Sunday, March 20, 2011

Baby Girl is Getting Big and a Sock Fail

So we've switched Evie from 3-6 month clothes to 6-9 month clothes, about 2 weeks after she was 6 months.  We've got a lot less of the 6-9 size, so we went shopping so I don't have to wash her clothes every third day or so.  We had enough we could get by, but as it is I feel like I'm doing laundry all the time.  Eric also wanted some zippered jammies for those middle of the night diaper changes--they're so much easier than snaps in the dark.

 And those socks I started for Eric....they've been frogged.  Again.  I don't know if something is whacked out with my tension by the time I get around to knitting the sole and connecting it to the instep, but I had extra fabric on the sole that made it look a little crazy.  So instead of doing the unusual construction called for, I'm just going to do a toe up sock with the charts.  As long as I get them done before our wool anniversary, which gives me a little over 3 years. 

Which is why I feel quite okay starting another series of projects to alternate with my next design:  a few hedgehogs for some new wee ones making their entrance this year.  Bigger needles+a familiar pattern=progress.  Yay for babies!

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Show, a Storm and a Shawl

Last weekend, we took a trip to the Knoxville Auto Show.  We have gone to the auto show every year for the last 3 years, but this was our first time in Knoxville.  It was smaller than the one in St Louis...about a third of the size actually.  But that was fine, because we just wanted to look for a few possibilities for our next vehicle since mine will be 10 years old this year.  The main thing is finding something Eric can fit in comfortably.  This can be difficult when the trend is to be streamlined--it makes the ceilings much lower.  There were a lot of families there, and someone even wanted to take a picture of Evie, which was a little odd.  She might could make it as a baby model!  :)  We forgot to bring our camera, which would have been nice to have to keep track of what we liked.  We'll know better next time, but it was still a fun little outing for us.

Monday we had a scary day weather-wise.  There was a tornado watch or warning in effect most of the day, so I was wishing we had a basement.  It was a little crowded in the first floor half bath, but we ended up all okay and better prepared in case it happens again.

On a happier note, I finally have pictures of the Swallowtail shawl I finished before Christmas.  I had more yarn than I expected near the end, so I did the next to the last chart twice.  It is a nice size and I really like the beading in place of the nupps (which is probably why I had extra yardage).

 Have a Happy Weekend!