Sunday, November 21, 2010

HP 7-1

I had an unexpected surprise on Friday night. Bugaboo begged to stay the night with Grandma and Grandpa, and I talked my husband into watching Doodlebug (after he was fed, diapered, changed, and tucked into his crib for the night.) So Mom and I were able to sneak out and catch the 9:30 show for the new Harry Potter movie. (My sweetie isn't as big of a fan as me and Mom, so he didn't care about missing it. He will catch it on DVD.)

It was a relaxing and enjoyable evening. The only way it would have been better, is if it had been a little lighter to knit. Then again, I don't think I even blinked, much less took my eyes off the screen.

Today, it is all about the surprises.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

That's my boy!

I am a hunting widow today. My sweetie has already bagged one doe this morning, so we will have some venison in the freezer this winter.

Meanwhile, I am home with the kids. I was skimming a newl;y discovered knitting blog, when Bugaboo showed off a new word. He pointed at the sock on the computer screen, and said "knit".

That's my boy!

Today, it is all about the vocabulary.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Return of Knit Night

A couple months ago, my sweeties asked when I was going to finish his hoodie. I told him that I would work on it every time that I went to Knit Night. By the way, I haven't been to Knit Night since before Bugaboo was mobile. He is over 2 now, so needless to say, it has been a while.

To my shock, he agreed. He told me to remind him of when it was every month (apparently putting it on the calendar isn't enough), and he would watch the boys. October was the first month. When I got home, I wasn't sure what I was going to find, but it wasn't what I did find: all was quiet on the home front, with both boys tucked into bed and sleeping. Monday was month 2. When I got home, little boys weren't quite ready for bed, but there was not chaos, and I will take what I can get.

What I got in return was two hours uninterrupted knitting time with knit-minded ladies, both months. The first month I worked entirely on his hoodie. Last time, it occurred to me that I said I would work on it at Knit Night, but I didn't say how long I would work on it. So I also worked on my still unnamed red sock. And I have worked on Twisted Tweed the past couple weeks too.

And if I took pictures of any other them, no one would be able to tell a difference. I hate the middle of projects. It feels like a knitting black hole. I enjoy the knitting process as much as the next girl, but I still want to see progress for my time.

But I am looking forward to next month.

Today, it is all about the monthly treats.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Cast Your Vote

Today is Election Day. No matter who you vote for, be sure to vote. Every two years, we have an opportunity to overthrow the government. Don't squander it.

Meanwhile, I am seeking votes myself. I have been working on theunnamed red socks. The pattern is two purls, a knit, the staggered yarn overed pattern, one more knit. Looks great. But as I work my way down the foot, working the pattern on only half the stitches, it occurs to me that though the pattern looks like it is framed in purls, one side is, and the other side ends on the staggered yarn overs. I have considered dropping two stitches to add the purls, but that will make the stitch pattern slightly off-centered. Not that my foot is perfectly centered, so it is significantly possible that I would be the only person to notice. Though when I look at the sock on my foot, the lack of purls on one side doesn't jump out at me, especially the further down the sock I go.

So feel free to cast your vote. Drop down and add the purls, or leave as is? Sorry I missed the onslought of last minute 30-second media slots telling you which way to vote.

Today, it is all about the opinions.