Monday, March 29, 2010

I totally missed out on some milestones this past month - my one year blogiversary, Amanda's (TD) 25th birthday, and Alex's (YS) 15th birthday. I think that is why I haven't blogged in 2 weeks. I didn't know how to fit it all in, so I did what I do best . . . I procrastinated.

First, I am very proud of myself for keeping up with this blog for an entire year. Until this latest lapse in blogging, I have consistently blogged at least once a week. Therefore, I have a very nice record of my knitting adventures.

Second, I am even more proud of my beautiful daughter. She turned 25 years old on 3/22 (I actually had her when I was 12, you know). She is in her 3rd year of teaching, her second year teaching 3rd grade. I hear she is a wonderful teacher, and any child would be blessed to have her as their teacher. She is working on her Master's degree and should be finished with that in June. She has been living on her own for almost 7 years. She is truly a blessing.

Third, Alex turned 15 this month on the 20th. He is a freshman in high school. He is on the football team, and is the only freshman who made the golf team. He is an excellent pole vaulter. His PR (that means personal record in pole vault talk) is 10'6". At practice yesterday, he cleared 11'6". He is really enthusiastic about his sport, and I am very proud of his dedication and hard work.

Lastly, I've been knitting . . .

This is a baby blanket I started yesterday. It's Yarntini sportweight in Designated Driver colorway knitted on a size 6 needle. The pattern is Heirloom Baby Blanket. It's a really fun knit as the pattern changes every 6-8 rows. It incorporates garter stitch, stockinette, seed, moss, and basketweave stitches. This blanket is for a friend's grandbaby that is due in June.

I finished a second sock. I think I did the first one last summer. It's knitted toe-up, and my toe-up socks always come out too big. I finally did the second one because my friend's birthday is this weekend, and she's the only person I know who may fit in these.
The yarn is Handmaiden Casbah, and the pattern is Whine & Roses by Wendy D. Johnson, knitted on 2.25 mm needles.
And these were a breeze to make. It's the first kit from The Loopy Ewe sock club. I did the pattern cuff down instead of toe-up, and they flew off the needles. I love top down. The yarn is Fiesta Baby Boom in Spring Chill colorway. The pattern is March Mosiac Socks knitted on 2.25 mm needles.


It's the second Socks That Rock kit, and it's beautiful. The yarn is very "spring-y". It's called My Wild Irishgirlie.

There are 2 patterns included: Slip Jig and Secret Garden. I'll probably be doing Slip Jig because it's cuff-down.

And a gratuitous puppy picture - this is Bailey, growing like a weed. She spent the night with me while her daddy (Josh) went to the LSU spring football game and a crawfish boil. He didn't want to leave her in her kennel all day, so I kept her. She's so adorable. She's friendly and curious and very playful.

Next weekend is Easter, which means all of the kids and their doggies will be home. Can't wait.
Also, stay tuned for a Wollmeise-filled post later this week. It's been raining Wollmeise the past 2 weeks around her.
Have a great week.

1 comment:

  1. I just got my Wild Irishgirlie kit. The yarn is so gorgeous that I am seriously considering cheating and using it for a scarf or something more visible than socks...even though I love knitting socks and gifting them to friends.
    Love those mosaic socks!