Trouble with Trebles

This blog is to keep track of my knitting, other craft projects, and the weird bits of life that don't fit anywhere else.

Monday, June 23, 2008

A Meme and UFO Progress

We are battling illness again here, with the hubby trying to get over a bad case of bronchitis. He is slowly improving, and the rest of us have managed to remain illness-free. So in absence of much going on as far as crafting, here is a meme which Jennifer of Handmade by Jennifer tagged me for. I won't officially tag anyone else since I took so long getting to it, but if you would like to participate, please feel free.

1. What I was doing 10 years ago: 1998.
I was in graduate school (I was in graduate school for 6 years, so no surprise there). I was newly single after breaking up with my boyfriend and living on my own with no roommate for the first time in a few years. I loved it! I found a great little apartment and spent lots of time decorating it to my tastes. I lived there for three years and still think about that apartment fondly. I really think I learned a lot about myself living on my own and was in a good place when I met my husband a year later.

2. What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

-plan meals for the week
-do a load of laundry
-empty dishwasher
-catch up on blogging
-have a quiet day with RJ (no riding in the car)

3. Snacks I enjoy:
Dark chocolate anything and Miss Vickies Jalepeno chips.

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire:
Travel, travel, travel. In first class, of course.

5. Places I have lived:
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Rhode Island, and California. I've preferred the coasts so far. I love being near the ocean and close to an urban center. But that's just me and every place has its good points and bad points.

I also wanted to show that actual knitting progress is being made, albeit it a snail's pace. We have about three weeks before our next guests arrive, so I hope to make some progress on my projects during that time. First, I am working on Anouk using us some worsted weight cotton I had laying around the stash. This is how far I've gotten on one side.

I'm also making progess on the yellow and white longies. I'm making those from yellow Cotton-Ease and white Cottontots that were freebies in the stash.

In the next post I will have some new projects to post about

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Full House

Much like my blog for the last few weeks, things are suddenly quiet here at Chez JayJay. We've had nearly a month of visitors, both family and friends. The lure of RJ was enough to convince many visitors to make the long trek to California, some from the east coast and Canada. We've loved catching up with them and each visit seemed too short.

And how is little RJ? She is getting bigger and learning new things each day. She now sits up fairly well, grips like a champ, and has developed a fondness for grabbing her left foot (I think she's trying to get it to her mouth). She's also developed a strong dislike for riding in the car, particularly in stop and go traffic. She does seem to like a smoothly flowing freeway, however. I guess she really is a Californian. I should be able to post more regularly now that the first wave of visitors has come and gone, and perhaps even get some knitting done.

I will leave you with some beautifully modeled knitwear that I had nothing to do with. Here is RJ in her baptismal outfit. The gown was knit by my mother knit for me 35 years ago. Isn't it lovely? My wonderful friend JennC knit RJ a matching bonnet and slippers. So she was literally dressed in handknits from head to toe. Despite a warm day, she was a real trooper and hardly complained at all about the fancy attire (although the bonnet took some coaxing) and didn't even cry when she was woken from a lovely nap by having water dumped on her head. I'm pretty sure if someone did that to me I would cry (and probably swear a bit), so I'm quite proud of her.

Originally uploaded by JayJay2003

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