Thursday, February 16, 2006

Check out the goods from my dear Secret Pal!!!!!!!!!!!! This was a great Vday surprise!! I must say, however, that the candy she sent is not pictured. I'm sure you can imagine where it went! So thank you so much, S.P!!!!!! The washcloths are so cute! What a good idea. I haven't decided what to make out of that yarn but it's one of my favorite colors!!!!

On the knitting front, I have to finish that variegated yarn garter stitch scarf soon. I'm close but not there yet. Maybe this weekend.

I have been so busy with school and sick/tired with pregnancy that I just can't wait until the weekend comes. I'm glad to hear from several other bloggers that they weren't able to knit much while pregnant. I'm sure I will get motivated in the summer!!!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Lots of things to catch up on! First, many many thanks to my kickass Secret Pal who is making my knitting life way easier. I received these two handy tools recently - a yarn cutter you wear around your neck and a cool little sheep tape measure! I haven't opened the cutter yet (and apologies for the sideways pic) but I'm planning on bringing it to my knitting group on Sat. I always end up there looking for something to cut my yarn with - usually it's a butter knife from the cafe so this will be a MUCH better alternative! Also, I'm so excited that my little sheepy measure is black. I identify completely with the black sheep!

And speaking of black sheep, I would like to hereby declare that I think I am the only knitter on the planet not participating in the Knitter's Olympics. My knitting friends are doing it, bloggers I read are doing it, my Secret Pal is doing it - even a lady from one of my LYS is in. I realize that 2500 knitters signed up - if anything, that makes me want to boycott the games on principle. Why? I'm a black sheep. :-)

Finally, here's the best reason I have for being a complete bum about exercising, knitting, blogging and responding to email:

I've been too busy running to the bathroom and wondering when morning/midday/afternoon/evening/night sickness will end. They say 12 weeks. I passed 12 weeks and I'm waiting patiently. Don't get me wrong - I'm happy about the kid thing. But if another old lady tells me how wonderful, happy and FUN pregnancy is, there will be violence...

Anyway, the kid is due 8/17 (the first day of classes, I might add!) Well-timed, eh? We aren't going to find out if it's a boy or girl - I am just content to know that there is only one in there!

I wish I could say this means lots of baby knitting but until I feel better, there will be no knitting happening. Besides, I'm not so sure how I feel about knitting for my own kid. Isn't that like counting the chickens before they've hatched??? Am I crazy? Opinions???