Thursday, February 11, 2010


It looks like my plans to head to Orlando have been moved up a day.  The South is expected to get a snowstorm starting sometime tomorrow.  I've decided to check out the kid from school early and go about half way and spend the night instead of getting up early, early Saturday morning and drive the trip straight.  The Youngest is not his best when strapped down in a car seat for that many hours in a row and I don't want to be exhausted from driving that long with no one to spell me behind the wheel. 

I'm taking two projects to work on while I'm down there; my spiral knit socks and my fingerless mitts.  Remember the fingerless mitts project?  Probably not.  It's been so long since I started this project that I could barely remember it when I picked up my notes again yesterday.  I decided that I hated the way they looked and promptly ripped them out and started over.  This is the latest incarnation, but will probably be changed as well.  I'm getting closer to what I want, but I'm not quite there yet:

The yarn for that project, some leftover Cascade 220, is definitely looking worse for the wear.  It's been frogged about 15 times now and it's looking downright sloppy when knit up now.  I'll probable ditch this yarn and go for something else. 

While working on this pattern for the mitts, I've been researching chart symbols so that I can chart it out.  Well, I found that there are quite a few ways of doing the symbols for the charts.  I'm going to have to investigate this further I think. 

So, since I'm leaving early tomorrow, I won't be doing a Friday post and I may not be posting again until Thursday.  I'm going to have to play that one by ear.   You guys have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sick kid

The Youngest has been sick for about two weeks now.  I  thought it was just a normal preschool cold, but it started getting worse.  There's no way I'm walking all over Disney with a sick kid.  Talk about a downer.

So we went to the doctor today.  We spent 30 minutes in the waiting room, 10 minutes waiting for the doc to come into the little room where the left us, all for a 2 minute prognosis.  Know what they said?  "Yep, he's sick.  Here's some antibiotics."  That was it.  Way to get technical there, doc!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Thanks Mr. Hair Dresser

I've been totally traumatized today.  I went to the hair dresser today to get a trim.  The operative word here folks is TRIM.    Not cut, TRIM.    Well.  Guess what happened?

When you tell a hair professional that you want a chin length angled bob, aren't you supposed to get that?  Where, for the most part, your hair is supposed to be more than three inches long?

So I went in expecting this:

And got this:

Except, it's shorter.  Not happy folks, not happy.  I'm about to go on a trip to Orlando and I'm feeling way insecure about my hair now.  Thanks hair dresser.

Why do hair people do this?  You tell them one thing and they decide to do something else.  I would pay extreme money for a good hair dresser that listens.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Amateur Photography and Lace Scarves

Last night The Eldest was working on a photography lesson for Cub Scouts.  Not to be outdone, The Youngest had to take some pics too.  This is what happens when a four year old takes a photo:

Of Himself

And of a cat:
But wait!  I bet you missed the cool part of the cat photo.  Let's zoom in a little closer (I didn't say clearer, I said closer):
Did ya catch it that time?  He caught the cat in mid-yawn.   Cool.   That cat's got a really big mouth.  I guess it goes well with the rest of him too, all 16 pounds of him!


I finally finished my Queen Anne's Lace Scarf!  I did it in two sessions.  Unfortunately, I put it down for about two weeks in between sessions.  But it's finally done:

Here's a closeup:
This is destined to become a gift in the future for my Sister In Law.  The greens will look fabulous next to her red hair.