Thursday, March 15, 2007

11 Weeks

So here is the yummy yarn that I got yesterday at Michaels in Ottawa:

SWS by Paton's. It's 70% Wool & 30% Soy. I've never knit with part soy or even full soy (does it exist?) yarn before, so I'll let you know how it is. I bought enough for a sweater, should I want to make one. No pattern has been determined yet, but I just love love love the colors. I learned about this yarn from Cynthia. I actually think I got the same color as her - I just love love it! They had some other pretty colors, but I just fell for this one - I love pinks & browns!

Today while baking a little - Sean was fixated on the teddy bear on his bouncy chair. I think he had a staring contest with the little bear!

So, remember my silicone muffin cups? I finally decided to take out my red & blue silicone muffin cups and test them out.

I made my recipe of blueberry muffins, and carefully loaded up each muffin cup.

And voila - a dozen blueberry muffins. Hubby tested them - he says they're great. Not sure how the muffin cups will wash though. I'm thinking dishwasher for easiest - hey - if they can stand 425 degrees of heat in the oven, then they should be able to take the hot water of the dishwasher, right? I don't feel like handwashing 12 muffin cups. And if they get ruined, they were from the dollar store. I'll let you know how they are.

Here is the tag for the shirt I got for Sean. I'm not sure what Size 4 means - it comes somewhere after 18-24 month size - does it mean 4 year old size? If so, then Sean has a long ways to go before he fits into that - but hey - for 0.01¢ it's worth putting in the back of his closet until he grows into it. I thought the shirt was over 10$ - I was wrong, but close to it. And then reduced to two bucks. And then reduced again, to almost free. I'm still in shock of the price! It's never happened to me before!
And this my friends, it the 0.01¢ shirt! I think it's very cute, and very sporty for my future Montreal Canadiens star.... gotta get him on skates on the ice as soon as he starts walking! LOL

Jamie showed me this on youtube today. And then we saw it on TV tonight on the sports channel. For any hockey fan - this is great. Click here to view. Too funny. But you'll only "get" it if you're a hockey fan, and know the players. It has a little Seinfeld kick to it...

So that box that was sitting in my hallway.... all 8.04kg of it. What does that translate to in pounds - let's see - 17 and three quarter pounds... it was my father's birthday gift. And since he's opened it up, I'll share with you what it was....

A vintage cloth ringer, for the cloths he uses to wash his vintage summer car. He had been talking about this for years, and we finally found one in good working condition on ebay. I can't wait to see it in action this summer. It's actual title is: Antique Dowswell Lees and Co. Clothes Ringer with soap. Yeah, it actually came with those 3 bars of soap.

So, I'm almost done my camera case, my mother has requested one, and so has my in-laws. Boy, I better get cracking on knitting them up. I should have enough yarn left to make the last of the cases. It was only 9g per case from a 50g ball. So technically I could make 5 cases, and have some leftover. That's if the ball was really 50g to begin with!

I'm down 7 lbs and I haven't even been that strict with my diet or rather, with my lifestyle change. I didnt want to throw out all my white flour items in my house, what a waste of money that would be, so I've been slowly eating and when that's gone, it'll be replaced with whole wheat (which I much perfer anyhow)... and I'm still down 7 lbs! Go me!

Sean has slept through the night so far for about 5 days straight I'd say. I think there was one night during the weekend he didn't sleep through the night, but I think that's because he wasn't comfortable. He sleeps through the night on his stomach - which is right for him. He has really good control of his neck and he can push himself up with his arms. That's why we are okay with him sleeping on his tummy. You know - 25 + years ago, I slept on my stomach - it was the way you put a baby to sleep. And now, they say not to because of SIDS. But look how maby babies are now grown up - and had slept on their tummies. I would not have put a very newborn Sean on his stomach to sleep - but now that he can push himself up and can flip his head side to side - if he's most comfortable on his tummy - then great. Of course by instinct I wake up every couple of hours to check on him when I go to the bathroom, or don't have to go, but I'm going to bring this up to his doctor the next visit. I don't think it's a concern, but hey - it's the only way he likes to sleep. On his back - forget about it. On his side - either side - he flips himself to his tummy! Takes after his mommy - who is a stomach sleeper herself!

No knitting today. Today I actually spent the ENTIRE day working on the participants list for the secret pal 10 swap page. It's a LONG process because I have to go to each website and see what the participants has called their site (like mine for example is Knit & Purl Mama), so they are linked by their blog name, NOT by the real name. It's long, and I don't know if I can look at the computer any longer today. So I'll leave you with this funny joke that my cousin Jenn emailed me last week:

I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that. "Why?" my daughter asked. "Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty and probably has germs" I replied.

At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, "Mommy, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart." I was thinking quickly. "All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mommy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mommy." We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. "OH...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you don't pass the test you have to be the daddy." "Exactly" I replied back with a big smile on my face.

11 weeks. I love how he's just casually resting his arm against me. I also love his double chin, since he has NO neck! My parents keep teasing me about what I'm feeding him, and how much - but he's the little hungry boy - not me! Oh I love this kid more and more each day! I can't even describe my love for him - it's endless and just wild!


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K. said...

I love that pic of you and Sean, it's so freaking cute! He's like a! Really like that soy yarn too, gorgeous colours!

Summer said...

I cant believe you got that should for 1 cent. What an awesome deal. Size 4 means he probably won't fit into it until he is 3 or 4 yrs old. I love the picture of you and Sean. He is begining to look like such a big boy.

Summer said...

Sorry typing error I meant "Shirt"

big_girlfeet said...

nice yarn!! it knits up really pretty too.

Indie Mama said...

soy yarn is really, really nice! they do make it 100% but it gets pricey.

Jennifer said...

I'm jealous the SWS looks great! There are patterns all over the blogs with it but I MUST knit through my stash first! BTW you look incredibly skinny in that photo!

jennifer said...

oh man cuuuuute pictures of the wee one!

nat and watched nothing but hockey brawls on you tube last friday...even GOALIE fights. you KNOW when the goalies fight it's all good.

i miss tim hortons.

g-girl said...

you definitely have great color selection because I purchased that same colorway of the sws! ;) I used it to make my fake isle hat.
I can't believe you found silicon muffin cups @ your dollar store. I don't think I'd ever find them @ any of ours here.
score on the 1 cent shirt!
the vintage cloth ringer looks interesting. I'm sure he'll love it and put it to good use!

Lisa said...

Hi! I didn't see that colorway where I was..then again they only had 4 skeins of the color I got. I started a shrug out of it from Lace Style, and I love the way it feels. I wish it didn't shed so much though.

NYCityMama said...

4 means 4 years old. But generally, the rule is they will wear twice their age, so at 2 years he'll wear a 4. same goes for 2t(toddler) means he will wear it at 1(or 12 mon). makes sense? My pediatrician told me that rule:~) and so far it's been true...

don't you love getting a good deal? Your baby is so cute, enjoy it, because they grow soooo fast!