Archive for February, 2006

Sweet Li’l Feet!

Ok, ok, size 8 is not exactly little. And maybe they are not so sweet, either. But I made ya look!

Cascade Fixation on size 2’s.

Next up, more socks for me! Guess I am going on a sock strike, LOL!

Labor Progress

Well, my fitful version of labor has begun. It was serious enough last night, that I called the midwife, rousting her out of a warm bed. She came out, by which time the contractions had petered out. But some progress was made, I am now a “stretchy 3 cm” dilated, and my cervix is lined up normally, as opposed to its usual position, and very thin.

We elected to not try to start things up again, but rather to wait on the babe’s timing.

I need to do some laundry today, but I am exhausted, so it will have to wait until later. For now, I’ll work on my second sock until I can take a nap.

Greedy Greedy Me!

I have dropped the sweater for DS#3 to make a pair of socks for myself. See how fickle I am?? I like socks, I need socks, I want socks, and socks I shall have. Socks from lovely Cascade Fixation.

We took DD#1 to the college last night to sit for her competency exams. When we got there, we discovered that the teacher had not signed her up correctly, so there was no test and no proctor. It’s a 2 part test, and she can go tonight. We are hoping she can sit for both parts, which is typically not done, but the next test dates are in April, and she is ready to be done with this school thing.

Got the taxes filed yesterday. WOOHOO! Let’s pray the IRS comes across in time to keep the house from going into foreclosure, eh? Dh’s work is picking back up, but he had very little work from mid-November until this week.

YAY! The guy just called back on the testing. She can take both tonight, beginning at 5 pm. That totally rocks! And perhaps I shall finish my socks while waiting. I am currently cruising down the foot of the first one.

Baby Blanket!

Made from Plymouth Encore on size 9s. It’s humongous, but I hate a too small blanket! It’s in the washer right now :)

Just what can you make??

A dress! A whole dress! It was like the never ending ball of yarn!

Opal Flamingo on size 3s. Top Down raglan. Increase at the waist by kf&b every other stitch to accomodate cloth-diaper-butt. Too cute by half!


A Riddle

How much sock would a sock yarn make if a sock yarn didn’t make socks?

There is apparently more than enough yarn in a ball of Opal to make a sweater for a 2 year old! I am using the Flamingo to make a dress for DD#4. It’s cap sleeve top down raglan, 24 inches in circumference, knitted on size 3s. And it’s already about 12 inches long. I have now increased to accommodate the hips and still have a decent amount of yarn left. I thought I would get a shirt, so I am well pleased with this turn of events. It’s totally cute, and I can’t wait to show it to you.

Oh, yes, I ditched the “active stitches” to feed the knitting muse by making something that I just wanted to make. I’ll return to my regularly scheduled program shortly.

Baby report: very crampy this morning, but I’ve been “very crampy this morning” for better than a week now.

Still here and still pregnant

I am a hostage in hormone hell. Today I woke up and just wanted to sit in a corner and cry. Then this evening, I got so angry I was screaming at my entire family. Not my best mothering day. Sigh.

Not Awake

That’s the first thing you need to know: I am not really awake. DD#4 had a middle-of-the-night conniption, starting about 2. It lasted forever. Her feet aggravated her for some reason. Maybe just by being there, at the ends of her legs. As opposed to hanging off her neck, I guess.

Then there were the 15 trips to the bathroom, punctuated by a round of itching for no discernible reason. That was me, not her.

Knitting news: You may notice that Jenna’s socks are off the active stitches list. I got them as far as I could until she tries them on. I updated the list, but I don’t want to work on anything on it. But nothing else appeals to me either, really. Maybe after I get more coffee.

I did pick up the stitches fro the last edging on the baby blanket. There are 8 rows and a bind off left on it. I know I’ll put at least one row in that today. After that, well, I don’t know.

But just this minute, I suppose I’ll get the dryer going, and get more coffee.

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