Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Snoozefest is plugging along

This is getting to the point of being funny...on Sunday I woke up to realize that I'd been napping for 30 minutes after finishing 2/3rds of the pattern repeat. Yesterday it was back to knit half a row, snooze....knit half a row, snooze...knit half a row, snooze... I've noticed that I've gone past the 1/2 way point! Can I stay awake long enough to finish this before Little Miss "B" finishes Graduate School?

Today, I'm drinking diet caffeine of choice....and going back to my nap...errrrrrrr......knitting...ya..knitting! My story and I'm sleeping through it..errrrrrrrr sticking to it.

On another any of you get Cast On? There's a technique in the new issue that I'm dying to try (if I could just stay awake long enough to get there...grrrrrrrrrrr) for knitting in the round with multiple colors and not having to carry the yarns up rounds creating floats. They gave a pattern there for socks, but I was thinking more on the lines of baby hats. This blanket snoozefest..has got to be done! please! I have plans for so many other projects! And I don't want to start anymore since there are still babies on the way! (We won't talk about how many other things have been moved into a box and then to the garage that aren't 'immediately needed'. Let's just would need to take off your shoes, and use both hands and then some to count high enough and leave it at that. But shhhhhhhh.....don't tell anyone!)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Never ending blanket..zzzzzzz

This has become a magical baby blanket. It has powers that puts me to sleep within moments! It seems every time I pick it up to work on it, within moments I am asleep. For a good chunk of time. It doesn't matter if it's at night, the evening, or the middle of the day. I'll get part way across the row, and my eyes get droopy. I'll start nodding off...and the next thing I know, it's 30 minutes later. Or more. It's making me nuts! I've made this pattern several times already, the baby has already arrived...and I adore the yarn I'm working with...but whamm-0! It just knocks me out! EVERY.SINGLE.TIME! I'm beginning to feel like Sleeping Beauty (minus the beauty part) and I keep looking around to find the spindle that I must have poked my finger with that is causing this sudden sleepiness.

I'm just hoping that once this gets finished (providing I can stay awake that long), it'll retain it's special powers and help Little Miss "B" have many restful nights...even if she's already giving her parents lots of sleep. Apparently, she's a veryyyyyyyyyyyyy good baby!

Have you ever had that happen to you? No matter how hard, or awake, when you start knitting, a project finds a way to never get off the needles! And there are so many things I want to get started, but I have to finish this first! HELP! GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

"America's New Home Team" on the day I was here.....

USA had this on the front page...

I had found this in the store! And let me just say...Sinfully Delicious!!!MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodness sakes alive! (even for a Tiger's fan)

Miss you baby girl! It was a blast! I know I know I know....I have baby blankets to knit...I'm working on them! honest! I promise!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Remember last June...when I brought these back home to a certain baby shower?

And Mommy and Daddy and Grandma and Great-Grandma looked like this?

Well, Little Miss "B" showed up last night...6:08pm at 8# 10ozs and 20" long!

And the family is totally head over heels in love with her. Even if she was more than a week past her due date! Well worth the wait. Mommy and baby. Very Healthy!

And I'm thinking that little white sweater I made her...won't fit for more than 5 minutes! Good thing we've got another one on the needles for her...time to click faster! Dad...was given the 100% CANCER FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! title officially by his doctor this week! HALLELUJAH!!!! Thank you all for your prayers, good wishes, and amazing support!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Diversion tactics

Rumor has it that there will be a brand new baby girl in the family later today...and of course, I'm no where near finished with her blanket or her sweater. (Come on, it's a tradition, like sending out Christmas cards just in time for Valentine's wouldn't be me without being late for something!) So, while I'm clicking away...I'll divert attention with some 'playtime' with the kiddlet! Man oh Man, do I get it...and why she LOVESSSSSSS this place!

Hanging with the daughter from the Charles... her old dorm ..think they got the elevators fixed yet? the Harbor...

Watching talent of all flavors...

Being in the footprints of history...and posing...


Want to tease the daughter? Have another daughter tell her..."Go Yankees!" (oh, neither are Yankee fans, but's all in good fun...)

Remembering a LOT of teenaged memories hanging around this place!

And the kiddlet found a few of her own, too!!!

We had a blast!!! But don't mess with her love of Gagne, sushi or the Chili Peppers!

And now, back to the clicking of needles...quickly.