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Buckets of fun April 29, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 8:39 pm

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Who knew bucketing could be so much fun? Everyone wanted to wear the Bottoms Up Bucket. It was made for Gracie but Cameron and Owens are on the needles. I keep on casting on with one strand. Why do I have a block when it comes to casting on? Thanks Becky for hosting this fun BottomsUp Bucket Along.

 

What’s knitting?

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 9:53 am

missionowenHere is Owens one-sleeved Mission Falls sweater in all of its unfinished “glory.” Why didn’t I finish this? I “adapted” a Debbie Bliss pattern, knit it in the round on a different gauge. It was all wrong. Now is my chance to make it right. “Mission Owen.” I think I am going to just knit off the existing sweater and make it a raglan. However, I may not have enough yarn to knit for Owen—all of a year and a half later. I used Chicory. Any suggestions for coordinating color/s?

graciechiccamchicNext up we have my bottomless bucket of mistakes. I knit it at the wrong gauge. Floppy city, with multiple counting errors due to television knitting. I ripped and reknit on 6’s. Why I have I become such a loose knitter? It is now standing on its own and should be finished by tonight. Cameron wants a blue one. I wonder if Owen will wear one. I will make him one anyway. You never know. Gracie was cute. I just started the decreases this morning and as she’s putting her shoes on to leave for school she wanted to know if it would be done for school. Sure sweetie.

Maryland Sheep and Wool is on for Kevin and me Saturday. Yippee. I am looking forward to meeting all you knit bloggers. Off to Michaels with my mom. I think I may knit that mitered square rug in Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton. I would like it for my kitchen. It is currently pea green and yellow with faux brick. I don’t think I will use those colors but it brings up the question—how will we be doing the new kitchen? The architect is coming on Tuesday.

 

Sleep is good April 27, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 10:12 am

That was a pretty depressing post yesterday. I am sorry. Sleep deprivation is truly tortuous. I went to bed very early last night, at about 7pm and slept. Owen was kind enough to sleep till about 6:15am. I am not sure. I heard him come downstairs and he was sitting on the couch in his pajamas with a Yankees hat on holding the television remote.

I dug up his Mission Falls sweater. It is almost finished except for one sleeve. But it is now too small. Do I rip it out? Or just knit from it as it is. I think the latter. I am inspired by Greta and Annie knitting into the mystery.

 

April 26, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 5:16 pm

Rough days around here. I think I have written before that Owen was waking up early. He slept through last night. I didn’t though, just waiting for him to wake up. Don’t you hate when that happens? He is going through some thing right now that is driving me nuts. He won’t put his hands flat, they are permanently clenched. Holding a cup, eating a bagel…everything. I know when I am tense, I often find my hands clenched. Could that be the cause? I don’t know. There is so much I don’t know and it just destroys me sometimes. We have also seen an increase in self-injurious behaviors again. Is it the time change–still? Or environmental allergies? I feel so helpless. He seems so unrelated these days. So lost. I wonder where he is. Will he come back anytime soon?

April is Autism Awareness month. There has been a lot of programs on television about autism, on the news. I wish I knew more. Will I ever know enough? Perhaps it is time to dig up his old Mission Falls sweater and knit a prayer into it for his well-being, for his happiness. For him to find his way back to me again.

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Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 5:16 pm

Rough days around here. I think I have written before that Owen was waking up early. He slept through last night. I didn’t though, just waiting for him to wake up. Don’t you hate when that happens? He is going through some thing right now that is driving me nuts. He won’t put his hands flat, they are permanently clenched. Holding a cup, eating a bagel…everything. I know when I am tense, I often find my hands clenched. Could that be the cause? I don’t know. There is so much I don’t know and it just destroys me sometimes. We have also seen an increase in self-injurious behaviors again. Is it the time change–still? Or environmental allergies? I feel so helpless. He seems so unrelated these days. So lost. I wonder where he is. Will he come back anytime soon?

April is Autism Awareness month. There has been a lot of programs on television about autism, on the news. I wish I knew more. Will I ever know enough? Perhaps it is time to dig up his old Mission Falls sweater and knit a prayer into it for his well-being, for his happiness. For him to find his way back to me again.

xmabnybgkt_027

 

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 5:16 pm

Rough days around here. I think I have written before that Owen was waking up early. He slept through last night. I didn’t though, just waiting for him to wake up. Don’t you hate when that happens? He is going through some thing right now that is driving me nuts. He won’t put his hands flat, they are permanently clenched. Holding a cup, eating a bagel…everything. I know when I am tense, I often find my hands clenched. Could that be the cause? I don’t know. There is so much I don’t know and it just destroys me sometimes. We have also seen an increase in self-injurious behaviors again. Is it the time change–still? Or environmental allergies? I feel so helpless. He seems so unrelated these days. So lost. I wonder where he is. Will he come back anytime soon?

April is Autism Awareness month. There has been a lot of programs on television about autism, on the news. I wish I knew more. Will I ever know enough? Perhaps it is time to dig up his old Mission Falls sweater and knit a prayer into it for his well-being, for his happiness. For him to find his way back to me again.

xmabnybgkt_027

 

April 24, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 9:31 am

Vizzini

Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

Thanks to Ann at Purling Swine.

Kevin, who was Wesley, pegged me as “Inconceivable Vizzini” before I even finished the quiz. Jerk.

 

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 9:31 am

Vizzini

Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

Thanks to Ann at Purling Swine.

Kevin, who was Wesley, pegged me as “Inconceivable Vizzini” before I even finished the quiz. Jerk.

 

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 9:31 am

Vizzini

Which Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

Thanks to Ann at Purling Swine.

Kevin, who was Wesley, pegged me as “Inconceivable Vizzini” before I even finished the quiz. Jerk.

 

Spring + Fling=Finished April 23, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 8:00 am

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Yippee! My Spring Fling is finished. Kevin took this sucker to work with him this morning. It is a gift for his friend/coworker who generously donated to Owen’s school. Next up a little boy sweater for the other coworker that also donated. I want to do a rollneck raglan in the round with as little ends as possible. Can you imagine why?

The Debbie Bliss Easy Garter Stitch cardigan was a quick and easy knit. I absolutely loved the Tahki Cotton Classic. Prior to this cardi, I had been a dedicated Cotton Fleece girl–great yardage and great price. But the Tahki just had a great feel and the colors were beautiful. I liked that Debbie Bliss designed the pattern to be knit in one till you split for the armholes. I did a 3 needle bind off for the shoulders on the right side to continue the garter look (rather than casting off and seaming.) I wasn’t thrilled with my seaming job on the sleeves. The instructions from Bliss’ How to Knit did nothing to help me. I had to wing my fling. The first sleeve looked better than the second–no idea why, just did. I took a deep breath, got a few family opinions and let it go. I appreciate all of your input on the buttons. Poor Kevin had suggested dark purple on Wed. night and I shot him down. I guess I should listen to him a bit more…nah.

Today is my knitting guild meeting. I am excited to meet two new knitting Ann’s. And I am teaching my felting workshop. I worked on Na Craga and the Peace Fleece cardi. Sitcom Chic is going to be ripped. My mom is going to help me resize the numbers to fit Gracie. And I am on the lookout for Katia 25. I want to make Gracie that off the shoulder tank that Kerstin at My Knits End made for her daughter. Granny’s Yarn Shoppe sells Katia so I hope I get it today. If not, I will be ordering it. It might be my sweater for Kimberly’s Marilyn-along.

I hope to post more pictures later, after the guild meeting. I am a bit tired today…Owen has been getting up nightly in the wee hours. I hate, no, I abhor sleep deprivation. So, I am not playing with a full deck today.

a little later

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I met Ann of Purling Swine today at the knitting guild meeting. We have emailed several times and chatted on the phone once. Let me tell you, she is even cooler in person! She brought a couple of friends and they all joined the guild. Yeah! Today was a great meeting. Ronald McDonald House did a presentation for the members as the guild donates a lot of knitted items to the house on Long Island. And we had the various workshops. I did a felting workshop. This is kind of a hard workshop to do as we can’t do the actual felting. But a lot of the ladies had never felted before and wanted a bit of reassurance. I was surprised the majority of my group didn’t know I-cord. I am glad I was able to show them that. It was a great meeting. (Sorry Ann, but they aren’t usually that good!) I hope Ann comes to the June luncheon. If you have the opportunity to meet Ann–you definately should.

We were going to drape ourselves across the Steinway but were afraid we might get in trouble.