Saturday, July 29, 2006

finally finished!

joseph's sweater is finished! and it fits!

also finished is my clinical course for my senior level practicum. YEAH!!! and all the paper work has been sent in for grading. of course, i still have THE PAPER left to do, although, it is started and has about 6 pages written.

we are off to the pool.
it is supposed to be a hot one here. may even hit 90.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

to blog or not to blog

well, the questions are really to blog or sleep, to blog or study, to blog or knit...and for the last little bit, it has been to not blog but to sleep, study and knit. i have finished, except for handsewing the ribbon on, a bonnet for my great-niece.

then, there are the pair of socks that are ongoing! that is because i only knit on them when i am away from home. they are small and easy to take places. maybe one day i will finish them!

and yet more, there is the sweater for my grandson. he chose the color and i chose the pattern. it is similar to the pink one for his sister. and it would have been finished, but i had to take out 8 1/2 inches of the hood. that would be all of the hood that i had done because i made an error in counting. urghhh. so, it will get done, just not as quickly as i had thought.

that would be it for the knitting these days. well, there is the project in the closet floor, and the one on top of the tv stand, and, well, you get the picture.

this past week was busy because we had a lovely visit from my parents. i ended up working about 2/3 of the time they were here, but we did get some time in to have a picture of the 4 generations of women. that was a fun time. also, had some great food, thanks to poppy. he is the cook extrordinaire! and he grows some great tomatoes. you just can't get tomatoes in maine like you can get in the south... next week is my vacation, wonder what fun is in store. one thing would be to finish my paper, or not graduate!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

the cat bed

one of my finished knitting projects was a cat bed from the stitch n bitch book. i retaught myself to knit, since i wasn't a very good learner when my grandmother tried to teach me all those years ago. i did the cat bed as a second project, the first was the cat hat! the cat hat was the reason for relearning to knit...

ok, it's a little ( a lot ) corny, but hey, i am a crazy cat lay!

so, back to the cat bed. i made this cat bed and do you think any of the cats wanted to sleep in it? no, no, no. so, i sprayed it with catnip... and one night, i caught one of them sleeping in it! and of course, got out my trusty camera because no one would believe me. so here is the catbed and then the in the cat bed.

and here is my grandson wearing the cat bed when it is not in use...

well, i shall get back to studying, or knitting possibly. i am waiting on yarn to finish the green sweater. i ran out during the hood! and i started the second sock of a pair...on circulars!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

pretty in pink

wow, i didn't realize how easy it would be to set up a blog. i have been lurking and reading other people's blogs for a while. i guess i'll see how this goes for me! i live a crazy life of working in labor and delivery, with a side hat of lactation consultant, going to school, being a wife, mother and grandmother and being creative with knitting, sewing, smocking and the like. i worked the night shift last night, no new babies. today was a recovery day and i spent time knitting my grandson's sweater. he is very excited to get a sweater since his younger sister got one earlier this year.

isn't she beautiful?! and so, my grandson will hopefully have his own sweater soon.