Friday, February 24, 2006

You Are Animal

A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
"Kill! Kill!"

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Good blogger!

Well, I guess if I want to be a good blogger, I am going to have to post something on my blog! I am still trying to figure everything out over here! I am going to try to organize my posts with subtitles so that you can pick what you are interested in and skip the rest. So, here it goes.

On the family front:
Well, everything is finally getting back to normal over here. I would like to thank everybody for their kind thoughts and beautiful flowers that were sent! I still have flowers filling my house. We still have a few loss ends to tie up, but we are getting there.

Matthew Jr. Is just about crawling! I can't believe how big he is getting! So big, so fast! I think that I saw a tooth this morning that might be popping up soon! I can't believe it! Crawling, teeth, where did the time go? He is going to be 8 months on Feb. 26th. Oh my!

Emily and Sarah are doing well, too. They are both enjoying their ballet classes very much. Emily is also enjoying her art class. They are doing cartooning right now and she loves it!

On the knitting front:
I am currently working on a baby boy outfit for the
Preemie Project. I am using this pattern. I am not sure what size baby it is going to be for yet. I think maybe a small preemie. This is the first item I have knit something that requires shaping. It is also the first project that I have blocked! I thought that it would be difficult, but it was so easy. I am actually embarrassed that I put off knitting items that needed to be blocked because I was afraid to do it!

Here is a picture of how the project is shaping up so far. I have the overalls done, they just need to be seamed. I have also finished the front of the sweater.

I have found a pattern for a sailor hat. It was written for a small child, but I think that I can alter it for a preemie. I have never done this before, so it will be interesting to see what happens. I will keep you all updated on the progress.

I also have another project on-the-needles: a dishcloth style baby blanket for Sarah's preschool teacher. I want to start on a pair of socks for me. It is very rare that I knit for myself, so I'm not sure when I'll justify starting these with all the other projects I want to start!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Hello Out There!

I'd like to say "hello" to everybody! This is my very first post in my very first blog. I'm not sure that anybody but me will really find this interesting, but we'll see how it goes.

I have started this blog for two reasons --

  1. I want to be able to update my newly found out-of-town family about what is happening in my household.
  2. I want to be able to connect with others out there in blogland that have the same crafting interest, or should I say passion, as I do.

I have recently become interested in the world of blogging through reading several blogs about knitting. I am a member of the Preemie Project. They hand make items for preemies, i.e. hats, booties, blankets, bereavement items. Several of the members have blogs and I have become a faithful reader of these. I have been a knitting and blog-reading fool for about a month now!

I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to see what my blog is all about! I look forward to getting to know you all!

Happy Blogging!