Thursday, January 03, 2008
Happy Birthday Jesus!
It was a blessed Christmas! One of my least stressful to date. And that's mostly due to me coming to grips in November with the fact that we weren't going to be able to do much in the way of gifting, and that i wasn't going to have time to finish knitting the sweater and have time to knit any other gifts. so i finished the sweater for Doug with a week till Christmas, and simply used the extra time to appreciate the reason for the season! It was wonderful!
I gave it to him with a card that said: "what does love look like?" (open card) "48,148 stitches! Merry Christmas & We love you!" I am so glad he liked it...and it fit him!
The yarn is 100% alpaca. The pattern is the top down sweater from knitting fool. There was only a little pooling, at the elbows, which sort of looks cool. You can see some color blocking from the different skeins, all said the same dye lot number though,....I didn't worry about it because of the over all pattern in the yarn. Doug didn't seem to mind either, he even modeled it for us Christmas morning!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wow! time has flown!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
7 weeks go by fast!
I also don't quite feel like myself, I think it's because I haven't even touched a knitting needle in over 2 months!!! Most of my free time has been spent baby-holding (which is great) but i think it's time to grab some yarn!
I ordered some yarn online yesterday, atacama alpaca, for a christmas present for my dad-in-love. hopefuly it will turn out to be a sweater; but with as little knitting as I have done this year, it might only be half a sweater come christmas time! Only time will tell. :)
Monday, April 23, 2007
2lbs. in 2 weeks!!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Joseph Douglas arrived via c-section at 7:55am on April 4th! He was 8lbs 7oz, 21 1/2 inches long. Its been a crazy (almost) two weeks. The pain from the surgery was pretty bad, but the pain meds made me way too sleepy all the time. We got home from the hospital on the saturday after his birth; made it to church the next day (it was easter for crying out loud, I had to go!); and we haven't left the house since (stairs plus new baby equals not many outings)! I started feeling a cold coming on last wednesday, and now we are all praying that baby doesn't come down with RSV! Joseph is a good sleeper (5hr blocks at night!), a great eater, and a little cuddle bug! but my biggest struggle is keeping the over zealous big kids at bay! They could probably 'love him' to death if i didn't keep a constant eye on them. Which doesn't make resting very easy. ...speaking of lack of rest, i think i'm rambling...yup, I'm rambling, it must be time to go. :)
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
I Love ya, Tomorrow
You're only a day away!!!
So, I should be out of surgery and back in my room by noon, if anyone wants to know! :)
oh! and prayers would be much appreciated, ...especially after it took 2 techs and 3 collapsed veins just to get my pre-op labs done yesterday!
Saturday, March 24, 2007
The Count Down Begins...
[btw, that means a scheduled c-section on the morning of April 4th!]