Thursday, December 28, 2006

Baby socks...the new baby bootie!

Well, thanks to Wendy's wonderful sock pattern and a few frantic phone calls to Lisa, I finished a pair of adorable baby socks! I've never been a bootie fan, they're just too froo-froo for me. But the socks, they're just mini's and they are just way too cute! And damn quick too. They're so easy and quick, I even weaved in my stray ends!

So here they are, all alone, and sitting on the feet of my pregnant teddy bear at my desk:

I have more yarn with me to start my next pair...and my next...and my next...and my next....who knows when I'll stop! *evilknitterlaugh*
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Friday, December 22, 2006

Progress on the blanket

The baby blanket is coming along very very nicely. I've started on the second color, yellow. It moves along quickly, and even though now and then I miscount and get a bit off, it's still a very easy pattern.

This is the blanket today, before my lunch time knitting:
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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Baby Brain

In the past month I have, on more than one occassion, discovered after leaving the bathroom that I forgot to zip up my fly. I think I just get so excited I can get the buttons closed one more time I forget about the fly!
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Thursday, December 14, 2006

This I believe....

I firmly believe that all pregnant women, whether we've met before or not, should automatically be friends. If on pregnant woman declares herself to another pregnant woman the more pregnant woman should welcome the less pregnant woman into the pregnant club. A pregnant woman should never be cold or snooty to another, or brush her off with an air of indifference. We should all be in this together. I will reread this several times as I progress through my pregnancy to insure I will always have be an open friend to all pregnant women.

(PS: I do not expect that we will all sit down to coffee together and chat for hours about maternity clothes and morning sickness. But is it too much to ask to act interested and open. You've been where I am going and it's nice to have a warm face that's just as excited as I am. You know who you are. Bitch)
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I'm still working on the baby blanket (yes, Lisa, lucky you I found a pattern! *thpt*)
I have about 6.5 inches finished. Only, oh, say 33 more inches to go. It's a pretty fast knit though, and so pretty and so soft.

And I'm already planning my next projects. I was inspired after reading a new blog I stumbled upon, JoFrog is Knitfrog, who happens to be a new mom (I'm very much attuned to all things baby, mommy, and preggy at the moment, as it should be) and I found her blog through Knitty bloggy baby bumpers, a group I hope to join up with shortly. Anyway, back to the inspiration. Ms. Jofrog had knitted matching socks for her and her new bub, and the bub socks were the most adorable teeeny bitty things I've seen. So much cuter than silly baby botties. And to top it off, I've been meaning to start a new pair of socks...and while yes, I still have not closed the toe on my first sock, yes just one, I plan to soon move to these itty-bitty bub-alicious baby socks. I just need to dig out that Ann Budd sock pattern thing I have to see if I can make them small enough. Oh, and incase you were wondering, my inspiration only goes as far as the mini socks. I do not plan to be as ambitious as Jofrog and knit myself a matching pair. At least not in the near future! I'm realistic folks!
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Monday, December 11, 2006

Imma knitting fiend!

Okay, lace. I gave up on it. I'm such a quitter. Maybe I'll finish it some time this month and give it away as a gift. But I was realistic. After not touching it Monday or Tuesday I knew I'd never finish it in time for Friday night. Ah well.

I did find a lovely baby blanket pattern though! And I've been knitting away at that. I just keep rubbing it on my cheek, it's so soft. I'm using some inexpensive acrylic yarn I picked up with a gift card and I think it's just perfect. I knew I'd find the perfect pattern if I just kept looking. And how's this for knitting karma: My boss had started a baby sweater long ago, and when she found out I was a knitter (and teaching a few people in the office to knit) she asked if I could take a look at the sweater as she had made a mistake and didn't know how to fix it. When she finally brough it in, she couldn't even remember what the mistake was. With the help of another office knitter the mistake was found, and I fixed it for her, found her place in the pattern and invited her to sit with our knitting group so she could finish the sweater. Of course the pattern for the sweater also had a pattern for a baby blanket. THE baby blanket! So I got a copy of it and off I went this weekend.

My husband has confiscated the laptop for work (it is his work laptop anyway) so I have to wait until he's done before I post pictures, but I will get some pics up of my projects soon.

And thank you all for the warm welcome back! It's good to be missed, and be assured I definately missed all ya'll too!
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Oh my goodness a new post!

Yes, yes, anyone STILL checking my blog is in shock!
And I'm going to try to keep up with the blog too.

I'm actually knitting, infact I have 3 projects that are mostly complete! The streakers shrug from Interwieve Knits in my lovely Manos, one sock with some knitpicks sock yarn, and my most insane attempt, a lace shawl in some mohairy unnamed yarn I got from a friend when she was moving. The shawl I started on Sunday, with the hopes of completing it by Friday for a holiday party. Hah! Yah, right. That just ain't gonna happen. So it may end up a gift for someone. But I will finish it. I started the madness, I will end it. And then I will never ever ever touch lace again. Nope. Not at all. I admire you ladies who knit lace! You amaze me! You're knitting chi is strong! Mine is weak. I celebrate when I get through just one row without extra (or not enough!) stitches. Never have I sworn more.

Oh yah, and there is this other project I'm working on. I'm only about 1/3 of the way through it, but it seems to be going well. Nice and smooth. That project you ask? Well, I plan to debut it sometime in June. And technically it's not just my project, my husband helped, and continues to help. Okay, okay, I'll tell you (if you don't alreay know and most of you probably due...hee hee freudian slip!)'s a baby! After a few years of trying, a few months of not preventing, and a period of time we figured it would never happen, it did! And yes, this is primarily a knitting blog, but I will definately be spreading a bit of baby around, since that's just my life right now!
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