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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Barely knitting

All my time is consumed by my family and the fundraiser that I am chairing. I cannot tell you how many businesses that I have called. Most small businesses say yes. Most chains say no. I need to go to Walmart, Sam's Club, Target etc and fill out forms. I also have a list of places to fax. I know that Walmart and Sam's give to local causes. I will seriously consider whether or not to shop at a business that says no to all local fundraising. That includes a lot of places at the local mall and the factory outlet mall I drive to regularly that is 20 minutes from town.

Well back to the unhappy teething baby. The family is starting to refer to him as Sunny. Sunny is a character in a Serious of Unfortunate Events.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

What I suffer through!!

One six+ month baby boy stuffed (literally!) into a newborn baby girl hat to see how it will look. It's not easy being the child of an avid knitter.
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View from Above

This is the super cute upside-down daisy hat from Itty-BittyHats by Susan B Anderson. It's the newborn size. I was onlyable to fit 5 petals on the top. The pattern called for six.The yarn is Shepherd "Colour 4 Me" in natural #1865, Pink#4953, Baby Pink #2008, and light green #4952. I used additurbo size 6 12" circs and bryspun size 6 dpns.
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Monday, March 19, 2007

I want it all!

I"m having a little trouble with wanting to buy all the new knitting books that are coming out. I will definitely buy the Yarn Harlot's new book. She entertains me every time I read her blog. The least I can do is purchase her book so that she can afford to keep working from home and entertaining me. I also read Alison's Blue Blog and have joined her holiday knitalong the last two years. She's coming out with the book Charmed Knits real soon. Then there's the book More Sensational Knitted Socks that should be out this month. If I don't buy this one, I won't have a complete set! This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many books coming out that I want to own. Then, there's the stuff that is already out that I feel the need to buy like Knit Fix and Lucy Neatby's DVD series. I need to join a support group, I'm obviously over the top with my knit buying obsession, especially since I don't have a job. My husband has informed me that teaching at my LYS is not a job. It is hanging out at the knit shop, and I should call it what it is and it IS going to cost him more money! He's probably right.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Yes, it's a knitting picture!

It's been a bit busy here. I'm working on the fundraiser and
getting ready to teach classes. This is the panes bag I've been
working on. You can buy the pattern here in the sidebar.
The bottom was a bit dull, but the sides are quite fun.

I'm hoping to start my Rockin' Sockin' Club socks today also.
I've given myself the day off teaching as I took two kids to health
care appointments. The news was not encouraging at the
hematologist so we'll try something different for the next three
months with meds and see if there is any improvement.
Bleeding disorders are a drag. That visit was for the oldest son.
The youngest son saw the dr. yesterday and he's not gaining
weight well. The good news is that he's got my metabolism and
will be able to eat everything in sight and stay skinny. The bad
news is that it's a battle to get enough calories in him.This has
led me to retreat with my knitting needles. I'll return to life tomorrow.
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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

It came!

My first kit from the Rockin Sock Club. I was so excited that I got out the swift and ball winder before I even took a picture. Maybe I can cast on later.

In other knitting news, I'm going to teach a few knitting classes at my lys. If anyone signs up, that is. I'm hoping to teach a Sat magic loop class and a Thurs. night beginning knitting class.

I'll post pictures later!

Monday, March 05, 2007

For DeFeets of Cuteness

It's possible that I've put in a bit more of the baby than
I was supposed to for the contest over at JenLa's. These
were the only feet pictures I had. This was a couple of
weeks ago when the amazing toe/feet discovery was made.
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Friday, March 02, 2007

Squash -- Not a favorite

The paper is in splendid from the Shabby Princess. It's free and you can find it here The alphabet tags are also from the Shabby Princess. They are from the Spring Breeze kit which is free also.
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