Monday, July 10, 2006

What's New?

I know I still have two more contest entries to post, but I'm going to put those off just a little bit longer. I still have to find a prize for one of them, and I want to wait until the other gets her prize before I post it for all to see.

I've been at my mom's house for the majority of the past two weeks, minus a few days in the middle to check on the not-quite-feral-yet cats. The first week (the last week of June) was pretty busy because my brother and his family were there.

Calvin liked his birthday sweater, despite the fact that it was only June, and his birthday isn't until November. See, the kid is 7 months old and is wearing 12-18 month sizes. I made this sweater a few years ago, way before we even knew there'd be a Calvin. I wanted him to try the sweater now to make sure he'd be able to wear it for at least a week or so. Actually, length-wise it should fit him just fine come his birthday. Width-wise, well... cross your fingers. (Sorry for the head-tilting thing... the library won't let me rotate the picture.)

(There are already plans in place for a definitely-fitting birthday sweater for Calvin come November. More info on that later. Like, in November.)

Maggie enjoyed the cupcakes (from One Skein) that I made for she and Grandma to enjoy at their tea parties. Maggie even helped to 'tuff the 'trawberry one, since I made that one while I was in Wooster. She did say that they weren't easy to see through, and Calvin mentioned that the green one did not taste particularly good. I guess they'll just have to be 'tend cupcakes after all.

There has been other knitting. I'm working on a pair of Trekking socks (yes, I said pair... the first one is DONE and the second one is almost halfway through the cuff!) for a friend. Maggie's birthday sweater A special project is well underway and due for completion sometime before mid-to-late August. This coming Saturday I have sock club in the morning and a class for the entrelac bag in the afternoon. This means, of course, that I get to start my new entrelac bag soon. Mom helped me wind the yarn this past week and it's ready to go. I'll try to show you the colors, soon.

In non-knitting news, I've been job searching, reading, emailing, "helping" Mom redecorate, and hoping for some meet-ups with friends soon. I even pulled out an X-Box game this morning for the first time in months. I suppose I should be thankful for the time off, but it's just too stressful when I don't have a job. I realized within the past couple of days or so that it's always summertime when I'm looking for a job. What's up with that?

5 comments:

Brenda said...

The sweater looks great! And the cupcakes are ingenious! It's good that your time off coincided with your brother's visit to Wooster.

And if you ever want to expand your job search, there are lots of jobs in Wyoming . . .

Karen said...

Love the sweater!! And the cupcakes look good enough to eat. And they make interesting eyeballs too. Aren't kids great!?!

Joy said...

is that a cabled sweater?? i didn't know you did much cabling! and Sam thinks the knitted cupcakes are very cool toys. He loves to look at photos on my computer, so he's perched on my lap right now, giving his approval to all your projects. Don't you feel special now? :)

bean said...

hey, brenda, i was thinking of you as we drove through wyoming - it is beautiful! i was quite surprised - i think i had pictured a bunch of cowboys against an ugly backdrop. the parts along 90 are actually really pretty. but i do think there are more jobs in seattle than wyoming...

look how cute my kids are!!!!!!!!!

Kniterella said...

Do you recall the yarn you used for Calvin's sweater? It is adorable.

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