Happy New Year! I hearby resolve to do more blog posts in 2009. My goal is to post weekly; we'll see how that goes. Here we are two weeks into the year, and well, you get the picture.
Their kitties were cute as ever, seen here doing the things they do best:
I did not complete the dad sweater by Christmas. I showed him the last post and then showed him the sweater and, as i'd predicted, Dad did not want it frogged again. The main body is now knitted, and on advice from Mia, overdyed it with Ecru. you can no longer see the color break on the back, although it is no longer the pretty "white" color that it was. As soon as it dries, i will start the trim. I have meanwhile completed the Sweet Adorable Little Brother socks; I shall have to show you a modeled shot, as soon as i find some one with feet bigger than mine but small for a guy.
Since the New Year began, we have done many things. The boy had his first wrestling match
which he lost, but not too badly. He won his second, but he did have a few pounds on his opponent. although, I suppose this makes up for the fact that, he is so big, he usually has to wrestle boys that are at least a year older, if not more. And watching him? You cannot imagine the visceral feeling, as a mommy. A cross between "Oh my god, don't hurt my baby!" and "Kill, kill, kill!" All the other mommies do the same thing, you can see us all hopping up and down, holding ourselves to keep from making too much noise. Whew.
Meanwhile, the lovely mermaid had a big week. Wednesday, she had her first dance "concert" at school. Complete with make up and costumes. She had a fabulous time and such a Prima Donna! Goodness. This weekend she had her first swim meet in the 11-12 group. Big change, in terms of the competition. She did great in some races, and a little less than great in others. Dropped 5 seconds off her IM time though. That's theone where they do a lap of Fly, then, Back, then Breast, and then Free. Tough event. I'm proud of her. And yes, I yell when she swims too.I have been spinning. This bit of loveliness is spun from Creatively Dyed merino, milk protein and ? roving. I fell in love with the colors at Stitches East. I think the navajo ply came out pretty well. This time. I am getting there.
I have also been knitting. The Malabrigio socks, at 9 or 10 stitches to the inch and on 00 size needles (they are like long pins), come along slowly, but not as slowly as I expected. Perhaps because knitting them is like knitting heaven, so soft and pleasing in one's hands. Mmmm...