I have a kitchen again!!! YAY! It’s not totally done, it still needs a new floor and cupboards/drawers etc. but the basics are in and working. I have a single bowl sink with a removable faucet to help clean dishes. The refrigerator is in the kitchen and running well. The dishwaher, while looking kind of ugly without the counter top that one normally sees over it, is running well without leaking. TJ and my FIL tell me that tomorrow night I should have my washer and dryer as well as sink basin down the basement fully functional.
My knitting has kind of taken a beating these last few days. I did finish the Twist wrist warmer that was suppsed to complete the pair for my mother who now tells me she doesn’t know where the original is and can I please make yet another one. G00d thing Malabrigo has a decent sized skein and this pattern doesn’t seem to use a ton of it. There’s enough left.
I ordered a bunch of Knit Picks Shine Sport last night to make the Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason/Dixon knitting. I’m using the colors Blush, Silver Sage, Green Apple, and Willow. All very lightish shades that I think the pink will stand out against, but not too much. I didn’t want to do anything too traditionally girly. I also ordered the yarn for the Anouk pattern from Knitty in the same brand and same colors that are reccomended. It seemed like a rather non-traditional kind of gift and it will serve more than one purpose. If it’s too big to be a dress for the new baby, the older girl who is three could probably wear it as a top for awhile first. I love clothes like that, especially baby clothes, that can serve multi-purposes. YAY!!
I’m planning a knit night here in the next month. Going to look at a calendar now…brb…Maybe Feb. 3rd or 4th or else the 10th or 11th. I’ll leave that up to the girls to decide. Shelly said that she would attend and I couldn’t be more excited about that. Maybe I can even convince Andrea to come down for a few days to be a part of things…we’ll see. I’m not really sure what to serve, bring etc. to this thing. I was thinking some pumpernicle and spinach dip b/c it’s always cool to eat the food container. Definitely a selection of wines and some beers; a few mixies etc. along with juice, iced tea, coffee, tea, and soda. That should keep everyone happy. I’ll bake some bread and put out butter and I’ll leave the rest to chance. I hope we have our love seat by then. Otherwise we’ll be using the coffee table as well as the couches and recliners. I just want everyone to be happy and to have a good time here. I miss hanging out and knitting with the gang but feel like I’m a bit out of step with everyone. ARGH!!!
I’ve picked the pattern for my CamelSpin yarn. I can’t remember what it’s called, but it’s a VERY simple triangular shawl with eyelettes and that’s about it. I wanted something that wasn’t too fussy nor too lacy and I want to feel the softeness all around me every time I wrap myself in it – which will be often. Later, when I can afford to buy more, I’ll make myself a HUGE Clapotis style wrap for laying on the couch with…without the drops, of course.
That’s about it. Nothing new to report except I might have to maim my child if he doesn’t stop asking to come and sleep next to me. It’s been a real bitch getting him to sleep in his own bed these last few weeks. We’ve moved his mattress right next to our blow up bed (we still have to get our bed unpacked and put back together) and that’s not good enough anymore. Now it’s all about wanting to be right up against me while he sleeps. UGH!!! I adore him and I want to be with him all the time, of course, but how will I ever have another baby with him in the bed with us anytime we enter this room. Babysitters are the key, I think. Someone to watch him so we have time to work on baby #2…LOL