my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Is it just me...

Or does the Beatles' Penny Lane play in your head when you see Amy Lane's name? Must just be me.


I made some progress on the shawl last night. 11 sets of eyelets done. I re-did my math and I'm going to aim for 20-22 sets, depending on yardage, size, etc. No ripping and minimal dropping back to fix last night, even with a Desmond-centric episode of LOST (I just knew he wouldn't let Charlie die). Posing up there is my Koigu sock swatch. I washed it last night and have a gauge of 7 st/inch. That means that the 64 stitches in the pattern might fit around my big fat ankles. I really want to cast on, but besides having a job to do, I need to look up the cast on Teresa recommends.

Hubby had a work thing last night so we haven't really talked about this weekend. Although, after this morning's performance, I'm thinking leaving him with the grands won't be bad. He was so good last night. He ate well, came in from shooting baskets without fussing, took his bath, went to bed, minimal amount of frustration for mommy. This morning, he wanted his frog shirt, orange shirt with a bright green tree frog on it. I couldn't find it. I think it's at school in his emergency clothes bin (I'm going to check tonight and bring it home if it is, he's asked for it a couple of times). So, then he decides he's not going to cooperate at all. He wanted to wear PJs to school. He wanted a Bob the Builder pull-up while we used the last one yesterday and only have spiderman pull-ups and elmo diapers. After 15 minutes of no and wriggling and crying (all on his part, I behaved very well), we finally got dressed and out the door with no more fuss.

Although, I do still think I might want him with me. I wonder if I'm trying to avoid being alone with Hubby or if I'm feeling guilty about taking time off from Mommying.

2 comments:

Amy Lane said...

*In Amy Lane there are some voices singing canticles,
and her brain hasn't gotten enough sleep...
She keeps knitting things she wouldn't keep...
And her knitting's plain...
Very stange...
Amy Lane is on my blog, and on my mind...
Amy Lane...*

(Sorry...I'm terribly sleep deprived, it just sort of burbled out...)

I don't think it's because you don't want to be alone w/Hubby--it really is feeling bad about Boy-o...I feel like so much of my child time is compromised with so many other things...I want as much of it as I can possibly get.

I'd leave him at the grands, though...because someday *sob* he will go away to college and then it'll just be you and Hubby, looking at each other... if you don't have anything to talk about besides Billy, it will get very boring...

Adrienne said...

I do the same thing with the yarn "Apple Laine." I don't do it with amy lane, mostly because I don't run across her name that ofter, given that I don't know her. :)

I will, of course, do that now.

FWIW -- I'm also of the "leave with grands" opinion. You'd be surprised how much more you'll enjoy B when you get back.