Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I'm Back! After a LONG pregnancy induced hiatus, I am FINALLY feeling somewhat like what used to be my old self.
Not long after I posted last, the morning sickness I was experiencing became all day/all night long sickness. All that with a hubby who was way off in the middle of the desert somewhere...needless to say it was a LONG and HARD deployment. Thankfully, I have a GREAT community of AF/Army spouses who stepped in and helped with caring for the boys and preparing meals......
I was able to go home and my family was AWESOME. Generally, when DH leaves we (I) kind of go into survival mode and take one day at a time and stay SUPER SUPER busy this time however had to be the hardest and lonliest. However, we made it through and I am happy to say that DH is back (has been for about a month) and things are SLOWLY but surely returning back to normal.
I am about 20 weeks and we just found out that we are having..........ANOTHER BOY!!!! Yes, that's right 3 boys and yes, we are totally sure that we saw what we needed to see ( little man was spread eagle during the whole u/s).
Now onto knitting news....... Well as you can imagine, I didn't knit a single stitch during the whole first trimester but, I had already planned my sockapalooza socks. I bought some Black Pearl cashmere (2 yummy skeins in blue topaz and Polynesian) from kpixie and was planning to make these. Then, I received and updated e-mail (after I bought the yarn and pattern) on my pals preferences which stated superwash only......... I debated for awhile about just going ahead and knitting up the cashmere because ...well, it is cashmere but then decided it would probably be better to keep within her preferences. So I dove into my sock stash and chose some Cherry Tree Hill supersock. I've just been knitting some plain vanilla socks on 2 circs and feel a bit guilty about that. However, I have never knit socks on two circs so I am totally thrilled about learning something new. By the way I love more searching for that other dpn I dropped somewhere in the sofa.
I have been looking for something fun to knit for the new baby and have come up with this from knitty. I was so excited about all of the colors and the affordability of the yarn until I realized, that the yarn is not machine washable. I am not sure I want to knit a baby blanket w/a hand wash wool. I've been debating and dreaming about this blanket I think it would be just perfect for the baby. Anyone have any ideas?
Sorry for the super long post I promise the next one will be much shorter. I figured after such a long break from blogging I could ramble a bit longer that my norm.
Next post....completed socks!!!!!


Anonymous Phyllis said...

Glad to hear that you're doing better and that your husband is safely back with the family.

Lastly, Congrats on the impending arrival.

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Ivy said...

WOW don't have kids of my own but I know with two kids and by yourself for a long period of time must be harsh, I'm glad you got all the help when you needed the most.

I'm in the same boat! I'm waiting on my new circular needles and sock yarn I ordered online few days ago to start knitting with them for the first time, I'm excited!

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm your sockpal and so happy to know you feel better. Your socks are ready to go but please be patient, the trip is long.

9:05 AM  
Blogger RFOURBIZ said...

i hope you have an online store. no? try etsy. google it. Etsy :: the place to buy and sell all things handmade. try it.

6:28 AM  

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