Wednesday, October 28, 2009

october twenty eight :: 71 weeks old & 34 Months Old

Mack is 71 Weeks Old today.

And Sean is 34 Months Old today.

Last night I finished my nephew's birthday socks:

Specs:
Pattern: Toddler's Tube Sock by Leah Falana (Rav Link)
For: My Nephew's 7th Birthday
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Sassy Stripes Color #714
Needles: 2.75 mm
Size: 3.5 boys shoe size
Timeline: September 26th, 2009 - October 27th, 2009
Modifications: Altered the pattern and did 2x2 ribbing for the whole leg/foot and did my usual toe decreases instead of the decreases suggested in the pattern. Like the way I do them better.
Opinion: Hope my nephew loves them for his birthday!

I picked out the prizes for my knit-a-thon sponsorship raffle. For every 10$ you donate, you will get 1 entry to win one of the next 4 prizes. I will hold the draw on Saturday, November 14th, before I go to the knit-a-thon. You can donate here.

Prize 1: 2 skeins of Claudia Handpainted in Pink Posey, 1 Clover Notions case, 2.25mm Robyn's Nest Knitting Needles, 2 sets of stitch markers (in pink), a Robyn's Nest button, pink needle protector, mini bamboo crochet hook, a yarn cutter (with the breast cancer symbol on it), pink lipgloss, a soak sample, and scrabble earrings with the winners initials.

Prize 2: 1 skein of Robyn's Nest Flock of Feathers Sock in Bubblegum, 2.25mm Robyn's Nest Knitting Needles, 1 set of stitch markers (in pink), a Robyn's Nest button, pink needle protector, mini bamboo crochet hook, pink lipgloss, a soak sample, and scrabble earrings with the winners initials.

Prize 3: 1 skein of Briggs & Little Atlantic in Pink, "I heart Knitting" Knitting Needles, 1 set of stitch markers (in pink), a Robyn's Nest button, pink needle protector, mini bamboo crochet hook, a soak sample, and scrabble earrings with the winners initials.

Prize 4: 1 skein of King Cole Zig Zag Sock Yarn, 2.25mm Robyn's Nest Knitting Needles, 1 set of stitch markers (in pink), a soak sample, and scrabble earrings with the winners initials.

Once again you can donate here. For Canadians, donations above 10$ gets a tax receipt. I really hope you can help sponsor me to knit all night long! There are some lovely prizes for you to win in donating! Don't miss out! Please sponsor me!

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Today I was in a lot of pain. I think it's possible that I pulled a stomach muscle. I couldn't sit in any position. It just was sore to. I also wasn't comfortable to drive either. I did have to go into work today after dropping the kids off at daycare. This morning I asked the coordinator at Sean's daycare why there was an empty spot near Sean's cubby. I told her that Mack is coming up on 17 months and she told me to start reminding her about getting Mack a spot at Sean's daycare. And I left it at that. We'll see what she can do for me, she told me that she would get back to me and see if she can figure things out.

At Mack's drop off, his teacher asked me why he was late. Does it really matter? They are sooo freakin' nosey at Mack's daycare, they ask questions they really shouldn't. He's late because I took my time in the morning getting the boys ready and folded 3 loads of laundry and let the kids play and watch tv while I did that... Does it really matter why he's late? Does your child's daycare ask four million questions when you drop off your child?

When I got to work, my computer didn't work. It seems that someone over the weekend used my computer and it caught a virus. It just stopped working. It took about 2 hours to get it back to working mode again today. But the new stage guy did a wonderful job fixing my computer and then I was able to do a bit of work after he was done.

After work I picked up the kids and Sean was really good today, but didn't nap. At least he had a good day otherwise.

Tonight I went to knit night. We went to a pub, but we won't be going back there. It was loud, we couldn't hear each other speak, and there were like 80 old men playing cards. After I ate and knit a little bit, I went home. They all left too. Some went back to Amy's house to continue knit night, but I wasn't feeling well at all - with my pulled stomach muscle.

Now I've been home for a bit, I've been catching up on some blog reading. I've been hanging out in bed relaxing hoping to rest up so that I am not in pain still tomorrow. That would be nice. Jamie has friends over tonight to watch the Habs game (we lost badly tonight).

6 comments:

illahee said...

i love those socks you made!! and i'm impressed you got the stripes the same (i can't even make socks, let alone match them!! LOL)

all the prizes look fabulous! are the donations through paypal? sadly, i cannot use it. however, i hope you have a successful knit-a-thon!

Bea said...

Cute socks! Nice prizes. Wow I can't believe how nosy they are. I think you answer your own question about whether they are nosy since I'm guessing they aren't at Sean's?

Tara said...

Wow, those raffle prizes are sweet! And I've got 2 tickets, yay!!!!

dawn said...

Wow sean and mack are looking so much alike in those pictures. Too Cute!

g-girl said...

yay for finishing your nephew's socks! :) i can't wait to see when he gets them. :) goodness, look @ all the prizes! wow, how'd you pull a stomach muscle? hope you're okay now. hope you're able to get mack a spot @ sean's daycare soon!!

Soak wash said...

You have such beautiful children! Great postings. We're very happy that you like Soak enough to include them in your giveaways. Thanks for the support.