Sunday, December 17, 2006

what's new

LaLa turned 4 on Monday! She is big now. She got a two-wheeled bike, but due to the light situation and our crazy schedules, she only took it on it's maiden voyage today. She did pretty well, although it seemed like it was kind of exhausting for her and it freaked her out from time to time. Getting the hang of coaster brakes seems like the next big hurdle before we tackle balance. We went to Magic Kingdom yesterday with my sister and her family to celebrate (no party, although she did bring in cupcakes to school). This weekend splits the difference between her birthday and the monkey's. It was a fun time, but exhausting. We were all moving in slow motion today.

And now for the knitting report:

red scarf progress

The Red Scarf is coming along nicely. It's at about 36" and just finishing off one skein of yarn (out of two) so that is good. It's one of those patterns that pracically knits itself. It's the "Not Quite Straight" scarf from All Buttoned Up.

My sister tried on the Jaywalker sock and it was actually a little long! That did not offend her whatsoever and we're going to call it done. I need to wind up the second ball of yarn for car trip knitting.

Pink and Grey sock This picture is kind of a waste of bandwith, but it's the pink and grey sock, nearly ready for a toe. It's at the point where you have to be careful not to knit too far. Sort of high-maintenance for a stockinette sock and not so compatible with wearing sneakers while you work. Hopefully I'll get it wrapped up this week and be able to work on the second one on the trip.

cast on for green sweater We're going to pretend like this picture is artsy and not just under-lit. It's the beginnings of a sweater for DH. Look! The potential for car knitting! 196 stitches in a round, 2x2 rib. The needle was an heirloom one and the cable has been all twisted up for who knows how long. I would not be surprised to find out that either (a)I cast on the wrong number of stitches (b)I cast on the right number of stitches but my gauge is not what I thought it would be or (c)it's a moebius strip and I'll have to start it over again. I had to get my tire fixed today, woe is me, an hour and a half on a bench with no one tugging at me. ;^) DH offered to come get me so I could go grocery shopping and I declined. I was really just calling to let him know the time estimate. It really only took about 40 minutes - I think it goes faster when you're knitting in the lobby waiting.

We've got a road trip coming up. Could you tell? We're done with most of our holiday prep work, except for odds and ends like getting ready for the road trip -- winding yarn, getting some fresh books to read/projects to do (for the kids), food prep, etc. Plus we didn't get all of our weekend jobs done this weekend. Luckily, there are no meetings in the evening.

1 comment:

Procrastiknitter said...

Your 4 y/o is only a week older than mine. Nan turned 4 on the 19th. Hope you had a fabulous holiday weekend.