Saturday, June 02, 2007

June 2 of 30

Sean tried Green Beans last night. It seems to be a new fave with him. The butternut squash we started on Tuesday in Burlington, VT, was not successful. Of course, I'll try the squash again in a couple of day or so, but the beans were a much better success!

Sean's newest thing is with his tongue. He'll put it out and ask you to do the same. It's NOT funny when he has green beans in his mouth. I then had green beans on my tshirt. Cute the first time, not the 5th!

Ali of Skeins Her Way held a contest, where we had to list our summertime knitting goals. I kept mine simple, but listed what I wanted to accomplish this summer. (With a baby, knitting time is precious sometimes). And guess what? My name was picked for the Grand Prize! I must be having some luck lately. (Despite all the horrible luck lately with my tenants, and other things going on). I love filling out contests... it's fun. (Never expecting to win of course)! So, for the grand prize, I win her pattern, Fitted Tank, (which I can't wait to make!) and 4 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas (a cotton yarn) in the colorway of my choice. I choose Carribean color #630, it's just a beautiful teal/turquoise color. I need to go email Ali my address & choice!

Angela came over tonight and hung out with me. We tried to figure out a few internet things, but tonight it just wasn't happening. I have to call the company on Monday and see what the problems are. Nothing that is a rush, but it sucks when it's Saturday night and you can't get any internet support! Thanks Angela for trying - oh well - next time. We ended up watching the movie Because I said So, it was cute. The first time I tried watching it with my sister and Sherrie, it just wasn't happening. We were too interested in talking (and drinking white wine), that we didn't get into the movie. This time around, I was able to pay attention and it was really cute. Sean slept in my arms during the movie.

The blues and grey square to the left of the one I'm currently knitting is the square I worked on while in the car in one of the many times we were in the car during our trip to the USA this past week. It's square number 22. Square number 23 is still on needles, but will be done tomorrow. It's coming along great. I'm loving the blanket. Not really looking forward to weaving in ends, but I know I'm going to have to do it soon. It's getting to be a huge mess (all the ends!)

Today was day 2 of not spending money. I'm doing very well so far. I don't even think about it. My SP10 final pacakge was mailed and received already, but I have one more surprise for my SP10 pal, which I'll be able to use stamps that I already have in my wallet for it, so I'm not worried about that. I also have stamps for my stitch marker exchange, for the partners I'll be sending stitch markers to. So I don't have to spend money this month. I need 1 month of cleansing from shopping! I think I can do it. (The only 1 exception was the TTC Yarn Shop Crawl in Toronto next Saturday for the International Knit in Public Day). I know I can do it! It's going to be an awesome month of Not Buying It. If I can get through June, maybe I'll do July as well! (Might do me some good!)

I started listening to Harry Potter Book 1 on audio. (MP3 on my Creative Labs Nomad). I started listening to it in the car on the way home from our trip, while knitting. Fell asleep in the car a bit, found my place when I woke up and listened a bit more. I really like the british narrator, he's doing a good job.
Alright, I've got a nasty headache, so I'm off to bed for the night. I just took Angela to the metro to go home, and I'm going to hit the sack. Tomorrow morning my in-law's are coming for Breakfast. Jamie has a ball game at night, but it's a late game, so I'm not going to go to it with Sean. It's too late. I hope Jamie has an early game sometime soon, so I can go! Maybe after Post-Natal Aqua ends, I can go to a Monday night game.

4 more sleeps until the whackjob moves out of my apartment that I rent her. Oh, can you tell I'm so excited she will be gone before my birthday, and I won't have to think of her anymore. I'm also so very glad she'll be gone before my trip to Toronto. This way I don't have to worry about the crazy biatch while I'm away. Makes me feel a lot better.

Kadi will probably be working this weekend, and may not be able to come with me anymore to Toronto. So it looks like I may be going alone.... unless anyone wants to come in the car with me? Anyone interested? If so, let me know. The TTC Knit in Public Day is going to be so much fun! It's International, so what are you doing for it?

Congrats to L.C. for winning my Contest #6 for my Sp10 Group. She's getting to pick out a pattern of her choice. Contest #7 for my group is running until June 15th, and all you have to do is flash your stash! I did it recently for Kerry's group (which I'm in) and it was a fun contest! So I'm hosting that same one for my SP10 group!

I'm working on a Birthday Contest to have on my blog. It'll be a series of questions about me, which, the answers will be available on my blog. You just may have to dig through posts to find the answers. I'll post these questions on my birthday (June 16th) and you'll have until the end of the month to answer them. I'm not sure what the prize will be yet, but it will definitely be worth it! Contests are fun, aren't they?? I've been having fun being in some (and winning too!) so now it's someone else's turn for me to host and them to win! What fun!


Woven ~N~ Spun said...

I am loving that baby blankey. Where did you get the pattern for it? Thanks for posting your progress on it. Am thinking I need to make one.

Summer said...

If I lived in your area I would go with you.

The baby blankey is looking great!

Joanna said...

I'm totally envious of Sean, not only did he get to sit in the giant glove, but he got mentioned by the creator. He's gonna be famous before he's a year old! By the way his blankie is looking really great and congrats on winning the contest.

Jenny said...

Congrats on winning that contest--how cool! And I just love those pictures with Sean and his green beans. He really gets into his food!

g-girl said...

congrats on winning the ali's contest! :) you're thinking of having your own contest? cool! I've been thinking about one for my blogaversary. :) green beans, huh? awesome..maybe butternut squash will grow on him. sorry to hear Kadi won't be able to go with you next week.

Wendy said...

I love the baby food messy face:) I am glad that he is enjoying his food:)