Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Speaking (or typing) of IK Winter 2007 edition, I have to say that it has grown on me. At first I wasn't very excited about any of the patterns except for this. Now, after looking through it numerous times, I'm very interested in knitting this and this someday. I think that Veronik Avery is an impressive designer, and I hope someday to have the patience to knit this (I love how the design is actually little kitty heads!). I wonder if that "someday" will ever come?
Monday, November 19, 2007
On the domestic side of things, I spent the morning making ginger cookies--yum! I love baking when it gets cold outside. I also love making soup--we had tuna cheddar tonight. I don't usually like tuna, but I like this soup. Probably all of the cheesy goodness. Football ended Friday night with a loss in the first round of playoffs. I'm sorry that they lost, but I'm not sorry to have my husband back! I'm looking forward to having Pat come home right after work and spend time with me and Matthew. He's a terrific dad, and Matthew's face lights up when he comes through the door.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I've been working on Pat's sweater while I've been working on my KnitPicks order to arrive, and it seems like it's been taking for-ev-er (the sweater, not the order). Pat's a pretty big guy, so I've been doing lots of monotonous ribbing lately. I think that I'll need to take a little break after this sleeve and work on something else. I just hope that I have the willpower to pick it back up again and finish it before Christmas.
Matthew and I took a little drive to Santa Fe this morning to see my grandfather and his wife. They split their time between Santa Fe and Chicago (where Ann lived before she and my grandfather married) and will be here for Thanksgiving. It makes me smile seeing Matthew with his great-grandfather. My grandpa and I have always had a really special relationship, and I'm so thankful that I was able to provide him with a great-grandchild. He was the kind of grandpa who would sing me to sleep at night, create treasure hunts in their house/yard, pull candy out of my ear, and take me on walks in the moonlight with me on his shoulders.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Anyway, I was talking to a friend about this when she said she had seen an article somewhere about turning recycled sweaters into a throw. This piqued my curiosity, so I've already spent some time browing the 'net for examples. I found some good ones here and here. Now I have something to do with my "ruined" sweaters that will enable me to keep them in some shape or form. I'm actually excited about a new, and somewhat different, craft project. This will have to be after Christmas or after I finish all of my Christmas presents, whichever comes first (unfortunately, it's not necessarily finishing the presents!).
Monday, November 12, 2007
I am just about finished with my second pair of Fetching for a friend. It feels good to have completed that Christmas present at least! I have a HUGE order from Knit Picks coming, but it probably won't be here until at least Friday. So...I started working on Pat's sweater again. To tell you the truth, I was working on it this time last year! He's a pretty big guy, so it's a size large, it's monotonous work, and it's just not exciting to work on. I must finish it by Christmas, though. It's WAY overdue!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
In other exciting news, Pat and I finally rearranged our living room yesterday. We have a funky-spaced living room that doesn't leave us many options, but I think that we may have found a better arrangement. It's cozier now and the sofas and chair are facing each other instead of the TV, which I really like. Pat, on the other hand, is still warming up to it. :)
Here are some FOs: Fetching and Wavy Fingerless Mitts from One Skein Wonders (thanks, mom, for being a great hand-model!). I had fun making both, and one is a gift. It always feels good to have completed projects, especially when one is for someone else! I'm about 2/3 of the way done with Matthew's longies, and I'm really anxious to finish them. They already look so cute and cozy! I read some articles on "stripping" clothe diapers, so I think that I'll try that so we can use his diapers again. It's just amazing how many disposables we've already gone through. I don't think that people should feel guilty for using disposables because I know that every situation is different, but I personally do. Plus, I love my clothe diapers and the adorable covers I have for them. Hopefully you won't have to hear me discuss my clothe diaper troubles after this week!