my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Thursday, December 22, 2005

shoulder shaping, here I come

As you can see, I am rapidly approaching the shoulder bind-offs. I will have this piece finished tonight. I'd like to start on the sleeves as soon as I'm done, but I'm going to try to seam the fronts and backs together on both pieces so I can do the necklines. I want to see how much blue I will have left. Then I can adjust the sleeves to be blue and gray or gray and blue or whatever. Hopefully, hubby's will finally be dry tonight. That bad boy is taking forever!

The grand daycare tour was hectic yesterday. We did four stops in four hours. Of course, the last place we visited turned out to be the best fit. They have a large classroom for 15 kids (only 5 of whom are under 2 and a half) with three teachers (even on days when there are only 9 kids). It's in our town and we can drop at 7 am. The director was great, I found him to be really knowledgeable and the place seems well-run. It's a nice facility, with a gymnastics academy and dance studio along with the daycare. The daycare includes a weekly gymnastics lesson and a weekly dance lesson. The price is considerably better, too. Only two drawbacks, no outdoor playground (although they do have approval to build one, which in our town is the hardest part) and it doesn't look like B can start until he's 2. That's only 6 weeks away, but we need to be out of our current center after next week. M-i-L to the rescue. She's going to take a leave of absence for the month of January and stay with B at our house. The director is supposed to be calling me to confirm when B can start going and we'll pick up paperwork tonight and drop off a deposit tomorrow. What a relief. And what a great m-i-l I have, huh? Now, Hubby promised a phone call to every place we visited this week to let them know one way or the other. Who do you think is going to get to make those calls?

This transit strike thing is getting really old really fast. I have to say I have a pretty convenient commute, compared to most people, but I miss my bus ride and the knitting time that came with it!


Lolly said...

Looks so good, Netter! I love the cables.

Ack, I can't imagine how frustrating that whole strike thing must be...

kim said...

i can't wait to see these sweaters finished... they are going to be fab!!