my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
My second flamingo sock has a toe and I'll be starting the heel tonight. I think I'm going to have to commute the sweater tomorrow and Friday so whatever doesn't get done on the sock today will have to wait until the sweater is done again.
Meanwhile, I really want to cast on something else.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
(It could probably use an inch or two in width, but I'm not re-knitting the whole damn thing.)
Tonight, I will take off the button band and begin taking the seams apart. I'm kind of bummed about this. I so wanted to be finished so I could start something else. I haven't been working on this sweater for too long, but I've been working on it pretty exclusively since cast-on.
I do have my flamingo picots to work on today. That's a nice switch, but I want to start something new. I've got a couple of green projects in mind for April and May Project Spectrum and I can't wait to start them.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Like knitting a BSJ for a colleague who's pregnant. I've got lots of Knitpicks shine in green, perfect for next month's Project Spectrum (although, I may through in some yellow and cream).
I've also got shamrock socks to knit for PS next month (hey it's not my fault the colors and holidays aren't lining up). They're shamrock socks just in that I did a kelly green dip dye last year around St. Pat's.
I want to knit B a pullover hoodie with a front pocket with the leftovers from F-i-L's sweater. We'll see if that happens before he goes to high school.
I also need to re-work the back (rip out an inch) and the front (rip out two inches and re-knit one) before I can start seaming. And it's going to have a very long neck band. I've never not finished a sweater for M-i-L and F-i-L in time for their birthday dinner. I skipped last year for F-i-L, but every other year I had the sweater done on time.
I didn't bring it with me today since we're not sure about our plans this evening. M-i-L's keeping B until tomorrow morning (she volunteered). Since we might go to the Devils game, I didn't want to bring my really big bag to work and if we go to the game, I probably won't knit on the sweater at all today.
I might be up really late tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I also got some fabric for fun totes. This for when we go to BYO restaurants (or maybe even to make a gift bag for giving wine) and this one because I just had to.
I've had a thing for dragonflies for a long time. Mom and Dad live in a very swampy area and there are always lots around. One time, I was sitting on the back deck writing and I took a rest and five landed on my notebook. They took on a little more significance when my grandmother died. At the funeral, her pastor compared my grandmother to a dragonfly, not flashy but always busy and doing a lot of work that benefits others. It was a lot more poetic the way she said it, but that's the gist. I only bought a yard of the orange one. I'll make a tote or something (maybe a sleeve for my work laptop).
Monday, March 17, 2008
I am tired. B woke up at 3:30 this morning; he'd been dreaming about the garbage trucks again. I laid in his bed with him (it doesn't work if I take him into our bed, we tried that yesterday morning when he was awake at 6) and dozed off. I woke up just in time to go back to my bed and hit the snooze button. Fortunately, B's bad dreams are about loud garbage trucks and airplanes (we live 15 minutes from Newark Airport and have lots of planes overhead, sometimes way too low). I like these as scary entities; much easier to deal with than monsters.
M-i-L and F-i-L came over for our annual corned beef and cabbage (coleslaw not the boiled kind) dinner. They brought B a gift. She said they just couldn't come empty-handed. I pointed out that she took Tuesday off to stay with B and F-i-L had picked him up on Thursday, the least we could do was give them dinner!
So, I haven't done too much knitting. I did start the sleeves on F-i-L's b-day sweater. Must get knitting, I have less than a week!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
So, we're still going to AC tomorrow. I'm happy about it. I need a little break. I love my son and he did stay with his grandparents last Saturday night, but two nights away will be enough to recharge my mommy batteries. The repetition and non-stop chatter are wearing on me a bit. I'm sure I'll be very happy to see B again Sunday afternoon.
We're going to the "Celebration of the Suds," which is basically a beer tasting with entertainment. I wonder how many attendees will be like us, having planned the trip back when they thought the parade was this weekend.
See you on Monday.