Tuesday, March 06, 2007

March 6 of 31

Sean's sweater is done! Take a look!


Don't you just love it? I do! And it probably won't even fit him next week! (Well maybe without a sleeper and a onesie underneath - he was wearing BOTH when I photographed him in it today. This sweater is supposed to be 3 month size. Sean's only 2 months and a week on Thursday, and he's SMALL for his age. Hmmm!

STATS:

Pattern: Baby Baseball Tee with Mittens from Knit 2 Together by Tracey Ullman & Mel Clark
Needles: US 3 and US 5
Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus in light blue and cream
Timeline: Friday, February 23, 2007 - Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Techniques Learned: How to seam, how to make a pocket, how to make a buttonhole properly, how to sew on buttons!

This morning I woke up to no water. A water pipe broke on our street underground, and they had to dig through ice first, then through the street, and find the source of the problem. It was -40 degrees overnight last night, and that was probably the cause. Jamie saw them working down the street, and after calling and asking the city what time the water would be back, and they said noon, once it was 12:30 Jamie went down the street to ask a worker, and that guy said another couple of hours! Having no water is not a problem, we have a water cooler in the house, and to flush the toilet we took snow and melted it and put it in the toilet bowl.... but it's the fact that we have gas heating, which uses water to heat the house, so we had no heating. Good thing we have gas fireplace in our den, and we chilled by the fireplace today, watched TV (24 from Monday, Lost from last Wednesday and Prison Break Season 1) while I finished seaming the sweater for Sean. Sean was with us, until I bundled him up and put him in his crib after he fell asleep - and put the space heater in his room. It wasn't so bad. However, my toes got numb, and that is sucky! Finally around 4pm ish or so, the water came back on.

The only thing that was crappy about the entire situation, was that my tenant was a pain in the buttox. She called us to find out what happened, as if it was our fault she has no water. Then she kept asking me when it would come back on, and I told her that I was as informed about the situation as she was. She also was like "Why didn't the city notify us that there wouldn't be any water, what am I supposed to do with my 85 year old mother when she has to go to the bathroom? When they have to shut the power, they notify you in advance and tell you it will be back at so and so time..." I was like, it was a burst water pipe that happened in early this morning, how is the city supposed to predict that would happen? It's not their responsablity to call all the residents of the area to tell them." Ugh, she's a VERY good tenant, besides paying rent on the first of the month but postdating it later a few days later, but sometimes she's paranoid and annoying, since she is a single mom living with her daughter and her very own mother. So there is no man in the house. Now, don't get me wrong, you don't need a man to live, but apparently this woman does. She calls us for everything... it's as if I am babysitting her. That's how I feel sometimes.... Thank goodness the water came back on, I didn't want to have to deal with this any longer! At least she is a LOT better than the tenants I kicked out!

Tonight I went to Deep End Aqua, and it was with a teacher I had before as a sub for pre-natal aqua. I usually go to all of Hendrica's classes only, but since Pre/Post Natal Aqua was cancelled last night and also next week, I decided to get my exercise tonight in Meg's class. I had a friend meet me there, and it was a lot of fun. I'd consider adding on another night of Aqua, providing that Jamie's home and he can watch Sean for the hour that I'm at Aqua. Oh - I love being in the water!

Still NO SIGN of my STR Club package.... I'm dying to receive it already. So many people have gotten theirs already, and blogged about it. People have been receiving it now for almost a week! I wonder if it's normal for it to take THIS long to get to Canada?? I'll keep hoping it comes!

Tomorrow I have Sean's 2 month check-up (Finally!) and I'm dying to know precisely how much he weighs. I know for sure it's at least 9 and half pounds!

I got my group for SP10 tonight and I've added all their emails adddresses to my hotmail account, and I've added all their blogs to my bloglines so I can read their blogs and make sure they are blogging the required amount! I'll be starting matching up people in the next few days, and I'm going to get my matches out ASAP! So if you're in my group - keep a look out for your partner!

16 comments:

Drea said...

SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!! I cant believe how fast you knitted it.

a friend to knit with said...

Oh my gosh is that cute!!!! Great job, and he looks adorable in it....you must wear it on him everyday this week! :)

Barb said...

The sweater looks great, and I love the pic of Sean smiling :) That sucks with no water, our place is water heated as well, I hope you get your STR package soon, I seen it on some blogs and that is a beautiful colorway :)

Jofrog said...

Great job on the sweater! It's super cute. I love when baby clothes have pockets... it's so totally unnecessary and so totally cute.

Bummer on the water situation... glad they got it back on in a somewhat timely manner.

Jenn said...

That looks great and what a cutie. :-)
I was going to take aquafit (that have it in deep as well), but I never got around to it. I love the water too! My daughter's been in lessons since 6 months old, Parent & tot classes are also great.

Summer said...

That sweater looks awesome. Sean looks so adorable in it. Great pictures. Sean has a adorable smile. Hope everything goes good at the doctor's today.

Robin said...

Very cute sleeper! It turned out really nice. You are fast on adding the SP list to bloglines - I thought I was good for having set them up in my contact list and emailed them!!!

Katie said...

what an adorable sweater! I might have to add that to my list of projects to do for next little one.

g-girl said...

the sweater looks amazing! the stitches are gorgeous and it looks so cute on sean. love all the pics-particularly the one with paddington. I love paddington. :) sorry to hear about your no water situation..and your annoying tenant. glad to hear the water's back on. :)

Carrie said...

Sean looks great in that sweater! Good for you! And your stitching detail is wonderful, very even. I love the picture of him smiling, and the little hand picture... so sweet.

Indie Mama said...

AWESOME sweater!

Jennifer said...

The sweater looks amazing! You'd never EVER know it was your first seaming, pocket, placket, picking up or anything- looks like you're a pro now! And it fits Sean perfectly! I LOVE the photo of him smiling while wearing his very own made-by-mommy handknits. Love it!

Kimber said...

That sweater is so cute! So adorable on Sean too. I swear that he has gotten bigger since the last time you posted pictures of him - I know they grow fast but come on! I love the smiley picture of him, he made ME smile. Babies are just THE best.

I am anxiously awaiting my STR club package to (she says drumming her finger impatiently on her desk). I bet it will get to you faster on your side of the country before mine!

Sorry about the tennant hassles, and the broken water pipe...

Hinklebell said...

Oh My GOSH he is adorable. I have two girls, but they are 7 and 4 now, and I miss that whole baby thing! That sweater is perfection. You wrote me about the stitch marker exchange - sounds good, but I wonder if I should do it if I'm just starting. Should I send you pictures of one of my sets?

ttulizzy said...

Cool sweater! You did a great job...it's so cute and he looks so handsome in it!

Alison said...

This sweater is SO CUTE!!!