Monday, October 01, 2007

Monday Musings

I have to keep this short as Chris says I have to go to bed with the kids tonight. I'm not exactly sure why, but it might have something to do with the impromptu speech I gave them at the dinner table about how I was NOT going to spend the next 8 to 12 years listening to their father ask them to use their manners at the table and that next Monday's Family Home Evening was going to be about showing some respect for the appetite's of others and THEY were going to come prepared to teach it! ::huff, huff, huff::

Shortly after that he suggested that maybe I needed some more sleep . . . . I wanted to argue about it, but I was too darn tired. So instead I did one of those big sweeps I have to do every week or two and cleaned the office so that at least I could have a productive day tomorrow.

Then I thought I'd add another project to Ravelry. So far this is my favorite feature of Ravelry. You can plug in the title of your project, the kind of yarn you used, where you got the pattern, all sorts of other fun details (including ranking the difficulty of the patterns and how much you liked the yarn), and then you can bring in your flikr pictures to illustrate.

So I thought I'd take a few pictures of the knee socks I'm working on for Milo. Here's how that went.

First, I convinced Milo to pose. This was not hard. I got this picture of last Christmas's socks. They're pretty snug now.

Then we changed him into jammy bottoms for the knee socks that are still in progress. I got this picture of the socks.

Aren't they smashing? Those'll be a great Christmas present. And toasty warm, too.

Then, because I was having fun with Chris' camera, which can do things mine can't even dream about, I took a closeup. Here's one of the bottom of the foot, showing off the Socks that Rock Fred Flintstone colorway.

And then I thought I'd document how much nicer my kitchener stitch looks than it used to.

And that led to me thinking, "Come to think of it, these toes were once one of my WIP's too!!" So I took a picture of those.

Like the bit of blue sock fuzz stuck in his toe? That's Claudia's Handpainted sock yarn fuzz. And that led to LOTS of giggling from the subject and his twinkie brother, so I took one more picture of how that "work in progress" is coming along.

Then I helped the kindergartener take the dpn's off his leg--and tickled the Ben and the Milo. A lot. And now it's time to jump into MY jammies and snuggle up with them!



The_Add_Knitter said...

Those tootsie pics are too darn cute!

LH said...

They look so much OLDer now :-)
(...because they are, I know...!....)

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