Thursday, August 28, 2008

More meme

1. My uncle once got my mother to smile for a picture by yelling, "Let's all say S#!T, because your mother can't say S#!T!"

2. Never in my life will I take sleep for granted again.

3. When I was five I refused to wear trousers, and only wanted to wear skirts.

4. High school was much less dramatic than I thought at the time.

5. I will never forget the moment my son was born.

6. Once I met a grad student who seemed like the kind of person I'd like to have as a friend. When she turned psycho on me, I learned not to trust my first impressions.

7. There’s this boy I know who decided to go against the grain of his other siblings and start the career he truly wanted. And he's my little brother.

8. Once, at a bar, my friend and I decided to assume different identities for the evening, and be mean to boys when they hit on us. It worked.

9. By noon, tomorrow, I'll have spent a lot of money.

10. Last night I stayed up late to watch Tabatha's Salon Takeover on Bravo.

11. If only I had more maternity leave, I'd be thrilled.

12. Next time I go to church I hope the baby will cooperate.

13. What worries me most is making it through the next few years, until we can move back home.

14. When I turn my head left I'm happy that the weather is good, and I think I should take the baby for a walk after his next feeding.

15. When I turn my head right I wish I could reach the remote and change the channel.

16. You know I’m lying when I say I'm looking forward to going back to work.

17. What I miss most about the Eighties is the music.

18. If I were a character in Shakespeare I’d be thoroughly confused, since I don't know who any of them are.

19. By this time next year I hope to have finished at least four knitting projects, but I'm not optimistic.

20. A better name for me would be Sleepy McTiredsons.

21. I have a hard time understanding some people's priorities.

22. If I ever go back to school hell will freeze over.

23. You know I like you if I email you lots.

24. If I ever won an award, the first person I would thank would be my Hubby.

25. Take my advice, never take the I-95 that leads to NYC if you can avoid it.

26. My ideal breakfast is pancakes.

27. A song I love but do not have is Apologize, by Timbaland and One Republic.

28. If you visit my hometown, I suggest you take lots of pictures. It's beautiful!

29. Why won’t people be more courteous on the sidewalk, particularly to pregnant women and people with babies in strollers?

30. If you spend a night at my house you'll have to stay on the futon, but we'll cook you a gourmet meal!

31. I’d stop my wedding for no amount of money in the world.

32. The world could do without high gas prices.

33. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than think about booking plane tickets right now.

34. My favorite blonde is my best friend, A.

35. Paper clips are more useful than staples.

36. If I do anything well it’s procrastinate.

37. I can’t help but wish I wasn't living so far away from home.

38. I usually cry when I’m upset or angry.

39. My advice to my nephew/niece is to enjoy the ride.

40. And by the way, if you feel like babysitting, give me a call!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So, no one told me how much work it would be to entertain a baby on a long car trip.

I got exactly three rows knit on my clapotis. Between keeping the baby happy and trying to pack an entire house in two days (because MIL hadn't done nearly as much as she thought), there was practically no time to spare. I'm just hoping I can still get it done before the wedding in October.

Now, I'm off to finish unpacking. Oh, so much fun.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Heading out tomorrow

Road trip adventure! YAY!

We drove to the mall today to get a car charger for the cell phone, and a couple of other things, and the baby did fine, so I'm really hoping I'll be able to spend some of the 10 hour drive knitting. I'd really like to finish the clapotis, and maybe the baby cardigan that I started for Baby N. a while ago, so that I can get cracking on a sweater for my new little niece or nephew, expected in the spring.

Ciao for now!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Knitting packed and ready to go

We're leaving next Tuesday to visit my mother-in-law, and help her move out of her house into a new apartment. It's been a long time coming, and we're pretty happy that we can get it done before the winter sets in.

The problem (or potential problem) is that it means a long drive. Normally I would be thrilled with the prospect of nearly 10 hours on the road each way, because I love driving, and I love knitting while Hubby drives. This time, however, is our first road trip with the baby.

He's only been in his car seat about a half dozen times, and while they've been positive experiences (read: he slept most of the time), there's no telling how he's going to be on a 10 hour drive. We've already got to build in at least an extra two hours to stop for feedings, and I'm probably going to stay in the back seat with him until he falls asleep.

Plus, this is a route that neither Hubby nor I have ever driven, and we're relying on Mapquest. My father's done it twice with the same maps, and he said it's not too bad, but there's still that little bit of apprehension.

The only plus is that N. has to stay in the car seat while we're moving. So, even if he's upset, he's stuck there, and I can knit while babbling at him to keep him entertained ;-)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Covelite, Lucy, and Little Bunny Foo Foo

OK, so here they are... supposedly I can slurp photos from my blog up to Ravelry, bypassing Flickr, so here goes.

ETA: put up the picture of Pride, which was the other new one in this shipment. This one is awesome :-)

(All images copyright E. Boudreau)

Do I have time to upload photos before the baby wakes up?

We'll see. Here's one big photo of my entire STR stash (minus July's sock club yarn):

1st row L to R: Little Bunny Foo Foo, Lucy, Covelite, Rocktober,
Pride, The Incredible Shrinking Violet, Lucky, Dragon Dance

2nd row L to R: Apple Valley Rd, Fairgrounds, Rockstar, Highway 30

I used a flash on this one, and it seems to have brought out the true color in most of them. From what I've seen on Ravelry, Covelite rarely photographs well, and it's spectacular in person. The intensity of the colors in Pride is also difficult to capture - it's practically phosphorescent, but in a good way.

I don't think I'll have time to find and put up pics of the individual skeins until and unless I get Buster Brown down for a decent nap later in the day, which may or may not happen ;-)

(All images copyright E. Boudreau)

Monday, August 4, 2008

The yarn, she is mine!

Bwa ha ha haaaaah!

My Socks that Rock extravaganza appeared in my mailbox this afternoon, and I'm SO happy with the speedy arrival. I placed the order on July 28th, and it took bang-on a week.

I'll take pics later (baby N. is sleeping in the bouncy chair with my foot helping the bounce, and I don't want to move), but I ended up with (all lightweight) Pride, Covelite, Lucy, Little Bunny Foo Foo and a second skein of the July Rockin Sock Club yarn, called Goody Goody for those who don't know yet (although there'll be no pics of that one, though! I'm not going to spoil it!)

Now if I can just finish my Clapotis so I can get started on my next secret project :-)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I bought yarn, and I can't share it on Ravelry :(

At least, I don't think so.

I have some secret projects that I want to start, and I bought some STR for them (had a coupon, price increase is looming, it was a Tuesday, you know how it is). But the people that will eventually get these projects regularly visit my flickr page to check up on new pics of my baby boy, and I don't want to even post the skein pics to spoil the surprise.

How depressing.

I will, however, post them here when they arrive, hopefully by midweek :-)

Nothing like a huge order of Socks That Rock to make your day a little brighter!