American Wool Series

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Episode Three

She is up at and will be up in iTunes soon. Hooray.

Apparently my rant against what people are now calling 'Juneuary' in Seattle helped out a bit. We've had spectacular weather the past couple of days (the freckling on my arms says so) with clouds passing through today. The Man and I headed out on a mission to buy a shade umbrella for the back yard and were so completely successful that we found the umbrella, the stand, and a little metal table perfect for two. I ate lunch outside yesterday with my nose buried in a book and my feet buried in the grass. Delightful.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

A Sudden Realization

I'm having a baby in December. That's only six months away. Christmas is in December. Christmas + baby = no knitting. I must revive my gift-along skills so I can be ready to send things out in time (or the Man can send them out). This may seem rather manic to some, but I'm an organizer and I like things planned out, including my knitting. Right now I've got my mom's Christmas gift on the needles and something possibly slated for another family member depending on how it turns out and how soft it gets. My Ravelry queue is organized so that gift projects are first in line but it seems that there are quite a few to go even though I've been planning since the beginning of the year. Crazy, I know. Please tell me I'm not the only one to be thinking so far ahead and that everything, in fact, will get done in time. Blah!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I want a June...

I want a June that feels like summer and I want it now. It's gray and drippy today versus the gray and pouring rain of yesterday. It just isn't right, not for me. I'm pretty sure my first couple of summers in Seattle were gorgeous and appropriately summer-like in length and weather. I told the Man that we need to move south. Mmmm...heat. The appropriate weather for the appropriate season from now on, thanks.
I finished this baby sweater a week or two ago and it's my first foray into preparing for the baby. Nothing else has been accomplished in that vein but at least it'll look cute. It's the JoJo Crew Sweater from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms in Cashsoft DK. I believe the colors are Glacier Blue and Cream and those are vintage glass buttons with little red dots at the shoulder. Too cute. I realized while knitting it that I had never done stripes before and that babies are really fricking small. Who knew?