Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bait and Switch...

Well, not much knitting is going on here, as you can well imagine. Although this baby is so much easier than Bunny, she is actually so easy to haul around that Hubby & I have been running errands and visiting people since she was born. So, that makes for a real lack of knitting progress. I am still slogging away at Bunny's dress, however, since it calls for 25" of plain stockinette on 360 stitches of worsted weight yarn, the progress is slow going and makes for lousy photos.

Instead, I am going to try and distract you from the lack of knitting with photos of our recently expanded family.

Doesn't big sister look proud??

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And, of course, I haven't been able to resist the siren song of new yarn purchases, even though I am making no progress knitting from the current stash...

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Clearly I have no willpower whatsoever...

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Look what the stork dragged in....

Bunny now officially has a brand new baby SISTER!!!

Name: Chloe Danielle
Born: July 19, 2007
Weight:7lbs, 14 oz
Length: 21"

As soon as Mommy is up and around, she will post some more of the details and share a bit more of baby and her big sister.

Here's some more photos.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

True Friends...

Are very hard to come by. I am so lucky to have the wonderful group of friends that I have made at my Tuesday night knitting group! Last night (on my "official" due date), I decided that instead of sitting at home in the plus 30 degree heat, I would head down to my LYS and join the SnB that I have been a regular at for the last six months or so.

Let me tell you, these ladies are the best! This is the combined effort of many knitters who have made mitered squares out of their left over sock yarn. Then, Michelle collected, blocked and sewed the squares together and sent it over to Liza who completed the blanket by attaching the amazing flannelet backing. The result? A perfect little heirloom. Lucky me!! Thanks ever so much ladies!! You all are the best.

I have also been working on some of my own projects while I wait for baby to arrive. I am halfway done one of the dresses that I am working on for Bunny. I am designing this dress out of some Sari cotton and Elann Sonata and I think she will love it once it is done.

And, in a fit of start-itis, I also cast on for another dress for her which she can wear to a wedding we are attending at the end of August. The pattern is Crumpets and it was designed by Libby Baker. I absolutely love this pattern and it's my first time knitting with beads. It's simple enough that it doesn't require too much thought, but still interesting enough to hold my attention. I am not enjoying using the Cotton Ease. It seems to be rather sticky to knit with and somewhat splitty, but for the price and wash ability, it can't be beat. Plus, Bunny picked out the color and I have to admit, it does look nice with the beads.

Otherwise, there is still no baby. I do have a dr.'s appointment today, so I may have more news after that. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Little Knits

Well, baby watch 2007 continues with no sign of the littlest little making its way into the World. As I am typing this, Husband is sanding the change table and he swears that it will be finished by the end of tonight. I sure hope so. I would really like to get the baby clothes out of the crib and into their proper place.

I seem to have caught a horrible case of start-itis and have cast on for a zillion projects in the last little while. I worked almost non-stop on the drop stitch socks that I was designing, but things haven't quite worked out the way I thought they might, so I have put them in time out for the time being. I have also cast on for two little projects that I thought might help me pass the time and not be too thought intensive as the temperature (and my tummy) continues to rise.

I absolutely love these little booties and am hoping that they will actually fit since I accidently used a size 00 instead of the size 0 needle called for in the pattern. Hopefully it won't be too long before I get to find out.
**Please excuse the terrible picture. I wanted to get a blog post off just incase I wasn't able to later and the sun wouldn't cooperate.

I also cast on for the Cotton Hat in Last Minute Knitted Gifts using Mission Falls 1824 Cotton and I am really enjoying this knit. I like how the yarn is somewhat slubby looking as it adds a needed texture to the hat. I am opting not to add the I-cord as I want to make this hat as unisex as possible.

I wish I had more to show, but really, between hair cuts, pictures, and naps, there has not been a lot of knitting progress. I imagine that soon all knitting will cease as extreme fatigue sets in once again. I guess I had better get my butt in gear then, hadnt I?

Friday, July 06, 2007


Not here. I am still waiting. Now, granted, this baby has 11 days left before I begin jumping up and down to force the baby out, but there doesn't seem to be much happening here. Of course, my OBGYN has ordered me to do some walking, but who wants to walk in this heat?? Good grief. Too hot.

Even the knitting is slowing down. I am working on a new pair of socks out of Art Yarns Ultramerino 4. I love this yarn. I realized the other day that I own enough Ultramerino to make 8 pairs of socks and I have never actually knit anything with it. Silly me. So, when I was at my LYS the other day, I found myself buying 4 more skeins of this yummy yarn. I cast on as soon as I got home and fell in love. The colors are vibrant, the yarn itself is soft and squishy and it knits like a dream.

Otherwise, I also cast on for a new dress for Bunny. It seems as though she was feeling a smidge left out and is now a little happier that she has something coming off of my needles in the next little while. I am also making some progress on the entrelac baby blanket, but since neither of these projects have been worked on enough to make for a good picture, I will hold off on a pic until there is something interesting to photograph.

Oh, and daytime television bites... Ugh. How do people stay home all day and watch this crap??