Friday, December 31, 2004

new year's eve

Still recovering from Christmas. Haven't done much knitting since the mad rush last week where I worked on all my knitted gifts. I should have taken pictures...I'm hoping everyone will send me a picture wearing their gift. (Everyone in the family seems to be picture-happy so there's a good chance that will happen!). I gave a simple 2x2 ribbed beanie to a friend's little boy for Christmas. My friend Lisa liked it, so I started one today in a different color, for her son. I also worked on a pair of wrist warmers. Will post pictures when I make more progress!

This year my santa-husband :) got me the new 40GB iPod photo. The funny thing is, I got him an iPod too! We both had no clue we were getting each other the same thing. The first thing I did was copy all my music into it and made some playlists. Next project is to move my photo library over, too.

We plan on staying home for New Year's Eve. Maybe I'll get a little more knitting done until the count-down!

booties for my baby Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 30, 2004


I guess the first thing in order is an introduction! I am 33 years old, married to my wonderful husband Kurt, the mother of one, and soon to be the mother of two. I'm expecting our baby in just a couple of weeks--I'm due January 31st.

I've always wanted to learn to knit but had a few false starts. I think the idea of being able to knit things for my baby really gave me the push I needed to finally give it a serious try.

This is my first entry on my knitting blog. I plan on talking about knitting, and maybe sharing my day talking about other non-knitting things :) I've only been knitting a couple months. I've made several scarves, the bucket hat from ChicKnits

(you can order the pattern here) and a beanie, but this week I finally made my first knitted baby item. I made the baby booties from Erica Knight's "simple knits for cherished babies". Everything in the book is adorable. I checked it out from the library the other day. With the holidays and all I wasn't expecting to find any good knitting books left on the shelves. I decided I want to buy my own copy. Anyway, I learned how to pick up stitches making the booties. It took me just one evening to complete; I think they came out pretty well. They are so tiny!

What a wet, cold, yucky day. It started off dry and looked like it might be a nice day. Then the rain snuck up right after lunch and it's been raining ever since. I'm glad I don't have to go anywhere. We stayed in and made a yummy seared salmon and sauteed spinach dinner.

Today was my last day of work--I start maternity leave after the holiday weekend. I'm at 8 months and I feel like the baby's ready to come home any day now. But it could happen tomorrow, or 2-3 weeks from now. Who knows, babies are on their own agenda!