Monday, September 11, 2006

Happy Birthday, Nanny/Mom!

Today is my mother's birthday. I won't say how old she is -- I'd be disowned for sure. We got her a cake and also these goodies. A pack of the goat's milk soap she likes, mint body wash, and pictured here an unfinished bath mitt. I started it last night following a pattern I pulled from somewhere on the net, but it was way too big. I frogged it and started it again. I finished it tonight.


one skein of Bernat Handicrafter cotton

4mm - 16" circs

Cast on 48sts.

Work 4 rows rib.

Knit in stocking stitch to you run out of yarn!

Divide on two 4mm needles and graft top.

Crochet short chain and attach for hanger, if desired.

Today my baby went to preschool! I thought for sure I'd have to stay with him. Even last night he was still saying that I had to stay with him, and this morning when he got up he said he didn't want to go. When we got there he made himself at home and made a picture for Nanny with some paper shapes and glue. When I went to get him he said, "I had fun!" Hopefully tomorrow will go as well as today, and I'll be able to get for a nice walk while he's there. Today I only got for a short walk because I had to get hubby ready to go away.

In the knitting world I made a bucket hat that is awaiting matching mittens and felting. I finished the hat yesterday and put it on. It came down over my head and rested on my shoulders. I asked the Littlest One how he liked my hat. He said, "It's too big."

I hoped to get my truck back today, but that isn't going to happen. It went to the garage last week, and I have a loaner. (Thank goodness this is all warranty work!) I'm too used to trucks now, it feels like I'm sitting on the road driving this thing. It isn't in the greatest shape, either. She said they are talking to Engineering about our truck, trying to see if they can help them. (The engine light keeps coming on, and they keep finding little pieces of cracked hoses. I'll get the truck back and like two days later the light is on again.) She said they'll probably have to keep it til tomorrow. Looks like I'll have that Neon for an eon! (I know, I know, bad pun.)

Congratulations to Miss Tonia! She was the first person to put comments on one of my posts in the double digits! (I've been waiting to hit double digits!) She'll be receiving this shortly:

The new Knitty is up. There are sock patterns! Other things, too!

Happy knitting!

* Yesterday Nanny said she'd like to have new teeth. She has top false teeth that she hasn't liked since the day she got them. She should have went to a denturist and not just a dentist. Anyhoo, The Littlest One made her this little picture so Nanny could have some "new teeth"!


Blogger aija said...

Oooh! Preschool! I'm glad I have a bit more to go before I have to send mine off, I'm sure I'll be the one not wanting to let him go :) (Hehe, I say that *now*!)

I'm loving the new knitty, too.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

I'm so glad your youngest enjoyed preschool and you didn't have a difficult time with him not wanting you to leave. That would have made it worse I would think - for both of you.

Man, those hanks look gorgeous - makes me jealous that I didn't win them! lol!

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Great bath mitt - I think it must have been the pattern I posted a while ago, the European style mitt, it's a lovely knit, isn't it?
It's great to hear that your youngest enjoyed pre school - all the best to him!

5:48 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Ok, the mitt! And you did make it in time too!!! Hurray! baby will go next year and then all of them will be in school. Time sure does fly! And, those hanks of yarn are so bright! Wow again!

10:43 PM  

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