Jul 30, 2006

Lazy Days and Small Favors

First, I start with a thank you note.

Mama E has been just one of the most wonderful, helpful women in my blogging community! If they have an SP contest for the best hostess ... she would beyond have my vote! Yesterday was just ... not a good day for me. I was stressed due to our financial situation (I always am just before pay day), not to mention all the things that have and haven't been going on lately concerning the pregnancy. We'd been staying at the house trying to conserve gas, and my mommy-meter was way past "up-to-here". If you catch my drift. After a quick trip to the mall to just get out, I returned home to find a late mail surprise!! My yarn from Mama E had arrived...and what was this? A PIF gift! Some beautiful earrings. Thank you so much! My day was brightened significantly.

I've started plotting out my PIF gifts, though I won't be sending as many as Mama E, any little bit of effort will be appreciated I'm sure. Didn't I just witness that myself? Tomorrow I will steal (or create) a button to link to the map if you just wanna kinda look at it. Right now I should just get around to updating about my actual knitting progress.

There are pictures! Hurray! Oh, my zoom works on my cam now. Weird. I took a few of my knitpicks yarn, and the purple I dyed myself after winding into a ball myself. lol It was pretty easy actually, I just used my bedside lamp and a mostly empty pill bottle. It almost looks professional like that. Still can't wait for pay day to buy vinegar for dyeing!! hehehe The Beau that I got from Mama E is soooo tempting! I wanna wind into a ball and start swatching or SOMETHING! lol I have to be patient now though. So many projects and so little time.

I organized some of my things last night. Took the Thuja socks out and turned the heel on them today. No pics of that though. Got some of the back of my mom's top. Which has been put on hold. I figure I really need to start those booties. No telling when little Nolan will make his appearance. Justin is going to print out the pattern for those and for the Hedera socks tomorrow at work, assuming he remembers. As soon as the Thuja socks are finished, I will start Hedera!!! Finally some things to knit for me. Because you know those booties are really for me. lol

I finished the fat feet socks too! Kyran's socks in other words. Using the leftover yarn baby sock pattern I found, I just kinda modified it to fit Ky's big "flintstone" feet. They fit kinda perfectly too, except in the heel. Dunno how to fix that though. Guess I could ask Linda. Hobbes decided to model baby socks for me. hehehe I totally submitted that to Stuff On My Cat. We'll see what they think.

Sock hop Hobbes

The last thing I did was frog that silly "Feathers and Lace" top. It was annoying me sitting at the bottom of my sock bag. lol Now I can make some room for some other stuff over there on my progress side bar.

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