Thursday, June 21, 2007

stuff and more stuff

First up, from the Cuteness Chronicles...we are teaching Daughter our first names, and those of our parents. This is both so she will know, and also in case, God forbid, something happened and she had to tell a policeman Mommy or Daddy's name. You know.

Anyway, we've been working on this, and today she was reciting them for me. Here's how it went:

Daughter: Papa name _____!
Me: Yes!

D: Gramma name _____!
Me: Yes!

D: Daddy name _____!
Me: That's right!

D: And Mommy name...sweetie!
Me: *hysterical laughter*

Perhaps Hubs needs to start calling me by name once in awhile, eh?

Moving on, I have something to give away:

Knitters (and crocheters), I don't know if this floats your boat, but I have 4 skeins of Sinfonia cotton yarn to unload. I was making a summer tank out of it and just didn't enjoy working with it. The details:

4 skeins Sinfonia
100% mercerized cotton
Labeled "sport weight"
100g/3.25 oz/200m/218 yds
Color is called "Rosa Viejo"
Recommended needle size: 3.5mm (US4) or 3mm (US E/4) crochet hook
Hand or machine wash cold, lay flat to dry

Want it? It's enough to make a small-to-medium summer garment, depending on the style. I was knitting it on a US 6 needle and the fabric was nice enough, I just didn't love it. If you are interested, send me an email (address in sidebar) with your full name and address. Continental US only, please. I will ship asap, but most likely parcel post 'cause of cost. If more than one person wants it, I will send it to the first person whose email I receive.

More rrrrrrrripping:

This represents many hours of my life that I'll never get back. Phooey. And it's all my fault because I play fast and loose with gauge. (This is where my Inner Napoleon Dynamite says: Idiot! Gosh!)

It was a Debbie Bliss sweater for Daughter, knit in Wool Ease sportweight. I thought it would work, despite the DK requirement in the pattern. Because I am an idiot. Or an optimist. Whatever, it doesn't matter. The point is there's no way it would even have blocked out to the correct measurements, because of the high acrylic content of the yarn. So...see ya.

Here you can see the 3 hanks of yarn drying in the backyard (2 sleeves, 1 partial back). You can also see some cloth diapers and diaper covers flapping in the breeze, because I have switched Daughter to cloth diapers for the duration of her diaper-wearing experience. We're fairly aggressively potty-training right now, and I'm sick of tossing out $25 worth of diapers every month. WASTE! Also, cloth diapering is totally easy and awesome, as my friend (and cloth diaper evangelist) Karen has been telling us for months.

But that's a whole other post.

So ripping those two projects leaves me with a very respectable and manageable 2 projects on the needles...socks for Hubs, and a shawl for me. But come on, that's not nearly enough to keep me occupied, right?

Next up: River Forest Gansey for Daughter in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes 'mulled wine' colorway. I've been wanting to make her this sweater for ages, but haven't had the yarn. Well, shazam! I do now. So this will be started very soon.

And then maybe I can get some of those sewing wips done. Never enough hours in the day, people. Never enough.


Karen said...

Eeeee! A convert!!!! If we were standing face to face you would see me jumping up and down while clapping my hands with glee!

Ruth said...

I have that same pattern on my to-knit list for Young'un, only in orange.

Anonymous said...

I congratulate you on using cloth diapers with pins and rubber pants Kate! You'll never look back now that you've started! What an excellent blog! Great job!