Knitting Kneedles

Monday, April 10, 2006

Moving out

So, for those who still read my boring mostly pictureless blog, I'd like to ask you if you can change your site for me to as I have moved to typepad. I sitll want you to read it though! I promise, once I'm no longer pregnancy-ridden and what not :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Dream about Isela

Isela, I had a dream about you and your kids last night. I dreamt that we were finally meeting up. However, of all the places I had to go to meet you, this is the last place I thought I'd ever find you ;) You were in jail! I have no idea what you were in jail for, but they let you have your kids with you, and they were older. You told me the jail said you could bring anything you wanted from home to make your cell homier looking, and you had brought oak framed pictures of knitted things, lots of things to knit, and for some reason a live sheep. And you didn't have to wear the ugly jail clothes, you were wearing a floral print dress. I woke up thinking that was quite an odd dream and just wanted to share :)

In knitting news, you'll not be shocked that yet again I have no pictures. But this time it is because I am at work and have no camera :) I'm knitting another baby sweater and I'm messing around with knitting a pair of socks that I'm not following any real pattern to. We'll see how they turn out. I'm not sure who they are going to fit, either a large girl or a small footed thin calfed adult, or maybe somewhere in between. I'm using a feather and fan pattern and they are cuff down. And on size 1 needles, so it's taking me even longer than my normal slow knitting :) But the yarn they are in is really pretty :)

Anyway, that's all for now. Have a great day everyone :)

Sunday, March 26, 2006


I must say congratulations to a friend, Isela on a job well done! If you're not familiar with her knitting blog, go check out her exciting news :) I've decided she's definitely a great role model :)

Monday, March 20, 2006

Ultrasound! Baby Update!

I've decided not to knit anything for this baby. The sweater in progress will remain that way or go to someone else. The reason for this? I don't want to knit him a cute little something or other, then have it be too tiny. Because apparently tiny is not currently in his vocabulary. I've been telling people that if they want to see baby pics of my Matthew, they better just see these ultrasound pictures now, because he'll be a full on toddler when he emerges. I'm at 32 weeks currently, and he's already estimated to be 6 pounds 3 ounces. They said "But don't worry, that's plus or minus a pound or so" I said "Can't it be plus or minus a week or two?" They told me no, that they won't change my due date. LOL At least I tried :) And plus or minus a pound or tow? Let's hope if that's the case, they are over estimating, in wich case, at 32 weeks even 5 pounds is still quite big. Especially for my history of having smaller babes. Jessie was 7 pounds 3.5 ounces and Niff was 6 pounds even. I think Jessie was about 19 inches long, maybe 20? Niff was 18 inches long. Not sure how long this one is, I'm sure that's difficult to measure when one is curled up in a ball :) At any rate... YIKES! It's an estimate of 1/2 a pound a week that they are to gain from about here on out, so if that's true, that means three more pounds, that means about a 9 pounds baby. This does make me thankful that I am having the c-section. Pushing out something that big is rather a scary thought. Plus, he's breech, and being as big as he is, I'm quite sure he won't flip on his own to the head down position. The tech that did the ultrasound put the doppler on his head, and I said "Wow, his head is so big" and then she measured it and asked if I have gestational diabetes. I told her no, and asked her if she wanted to know because he's big. She said no, that her doctor who is reading the scans always asks that. I know that not to be true though, because this is my umpteenth scan, and I've had scans with my other babies before, and never have they asked me about gestational diabetes. I just kept that to myself though. No sense arguing about my being right, right? :)

At any rate, just thought I'd share that with you. I'm not sure why I'm so upset about the possibility of a ginormous baby. Any of you who read this and have had babies, how big were they, if I may ask? If they were big, did it bother you? Let me know :)

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Penny

I got this in an email from my hubster, and thought I'd share it here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

The Penny

You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being good luck, gifts from angels, etc.

This is the first time I've ever heard this twist on the story. Gives you something to think about.

Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home. My friend, Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss was very wealthy, with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than her house.

The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live.The husband's employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself immensely.

As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant that evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her husband.

He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment.

Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped, and a few cigarette butts Still silent, the man reached down and picked up the penny.

He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found a great treasure. How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny? Why would he even take the time to stop and pick it up?

Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could stand it no longer. She casually mentioned that her daughter once had a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of some value.

A smile crept across the man's face as he reached into his pocket for the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies before! What was the point of this?

"Look at it." He said. "Read what it says."

She read the words, "United States of

"No, not that; read further."
"One cent?" "No, keep reading."
"In God we Trust?"
"And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin. Whenever I find a coin I see that inscription. It is written on every single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops a message right in front of me telling me to trust Him? Who am I to pass it by? When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust IS in God at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it were gold. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!"

When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and fretting in my mind about things I cannot change. I read the words, "In God We Trust," and had to laugh. Yes, God, I get the message.

It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful! And, God is patient...
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:
1 cross
+ 3 nails
4 given

That's the whole gospel message simply stated. Take 60 seconds give this a shot! Let's just see if Satan stops this one.

All you do is -

1. Simply say a small prayer for the person who sent you this, (Father God bless this person in whatever it is that you know he or she may be needing this day.)

2. Then send it on to five other people. Within hours five people have prayed for you, and you caused a multitude of people to pray to God for other people.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Hey there! Yep, I'm still alive. In case anyone was concerned ;)

We're all feeling much better in the house of illnesses past, and hopefully can remain feeling that way, at least for 8 more weeks.

Yes! 8 MORE WEEKS!!! As of tomorrow anyway. I'll be having my Cinco de Mayo baby and will be recovering from that. I'll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 9th, however, since I can't eat anything post c-section. Not until I "pass gas." Hee hee, the way they say that always makes me laugh. Like the doctors, who deal with disgusting things constantly, are afraid to say "fart" or something. I realize they are just being professional, but it cracks me up, especially since my doctor is my friend LOL. So, liquid diet for me until I "pass gas" and then whatever I can talk my husband into bringing up since I've never been all that fond of a lot of the meals that patients get. Breakfast is ok, but the rest... blech. Then, home on May 7th or 8th, preferably the 7th if I can talk em into it. Then the 9th, my BIRTHDAY!!! will be mexican food mexican food mexican food. Not that I can't eat it now too, but it just gives me something to look really forward to while recovering from surgery :) Well, something to look forward to besides bonding with my new Matthew that is :)

On the knitting front, you'll not be shocked that I have no photos. Not only have I neglected to purchase batteries for the camera, but now I don't even know where the camera is. I do have a finished baby sweater for my cousin Sharon, who just recently found out she is having a girl. And thank goodness for that because I started knitting the sweater for her, in girl colors, before I had any idea what sex it was. Now I am nearly done with a lime green one for a friend at work who is having a baby. Her shower is tomorrow. Hopefully I can finish off that sweater tonight. I think I can. I only have the sleeves to do, which are in the round, so it goes much quicker I think than back and forth stockinette. Oh, and I think I have one or two more rows on the bottom band. Then sew on the buttons. When I finished Sharons', at this point in the sweater I think it took me about an hour and a half, maybe two hours. I can do it! :) I'm making this sweater: and I really like how they turn out. I also really like how there is the minutest amount of finishing. Sew up the seams under the arms, and sew on the buttons. That's it :) The first one I made in some Moda Dea Sassy Stripes that I had here, I think the color was "Crush" but I could be wrong. The label is long since gone. It turned out great though, and everyone loves the way it does the self striping bit. The one I'm doing now is TLC Essentials in the lime green color. While I'm not a huge acrylic fan, this was soft enough for what I want it for, and washable, which is important for bambino clothing.

Oh, and guess what! ONLY 8 MORE WEEKS!! ;)

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Olympic update

Sadly, my Olympic Knitting update hasn't changed from my last post....Niff got sick, then I got sick now Jessie and daddy are sick. We belong in the sick house. Thankfully I had Monday off for the holiday, so I'm only missing two days of work so far. But ew. I hate being sick. And I REALLY hate being sick while I'm pregnant because that just seems to make everything worse. I've been taking Nyquil, by orders of my doctor who states that it's fine because the alcohol content isn't enough to make a difference. I think it made me have a weird dream last night. I had a dream that my baby had died and that I had to have surgery to get him taken out, only it wasn't a c-section. I'm not sure what it was. And I had to have it done at Primary Children's Medical Center. The reason the baby had died was some chromosome issue they said. It was very disturbing. I woke up and laid there (I was on the couch, which is where I sleep while's not as hot in the living room as it is in my room LOL) and made sure that he was still moving around. He was, so I knew all was well. But ew. I hate those kind of dreams.

So at any rate, I have three hats done. And 7 more to do. And I can't even remember when the last day is. I'm still going to do as many hats as I can, and hope I get to my goal, but if I don't get it done in time for the Olympics to be done, I'll just have to be late. I'm such a big loser!!

Well, I've been up now about 45 minutes and am completely worn out. I shall go take another restypoo on the couch again.