Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ravelympics 2008

Life with Lexi is beginning to settle down a bit and we are getting into a routine. This means that I've actually gotten to knit a little in the last week.

Today was the last day of Ravelympics. And while I didn't make my goal of 2 hats and a cowl, I did finish one hat that I have been wanting to make for a friend's little boy. They are from Minnesota and big Vikings fans so I made him a Baby Viking Hat (Ravelry link.) It turned out a little big so I'm not sure if he will get to wear it this year but maybe next year.

I've also made some progress on my RPM socks. I hope to finish them before Sept 1 when Summer of Socks is over. I didn't meet my goal there thi year with a pair of socks a month but life has been crazy around here this summer so I'm okay with that.

Monday, August 18, 2008

An Actual FO

Life over the last week has been crazy. Having a puppy is like having a child. DH and I discussed it for months before we finally made the commitment to get Lexi. We are glad we did but we are still getting used to having to get up in the middle of the night and let the dog out, having to watch her all of the time that she is out of her kennel, and not having all of the time to ourselves that we used to have. I haven't knit hardly at all since Lexi came home with us. In fact I think I am going to have to give up on my Ravelympics goals.

Before we picked up Lexi I actually finished my Koigu Clapotis (Ravelry link.) I used 3 skeins of KPPM and did the full increase and decrease sections but only 8 repeats of the straight section. I finished it in time to wear to the Knitting Guild's Opinionated Tea to celebrate Elizabeth Zimmermann's birthday. I think a good time was had by all and I actually got dressed up for a change.

I started a February Baby Sweater in Dream in Color Classy Giant Peach for a coworker's wife who is due in October. Hopefully I should be able to finish it before then. Yesterday I also started a Viking Hat for the little boy of a friend. They are from Minnesota and big Viking fans so I think they will get a kick out of the hat.

Today I stayed home from work due to having to go to the dreaded DMV and register the car and pay the taxes. Also lots of cuddle and play time with the puppy. I picked up the Fall Vogue and Fall Knit Simple as well. I think I might have to knit up some mittens this fall. And maybe a doggie sweater....doesn't she look like she needs one come fall?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

It's a Girl!

Today DH and I added a new member to our family. Lexi is an 8 week old red Minature Dachshund. We have been talking about getting a dog for a few months but couldn't agree on what we wanted. Finally we did so we found a local breeder and picked up Lexi today. We spent most of the day getting prepared for dog ownership and playing with her. I'll post pics soon. We just put her to bed so I don't want to go downstairs to get the camera and wake her.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Goodbye Old Friend

Yesterday I had to say goodbye to an old friend, my car. It was either fix the transmission (expensive) or get a new car. So we got a new car. Problem is, I don't get to drive the new car. I get to drive the other old car and the husbeast gets the new one.

I will miss my car. It was good to me on many a long trip to visit family or the daily commute.