2006 certainly was the year of the sock for me. Check it out
You would think that with 3 weeks left till my due date I would be nesting like a crazed pregnant woman
(Like my new outfit? I picked it up while out "grocery shopping" at Old Navy.Mike had the kids, I was out by myself *snicker* what more can I say? hehee)
I have been very tired lately. Probably because I haven't been sleeping very well at night, its hard to get comfortable right now! I have started a baby sweater, finally.
(interesting, picture no?)
I started the ballerina cardigan from Sidar's Early Arrivals No.2 on Wednesday. I am using beehive baby yarn, size US 2 for the ribbing and US 3's for the rest. I think this yarn is older than me! I'm on the left front right now, its moving along but boy do I wish I picked a sweater with thicker yarn!
Now back to the subject of nesting, while I don't think I've been nesting. Although I'm starting to get to the point where I"m sick of being pregnant and am uncomfortable all the time. I sent Mike to Lowe's last night to get a few things (mailbox, bracket to secure a dresser to the wall, and a new toilet seat) I get a phone call from him while he is in the bathroom section. "Hon, what do you think of redoing the downstairs bathroom? I'm looking at showers right now." say it with me people "oh.no" While I may not be nesting to the extreme, I think Mike might be! *L*
This I have to add, because Dad you would be so proud.
Mike just took his new remote control truck out of the box. (The truck that I've been forgetting to give to him for 2 years now... I hid it *really* well) while he was fidgeting with it, Allysa crawled into the box! She is such a ham.
Its hard for me to believe that Christmas is over, and that there are only 2 days left of 2006. (2 days!?! Crazy) We had a lovely Christmas, it was one of those days you wish was a little longer and you didn't want to end. I hope you all had as good of a Holiday as we did.
The kids had a ball with their gifts, and Mike enjoyed guessing what was in every package. (and was almost *always* right! He is too good!) poor guy, got all the fun "adult gifts" clothes and stuff for his trailer.
The kids enjoyed playing for most of the day, We went over to Mike's Mom's than over to his Aunt's. It was a great day, with family, friends and lots of good food.
me? I got the bestest present ever. This year, I told Mike how I remember baking cookies with my mom with her Sunbeam stand mixer. (Which I have now, but when you use it it seems to want to take off into orbit or burst into flames!) I told him I would love a Kitchen Aid Mixer, like they have at the kitchen store at the mall. I also told him I would never bake him cookies from a bag mix again. Can you guess what I got?
It's pink, its perfect, and I'm so happy. I don't' know what to bake first I'm so excited! Did I mention its pink? Thank you Mike, there will be lots more cookies this year!!
ps I've been knitting, I think bloglines resets after it reaches so many posts. Because today when I opened it it said I had 32 unread posts.... uhhh I haven't read any blogs in a week! It was 100 and something last time I checked!
somebody was good to me today while I was out at my Dr's appointment, running errands and then at the kids school parties today I think every delivery company dropped a box off at my door.
click to embiggen (its really hard not to laugh at your photographer, when she is wearing your shoes and trying not to fall over while taking the picture! btw baby is 5lbs 9oz according to the Dr today!)
I was greeted by 9 packages at my front door. 9! 2 are Christmas presents from family, 1 is Mike's something (I wasn't listening when he told me, computer something. hehe), 4 are Christmas gifts I ordered online (love the internets!), a fed-ex envelope for Mike, and the last one?
Quite possibly the best package ever. Why? Well, first it was from this lovely lady I "met" through the august birthday swap, Diane . We are exchanging Christmas presents this year. And I'm well... at bit behind.... anyway...
Diane, I don't even know how to even begin. I waited till I put the kids to bed to open my package. Selfish me wanted to saver this for myself.
and I'm glad that I did
(click for a blurry, yet better representation of this lovely color way)
a hank of the Silkwood hand painted boucle, this yarn is so soft and smells *so* good! And a set of blue sky alpaca US1 dpns to help knit through the stash ; )
Diane, I don't know if it was my hormones or just your generosity but when I opened the last package, I turned to mush.
Diane knit me socks. She knit ME socks! Me! Socks! She even knit socks with a heel flap, cause that's how I love my socks!!! They fit perfectly, I don't think I've even knit socks for myself that fit this well. The color that she picked (Hand dyed Opal by Angel Yarns) are also perfect. My colors completely! Diane, I would hop on a plane just so I could come and hug you. But I'm not allowed to fly right now! Thank you, I don't even know how to say thank you. Too me, hand knit socks is the bestest knitting gifts. I turned into a big mush when I opened this up. Thank you Diane. Thank you. For everything, the lovely boucle, the amazing set of needles, the yummy chocolates and these warm cozy socks.
I hope I wasn't supposed to share the chocolates with anyone except the baby... cause they are gone! mmmm good!
PS the little bugger tagged me with the 5 wierd things meme. I'm not sure if these are the wierdest things I do, but these where the first ones to come to mind
Start with your ‘5 weird things about you.’
People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 5 weird things as well as state this rule clearly.
Then, choose 5 people to be tagged and list their names.
Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog!
Announcement : no, no baby yet. There's at least 4 weeks left to go. If she shows up before than. I will be *very* damn surprised. (Here that fate? I'm taunting you. Prove me wrong!) But I did pick a winner from the baby name contest... We had 52 comments, 5 that didn't want in the contest (Would someone pleeease get my Dad a dog?! Can you tell he is feeling better?) for a total of 218 names. The famous random number generator (sorry I'm feeling a bit lazy) picked name #58 Zoe which was suggested from Tracey of Fuzzy Britches!!! Funny how it was that name the generator picked, Mike's been suggesting that name from the get go! Our thanks to everyone, even smart ass Dad. (Mom, get him a dog already!) We *still* haven't settled on a name... yes still... by the way, you people are great. Thank you all your sweet comments. Thank you! You rock. Really! One of the hardest things about pregnancy is dealing with the massive change of your own body, and the hormones. Lovely things those are... Thank you, I wish I could hug ya'll!
This past week I've been a *very* busy little crafter. My local LYS asked me to make her 6 scissor fobs, I made her 8 plus one for me. ; ) and a few stitch markers see?
Allysa helped... and made her own...
Finished 45 hand-stamped Christmas cards too. I'm really proud of this years, I used a 4x6 print and attached it to the front of the card with two Christmas theme photo corners so its removable. Corra and I embossed and colored in the star Santa's that you see in the corner of the photo.
I have to share this photo of Corra with you, she decorated this cookie at school and
is was very proud of him, she devoured the poor thing after this picture!
We've also been baking, I love to bake. Really *love* to bake. Its nice to mix a few things together, throw it in the oven and walk away for 15 minutes. ya know? Allysa and I made Keena's pretzel chocolate melts today
Thank you Keena for sharing your recipe with us, these where quick easy, and really freaking good. Did I mention they're good. Cause they are *really* freaking good. : )
I've also been knitting, yes, I've been knitting! I finished my first toe up sock. And I bet you would LOVE to see a picture, well.. I can't quite see my feet!! *L* This little blah moment has left me enjoying the process of knitting. Feeling the yarn move through my hand and the needles making each stitch. I've been knitting on my red scarf, and its like a toddler. It's eating the yarn, but not growing! urgh!
btw If I owe you an email, I'm sorry. there's 118 sitting in my in box waiting for me. Bloglines? I'm a bit afraid to open that monster up...