Friday, October 19, 2007

Continuing Bamboo Tunic

Oh, I think I forgot to update with my c-section date-- November 20th. So I may be in the hospital for Thanksgiving. DH plans on bringing some food in. :) How sweet. I think we're going to have everyone visiting for the birth. YIKES! But I think they are all staying at hotels, which is good.

I had another sono yesterday, and I still have the previa, but it is marginal now. Still partially covering the cervix, but not as much. Still probably have to have the c-section, and I'm still at a risk for bleeding. But it's still better progress. I'll probably stop working on November 2nd. That will give me 2 weeks to relax before I go to the hospital. Plus I can't wait to get out of here. I overheard the President calling me "dead weight" to his assistant yesterday, among other nasty comments. That was pleasant. What does he know... he comes in twice a week and for only a few hours at a time. He has no idea what I do. Wait until I leave... he'll realize how good they had it here. I did let his assistant know I heard, even though she denied he was talking about me. Ok, who else in the company is due in November?? None that I know of! Asshole!!

I took some pics with my phone just to give you pics of some sort. I had finished the back, and now I'm working on the front.

It's in Berroco Bonsai-- in the green color. I forget the name. Look it up. :P

I subscribe to Knitting Daily through Interweave Knits. And they have been polling about UFO's (UnFinished Objects) lately. They were asking how many objects you have, and why are they unfinished. I have quite a few and for different reasons.

1. I have a cardigan (Ribbi Cardi from ChicKnits) that I haven't finished because I was hit with the second sleeve syndrome. That's before I started working both sleeves at the same time. Then I had lost the directions, and I'd have to pay to get them back. No thanks. I just found the instructions while cleaning out our den. So I may finally finish it.

2. Poncho from StitchDiva. I just got bored with it, it was so repetitve and I realized I didn't like the shape of it. It was too stiff.

3. Cable sweater from LionBrand. I didn't understand the pattern for the sleeves. This was one of my first sweaters, so maybe I can understand the instructions now.

4. Crocheted afghan. Just got bored with it.

5. Baby knit afghan. Decided to finish some other things first.

6. The current Bonsai Tunic I am working on. I got pregnant, so I figured I couldn't wear it for awhile anyway. But I will finish it very soon. I am working on it right now.

7. Tempted Sweater from I think it was also too repetitive. I was almost finished too, but I got bored going around in circles in stockinette stitch forever. Maybe I'll finish that some day.

I think that may be it.
So what are your UFO's and why are they UFO's.

I'll try to take more pics this weekend.
We're going to a Renn Faire in Maryland this weekend. That should be fun. We're going with our friends Jen and Steve. I'll try and take some fun pics from that too. I've never been to one. This one goes for a few months on the weekends and this is the last weekend of the year. I hope they have benches. I can't walk all that much. But I'm looking forward to the food!! :) No, I'm not dressing up.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Alone time?

Ahh DH is supposed to go to a friends to watch the Giant game tonight. Hmmm what to do with my alone time? Maybe I'll do some knitting. I have quite a few projects I need to finish, I don't think I've even listed them all.
  • Icarus Shawl
  • a baby blanket
  • Bamboo Tunic (from IK, is that the name?) I have the front to do.
  • a bonnet to go with baby sweater I made (5 hour baby sweater)
  • a crocheted blanket (thats taking FOREVER. I get bored doing it)

I think that may be it. I want to at least finish the shawl and tunic before I start the Tilted Duster.

Maybe I'll also take some pics of stuff tonight.

5 weeks to go!!! YAY!!! And only 3 more weeks of work left (or 4 if I'm feeling generous, but I probably won't).

Friday, October 12, 2007

Ever heard of GOOGLE??

I need to get this out. I belong to a few message boards... one is a Long Island based one, where I'm from (sorta). It annoys the crap out of me when I see posts like "Where is a fabric place?". First of all... where are you?? Where are you looking?? Secondly.... GOOGLE IT!!! Go to Google, bring up the maps, and find a fabric place near the location you are looking. How freakin hard is that??
Why do people want everyone else to do the work for them? Any type of question that could be answered with a "google" should be banned. You should be banished from the site for wasting peoples time!! If you are looking for an opinion on a fabric place... fine. But if I am able to google the answer for you, then you are just a moron and should be punished!!!

Thank you!!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Home Stretch

I think Wednesday I will find out when my scheduled c-section will be. I have to have one because of my complete placenta previa. About a month or so ago I had a little scare. I started bleeding in the middle of the night, so we went to the hospital. I stopped bleeding by the time we got there, but they monitored me in Labor & Delivery for a few hours. I was having contractions but wasn't feeling them. So the docs said if I bleed again I could either stay in the hospital or be put on bed rest. In the meantime, I am not allowed to travel, which means we had to cancel my NY shower. :( But a friend of mine is having one here for me next month, and we'll just have the NY one after the baby is born. But I am just ordered to take it easy, and not to lift more than 20 lbs or do strenuous exercise.

We worked on the nursery this weekend. We painted and put together the crib and a dresser. There was a damaged piece on the changing table, so we are waiting for a replacement piece. The pic makes our walls look a bit more pea green than it really is. No flash will do that. It's more of a sage color. It looks really nice with the furniture (which is cherry) and the bedding (which my mom still has, but I have some swatches). Coming along nicely.

Knitting update::

I am still working on my Icarus scarf. I need to finish that soon. I was thinking I could use it as a breastfeeding cover up. We'll see. I also did a baby sweater which I need to take a pic of. I'll try to do that tomorrow.

I really really want to do the Tilted Duster from IK. I think I'm going to splurge, while I can, and get the Peruvia yarn. Not sure what color to do though. I'm thinking Travertino, which looks orange in some pics. I can't decide. The Purpura is sold out on many sites. Maybe a green like Sea Turtle, or Dragon. Ugh, I can't decide. HELP!!! And a certain ebayer is very unhelpful in letting me know if the Travertino is close to rust or not. She says look at the Berroco website. Gee, I should have thought of that!!! Of course I looked there, but the pic is too small and it's hard to tell what color it is. I may have to venture to my LYS to check it out in person.