If It's Fiber...

Monday, March 26, 2007

Finished the caterpillar! Here's B with him. He did make some design changes. He wanted his caterpillar to have a mouth and he left off the i-cord stripe since the yarn ended up striping anyway. Great to have that finished - I'll have to get a closer picture of it at some point.

Okay, I know I have all of these other, more time pressing projects to start, but I have already started and finished the first side of my Brea bag. It knits up so quickly! I hope to have the whole thing finished by the end of the week.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Thought I would post a couple of recent pictures. Above is Flora, taken on Saturday. She is now two months old and doing more and more smiling and talking.

Below, is a picture of Bruce getting his haircut. This was done a week and a half ago. The man cutting his hair is in our downtown. Mr. Fiber has been the one to take him there, I've never seen the man in person. Bruce does very well for him for some unknown reason. He fought in WWII.

I've been knitting on a caterpillar for B. Miz Knotty made one for Flora, (pic here) and he liked it immensely. He even went into my yarn stash and picked out the yarn he wanted me to use to make it! (Note to self: Change stash hiding place) I kept thinking he would forget about it, but no. So we borrowed the pattern. As I was getting out of the car to get the pattern, B said that I could then "cast on stitches" for it. Whe did this boy learn that you have to "cast on" to knit?! Maybe I should get some needles in his hands before too long.
So much is happening over at the KALs I'm involved in. I'm really enjoying them.


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Here we are this afternoon, doing some garden housekeeping that should have been done long ago. Flora in the hand-me-down Baby Bjorn, Bruce in his bicycle helmet (we had just returned from a walk/ride), we pulled up the basil carcasses and cut back the lemongrass.
While cutting back the lemongrass, my boy makes me proud. He says,
"I want to have some Tom Kha Gai."
It makes me proud because:
He knows he is cutting back lemongrass.
He knows lemongrass is an ingredient in Tom Kha Gai.
He likes Tom Kha Gai and wants to eat some.
Maybe one day he'll be a great chef.

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

A knitting picture!
This is a sock I've knitted with Brooke's Avalon colorway. Her yarn knits up so lovely! It really is great to knit. Go over there and pick yourself up some!
I wish you could see the stitch pattern better. I'll have to try another shot sometime.


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Life around here has been trying to find some sort of schedule, to no avail. I'm finaly getting used to the fact that Flora won't be nursing. I've found bottles that I like and feel safe about, and that she likes. I've determined which formula seems to work best on her. And I've stopped pumping. She has enough of my milk in the freezer to give her 6 oz everyday for about a week and a half now.
Because I'm not nursing I am taking advatage of all the foods and drinks I've been depriving myself of while pregnant - sashimi, liver, a hot dog (I never eat these, but when you can't have them, it makes you want one), sake, and wine. I look forward to a nice corned beef dinner.
I stay away from all sorts of things when pregnant and nursing: alcohol, liver, nitrates and nitrites, raw fish, rare meat, soft yolk eggs, etc.
Last night I made Cooking Light's Veal Osso Bucco. (My FIL gives me his issues after he gets them. What a sweetie!) It turned out great - though I didn't have shanks, I had chops so I braised them intstead of letting them cook for 2 hours. It really was quite simple too. Mr Fiber liked the house smell when he came home.
I've been knitting whenever I can. Bottle feeding does not lend itself to knitting the way nursing does. You have to use hands when you bottle feed.
I've been dreaming of patterns that I want to start. Most of them involve yarn I already have, which is good since formula will be taking up my yarn money for awhile.
I'm reading the Harry Potters over again and completely loving it. I think I dream in wizard world now.
I took a couple of "which character are you" tests. I must admit, I really just wanted to be Neville. In many ways, I think I am much like his character. But you will see that one test had me as Hermione. I do tend to be a bit of an overachiever and goody two shoes when it comes to classes. I think those who attended the fair isle class with me can attest for that.

Which HP Kid Are You?

I really liked the results of the second test I took. Just look at that. I scored and Albus. Next up was Lupin, then Luna. I love all of those characters, but I don't know that I really am like them. I'm glad Percy was so far down on the list.

You scored as Albus Dumbledore. You are very wise, observant, and analyctical. You have a very "well-organized" mind, which makes you function in a calm and fair manner. Though you get angered easily, its rare of you to ever act our of temper. You are constantly seeing the good in people and are naturally forgiving because of it. You're easy to please and a great person to learn from.

Albus Dumbledore


Remus Lupin


Luna Lovegood


Ron Weasley


Oliver Wood


Harry Potter


Sirius Black


Hermione Granger


Neville Longbottom


Bellatrix Lestrange


Lord Voldemort


Severus Snape


Percy Weasley


Draco Malfoy


Harry Potter Character Combatibility Test
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I'm lucky to get much free time nowadays, so my postings will not be as often. I do hope to get up some kntiting pictures and more baby pictures before too long.

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