Tuesday, September 18

Back in the Routine

School is back in, and we're getting into the routine of things.

Troy is waking up between 6 - 6:30; he has to be up by 6:30 to have any hopes at all of getting him on the bus. Bus goes at 7:25. Getting up that early with him means that I have lunches made up earlier, and am able to sit and relax for a while before Katie goes to school. She's getting up earlier too, which means she isn't as rushed in the morning.

I've been knitting socks. Last Saturday I started a pair of wool socks for my friends Columbian exchange student, finished them Friday evening. His birthday was Friday. Yeah, cut it close, but they were done in time! Also have knit a pair of little girl socks and almost one single little girls sock for another lady - getting paid for these ones :) Want to do a few little pairs up for the Christmas craft sale in November - if they don't sell then Mary will get them.

I think I decided what to make my friend Mary Anne for Christmas. But, can't tell you what it is because she reads this. I have to do a swatch first and see if the yarn and the pattern get along together or not.

Today was my first day volunteering in the school library. Well, my first day this year, not my first day ever. Just two classes. Kim and I are working together this year, she's very nice.

Should go and get a snack ready for Troy when he gets home from school. Made some fruit filled muffins this morning - they are yummy.

Monday, September 10

more socks

First of all the socks. From the left. Here's my daughters modified version of the feather and fan sock pattern. See my previous post for a rambling of the pattern that I did.
Second is my feather and fan socks. Katie and I have mother/daughter socks ... and we both wore them to work/school today :)
Third pair is a pair for Mary for her b-day the end of the month.
Speaking of Mary - here's a picture of her. Isn't she a cutie patootie???

Tuesday, September 4

What to knit??

I just finished a pair of feather and fan socks for me. (pictures tomorrow, hopefully). Have enough of the yarn left over to do my daughter a pair of socks. I just don't know what pattern I want to use. I'd like something with a little bit of pattern on the cuff. But a short cuff. Not the basic K1P2 cuff and leg that I normally do. I'll have to surf and see what I can find out there that I like. Problem is that most of them are adult size, not girl sized ... and I'm not sure I can mentally adjust the pattern.

I learned something new!! I learned how to make a pie crust :) I'm so proud of me. Both kids have told me how good my pie crusts are. I made hubby an apple pie for dessert tonight ... of course he had to go out to work sooner than he planned and hasn't had a piece yet. The rest of us, on the other hand, have all had a piece.

Friends of our got an exchange student on the weekend. Tony is from Columbia. We met him last night at a BBQ/marshmallow roast that we had. Seems like a nice guy. Quiet ... but I suspect that is because he had just met us and was a little bit shy.

guess that's it for now.

ADDED Sept 5th
OK, so I decided what to knit for Katie's socks. She told Dad that she thought it would be neat if she and Mommy had matching socks. I played around for an hour last night trying to get the feather and fan pattern to work on 54 stitches, and just couldn't do it. So I played some more. The final pattern is divided over 3 needles; 13, 28, 13. The 13 needles are k1p1. The 28 needles is k5, k2tog (3 times), yok1 (6 times), k2tog (3 times), k5. Then there are 3 rows where the 28 stitch needle is just knit, while the k1p1 continues on the other needles. This places a feather and fan row down the top of her foot. Just finished the guesset on the first sock, and it's looking pretty good. I designed a sock pattern!!! :) YAY ME!! I'm going to wait until I get her socks done, then I'll post of picture of the "Mommy and Me" socks.

We're going to the kids schools a little later on to drop off their supplies for the year. I like to do it the day before so they have less to lug on the first day of school. Especially Katie as she has a rubbermaid container to take with her.

If you ask Troy if he's excited to go to school, he'll look at you and say "high school" ... he doesn't go to school, he goes to high school. :) A part of the syndrome that he has makes toilet taining an issue - I'm proud to announce he is using the washroom now!!! YAY TROY!!