Thursday, November 29, 2007

busy busy busy

unfortunately I don't have much knitting time as little Greta is keeping me busy. but its a good kind of busy. I have however finished the second fingerless mitt for the craft exchange I'm participating in. going to try and make another calorimetry to go with it if I have time. I've slowly been working on my Anastasia socks, about 1-2 rows at a sitting, but its better than no knitting at all right?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

little girl has arrived!

Gretchen Diane K arrived at 8:40 pm on November 19 weighing in at 7 lbs 4 oz and is 20" long. so far all is well, the boys seem to love her so far.

Monday, November 19, 2007

about me

I was tagged by Ann

8 random things meme.
Rules are as follows:
· When tagged, you must link to the person who tagged you.
· Then post the rules before your list, and list eight random things about yourself.
· At the end of the post you must tag and link to eight other people.

1. I have a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training that I probably will never use except on my own children.

2. I graduated from high school at 16 and college at 20. I secretly wish I had not let my mom push me to graduate early from high school. I felt somewhat unprepared for college and think that extra year would have benefited me.

3. I love sports of all varieties. I'm a bit of a baseball addict, especially when it comes to playoff time. My sport of choice to play is soccer or volleyball.

4. due to a knee injury from waitressing in college, I can't really play sports anymore and it depresses me. damn worker's comp that said there was nothing wrong with my knee. they aren't the ones who have their knee pop out 2-3 times a year and aren't able to walk normally for 2-3 days afterwards.

5. I'm planning to go back to college eventually to get my B.S. in Nursing. I just need one class to get into nursing school and I should be good to go.

6. I get tired of reading "Dumbo" to my son what seems like 10 times a day. he loves elephants.

7. I miss my first car. a 93 Dodge Shadow, I named "Puddles" because there was a leak in the windshield. so whenever it rained my car seats would get soaked. I sold my poor baby after having owned it for 5.5 years.

8. I love Thanksgiving. its my most favorite holiday. I love the food and being surrounded by people.

I'll tag Michelle and whoever else wants to answer this, because I really don't know anyone who hasn't done it yet.


The knitting of little girl's blanket is done. Its just about done blocking, a few more hours and I'll check it again.

I've started my craft exchange gift, a pair of fingerless mitts. I have one done and love it. might have to make a pair for myself.

worked some more on the Anastasia socks. pattern rocks. can't wait to be finished so I can wear them. wish I was using a prettier yarn, but you use what you have. I can't complain though, it was a gift.

in non knitting news, just finishing up stuff that needs to be done before the baby comes. making spaghetti sauce to freeze. cooking up some pancakes so that breakfast is easy for all the boys. found a new pediatrician for the baby and the boys. I think that's about it. just more house cleaning that needs to be done. the fun stuff in life, right?

Saturday, November 17, 2007

almost there

9 more rows. 9 more rows. 9 more rows. I have all the ends weaved in up until this point. then 9 more rows. each row is 158 stitches. it feels like each row takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r. but will start blocking it tonight. next on the agenda is to find a fabric for the back that I like. hopefully that won't take too long.

Friday, November 16, 2007

the countdown is on

well it looks like little girl will be here in the next week. I'm scheduled for an induction (not sharing the day quite yet). so I'm on "operation finish little girl's baby blanket" now. I think I can get it done as long as I don't do any other knitting. but the Anastasia socks that I started the other night are calling my name...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Christmas knitting is D-O-N-E!!!!

yay. so excited to finally be done with my Christmas knitting. I have made:

- 4 of these hats (for my nephews, initials on the inside of each so they know whose is whose)
- 1 of this hat (for my dad, though I'm going to add some ear flaps since its not long enough to cover the husband's ears at this point)
- 2 calorimetry's (one for a friend's birthday, one for my niece's mom)
- 1 purse that I semi-designed but its based loosely off the Marsupial Tote in Stitch N Bitch (for my 12 yr old niece)
- 2 Megan's braid's hats (for my 7 and 2 yr old nieces)
- 1 cell phone holder with strap (for mom)
- 1 pair of Cigar gloves (oldest brother)
- 1 Entwined (for sister in law)

I think that's it. I have pictures of most on the camera, but for some reason its not working again. sigh. now I just need to write down washing instructions, wrap the gifts, put them in a box and mail them to my parent's house. mission accomplished to have this done before little girl was born.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Calorimetry (I've made two in the same color, picture is not myself, but my friend who received it for her birthday today)
yarn- Patons Classic Wool Merino

hats for Alex
used the pattern Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch N Bitch
yarns- Red Heart Soft Touch: Wine; Caron Simply Soft: Mango; Bernat Softee Chunky: green

yarn- hand dyed "Love You Till Tuesday" from Ms. Pixie Riot

yarn- Rowan RYC Cashsoft 4 ply

Monday, November 5, 2007

pictures soon!

looks like I may be able to start uploading the gobs of pictures on my camera as of tomorrow. figured out how to do it on the husband's Linux based computer. yay!!!!

some stress has been relieved a bit. hoping that it stays this way.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Life is way too stressful right now. Little girl is due in 3 weeks. Everyone is asking for money that we don't have. I just need life to give me a break. Its hard enough to be away from everyone I know at a time like this, I don't need stress added to the equation. I just wish I could indulge in lots of wine and chocolate, but unfortunately the damn gestational diabetes keeps me from doing so. sigh.

Thank God for knitting, it definitely does keep me somewhat sane and keeps me from freaking out more often than I already do.

in knitting news I've finished two more projects
-one winter hat for my nephew
-cell phone case for my mom

I've cast on for Entwined for my sister-in-law. needed a break from the hats for awhile. But I foresee that being finished tonight or tomorrow.