Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Knit picture, knit picture, come see!

Bet that title got your attention, huh? LOL!

Thanks to everyone who is thinking of SP and his broken ankle. I guess the surgery will be on Friday, so please keep us in your thoughts, and prayers if you pray. We're waiting for the Dr. to call with specifics. I hate waiting.

Thanks for the compliments on the mittens, too. LD has been wearing them, even though it's been in the 40s and 50s. I am loving this weather. I know it'll come to an end soon. :( Michigan is never this warm.

Here's a little yarny picture. This is the pinwheel blankie for the new baby girl who is coming in a few months. I am up to 520 stitches. The rounds go faster than you'd think, though. That's my mitten up there, too. See my hand dyed wool? Mmm. Let me tell ya, that is some yummy stuff! Yep, orange is my favorite color. I like orange with pink, too.

My knitting class was fun yesterday. Only a couple of the kids didn't know how to do the knit stitch. I was thinking about doing a gauge swatch with them, but with such short classes we're just going to learn some basics and have fun. I have written some really simple patterns for the kids classes that they love, but I have to rewrite them to match the yarn and needles sizes I was able to get. I usually use worsted weight yarn doubled and size 10 1/2 needles. That way they finish a project really fast. I could only find size 8 and 9 needles, though, so it's regular worsted weight yarn, instead of doubled. I taught them a knit on cast on, and they all did it, and took off knitting for practice. It's all girls this time, and I have 9 students. My helper wasn't able to come, but we did fine.

One little girl said "So, do you just sit and do this all day? Cuz I know you don't have a real job." Ouch! I know she didn't mean anything by it, but she must have heard it from her parents. Right now, I don't know what I'd do if I had a real job. The worry, and stress from surgery and whatnot is driving me crazy as it is. I just laughed and said "I wish I could just knit all day" and changed the subject. Don't worry Carrie, you know it wasn't your daughter. hehe

We went to the community tree lighting last night. It was a small gathering, even though the weather was awesome! There was a very important sports thing going on, and a lot of people were at that. Which our team won! Yay!

One of my new little knitters came up to me as soon as we got there, to ask me a knitting question. I'm showing her the answer with my fingers, and no yarn. You should have seen hubby's face. It was so funny.

Cindy's little guy came up, without looking real close to my Hubby and said "Pick me up". He thought hubby was his dad. It has happened before. LD has done the same thing to Cindy's hubby, too. As I said before our hubbies are cousins, and they do look a bit alike. Hope he wasn't too embarrassed. His parents were right there, but a few people laughed, and I bet my kids would get a bit upset at being laughed at. We're working on that. I don't like being laughed at, and I think that has rubbed off on them. We need to believe the "laughing with not laughing at" thing.

g girl posted some darn cute pics of her new little niece, too. You should see 'em. What a little doll. She also posted a pic of the st. markers I sent her. I've been so busy I haven't put them in my shop, yet! I need to read blogs, too. So, if I am a usual commenter or lurker (which you wouldn't know anyway) on your blog. I'll be back!

I guess it's time to go wait. I hate waiting. I hope they call soon.

Knit On, Knitters. And send good vibes to us while you're doing it, pretty please!


Anonymous said...

The little girl's comment reminded me of the time my son's kindergarten teacher asked the kids to raise their hands if their mom had a job. The teacher was surprised when my son raised his hand, because she knew I was a stay-at-home-mom. "Your mom doesn't have a job," she told my son. "Yes she does," he said. "She works all the time." That's my boy!

Carrie said...

You know, I took a deep breath and was about to question my daughter, because I KNOW she didn't hear that from me! We stay-at-homes are as busy as working moms, and I'll defend that statement to anyone. Daughter had much fun =) I'll send prayers for your son, but he won't need them. He'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

I had to LOL when you said "Michigan is never this warm" & you said it was in the 40s & 50s?? That's freezing to us!!

"You don't have a real job"...sigh. I guess none of us MOMS work then. Just wait, she'll probably be a mom one day.

Good vibes to you all!

Janice said...

Being a parent is a full time job whether you work outside the home in addition or not!! We need to applaud and support each other whatever our choice!! (and for some it's not a choice) I have LOVED being a stay at home mom and am thankful to have been able to do so!!
Back to knitting.... Your blanket is wonderful...and I love the orange mitten. Orange is a very 'happy' color as my daughter would say! Kudos to you for teaching the kids to knit...quite an undertaking, but sounds like you really enjoy it.
Prayers are with you Friday...

g-girl said...

I can't believe that little girl asked you that!! Guess it goes to show you what she's learned from her own parents! :P Sounds like things are going well with the knitting class and I agree with Carrie, SP is going to be fine. :) I was thinking the same thing Del said "40's and 50's is warm??" lol. That's freezing to me too! Oh yeah, love the orange mitten too!

Knit Mongrel said...

I also don't have a real job, and it totally sucks when someone brings it up. Who are they? Eh, I would consider holiday knitting my job now. :) That blanket just gets more and more beautiful.

Lisa L said...

Awsome job on the blanket!

Jane said...

Ohh - I love that pinwheel blankie - 520 stitches! Wish I had the patience for that!

AR said...

I got a comment from someone named Christina, but stupid blogger won't let me publish it.

Hi, Christina! Leave me another comment, so I can come see your blog if you've got one!!

Christina said...

Hey, I just left another comment on your most recent post. As I said in my other post, blogger's been a pain. I have a typepad account now.

My comment before was that I really love the pinwheel blankie. I've been wanting to try that pattern, but I'm not sure I'd have enough patience!!

Being a mom is a real job. I'm up at 6:15 and am usually non-stop busy until about 8:30 at night, which is when the kids go to bed. Meanwhile, my husband gets up after me, goes to work, comes home 5:30 or 6 to dinner waiting, then goes to the den to spend the rest of the evening playing WOW (World of Warcraft.) I, on the other hand, have to clean up after dinner, get the kids bathed and ready for bed, and finish any other of the many chores I have forgotten. (Don't get me started!....)