Monday, July 28, 2008

Four Things

First of all, there's a cool giveaway here.

Second, we're taking the kids to Franconia Notch for a few days this week. This is our first real family vacation that doesn't include a trip to grandma and grandpa's. We're excited, and hoping for nice weather.

Third, I've been knitting some dishcloths for a Ravelry dishcloth swap. They're supposed to go in the mail Thursday, but we'll be away. I'm hoping to get them in the mail tomorrow.

Finally, I'm tired of feeling nauseous all the time. I'm on some medicine that helps quite a bit, but it's never totally gone. I would like to go more than an hour or so without thinking about my stomach.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Knitting Makes Me Puke

Well, it turns out not all knitting makes me puke. Just circular knitting. This gets reaffirmed every other day or so when I knit a few rounds on my sock, and continue until the moment when I feel my lunch start to revisit me. It's pathetic. This is my first Summer of Socks sock. You know, the thing that has been going on since June 21. The sock knitting extravaganza that has most people with 5 or 6 completed pairs already. Pathetic.

I'm also beginning to realize, that nauseous or not, (lowers voice to a whisper), I just might not be a sock knitter. I don't think I really enjoy it. Which is sad, because I really enjoy the way hand-knitted socks feel on my feet. Maybe if my feet were a size 7 instead of a size 10. Maybe then sock knitting would be my thing.

Thankfully, flat knitting does not make me throw up. Unfortunately, both the baseball tee and the Monica Tank Top I've started, I've modified to work in the round. This means the Celtic Knot Stole gets quite a bit of attention in the evening after the kids are in bed, if I have the energy to stay awake. I'm pleased with how it's turning out so far. Only 425 some odd rows to go. Plus, the border.

Since I haven't felt like knitting much, I've been reading. Mostly, I'm reading what's around the house. The last few days I've been re-reading Laurie Notaro's books. Have you read them? The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club and I Love Everybody (And Other Atrocious Lies) have been this week's reading. Her books make me laugh so hard that I'm likely to pee in my pants at any moment. I saw on her website just now that a new book is out. That might be worth leaving the house for!

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Some Exciting News

You may notice the new ticker at the top of the page. Hubby and I are excited to announce that we are indeed expecting a new little one at the beginning of March. It is a little early to say anything, but we saw the baby's heartbeat yesterday, and everything seems to be going smoothly, and it's been really hard not to say anything!

Sadly, I have been pretty sick so far. I'm hoping that ends sooner rather than later - with little girl I was sick every night for 6 months. This is a lingering, not feeling well, feel like I could throw up at any moment kind of sick. ICK! I haven't even been able to knit very much - looking at all those stitches makes me nauseous!

However, I'm confident that I'll be able to knit again soon, and my Ravelry queue is full of all kinds of baby things. My husband is a little nervous that my excitement is related to the excuse to knit baby items. (I mean, maybe that's part of it....) I didn't learn to knit until after little boy was born, so neither of my kids had handknit baby items that I made. First up - a baby squash hat to wear at the hospital!

Happy Knitting!

Monday, July 21, 2008

It's been forever...

I know! We've been very busy this summer don't know. We've just been busy doing summer stuff. I haven't done very much knitting, but yesterday I did 2 pattern rows of the Celtic Knot Stole.

However, I thought I would let you all know that I'm still alive, and to share this quote from little girl:

"Mommy, it's God's job to take care of Daddy and Big Boy, and it's your job to take care of me and little boy."

How cute is that?

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Grown Up Clothes!

Here it is, my first adult sized garment -the Lillian Tank!

Although I'm not all that thrilled with how I look, I'm THRILLED with the tank top. It fits perfectly, it's very comfortable, and I think it looks just lovely!



This has definitely taken away some fear of investing in some larger projects, and I got to wear it on last Thursday to knitting class with my mom. I'm very proud!

I've cast-on for a pair of socks, a tank top for little girl, and a baby baseball tee. Not much done on any of them so far!

Happy knitting!