Thursday, April 30, 2009

the knitting never stops

Foster the Socktopus is now finished. He needs a face, but I stink at embroidery so I'll have my mom help me make a face.

I started a cardigan for the baby. It only has one seam and that's for the hood. Hopefully that will come out well.
My projects are up on Ravelry, and I love it to keep track of my yarn, my project, my needles and even my knitting books and magazines.

I'm glad I'm getting lots of stuff knit. the baby will have plenty if special things when he gets here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Longies and Cravings

I just finished the longies. I'm taking a break before starting the socktopus.
I'm happy with the longies and will most likely make more pairs.

Lately I've been having more intesnse cravings.
Yesterday I made Ben go out twice. Once for vegetable crackers and easy cheese and once for Dunkin Donuts hot chocolate.

Today he ran out to get a new door so we can replace our front door.
I called him up telling him to bring home sourdough bread.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


starting my first attempt at Longies for my baby carrot.
I'm hoping the pattern works out and I can make more pairs.
So far I've knit: 4 hats, 1 pair of legwarmers, 1 pair of socks.

We also are expecting lots of boxes of hand me downs from family and friends.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

baby legwarmers

Baby legwarmers are finished. Now on to make a matching hat.
I also have some left over yarn from a hat I made Ben...I think I'll make the baby a hat that will match his.
After the hats I'm not sure what I'll knit next.

too cute

besides it was about time for a picture of sorts.
Yesterday we saw my friend Ali, and her 2.5 year old daughter Rory.
Ben was amazingly good with her, and I always love seeing him with children.
The face however was because we told him to stand still so we could take pictures and he was getting chilly standing still.
first and foremost...
some people do not get the point to go away. "Wah wah, I'm 25 and I haven't had a baby yet...I hate that"
please leave from my life and complain when you have something important to complain about. If the only thing you can criticize is that I should have a baby because I'm asking people for stuff...
we could afford all the baby stuff on our own. But Ben was laid the money that we had saved may have to go towards the mortgage. *shrugs* all you ever whine about is how old you feel at'll probably end up with a pregnant teenage child if you teach them that attitide.

otherwise this weekend was great. Got to see the in laws and some old friends.
And although our tenant moved out he left us a nice gift card which we can put to use.
we also have much more baby clothing then we thought (at least for 0-3) and are pretty set on that. we have a bunch of things for 3-6 months.
Lots of family members are knitting us afghans.
Ben has a job lead in South Carolina. We really hope this pans out. Moving would be hell with 4 pets and a pregnant lady, but it's a good job. And even with a contract position he may get permanently hired. We keep hoping he hears about this one.

We're spending Easter at home with the pets. I need to do laundry. But otherwise it's just a day of knitting baby things for me.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I haven't felt like talking too much lately. There is nothing like having to beg your friends for their hand me downs. Or beg crafty people you know to make stuff for your baby.

Since Nortel is Bankrupt, Ben didn't get any severance. And because he made "too much" Monday and Tuesday he didn't qualify for unemployment this week. He needs to call Monday...but we know that money isn't going to be much. And we get screwed on low cost health insurance because he made "too much" so far this year.

We've been doing our best to stretch our budget and look for ways to save. I've taken lots of things to the consignment shop, given Ben several of my Tiffany jewelry peices to sell on Ebay. Plus we're putting stuff up on craiglist and only buying clearance item baby things. I'm also trying to knit a bunch of things for the baby to help save money.

It's scary and I find myself depressed most days because I'm worried. I'm also finding I'm really annoyed with people who say "things will be fine"
No, they aren't fine, and unless you can guarantee to me that it will be ok that line is just annoying. Millions of Americans are not ok. Ben and I will do everything and anything to protect our child. We know we'll most likely have to sell the condo. We may also have to move...another thing I really didn't want to do, least of all while I'm pregnant.

I see so many people complaining about little things in their life. Sometimes I wish they could see what there really is to complain about.