Knotty Purls

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Gosh, it feels like forever since I last posted. Let’s see, I have done some stash enhancement, a little knitting and a lot of nose wiping. Piglet cut four more teeth, had pneumonia and an asthma attack. There have been trips to the park, the museum, playdates, a lot of sweat and a lot of nose wiping.

Stash enhancement has included eight more skeins of the Artyarns Royal Silk to finish up Sizzle as well as ten skeins of Superwash Bambooin order to do the February Lady Sweater and this lovely skein of Vesper that I scored in a destash on Ravelry. Yummy!!

I’ve managed to accomplish a little knitting. It is usually reserved for the evenings since, as the SnB gals will tell you, when the Piglet is awake, there is no time for knitting. The boy is nonstop. He is learning so much at school (or coooool as he calls it) and has recently blown me away with saying “thank you” in the correct context along with putting his empty cup in the kitchen sink. He is too short to reach so he just stands back and throws it in. The most recent is to mimic me putting on my bra, to include the um, frontal adjustments. And today, he discovered his own boobies and enjoys calling them boo boos. How can you not laugh at that!

Oh, you wanted to see the knitting. There is a second Hemlock blanket. It was supposed to be a wedding gift but I decided that two kids who don’t have a pot to pee in probably need dishes and not a hand wash and block blanket. If it doesn’t go to SIL, it will make a nice gift for someone else.

Next up is the Sizzle. The yarn is silk held with a strand of Zephyr to give it more weight. I am spoiled for anything else now. The yarn is so deliciously yummy. I just cast on for the front and I hope to have it finished by my Vegas trip.

Last is Piglet’s sweater. Due to my inability to do math, I changed the body from cabling to just 4x2 ribbing. The sleeves only will be cabled. Will it look funny? I thought it would be way too big for him but he seems to be in a constant growth spurt these days so it should fit perfect by fall.

This month we are off to Orlando to visit with Grandma and Papa and in August I go to Vegas with my two girlfriends and I am trying to squeeze in a trip to Maine for the wedding and my Grandmother’s 90th birthday party. I’m afraid I am going to have to sell my soul to the devil though and spend a day with the in-laws. I’m sure I will have great stories and photos to come!

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