American Wool Series

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Now We Are 3

Today is my three year wedding anniversary with the Man. He took the day off of work and we're going to scoot down to Atlas for 5$ lunch and then go to Tilth for dinner tonight. What happens in between is kind of up in the air. Maybe the beach? Maybe the park? Definitely getting ready for my trip to Kansas since I leave tomorrow morning with the Little One in tow. I'm not really looking forward to my two-leg flight although my layover is incredibly short. I would almost prefer a longer one so I could walk around with the baby and have a leisurely lunch before jumping on the next plane. As it is I'm not sure if I'm going to have time to eat between the 8:45 take off and the 4:15 arrival. Bleck. It'll be worth it to see my family all together, I think it has been at least three years since I've seen my brother. Sadly, the Man will not be coming with me since he is going on tour with his band in October (East Coast!) and couldn't get so much time off from work so close together. So today is for us to hang out as a family unit and bask in each other's awesomeness before we're separated for a week. Happy Anniversary!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Get Down With the Sickness

I've been feeling a bit under the weather for the past couple of weeks. I get better and feel fine and then drag my butt around for a few days. This last little bout of tiredness has resulted in full-on weary body, stuffy nosed illness. I took the day off from working from home and slept while the Little One slept. I'm even skipping knitting tonight. So sad! The Little One seems to have contracted my stuffy nose but seems in fairly good spirits. I just hope we both get better before flying to Kansas next week for family reunion. Some good sleep tonight should put me right as rain.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Back on Track

I'm back on track on the pearl shrug. I actually have the body and the trim done and should finish up the sleeves tonight. A little seaming and some quiet time and I might be able to finish this evening. I just have to say those knit 1 yo 4 times are a pain.

Today has been rough. The Little One is changing her nap times and/or not napping at all (or briefly) and driving me bonkers. Her first group play with other kids went well except for the one kid who was either trying to kiss her or bite her cheek off. I'm not quite sure. It was fun to see her interact with other kids although I could use a nap right about now.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Last night when I got home from knitting I picked up the Pearl Shrug that I'm working on for the Little One. I decided to double check my stitch count and lo and behold I was off. Way off. I had double the number of stitches I should have had on the needles. I went back and re-read the directions. Yeah. I thought I needed to cable cast on 136 stitches instead of 72. The 136 was the total stitch count for picking up and doing the cable cast on. So I had a good 50+ stitches extra after doing a bunch of broken rib and decreases. Doh! So I spent a few minutes frogging back the portion I had going and then the portion I had finished and got back to where I was yesterday morning. A whole day of knitting gone in about 5 minutes. Blech. The upside is that since the armhole sections are supposed to be much smaller they won't take as much time to knit...again. Maybe I shouldn't stay up until midnight to get one more row done (by which I mean a whole section) because I miss important little things like how many stitches to cast on. I hope that this evening I can finish up the first armhole.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Audrey's Twist

Some mid-week cuteness for you. I finished my first project for Single Skein September that the ladies over on Stash & Burn run every year. I bought the kit at Sock Summit. The yarn is Hazel Knits in Lipstick 1984 and the pattern is Twist Hat by Melissa Goodale. I used #2 & #3 dpns. This is a new favorite baby pattern. I love the traveling stitches and that it takes less (!!!) than 100 yards of fingering weight yarn. Yeah, the kit comes with 100 yards and I had a good size ball left over from that. I think it'll be perfect for all of those big honking balls left from my Smooshy. I think Audrey likes it too, she didn't even rip it off of her head right away. Score!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It Sucks!

Yes, my vacuum cleaner. It sucks! Really really well! I finally got around to changing the filter after, oh, about a year and half and it works so much better. Who knew that actually following manufacturer instructions could improve things? This is a good thing since the Little One has been crushing cherrios into the rug on a daily basis. Vastly entertaining to her but somewhat of a nuisance for me.