and gave it to her. She's been wearing it every day, but thank goodness, she's been being extra special careful not to get it dirty (which is a small miracle. She can get clothes dirty in 5 minutes), so I won't need to hand wash it immediately.

I'm working on the BSJ, and I think I'm getting closer to being done. It's a little hard to tell where I am, with the 'surprising' construction :)

Friday, January 09, 2009

dream home? only for the ideal person?

I ran across the HGTV Dream Home contest on TV, and, okay, I'll admit, it's my perfect idea of a home. It reminds me a lot of the house my Aunt Ruthie and Uncle Carl had when I was a kid, just better decorated. Reading thru the rules, I came across a zinger...

"[HGTV] reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential Grand Prize Winner and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person based on such background check if [HGTV] determines in its sole discretion that awarding the prize to such potential Grand Prize Winner might reflect negatively on [HGTV] or or any of the Participating Product Sponsors."

Oh boy, are they ever stacking the deck. What would cause it to "reflect negatively"? some one with questionable political views? someone from a white trash background? too many kids? And that doesn't even take into account that anyone connected to any of the sponsors (out to the in-laws) is barred from entering the contest. woah nellie.

I'm entering anyway. I love that house. And I'm going to have Big J enter for it, too :P

Thursday, January 08, 2009

UFO role call

I don't do New Year Resolutions. They're too easy to break, and usually don't fix any problems. However! I do have a decision. I am not starting any new knitting projects before I finish at least some of the current projects I have unfinished (taking up valuable needle space, I mean really, yarn can be soooo selfish)

With this in mind, I thought to list the UFO's (Un-Finished (not from Finland) Objects) that I will be working on:

  1. Baby Surprise Sweater in Noro Kujaku
  2. Little Flower Sweater by Debbie Bliss
  3. Cardigan
  4. Crochet Afghan in Homespun yarn
  5. Clessidra Stockings
  6. Hand-to-Hand sweater (hopefully, I can remember the cable pattern...)
okay, that's not too bad. :) they're all about halfway done (well, maybe.)

Possible future projects that I'd like to make are:
  1. clutch purse of Noro Daria
  2. diaper soakers for Little G
  3. cardigan/vest for me
  4. Christmas stocking for Little G
  5. i'm sure i can think of someotherthingstoknit
  6. socks!
hmm...that's almost a year's worth of knitting (not thinking about Christmas yet, no I'm not), and I should be able to knit most of it from my stash. Nifty!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

First day of 2009

It's been a pretty good year.

We're all healthy. Big J and I, Little Sister, and the two babies are right as rain, and everyone is doing well. That dosen't sound like much when I write it down (mostly it sounds like keyboard keys tippy-tapping) but it's quite a lot. Things can be much much worse, and I'm glad it isn't.

Have a good new year, y'all.