I’m sitting in bed with Nadia , my 2 year old daughter, waiting for her to fall back to sleep. The wind outside is doing its usual hug and rattle the house sounds. Kavyn, the 13 year old cat, is sitting about a yard away on my bed grooming herself. She is a tiny Maine Coon cat, 7 pounds, but is missing non of the fur.
The neighbors fan, supposedly in their attic, is making its usual winter gratingly annoying siren/steam roller sounds.
In the next room Libby just got into bed, muttering something about her Nintendo DS and plugging it in. One more room down the hall is Mark, watching a show on the internet, or a DVD. His door is typically closed, he sits a yard from his tv, and the sound is on enough that I can listen to the show as if it’s in my room.
Just now, Liadan an early adopted barn cat, calls down the hallway in her loud almost lion like meow. She sounds ginormous calling this way. She has just captured an empty toilet paper roll, and like a good little kitty who loves her baby, is bringing it down the hallway and into our bedroom. She brings her spoils for Nadia, not realizing that she might wake her up. Tonight, Nadia lifted her head and looked over my legs to check on Liadan. Then promptly went back to sleep.
All I did knit wise today was cast on for a sleeve. That was on the way to Wausau to shop for the kids. Winter jackets were procured at one store. Then we went to the next store that has nicer clothes and found some jeans. Libby and I rummages to clearance racks first and I found a skirt and a pair of jeans on sale. They had a shirt I had wanted a while ago on sale, disappointingly it was an XL. I wear a S.
Then Wendy’s for dinner. Yum. Love their salads. And. Quick stop for DS games. Now home.
I feel like I walked a gazilion miles. Some how my 5,936 steps only equates to 2.44 miles. So sayith my fit bit. I’d like to walk more miles a day. Right now I have my goal set for a number of steps, and I meet that when I go out, or do some house cleaning or light exorcise in the house. So I know that I am increasing my activity. I should start tracking my food again to make sure I’m not over consuming while I adjust my activity level. Some times I like doing that, sometimes it just seems a little too OCD. And FIt Bit sucks on the food tracking. I much better prefer Lose!it. They have a barcode scanner now. That makes it totally awesome.
Ok. Nadia is zonked. Time for me to go do some thing.
Maybe start that sleeve cap…
That time of year. First quarter is over.
It went well.
It’s gotten cold. I need to start knitting faster. My hands and feet are doing their blue thing.
I’m thinking about jumping on the fingerless mitt bandwagon.
I’m still surfing Ravelry looking for inspiration. In the process I have found some amazing projects. And they recently posted a link for non published work. Wow.
I am now up to date on my rabies shots. Haha. A week and a half ago a stray cat bit me pretty good. Tests also came back negative, so now I don’t have to go back and get more shots.
The bite swelled up a little and I was not able to knit for a few days and then there was no knitting left in me.
This week I finished the back of Jim’s sweater and started on the front. The whole thing still looks terribly small. I keep holding it up to Jim and checking it and everything looks right on him. It’s amazing how deceiving ribbing can be.
I am now a happy owner of a Fitbit flex. I am hoping it will encourage me to exorcise more. So far it’s tracking my sleep pretty well. The food selection needs improvement as does the synching with other apps like Loseit! Loseit has a fantastic new function. It can scan bar codes to input the nutrition info and has a great restaurant database. Eh.
I need to get back to some knitting
I think my phone was about to explode with all the data it held. Mostly pictures – extremely hard to ferret out the most important to keep in memory. After loading them into iPhoto of course.
I went for the snazzy new iPhone with the thumb print scanner. Hopefully this will prevent Nadia from accessing anything on the phone. ? I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.
So most of my time has been spent trolling Ravelry. First for sweater ideas for Jim, then for shawl/scarf/wrap/blanket ideas. I have learned how to better search for what I’m looking for and Ravelry is constantly adding new functions. It feels like I have been a member for aeons, I can’t remember a time that they have added so much in such short spurts of time.
The other thing I noticed… Some of the “famous” bloggers everyone reads, somehow manage to knit over 200 projects since they have joined. This is on top of work and family/social lives. Makes me feel lame. Haha! Then again one of these speedy knitters can whip out some of the most complex cable sweaters in super baggy jacket style in less than 2 months it seems. There was a time that I knit an extra large men’s sweater, the yoke had some basic wavelike cables, in a month while at work.
Then I remember my sons sweater that took me a year to knit while I was in school, summer vacation and then through a pregnancy. And he was small then!!
I have made it past the divide for front and back on Jim’s sweater. I have been looking at this squishy mass and constantly measuring it. On the needle it looks like it would fit me just fine (34″) and not so much Jim (43″)…and he wanted it long. My first worry has been that I did not order enough yarn. Then I keep thinking about steam blocking what I have… Then the other day I held it up to his back to check the length. Looks fine so far!
Now to get past this current episode of knitters block
And finally FINALLY we have wonderful weather.
It’s perfect out right now.
Sitting in the car knitting while Nadia naps.
Trying not to fall asleep myself. It’s a bit hard – except for the jerking shock of an electric like bolt through my body as I start to doze…
Started a sweater for Jim … 3 times! Haha.
I should be knitting. But I have suffered a terrible case of knitters block for a while now.
I have worked on the herring bone sock off and on, fixed the mistake and worked to the second wedge.
I crocheted in June. Lost that drive somewhere. Although I have thought about buying the crocheter’s companion. I couldn’t decide if I wanted the newest edition in print, or the old one on my Nook.
I have thought about finishing quite a few projects that are waiting here and there. A sewn skirt from last summer that will need taking in before I insert the lining and hem it… Start a dress?
Finish the cotton test tunic? Start a sweater?
I did finish Nadia’s cape. I even updated Ravelry.
I’ve been making bread, going on a few family rides…
And now it’s fair time for our city.
It’s become incredibly expensive, and I can no longer eat anything there. Yeah for gluten.
Fairs were never a big part of my childhood. So I did really enjoy the ones here when we first moved.
So I have made gluten free pastry cream and mixed up some gluten free flours to make funnel cake. Boston cream pie funnel cake. I had that one year and it was fantastic. I hope my funnel cake works out.
Turning the heel.
Made a mistake.
Tinking back over stitches…
In the car trying to pick up half a drive shaft. The store had the wrong end.
Being glared at by a 2 year old.
Thinking about frogging.
Time for lunch and playland.
The best thing after being woken up by a baby and allergies is left over frozen smoothie. I should do that again.
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