Baby is really good in the car and loves road trips. On Tuesday we went down to visit my mom in West Virginia to drop off a package for her. Road trips are not good for her (or my) health since we both eat fast food on the road. On the way there I ate fried chicken and fed her my curly fries. On the way back it was burger king, I got a whopper jr. and she got chicken nuggets in the shape of crowns. This makes a happy Baby and maybe one of the reasons she likes being in the car so much.
Taking a photo of knitted items on myself by myself is tough, its even tougher if I want to include Baby into the photo. Baby wouldn’t sit up, every time I tried to get her to sit up, she just laid down, her legs apart wanting a belly rub from me. The timing might have been bad since all Baby wanted to was to lay down and sleep but I don’t know when it would be the best time since she sleeps all the time! As you can see in the photos, I’m hugging her or more accurately holding her up.
I’m wearing the Dream Swatch Head Band completed earlier in the day. I used Bamboo Soft from Rowan in a very light purple color. The yarn is sooooo soft, drapey and smooth. The pattern was very easy and quick to knit. I in fact broke my knitting monogamy with the Tangled Yoke Cardigan to knit this so that I had something to knit on the subway on my way to a party. I could have probably finished the entire wrap that night back on the subway (all local at 4am) but I was too pooped to take it out so I finally finished it today almost a week later. I think its a bit too long so I might take some of it apart later, we’ll see.
Baby got a treat after all the phototaking for interrupting her all day nap.
In midst of knitting my Tangled Yoke Cardigan, I felt the urge to make stitch markers. It was simple and quick. So here is my quick tutorial on how to make them yourselves. You will need: jump rings, beads, super glue and if your rings are not opened, a wire cutter.
Open or cut open the rings and slip your bead onto the ring. Close the ring and place a dab of superglue on the opening and move the bead to cover the opening. Add more superglue to the center of the bead to fill the entire hole so that the bead will stay in place. Thats it Its done.
The ones I made are tiny, made out of sterling silver with cheap glass beads. Hehe.
Note to self, do not leave cereal on the couch for the dog to eat for a third time (yes she has done this before to a box of cheerios.)
The fall Knitty is finally up, I’ve been waiting for it for ages. I think this issue is much better than the previous issue, there are a lot of patterns that I am willing to make and are not hideous or bizarre. In the cool stuffs column, I noticed that they reviewed Vogue Ultimate Sock Book. Hmmm…. its a new book and I have it, bought it in early July from Strand Books, how could that be? According to Amazon it was published on September 1, 2007. How the heck was I able to buy the book so early? When I saw the book, I didn’t even realize that Vogue had an ultimate sock book, I tried looking online for it but couldn’t find it, now I know why!
In knitting news, I’m trying knitting monogamously right now, just the Tangled Yoke Cardigan, everything else is in hibernation. It’s working pretty well, I’m knitting about one skein a day or about 10%. At this rate, I should be done in 6 or 7 days if I’m not stumped somewhere along the line if I’m lucky.