Friday, August 31, 2007

4 Things

Cori tagged whoever wanted to do this meme, so here goes:

4 jobs I've had:
attorney editor
assistant public defender
library page
theater usher

4 places I've lived:
Minneapolis, MN
St. Louis, MO
Madison, WI
DeForest, WI

4 places I've vacationed:
California (San Francisco & L.A. on separate trips)
New York City
Phoenix, AZ
Chicago, IL

4 of my favorite foods:

4 places I'd like to visit:
anywhere in Central or South America
New Zealand

If you're reading this and want to do it, consider yourself tagged.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"I thought this was a knitting blog..."

I'm going to be terrible about putting photos of Eli up one he's born. I can't help myself with the dog, for cryin' out loud. Prepare for massive amounts of photos of our baby once he gets here. Until then, more Marley!

His new favorite sleeping spot is on the ottoman for our new chair. He especially likes lying there when I'm sitting in the chair so he can have my legs on each side.

He also enjoys the occasional massage.

In knitting news, Isabella is coming along. I'm up to the increases now.

Saturday, August 25, 2007


I've been working steadily on Isabella. I've got this terrible fear of not finishing it in time, so I've been trying to pick it up as often as I can. I think I've made some good progress this week.

I'm really liking it so far. Of course cotton's a pain in the arse to knit with and my hands have been feeling extremely dry, but the finished fabric has a lovely drape and is surprisingly soft. Plus, the color. Obviously.

Today, Josh and I went shopping and made a couple important purchases.

We got a new chair from Ikea so I can sleep sitting if I need to! Plus, it's rocks. Both in the physical and attitudinal senses. It's so comfortable. And it's been very hard to be comfortable lately. I think Eli likes the rocking motion because he seems to calm down when I do it.

The other purchase is the official baby book. I've been looking all over for a cute, yet non-cheesy baby book and I've finally found it! I love it.

Monday, August 20, 2007

34 Weeks and Recent Projects

So here I am again! I'm being brave and posting a bare belly pic since it's so damn big now. And no, I still don't have an outie. I doubt I will.

In non-pregnant news, I had been working steadily on Tangled Yoke Cardigan when I got a call last week from the Yarnery that my yarn was in for my first shop model. So now Tangled Yoke is on hold until I finish Isabella! I've got either 2 or 3 months, can't remember which... I should double check. It'll take me a while though because it's on size 3 needles. What was I thinking?!? Oh yeah, it's purty. That's why.

Anyway, here's my progress on Tangled Yoke and Isabella, respectively:

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007


My husband loves me. I'm not able to paint my own toenails so today he did it for me. He's so sweet. He was extremely meticulous.

Oh, and this is my 32nd week, so here's the photo update:

It's getting closer...

In other news, I've been going a little nuts over at Ravelry. I've posted almost all my yarn, excepting the stuff i don't have any plans for any time soon. You know, back-up yarn, in case I run out of the good stuff.

Monday, August 06, 2007


I FINALLY got my Ravelry invite today. Yay! It's going to quickly become an obsession, I'm sure.

I've also got a finished object to post. I've (also finally) finished the last of Eli's coming home outfit. Here it is:

So that makes, a hat, booties, and jacket. Baby gets no pants I tell you.

I've also started on the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. Here's my progress.

I'm loving the yarn. It's so soft. It's 80% camel and 20% virgin wool. Yum. Now I just have to dye my hair before I finish it or I'll look like some wierdo who matches her sweaters to her hair. [shudder].

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Two Things

First and foremost, Josh and I are fine and were not anywhere near the I-35 bridge collapse, although it is very close to his law school.

Second, last night was my last day at the Yarnery until after Eli is born. I grabbed the new Interweave, perused it and quickly became obsessed with the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I bought enough Silky Wool in black to make the sweater, then after I got home, realized I had more than enough vintage Spinnerin CAMEL (!!!) that knit up to the perfect gauge for the sweater. So I'll be making it with the camel-colored, camel-content yarn. Purty. I simply love Eunny Jang. She is my hero.