my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hey, look a post with a picture, or two

Just for Rae, here's '80s watermelon and it's companion Crockett's t-shirts. I can't wait to play more with these neon dyes. Not sure I need too many pairs of neon socks, but there are always hats and gloves and mittens, right?

We had a good trip to VT. My favorite part? Someone else playing Hi-Ho Cherry-O and CandyLand with the B.

My second favorite part? Seeing Dad wear his Kirk every single day we were there. He absolutely adores it and I imagine he'll completely wear it out.
It's the best zipper install I've ever done. It's a little small for him, but I wasn't expecting him to wear it over a sweatshirt, and he's put on a few pounds since he's been home on disability (neck injury leading to some nerve issues).
Just a quick FO report. Kirk from Rowan 36, knit in Zucchini Polar. I used about 7 skeins. Followed the pattern to the letter (including needle size), except I may have shortened it a bit (Dad's shorter than me).
I'm doing better. The meds have kicked in. So far, I've had some minor itching and hives, but I think daily Claritin is keeping it down. Hubby keeps pushing me to stop taking the fluoxetine and get something else from the doctor. I don't want to go back to where I was a few weeks ago. Just ask B how much easier it is to deal with mommy lately.

1 comment:

Rae said...

WOW on those sock colors. They remind me of Starburst candies -- vibrant and brilliant trippy colors. On the one hand, I see them and think they are so NOT me, but weirdly there's a part of me that craves crazy colors in sock yarn. It's like a secret side of me that's just emerging. I may have to scout out some crazy colors like that -- they'll absolutely pop against my normal black clothing.

Your Dad's Kirk is stunning! I am so impressed with the construction and knitting -- the cables are lovely. How long did it take? And a zipper? You're light years beyond me. Impressive. And yes, the best part -- he wore it the whole time. What better "thank you" and "I love it" could you get than that? Congrats!