Tuesday, November 18, 2008

november eighteen :: 22 weeks

Mack's 22 weeks old today.

Today was also a fantastic mail day!

First I got my order from Biscotte. Louise rocks! Her hand painting yarn is just gorgeous. (She's who I used for my June 2008 Sock Club kit!) First up, I ordered 2 x 100g skeins of GO HABS GO sock yarn. True fan here? I think so...! I plan on starting a pair this upcoming Monday night at the game I'm going to. Must start them at a Habs game! Yep yep!

Oh it's gorgeous!

I also ordered 2 x 55 g skeins of Watermelon. Both this one and the Go Habs Go yarn are self stripping. I cannot wait to see how they all turn out. The Go Habs Go I plan on casting on immediately, but these will go into my stash!

I also received my skein of Mama Blue Troika Sock yarn in Cabbage. I got it from Bea who did a big DeStash, and it's from my sister for Chanukah - thank you little sister! You rock!

Bea also sent me some leftover sock yarn from her socks for my Blanket project - thanks Bea!

Today Mackie was in a very good mood. His brother on the other hand stayed home from daycare. Last night, Jamie got in late. After 1 am late. I was already asleep. The garage door woke up Mackie - who then needed a bottle to get back to sleep - we tried to get him to fall back asleep without one - but that woke up Sean, who started coughing. I gave him some Buckley's (the kid actually asked for more!) and we all four went to bed in my queen size bed. (Note to self: Get King Sized Bed). I kept Sean home from daycare today and didn't make it out to Mack's swim lesson as I didn't have a sitter for Sean at 9 am.

I did manage to cook dinner tonight. I modified the recipe, so I'll have to gather my notes and the recipe notes and put it all together and share it on the blog later this week. (Providing I remember!)

I also did manage to finish the book I was reading. While the boys napped I took a nice relaxing bubble bath. So, in the bath, I finished Heartburn by Nora Ephron. She actually is the writer of Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally! I didn't know that! The book was published in 1983, and the only reason I know this, is that it kept referring to the 60's as being practically yesterday, so I was like... hmm, there is no way the girl could have grown up as a teenager in the 60's and it be in the 2000's and she be pregnant... at the age of like 50-60. LOL. I really enjoyed this fast read - it was under 200 pages.

I forgot to show you the yarn that I got from BloodyMarie in a swap we did (a few weeks back):

And Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets Zohar Sock in Diva.

Jamie's cousin (whom I knit Boheme and the girlie Meathead hat for) is due today. She actually got called in for induction today because of high blood pressure and her sugar levels or something. I cannot wait to meet this miracle baby! (Took her 8 years to get pregnant - so she'll probably just be having this one baby!) Hannah-Rose is going to be spoiled and loved. I can't wait!

Have you seen that Amy Butler has free sewing patterns? I really want to learn how to use my sewing machine properly - there are a LOT of projects that I'm dying to learn to make - I'm going to keep looking around for lessons in my area. I saved a few of the PDFs for when I do learn how to make stuff like that! (Like the business card holders - how cute are those?!)

Speaking of free patterns - my pattern is now available for download! Click here for a non Ravelry download of A Neck Warmer for Coreen! ENJOY! You can also save it in your Ravelry library - I made it available (figured out how!) as a Free Ravelry Download here! Whoot!

I've re-stocked in the shop some KA products :: Bamboo Marking Pins, Mini Bamboo Crochet Hooks, as well as a new product - Mini Bamboo Knitting Needles - which are great for this project on Ravelry - the Knitter's Broach! Too cute, I think I need to make one now!


Terrye said...

You're a habs fan eh? Cool!
I go with the Wings. Get a lot of knitting done during hockey season.
I love the colors you've picked to go with the uniform, I don't see them in the yarn itself, but knitted up, it's pretty darn close!

Knitting Editor

Caroline said...

I think I need that Go Habs Go yarn!

Amelah said...

Your welcome big sister! Enjoy the yarn! Happy Early Channukah!!!!

I LOVE Go Habs Go! So yummy!

Nell said...

Amy Butler is a genius. I love her stuff

Kimber said...

I've been thinking about getting a sewing machine and sewing too... lots of cute stuff out there! I am not a hockey fan but that Habs yarn is too cute!

Bea said...

Excellent mail day!

Tara said...

I really love Biscotte's stuff. I haven't gotten around to ordering any of her self-striping yet, but I've had my eye on that Watermelon for a while! Lucky girl!

Amanda Goff said...

Hello! I came across your blog while looking up knitting stores in Montreal. I'm just getting into knitting and having a lot of fun learning. I'm working on my first project which is a scarf, but its full of mistakes. Oh well, it's all in the learning right? :)

Craftlover said...

wow, lovely, yummy yarns.
I also bought some yarns these days too.
Sometimes, it's really hard to control.....

g-girl said...

look @ all that yarn! very nice of amy to gift you with some mama blue! :)