May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day

So I kept telling everyone, and myself, that I would not knit the Charlotte's Web that everyone has been getting so worked up about. I've heard nothing but complaints, (and then the occasional "how beautiful is that" comment on finished shawls). But I made the mistake of jumping right in last night.

How beautiful is that? (If I don't say so myself.) I started this around 5 p.m. last night. I worked 44 rows so far. And except for a typo that caused a little frustration on the first YO row, I've had pretty smooth sailing. (Oh, and for when Shawn said, "What's this?" and I accidently dropped a stitch when showing him...then there was smooth sailing.)

This is the skein of Koigu that Jillian traded with me. Originally I thought I could find a matching skein and then I'd make a pair of socks. Well woe is me. I ordered the same color, only the dye lot differed greatly, (let that be a lesson to you), so I decided I'd do the shawl in a variation of Koigu blues.

I'm thinking it's working quite well so far. What do you think?

I also finished a sock. Not a pair, yet. But one sock for Shawn. Just plain old stockinette stitch in Koigu. Took a little while longer than expected, but I suspect that's because I'm using size 1 needles and getting about 9 sts per inch.

One more sock to go.

I've finished the back to Scout's DB Diamond Sweater. But since I've diligently been working on Shawn's socks, I haven't had time to cast on for the front. It's a quick knit, so I don't worry about it taking forever like some projects. In fact there are two WIP's that I've decided to give up on. One is the Sweet Pea Sacque. Scout is too big for it now. I think I'm going to rip it and make her a sweater instead. Three skeins of Rowan Cashsoft will suffice. The other is a blanket that I'm not really happy about. The texture doesn't help show the pattern, so what's the point of that?

That doesn't mean I don't have other things to work on. Slowly I'm making progress with the Cabled Tunic. But not enough to have me believe it would be ready to wear by October. I'm really going to try.

In addition to those things, I also need to cast on for my Gryffindor pal's Hogwarts socks for the Sock Swap. But I can't do that until the yarn gets here. Give it a day or two and I'll be a sock striping queen! And I can't wait to send her the stitch markers I got her. Those should be here in a day or two as well. I'll post pictures when I get them. (Shhh, don't tell her!)

The family is doing well. It's Mother's Day, (Happy Mother's Day to all), and it's been a pretty good day. Shawn made me pancakes and bacon for breakfast and gave me a 1/2 lb. box of See's candy. (Yum!) He's also having our family pictures done too. Can't wait to get those! Oh, and the kitten. He found me a black/white kitten that his coworker is raising and giving us in a couple weeks. I'm pleased!

Jem had his psychiatric evaluation and was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. He's started on meds and we can see a noticable difference in his attention and with his fidgeting. Scout is doing well. We started giving her cereals and baby foods the past two weeks. The bottle just wasn't enough. She really likes bananas. And pears. Not so much with the green beans. Maybe peas?


Yeah, she's my little pea pod. Oh how I love her.

8 comments:

Nora said...

Scout's looking great, AJ.

Beautiful knitting - I love the colours you're using lately.

Happy Mother's Day. x

jillian said...

Beautiful blues!!

Scout is cute as a pumpkin! Happy Mother's Day :)

Charles said...

Hey AJ~~
It really nice to see you on SnB Meeting!! We had fin!!
I will you next meeting!!

Charles

Roni said...

I've always had a soft spot for Charlotte's web, yours is really looking lovely.

Happy b-lated Mom's day!

tiennie said...

Glad everyone is doing well! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Meg said...

I've done Charlotte's Web twice, each time swearing I wouldn't do it again, but not being able to help myself (yes, I've cast on for a third). Its a relaxing lace knit and makes a grand gift!

I love the colors you are doing. I did a couple of colors in my other two and I think I may stick to one color for my next one.

Hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day, you deserve it!!

Rebecca said...

beautiful shawl. will you do the fringe, too? hope your mother's day was great!

Charles said...

hey I tagged you. check out the post!