Monday, November 28, 2005


I'm so tired lately, and I'm really trying to be good and stay away from caffeine. I'm having such a hard time getting anything done.. but that's nothing new! :) Well, I started over Helen's socks (my coworker). I had started the Gentleman's socks from the vintage sock book, but they were just driving me crazy! That pattern, the tiny needles. So I started over with some Mountain Colors Bearfoot that I got in Michigan. I'm loving it and it's going so much faster because I'm using size 2 needles instead of size 0! And I'm doing a simple pattern - 2x2 rib cuff and plain stockinette. Have I mentioned how much I love stockinette? :) Here's a pic...

Start of a sock...

I can't find the ball band right now, so I'm not sure which color this is. She wanted navy, well this is navy with some color thrown in. I hope she likes it!! Well, I received my sock yarn from the "Sweet Shop" today. It's so pretty...

Sock Yarn from the Sweet Shop

I can't wait to see what Felicia comes up with next! Well, not much else going on here. Just looking forward to my first appointment next week. I hoping I get to see the little bean and see a heartbeat! So excited! Write more later.....

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


My Jaywalker sock is too small! I decided to try it on yesterday and I couldn't get it past my heel! I've never had that happen before. It's got to be the pattern making it tight... I should done the bigger size!

Jaywalker sock
At least this picture finally shows the true color of the sock yarn.

I already took it apart. I will try to finish my other socks before I start again. I guess that was my punishment! :)

Work has been crazy lately... I work in a grocery store, and that's never fun during the holidays. Grouchy people buying so much stuff and huge, I mean huge, turkeys! I did see someone wearing a Noro vest/poncho today. That was pretty cool. I almost asked her if she knit it herself, but she seemed in hurry and it was cold. I knew it was Noro because it was knit in this famous colorway...

Noro Kureyon #95

Well, not much else going on right now... just a little heartburn and bloating... ahh the joys of pregnancy and it's just beginning! :)

P.S. I bought more sock yarn... aren't the colors so cool! I just love it! Felicia from Sweet Georgia has such a great sense of style! I love her yarns! Ok that's my confession for the day.

Monday, November 21, 2005

I should always check the dryer first...

A few weeks ago I couldn't find my keys... I ran around the house for about 15-20 minutes until I finally checked on top of the dryer and there they were. I've been searching for my camera for at least 3 days. I finally thought I should check on the dryer and of course there it was. I'm so absent-minded sometimes!! So now that I found the camera I can finally update!!

First I want to thank you all for your well wishes and kind words - it meant so much! So far no morning sickness, just back pain! I'm surprised it's starting so early this time! I read it's the hormone Relaxin causing it. Oh gee, I should've known it was a hormone!! :) Speaking of hormones, I had such bad PMS like hormones that first week I found out my mom was ready to move away! That has thankfully subsided!!

I have been working on a couple socks. My Jaywalker socks and my Gentleman's socks. The Gentleman's have been slow going for me. They just have so many stitches on them and the yarn is so dark it's hard to see. Anyway, enough complaining.. they are pretty... I just hope to have done by christmas for my co-worker. Here's a pic...

Gentleman's Sock
Picture is much brighter than the actual color.

And here's a picture of my Jaywalker socks. I'm enjoying these a lot! I love the pattern and the yarn! This is my award knitting after knitting on the other socks!

Jaywalker Socks

And last but not least... A late birthday present...

Merino Aran and Moss Stitch Cabled Jacket.
Debbie Bliss Merino Aran for the Moss Stitch Cabled Jacket from Book #3.

Debbie Bliss Merino Aran
Color is truer in this picture.

Well, that's all for now!! It's so chilly here tonight! The wind is blowing so hard! It's definitely good sweater weather! Well, I'll write more later!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


I woke up very early yesterday (about 4:15 am) and got ready for work. On the way to work I stopped at walmart and got one of those clear blue digitals. I went to my mom's house and took the test. It read "Pregnant" in about 30 seconds! I was so excited! I showed my mom and she was pretty excited too. She told me she can't stop thinking about it!

Digital readout - It says pregnant - really!
A very blurry pregnant readout.

picture of the box
I took a picture of the box, so dh could match up the blurry words from the test and the box when I emailed him the picture yesterday.

I can't stop thinking about it either! I haven't been able to sleep at all lately. I woke up about 2:00 am, just wide awake. And when I tried to go back to sleep my stomach started growling... Fiercely! So I had to get up and make something to eat. And then I was freezing. I go from hot to cold within seconds. Oh the fun is just beginning! :) I'm so happy though. I can't wait to see what he or she is going to look like and I can't wait to hold the baby in my arms. The estimated due date is July 25th, which is my mom's birthday. That would be a great present for her!

In knitting news... I've been working on my baby blanket, I'm probably a little over a 1/3 done. I want to do another blanket, or shawl actually... It's the one from Debbie Bliss's Special Knits book.

Blanket from Debbie Bliss Special Knits

Debbie Bliss Shawl...
Another view, isn't that baby so sweet??

I may wait until I know what I'm having in four months, or make it in a gender neutral color like white or cream. Well, not much else going on here. Just had breakfast and still hungry. I'm going to be as big as a house before this is over!! :) Write more later!!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

I think it might be postive!

I took another test this morning and there was an extremely faint line. I matched it up to the old test and you could definitley see it! I'm so excited! I knew all the symptoms couldn't be in my head!! :) I'm wondering if I should call my mom, I hate to get her hopes up! But I'm pretty sure it's positive. Yippee!! Write more later!

Friday, November 11, 2005

It's funny and not so funny...

I do this to myself every time! I imagine these symptoms. Heartburn, hungry, sore boobs, etc, etc. It was the same when I tried for Jake. It's absolute craziness on my part! I took a test today and it was negative. I had a feeling it might be. I'm not going to test again until I've missed my period. Well, I'm going to try not to think about it for a little while.

Unfortunately... I did start the baby blanket, so it is making me think of it somewhat. It's a cute project though... I love the colors! That's the one thing I did like about making the sweater. With every stitch it's something different. It's not something I would wear though, and I realize that now. Here's my progress (the pics aren't the greatest, but you get the idea)...

Big Bad Baby Blanket
Not easy to take a good pic of it because it's pretty wide.

Close up of Corner of BBBB
Close up of the Corner - Stockinette and Seed Stitch

Close up of Middle
Close up of the Middle - Reverse Stockinette, Stockinette and Seed Stitch.

I actually ended up tearing out what I had done last night because it was a little too small. So I cast on more stitches to make it the original size (28 x 28). I just hope and pray I have enough yarn. Well, not much else going on here. I work today and tomorrow, then have my Sunday off. I'd like to go to IKEA again, but I am worried it would be crazy again. Maybe I'll wait and go on Tuesday or Wednesday.

P.S. Bradley did great on the bus. He is growing up so fast. I'm so happy and lucky to have such a sweet and smart boy! :)

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Baby Brain

I just can't stop thinking that I might actually be pregnant. I woke up last night around 2 am starving! I'm thinking of testing tomorrow or Saturday morning. I'm trying to hold off as long as possible! Well, since I have baby on the brain so much I decided to start the Big Bad Baby Blanket (again) from the Stitch 'n Bitch book. I took apart this....

Koigu Kersti Raglan
Raglan Body Hugger - from Sally Melville's Purl Stitch Book. I really never liked this sweater!

And I got this....

Ripped out yarn
About 900 yards of Koigu Kersti - K118L.

Swatch with picture of blanket
My swatch and close up picture of the blanket.

I got about 6 rows done so far. I'm making it a little smaller 24" x 24" before blocking. Hopefully it's not too small!

In other news... my baby Bradley took the bus to school for the first time this morning. He said he wanted to, so I wrote a note to the school. I put a sign around his neck (you could only get away with doing that to a 5 year old), and told the bus driver who he was. Oh he looked so sweet. My dh was unsure, but I know he'll be fine. It's the nice thing about him going to a small school, everyone watches out for everyone else. Now I'm just waiting for him to get home. Oh my baby is getting so big!! Well, I really should be cleaning. I have dishes and laundry out the wazoo! I'll get to it.. really I will.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Of course you had to know I'd start them....

Especially after that great justifying I did! I'm the princess of justification... my mother is the queen! Anyway... I started the Jaywalker socks the other day.


The picture is not the greatest (taken at night with flash), but you get the idea. Well, I'm trying not to think of every twinge as a symptom if ya know what I mean. It's so hard not to though. Not too much longer until I know for sure! Argh... I hate the two week wait! Write more later!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Sweet Shop Sock Yarn!

I ordered some hand-dyed sock yarn from the Sweet Shop, and it arrived the other day. All the yarn is either hand-dyed or handspun by Felicia of Sweet Georgia. I've admired her yarns ever since she started selling them not too long. Here's some pics of my yarn. I love the colors....

Sweet Shop Hand-Dyed Sock Yarn

Sweet Shop Hand-Dyed Sock Yarn

I was thinking of possibly using it for Grumperina's Jaywalker socks. I need to finish at least one pair of socks first though. I have too many started. Although... I was thinking of ripping those lorna's laces socks.

Speaking of socks. I've been working on my navy gentleman's sock from Nancy Bush's Vintage socks book. I joined Pixie's Solid Socks along for support! This yarn is so dark and plain, that I need all the help I can get! The pattern definitely keeps things interesting though. Here's a pic...

Vintage Socks - Gentleman's Sock pattern

Well, not much else going on here. Just waiting, waiting, waiting... only 5-6 more days until I can test. Argh, I can make it, right?

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Another small FO...

I couldn't resist making some baby booties to go with the hat...

Baby Booties
Oh! Baby Baby Booties - RYC Cashsoft DK - Color Sweet.

I thought they were pretty cute, and pretty easy. Although the way the patterns written it leaves about 15 ends to weave in. I found it much easier to do it as I went. Well, off to work on my scoopy cardi. Write more later!

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Birthday that never ends....

I wish! :) My mother-in-law sent some money, so I ended up ordering the yarn for the Shawl Collared Jacket from Yarn Market. They had everything I need and at a pretty good price.

Yarn for Shawl Collared Jacket
Cashmerino Aran and Cashmerino Astrakhan in Chocolate.

I have a small FO! I knitted a baby hat for good baby vibes! :) And it's pink for good baby girl vibes! LOL! If it were to happen this month it would be due on or around my mom's birthday, so I was thinking of giving the hat to her as an early birthday present. This is all wishful thinking... but I am thinking postive! I still won't know for about 8 or 9 days. Here's a pic of the hat...

Baby Hat from Debbie Bliss...
Simple Hat from Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss
Yarn is RYC Cashsoft DK in Sweet

And I have been knitting some on my Scoop Necked Cardi...

Scoop Cardi fronts and back
Back and Fronts finished!

This is such a fun knit! It's going pretty fast too! I started on the first sleeve last night. I'm hoping I don't run out of yarn. I got one skein tangled up so bad I had to throw half of it away. And I just found out this colorway has been discontinued. Wish me luck!

Well, not much else. Just trying not to obsess too much about the possiblitly of getting pregnant. Chris told me not to obsess either...easier said than done! He's already talking about the truck he wants because we'd need more room for taking trips. Gee... do you think he just wants a new truck? :) Write more later!!!