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!


Valerie said...

Hi, Jennie, thanks for connecting us with your blog! It was so good reconnecting with you and Matt and the kids; it's been a long time! Thank you for your kind and generous welcome when we were out there earlier this month.

Give our love to Matt and the children...Aunt Valerie

2bzyScoutMom said...

Hey Little Sis,
I can say that because, no matter how many more children you have, you'll always be my little sis.

I love the picture of Matthew, especially his chosen attire.

Good job on the site, and I know your knitting. Is there anything you don't do? I know.....sleep.

Hang in there, it certainly sounds like things are challenging right now, but you will get through it.

Give everyone, a big hug and kiss from Auntie.

Miss you,