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I uploaded a bunch of pictures today, be warned! Lets start with the craftiness. I need help staying on track with this baby blanket (ignore the brown stain where Natalie spilled a wee bit of Diet Coke !)

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The saavy knitter may recognize that this is a very poor rendition of the Big Bad Baby Blanket in S&B (can’t remember if it’s 1 or 2). I thought (smart girl that I am) that I would simply substitute Simply Soft yarn for the tres expensive reccomended yarn. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem right? Just make sure that you read through the entire pattern before you start, so you learn that the yarn is held doubled throughout.Β  Yeah. I got several inches into this bad boy before realizing that. There was no way I was ripping out that many rows of seed stitch! In conclusion, I hate it but I just can’t get rid of it. I’m going to give it to Natalie for her baby dolls when it’s done. Such is the fate of all my fibery mistakes! Next photo- SOCKS!

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But wait, don’t go busting out the champagne yet. These way cool socks are tube socks- no tricky heel! So a bit of a cheat. They are for my Mom on Mothers Day, and I’m calling them her “Spa Socks”. You know, after lotioning up your tootsies and all. Not really for heavy wear. The orange yarn is Berrocco Cotton Twist, and the light brown (doesn’t photograph well)Β is Patons Grace. Needle size…I think a 3. And yes, I only have one right now. As soon as I’m done posting this, I will start decreasing for the toe, and then I will cast on for the second. I already told Mom that part of her gift would still be on the needles. To quote the Yarn Harlot, socks are small, but by stitch count they are enormous! I’ll try to remember this next time πŸ™‚ And finally, some cute shots of the kids this week. Natalie’s makeup job, Jack attacking a carebear, and Gabe. I just don’t understand the one of Gabe, but note his good behavior sticker from school, then look at his fingers πŸ™‚

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Still nothing.

I swear, waiting for my check to arrive is worse than waiting to give birth. Well, close enough anyway. Last week I received a letter from the publishing company, stating they were going to mail me a check. Um…thank you? I already knew that! After the initial disapointment that it wasn’t cold hard cash, I did get a little giggle out of it. Speaking of pregnancy, I’ve come to the conclusion that a woman gets more stares and smiles by wearing her baby (using a fabric sling, made for me by the glorious Milli) than she does by actually being pregnant. It’s odd. I guess in todays world, it’s unusual to see a mama wearing one? I’ve received comments from strangers, such as “I thought only hippie mamas wore those”. Me? A hippie? I do shop at Whole Foods sometimes…. πŸ™‚ Seriously folks!

On to the WIP….A few weeks ago, I started a log cabin throw, using 10.5 needles and Bernat Softee Chunky. I’ve made a couple of mistakes so far, mostly by picking up the wrong amount of stitches, but I’m loving it anyway. The last section I knit was the green, and it looks the best. So I guess I’m learning as I go! I think once I have a few more rounds on it, the thing will even out and look even better. Here’s hoping.

My next project will involve some of the following fun stuff!

Thats it for now, I’ve got to go get an early dinner started. Knit Night is tonight! Oh, and todays post is brought to you by the googled word “testicals”. Hello, testical visitor πŸ™‚


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