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Baby, baby, baby…..

Though, the pictures show two different colors, it’s actually the same yarn. The sweater shows a much truer color.

A gift for Baby J, a coworker is expecting her second child in February, so I’m a bit ahead of schedule, at least, for once.

I will gift it to her tomorrow.

Now, to work on this, per the request of A, my sweet, loveable but ever demanding (just kidding or am I?) daughter #1 and I have no pattern. To order the booklet will cost close to $20 and there is only one pattern in it that A wants. None of the local yarn carriers had this in stock. It’s the Fall 2007 booklet from Classic Elite Yarns, Uptown. I decided to give it a go without a pattern, I’m crafty, I can figure it out right? What we do for our children. Wish me luck!
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So what did I do…

You got it. I cried at the moment we were all leaving the kids (E’s family and mine went to dinner before they headed home).

I took pictures of my kids and then pics of J & E.

The hug good bye hit me hard (uh, pms was involved). This may be it, he may only be a visitor at home from now on.

The girls and I headed back to the hotel, watched The Wedding Date and I tried to knit, it was so darn hard. The movie was good, though the commercials took big chunks out of it.

I finally started a new scarf that I bought as a kit at the Wool Station for my Ravelry Scarf Exchange, loving the sample in the store. The yarn is Yarns Northwest, the Diana Collection: Silk and Merino. Easy lace center panel, with seed stitch border and a bit of rib on both sides, the scarf was skinny like my exchange pal wants but yet it will be fun to knit.

Off to have breakfast here at the hotel and then we will be on the road for home.

Have a great week.

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Go Vikings! That’s WWU Vikings!

Tomorrow morning, the girls and I will take the Tahoe and J will drive his 87′ Honda Accord, following behind, heading North to WWU!

J is now a Sophmore. J has a girlfriend, E, which by the way, the girls and I just adore, though she can be as quiet as a churchmouse at times. J and E have plans to stay in Bellingham after this year is out and get a flat together. J and E are in lllooovveee.

So, I believe this will be the last time J moves home for the summer. I could be wrong, plans can change, but I have a feeling that it will all work out in the end.

Last year, I didn’t cry until the following Monday at work after driving J to WWU for his first year. I was too weary from 5+ hours of driving round trip that day, the weekend just slipped past me, feeling numb.

This year, no tears, as the girls and I will stay up in Bellingham after we get him settled into his new dorm room. We have reservations, plan a shopping trip down in Old Fairhaven District where the Wool Station and this fabulous used bookstore are situated across the street from each other and if we can manage it, take in the first football game for the Vikings.

Sunday, the girls and I will take part in the continental breakfast to be served and then head home, rested and a bit of a vacation under out belt.

Uh, yeah, knitting. I have my Ravelry Scarf Exchange scarf to take with me and oh, probably three or four other little projects incase I get bored.

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Knitty Fall 2007

You betcha…the Knitty is up.

I would like to make this,

and this,

for sure this!

Like I have time for all of this…I have a list, already a mile long with all the yarn to go with it.

Sigh!

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Since my post of catching up earlier today, I have started the scarf for my Ravelry Scarf Exchange pal. That took me a few weeks of chewing on ideas of what to make for her. Idea had, I purchased the yarn, a beautiful cashmere blend in a fingering weight. After the yarn arrived, I spent the past few weeks going over the pattern, deciding to design my own, to present her an original piece. Right now I am GLAD I have such a large selection of books for knitting reference.

For today’s catch up, I have listened to episode 55 and a portion all of episode 54 of Cast-On. Love it…I will go backwards in episodes for at least now. I listened to a few other pod casts I had downloaded and found they were not as appealing to me as the voice of Brenda Dayne.

So, this is when I became a pod cast snob. I have only Cast-On and Geek Farm Life in my podcast player. Brenda is funny. She makes me laugh. She plays awesome podsafe music that expands my musical palette. For that, I am proud to be a pod cast snob.

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at least to me.

I have many things I want to be caught up on.

My knitting, well, that will never really happen, now will it?

My garden. Having ventured out there today, I see I need to empty the pots and plant hangers of expiring plants, pull weeds, weed-wack around the fruit trees. I will most likely wait for a few more weeks, working best when it is cool and crisp outside. I have decided I need to curtail what I plant next year, as I have these past few years, downsizing my vegetables and adding more perennials. I do have the Square Foot Gardening book in my garden house, waiting to be read and the technique used. Lots of lavender next year, having a great success in growing a dozen plants from seed.

Going back to work has not afforded me time to get the usual summer harvest put up in to jams, sauces, salsas and pickles. A and I harvested a lot of blueberries and have frozen them for winter use. Ah, blueberry muffins.

Podcasts are on my list of catching up. I started with the first episode of Cast On and have slowly worked up into the teens, but have decided, like scrapbooking, it may be best to work backwards. I have other podcasts on my waiting list, so with my wireless card, headphones and knitting, I can plop myself upon my sofa on a Sunday afternoon and get caught up.

Scrapbooking and cardmaking are on list as well. Cardmaking, i.e. birthday cards, holiday cards can be done on a whims notice as I have organized all my supplies in that department. Scrapbooking will need to be a winter weekend project.

Besides the crips mornings, the sun in the afternoon, the cooler nights, the leaves turning into so many pretty colors, fall gives up an hour back, to catch up.

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