Friday, April 28, 2006


I have survived the past five days since Royd went back to work. Granted, the kids may be in their jammies a few extra hours a day, the laundry is way behind and I really need to do the bills... But, we're getting things done. I was surprised that I get more done with him being gone. Okay! Maybe this shouldn't considering that he thinks he's allergic to housework. ;)

Since I've got five minutes to spare, I thought I'd share a few things.

Pattern: My usual

Yarn: Gedifra Happy Cotton, color 2027

I love these socks! I have a bunch of Regia and I've never finished a pair since the yarn was so stiff to knit with. This yarn is so soft and flexible, that I may rethink cotton yarn. The next picture shows the colors off better.

I also started Ribby and another pair of socks (go figure!). In case anyone is wondering Mariah hasn't disappeared from the knitting basket. I just need to order the zipper and then I can stress about that.

Last but not least, I have finished the Sockpaloooza socks, but forgot to take a picture before dunking them in the wash so I'll have some next week.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Hello World

No, I didn't disappear off the face of the Earth, I gave birth to this little guy. Meet Marc Andrew who was born on April 5th. Long story short, I went to an appointment that morning and wasn't allowed to leave. This turned out to be a good thing since after the doctor broke my water, he was delivered an hour and a half later. No autobahn births here!

"Having my hands full" is the understatement of the year. This little guy certainly keeps me busy with hourly feedings and crying like I've never experienced before. But each day gets a little easier and he now has discovered that he can have his eyes open without screaming about it.

Reilly and Connor are thankfully in love with him. Connor is all about giving him kisses and "helping" whenever he can. Heck, I can't even get kisses!

Of course with all this time nursing, there's been alot of time to sneak in some sock knitting.

Three pairs almost done.

There's been a little bit of spinning too, but not much.

This is some BFL I dyed before Marc was born with Koolaid. I think I used Cherry, Lemonade and Orange. I plan on Navajo plying it and making some socks with it. I also dyed the following for some more socks:

These are my latest fiber purchases. Two bags of merino, two bags of corriedale and one of a silk hankie. Please remind me that I have more than enough fiber to spin for a long time!

Well, children are calling me. I'll keep you updated when I can find downtime. I leave you with one more picture of Marc, taken just a few days ago.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Still Here

... and no baby, yet. Apparently someone is not in a rush to make his debut. Just as well, I'm not ready for those sleepless nights.

I took last week off from blogging. I admit I was kinda in a state of depression because of the baby. Which is unlike me at all; a bad mood usually disappears within hours. I had been sent home from the doctors expecting to go at any time and as the days passed without anything happening, I couldn't quite shake the fog that was surrounding me. Thankfully this past weekend it seemed to lift and I'm pretty much myself again. A big help was my ever supportive husband and Kathleen's phone calls to distract me.

So, once again I'm way behind in emails and making the rounds in blogland. If you haven't or don't hear from me, don't take it personally, I'll do what I can to catch up. And thanks for everyone's kind words of support, ya'll rock!

Yarn: Lana Grossa Mega Boots Stretch, color 707

Pattern: my standard top down on 64 stitches

This is pretty much the only knitting I got done last week. I needed something mindless and soothing to keep my hands busy. A plain sock is always great therapy for me. You may have noticed that many of my latest socks are plain. I have found that these are the socks I reach for first and only wear my lacy or highly textured ones when they're all dirty. Don't worry, I haven't abandoned patterned socks completely, I'll just be choosing those less.

Uh, yeah, another pair has already been started.