Thursday, December 22, 2005

Wow! It's been awhile!!

I caught a bad cold, so along with having all the fun pregnancy symptoms I had to deal with cold symptoms as well! :) I finished my other sister-in-laws scarf about a week ago. Here's a couple pics...



Sorry the pics are so bad! I took them at night. I ended up getting them a couple of gift cards to go along with the scarves. I made my brothers cookies and gave them gift cards also. Hopefully they like them! :)

Well, we had sad news... my husbands uncle passed away the day before yesterday, so he went down to Florida for the funeral. We ended up having our Christmas last night because he's not coming back until Monday. It's so sad when that happens anytime, but especially around Christmas. Well, the boys are happy playing with all their toys!! They are so unbelievably spoiled by their grandparents. Oh well the grandparents and the kids love it. What can you do? :) Write more later!!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

My little peanut!

I went for my first ultrasound today and got to see my little peanut. The doctor said it's heart was beating strong and that the baby was measuring 7 weeks/2 days, which is right where I thought I was. No knitting to show but I can show you this WIP...

Our little Peanut!

Not much else going on... just heartburn. I hate Tums. Write more later!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Started another Manos scarf...

I started "My So Called Scarf" today. I love how it's coming out! The Manos Del Uruguay is so much fun to work with. I love the varigated colors and the thick and thin of the yarn, it never gets boring...

My so called Scarf - Wildflower Manos
Manos Del Uruguay - #113 Wildflowers

I'm making it a little skinnier. I cast on 26 instead of 30, I'm hoping to use some of the extra for fringe. This may become another Christmas present.

Well I have noticed in the last couple of days that I have really popped. I guess when it's the third everything is all stretched out and you just show sooner. Yes, I had a little belly from the last two, I kept about 5 lbs with each kid, but this is just ridiculous! I look 6 months not 7 weeks!!

7 weeks or 6 months?
Head cut off because I had just got up recently - not pretty!

Oh isn't it a lovely picture... haha! Anyway, I'm pretty excited my dad mentioned that he may be buying my boys bunkbeds. That will be so nice! I'd love to get them set up in their room, so I can start fixing up the baby's room. I know it may seem like I have plenty of time, but with work and everything, it will probably fly by! Well, not much else! Write more later!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

I started and finished something today!

I got the idea for a quick scarf from the new Crochet Me issue. I dove in my stash and pulled out a single skein of Manos. I made up a simple pattern...

1 skein of Manos del Uruguay (135 yards).
size H hook

ch 17

1st row - dc in 3rd ch, dc to the end (14 dc), ch 3, turn.

2nd row - skip 1st and 2nd dc, and dc in 3rd dc, *ch 1, skip one dc, dc in next dc*. *repeat until end. Ch 2, turn. There should be 6 "holes."

3rd row - dc in 1st dc, dc in hole, dc in next dc, repeat until the end, ch 3, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until yarn is gone - if planning on doing fringe it may be a good idea to cut off what you need first.

ch - chain
dc - double crochet

This was definitely a fun and fast project! I may be giving it to one of my sister-in-law's or step mother for Christmas. Or I may just have to keep it for myself! :) Here's a couple pics...

Manos Scarf

Close up of Manos Scarf

Well, not much going on here. Just kids and work! I've been feeling pretty good. No morning sickness thankfully!! I just have been so tired!! I took a nap today, I could've slept and slept if it weren't for the kids needing something! :) Write more soon!!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

My life in a nutshell...

Saw this on another blog and thought it would be interesting to do.

15 years ago today, I was...
1. Getting very close to my boyfriend Chris.
2. I had just turned 16.
3. I was in 10th grade, probably the best year in high school

10 years ago today, I was...
1. Married for 2 years to my husband Chris.
2. Living in Hawaii.
3. Getting ready to leave Hawaii to open my business in GA.

5 years ago today, I was...
1. Enjoying my almost 6 month old baby, Bradley.
2. Married to my husband Chris for 7 years.
3. Just became a temorary SAHM (stay at home mom).

3 years ago today, I was...
1. Enjoying my 2nd baby Jake, who was only 2 months.
2. Just moved into our 2nd house in White, GA.
3. Married for 9 years to my high school sweet heart, Chris.

1 year ago today, I was...
1. Going Crazy with two toddlers (2 and 4).
2. Married for 11 years.
3. Helping my husband recover from being shot earlier that year.

So far this year, I have...
1. Decided to have another baby and got pregnant!
2. Decided to go full time and then part time again at work.
3. Got a puppy - who is a crazy dog, but is getting better?

Yeasterday, I...
1. Worked early
2. Came home and tried to take a nap (didn't work).
3. Ignored the dishes.

Today, I...
1. Went shopping with some friends at Ikea and Lenox mall in Atlanta.
2. Bought baby clothes for the first time for the new baby.
3. Watched a Christmas parade with the boys.

Tomorrow, I...
1. Will finish the dishes and the laundry.
2. Will get started on clearing out the boys' rooms.
3. Will go to work later on and try to stay awake!

That's it! :) I have been working for the last few days, so not much knitting going on. I have been feeling pretty tired lately, so that's another reason I haven't been getting much done. I'm still working on my co-workers new sock. I'm past the heel now. This one is going much faster!! I'll write more later! :) Sorry no pics today... :(