Saturday, January 26, 2008

Still. So. Tired....

Man, I forgot about how tired a baby makes you. Make that a baby and a toddler. I can't nap the way I did when the Big Boy was an infant, because Big Boy is running around like a crazy man!

Here's some actual knitting pictures...


This is one side of a purse that I'm making. I've modified a pattern from Crazy Aunt Purl's book - the purse in the book was just way too small. I fell in love with the kind-of-twisted stitch at the bottom of the bag. It's worked from the back when you purl... it's P2tog, leaving them on the needle, then P into the first stitch again and let both drop off the needle. Then the next P row it's offset one stitch. Love it! The yarn is a Lane Borgessa that I picked up on sale at Ben Franklins... nothing special, but I think it would make a nice bag. Nice and fuzzy.

Well, then I found this pattern on a blog that I read... unfortunately, I don't remember which blog. But I need more headbands... and I started it in the Lion Brand Microspun again. What is it with me and that yarn? I wanted to do a black headband, and I thought it would be nice and stretchy (the other one I made with the Microspun is my favorite headband...). But I forgot how much I hate that yarn. Grrr.....

So I started it with a wool/acrylic blend called Tonalita by Trendsetter... this was a special yarn from my swap-buddy that I got back in November. I love it! It is sooo soft, and I think it's really pretty in this headband. Much easier to work with, too....

And did you notice? It's not knitting... it's crocheting! And rather advanced for me... it has these great bobbles on it that are easy when you get into them, but look really hard (at least to me!).

Oh, so much is happening here, it's amazing I'm getting anything done. I actually am thankful for the crocheting, because it's easier for me to cart around the house when I'm chasing after the Big Boy. I feel great physically, despite being tired, and I'm excited about getting back into the swing of things with my housework, etc. I broke out my Motivated Moms chore calendar, and have actually been cleaning again. It feels so good! I've joined the Grocery Game, and I'm looking at the whole CVS ECB-thing, though that kind of scares me a bit. So I'm excited about saving tons of money... but mainly because I get to shop. And I love to shop - for anything, even if it's toothpaste. And I love me some deals!

And I leave you with some pics of what is happening around here...

Big Boy's big boy bed. This white number's been replaced with a newer one already. He loves his bed. My Big Boy is growing up.

Speaking of...

Happy 2nd Birthday, kiddo!

It's trains, trains, trains at our place....

...with a lot of love going around!

3 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

All is forgiven for not posting so much when you put pics of those sweet babies on you blog. SO. SWEET.

Kellie said...

I want to cuddle those sweet little babies in your house! They are just plain adorable.

Ok lets get together for sock knitting assistance and felting supervision. And then, I can give you this knitted baby something before he is no longer a baby :)

I'm so glad to hear you are doing well, albeit tired.

oh amanda said...

Glad you're getting some fun stuff in! Oh, he's so cute!! How long has he big in a big bed? I'm thinking about transitioning Lydia soon.