Friday, November 24, 2006

And now we'll have two

GIRLS that is! We had our ultrasound yesterday and it's a girl!

Hooray! That's good news for clothes, since we won't really have to buy anything new. Ainsley's room (which will become the nursery) is green, so it would have been fine for a boy or a girl. Most of her toys are pretty unisex, although she's getting more into the dress up and stuff now. But we're all set! (And no, we're not going to try for a boy!!!)

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Bonne Marie was nice enough to put my newly-completed cropped Ribby on her site - check it out here. I like the Ribby, but it really needs to be tighter under the bust - it keeps slipping all around. It's done in Knitpicks Swish which is pretty soft. And machine washable!

I also got in the Dulaan kind of mood and did two kids' hats with leftover Knitpicks merino. They're pretty cute, and so easy!

I've started Joseph's Blankie of Many Colors from the Mason-Dixon book - I'm halfway done with the colors, but since it gets bigger and bigger, the colors take longer and longer...

In kiddo news, Ainsley is learning how to play chess...

And she and Arwen took a nap...

In the other kiddo news, we find out (hopefully!) tomorrow afternoon if we're dealing with a boy or a girl bub. Cross your fingers that s/he behaves and shows us what we need to see!

Monday, November 06, 2006


Kimono is just a fun word to say.

Here's the baby Kimono from Interweave (I don't remember which one - I think Spring of some year...)

It's for a little girl down the street about to be born any day. The yarn is Baby Superwash Sock from Tess' Designer Yarns. It took one skein, and I thought I was going to run out, which caused a slight panic as there is almost no way to get another skein, but I finished with a little to spare. It's cute, and very soft.

Ainsley has been sick with strep throat (although she never once complained that her throat actually hurt - weird) and antibiotics cleared that right up. So she's back in school, I'm back at work, and all is (relatively) right with the world.

After finishing the baby kimono, I started on a Ribby Cardigan, but it'll be a cropped version, to allow for the growing belly. I'm done with the back, and almost done with the first sleeve (I like to split up my sleeve knitting, or I'd go crazy with all that ribbing). Pictures? No way! Pictures don't seem to happen until long after the product is completed. Considering how often I post, you'll probably get a completed Ribby picture next time.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Ainsley has been sick (stomach flu), but she recovered enough last night to go trick or treating. She was Tyrone from the Backyardigans...

Here she is at her parade (held indoors due to pouring rain) on Friday.

With Dad

With Mom

She had a great time, but is still not feeling good. Apparently stomach flu is going around, and decided to make a stop at our house.

There is knitting-related content...

This was made from leftover TLC Cotton Plus yarn, using the seamless yoke pattern from The Knitter's Handy Guide to Sweater Patterns. This picture was before the wash, and it shrunk a little after. It's still a little bit big, but she grows pretty fast.

Next time - a baby kimono!