Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. For me conformity is the opposite of creativity.
2. The Milk of Hathor was the last excellent book I read.
3. I like fill-ins because it reminds me it's Friday already.
4. In nature I like looking at the trees, as does my baby. Really I just like watching her watch the trees.
5. The people should win the US elections. (isn't this government for the people? Then why is it that it's the corporations that are winning at my expense?- I'm a person!)
6. The last time I laughed with all my belly was playgroup yesterday- or was it when I made those cookies with my secret icing recipe?.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to camping, tomorrow my plans include a blessingway and Sunday, I want to curl my hair!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


of things to come...
This is what my fingers were looking at yesterday and will look at more today. Oh dearie...

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. On my laziest day I like to read!
2. Knitting makes me feel like I'm being productive.
3. I love little baby toes (I think they look like tiny grapes) and big baby tummies, which I think look like Werther's Originals.
4. This summer I want to start working on Project: Pigeon Hole again.
5. Other people's funny made me start my blog.
6. Red is the flavor of Powerade I drank during my labor and orange was the color of my softball team when I was 8 (the Lazers) .
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting over this illness (I've been sick-bleh), tomorrow my plans include playing Deadlands and Sunday, I want to make cookies!

(Cross posted here)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hitting the SaK

(Sewing and Knitting)

It seems that lately, the knitting blogs I've been reading have also featured some sewing, so I figured I'd feature some also.

I made an apron and finished a sock. It's slow going with a baby and with a secret side project that I can't show you the progress of.

Here's my apron:
I'll be making a little one for Margaret for when she gets older. It's all cut out and ready to sew, I just need to get my machine set up.

And my Jaywalkers:

Ok. It's just one Jaywalker. This sock will probably experience some SSS while I knit up a gift with the needles. Sure, I could buy more needles, but I'd rather have a limited number of WIPs going at once.

By the way, the yarn is Regia Silk Color. It works great with the Jaywalker pattern!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

(cross-posted here)

1. There is absolutely NO way you can get me to ignore my baby's cries!
2. The tilt of the earth, causing the sun to rise earlier and set later, reminds me that summer is almost here!
3. I cannot live without my lungs or any other vital organ.
4. Running a marathon and knitting socks on two circulars are two things I'd like to try.
5. When life hands you lemons put them down your disposal (it'll make your kitchen smell better).
6. My grandpa is my favorite childhood memory (which is why we named Margaret after him- her middle name*).
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being spontaneous and just doing somehing, tomorrow my plans include car shopping and garage sale-ing and Sunday, I want to go to church!

To grab you own fill ins, go here.

*it's lucky that both of her grandmas also have the same middle name, eh?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The urge

I've gotten it back- the urge to knit. And not just knit baby items. REALLY knit. In fact, I think I want to get over my SSS. (gasp!)

What did it? Well, I went to the library. I got a few books I'd been wanting, but then I stopped by to knitting section. I'm working on a project for a friend and thought I'd see what pattern books the library owns. Then I saw some of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's books and took up one.

It made me want to get really into knitting again.

Now, I haven't actually delved into knitting yet (except for that project), but I will show what I have done.

I went through my stash and found all of my loose balls of yarn. And I wound them

because believe me, they were a mess!

Now I have all these little balls in my basket!
A lot of the balls are very small, but the yarn will be great for embellishing.

And now that my stash is in control, I can go to!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Friday Fill-ins and Promise

So Sara and Joe of the Baby a Baby Swap do this thing called Friday Fill-ins. I decided to start it, too. Here's this week's Fill-in*.

1. The chicken soup had an extra secret ingredient; it was Bisquick!
2. On Wednesday, the rain drenched my drying dishes by pounding through my window.
3. Right now, I need my size 1 knitting needles free.
4. Nowhere is where I went Thursday night; it was relaxing and frustrating at the same time.
5. Why does watching your baby struggle with a stuffy nose hurt so much?
6. All I can think of is the secret knitting project I'm planning for a friend.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to making Cocoa Butt Banana Cake, tomorrow my plans include a walk for supporting adoption and Sunday, I want to get more knitting done!

*For the future, I will post the Fill-in both here and on my personal blog just because. Also, be prepared for some fiber content later today (and pics). (hahaha! Fiber content- it's a knitting term and a reference to blog content!)

There won't be any WIP pictures because the WIP I'm working on right now is that surprise gift for a friend mentioned above.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Into the swing of things

I finished those baby socks- they were just what I needed to get me back up and into the knitting realm. I was kind of out of it for a few weeks and didn't feel like knitting. At church, I was noticing all the pregnant women- I should knit them all baby socks! They're quick, easy. And a part of me is actually wanting to get over my second sock syndrome. (Goodness!)

What will I knit up this week? Hmm... Look at all that untouched yarn...