Friday, June 29, 2007

WIP Round Up

It has been a long week. We have had several conversations regarding the use of intelligent, thinking questions rather than the constant use of the word why. This was especially stressed when the word why was used after a certain 4 year old was asked an opinion and why was the reply. We went to a movie Wednesday. It went better than I expected. Andrew didn't demand to be taken out of the theater during scary parts (nor did he cry because upset). Nicholas was fine most of the time, especially when fed goldfish crackers and allowed to examine the bottom step leading to the stadium seating. We did miss the ending because a certain 4 year old had to use the bathroom and then wash his hands very well so we got back to the theater just as the credits were rolling. Oh, and then there was Thursday when he fell and scraped his elbow just a little (it wasn't even bleeding). He was running into the house and tripped. After cleaning him up and applying a bandage Andrew suddenly announced that he wasn't feeling well. I rushed him to the bathroom and then noticed he was very pale and warm. I had him lie down and after a few minutes he felt like he could walk to the living room and lie down on the couch. Eventually, his color returned and he was fine. Tim has a strong aversion to blood/needles and has about the reaction Andrew demonstrated after scraping his elbow. Besides the scraping of the elbow Thursday, I decided to take Nicholas in to catch up on some vaccinations since we should have been in about a month ago. We opted to cut the amount of vaccines given at a time in half - so we have a little catching up to do. The first two he received last time didn't faze him, but he has been really crabby the last couple days. He has also decided that sleeping all night, waking up at 5am, nursing and going back to sleep for an hour or so wasn't working for him. So, he has been up around 3am, nursing, sleeping for an hour, nursing, deciding that 6am was a good time for me to get up. Getting up at 6am isn't that bad, if you have slept well for the three hours prior to getting up. Anyway, long week....We did have funny yogurt man though, which was good for a smile.

I'm Funny Yogurt Man!

Let me get yogurt on the camera too.

Funny Yogurt Man is no laughing matter.

Ok, you got me, it is pretty funny. (look at all those teeth)

Now that you read all of the kids content, here is the fiber content.

I am an enabler. I happened to mention Mystery Stole 3 to Jessica, who signed up, visited Depth of Field for the first time, and then IMed me asking, what should I do about beads for this yarn. To which I responded, we could go to The Bead Monkey, and do you two just want to have dinner with us then. We found beads, I showed Jessica the Yarnery (we had to walk past to get back to the car - honest) and then went back to the circus known as my house and Terry and Jessica ate dinner with us. I joined the Mystery Stole 3 webring and it is in the sidebar. I finally knit my swatch. My pins were all upstairs, so I used some small dpns as blocking wires. Pretty ingenious for midnight (if I do say so myself).

I am using Skacel Merino Lace and size 3 dpns to start. I used both beads and truly didn't really think one was better than the other. So I asked Andrew. He chose the sparkle and Tim liked those last night before I started knitting the swatch so I used the sparkle beads to start the stole. I did knit 40 rows during a bit of nap time. It helped that the rows start with two stitches and add from there.

I finished the shoulder straps on Andrew's gansey and started one sleeve, but I am going to frog the sleeve and start picking up stitches from a different place on the sleeve to keep from having the row jog on one side of the shoulder strap.

Some knitting has been done on the second Step sock.

The Snowflake Hat still sits waiting to be hemmed.

I do plan on entering this in the State Fair, so it will get done (probably the first week of August).

I did some spinning. This fiber has been on the wheel since fall and it is time to finish it. I was going to navajo ply it, but it has more white at the beginning and more blue at the end so I'm not sure now. It is kind of thin to do two ply. I do have some white rambouillet that I could spin to go with, but I would kind of like to be done. I was planning to knit something for Nicholas with this since Andrew got the other dyed fiber I bought at Shepherd's Harvest last year. At least thin yarn still knits up fairly quickly for a little person.

Although while I was spinning the brake line broke again so I have another knot in the line. Someday I need to get some new fishing line to replace that.

I think that I might try to make the WIP round up a fairly regular feature on the blog. Maybe it will encourage me to hem the hat up before the last minute for the fair.

1 comment:

Holly Nunn said...

Everything looks great! I do love the hat - will be a great entry in the fair. Does the step yarn make your hands soft?

Glad to hear my 4 year old is not the only one afraid of movies at times. :) Oh how I long to see Ratatouille and will have to wait for the DVD. :)


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