Monday, 30 April 2007

Cold feet?

I did it!  I made a sock!  A small sock, but a functional sock, nonetheless!  It is the class sock from Sensational Knitted Socks, knit in the ever-fabulous soy-wool left over from Baby Seasen’s hat.  And to boot (pardon the pun), it fits Sacha!  Too bad it’s almost summer :P

Saturday, 28 April 2007

Stripey Hat

I finished this hat for Baby Steeves last week, but I didn’t want to post any pictures of it, lest the baby’s mama stumble on my blog and see it.  The pattern was easy-peasy, although working the top part of the hat in the round with only 8 stitches for 10 rows or so made for a very annoying Monday night.  But, it finished up well AND it’s made of the lovely superwash wool from Knitpicks.  I even tested its superwash properties in my front loader and it came out just lovely.

Comments I have received about the hat:
“Are you raising a hippie child?” - Paul
“It looks like a circus tent!” - Marlene
“So precious!  That is a keepsake for sure!” - Random old lady

Now, I may FINALLY begin to learn the fine art of socks.  ALthough, truth be told, I am rather nervous and delaying starting them because it is something new and I am sure that I will be ripping them out numerous times before I am done.  And ripping out my work just kills a little piece of me each time I have to do it.


Wednesday, 18 April 2007

I watched him sleep

Today I watched him sleep. I turned out the lights, I nursed him, cuddled him, and then I watched him sleep in my arms. So peaceful, he let his soother drop from his mouth and nestled into the crook of my arms. I used to nap with Sacha twice a day, as it was the only way he would sleep. Now, he is used to napping on his own, and I usually put him in his crib and carry on about my day.
Today was different. I couldn’t put him down. He was so calm, so happy, so sleepy. I looked at him and tried to imagine what he would become in his future: a doctor? a teacher? a priest? a rockstar? Would he end up on the street with all of his possessions in a backpack? Or would he be a lucky one who has a warm home with a wife and children to come home to each night. Or a husband, for that matter.
What will he look like? Will he need glasses? Will he be overweight? Will he be attractive? Will he break many hearts? I hope not, but at the same time, I hope he does. I hope he’s the guy that all the girls pine over, but that he has the sense to pick the right one and treat her well. I hope he’s romantic, but not a sissy. I want him to be poetic and to stand up for what is right, but know when it’s ok to back down and let someone else take the reigns.
Will he still love me when he’s a teenager? When he’s married and his wife cringes at the thought of her mother-in-law coming to visit? Or will he just humour me, bring me a card on mother’s day and be too busy to visit the rest of the year?
As he slept, my mind drove into a ravine of wonderment. As I wondered, I, too, fell asleep. And awoke to the sounds of a happy boy playing with his soother and gabbing at my smile.
It doesn’t matter what happens or how he turns out: he’s my baby and will always be my light.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

We're on a need-to-know basis

I originally posted this on Maya’s Mom, but why deprive you the pleasure of also reading it...

Have you ever flown first-class? Only if first-class means squished next to two fat men playing pong on their blackberries.

One of your favorite books when you were a child? Anne of Green Gables

A good restaurant in your city? Here? HAHAHAHA! But back in good old Edmonton: Khazana, Syrtaki's, The Creperie, Taste of Ukraine, New Asian Village, and on and on and on

One person who never fails to make you laugh? my friend Paul; everything he says makes milk fly out of my nose.

What was the first music that you ever bought? Cranberries "No Need to Argue"

Do you do push-ups? I push up my books on a regular basis.

What was one of your favorite games as a child? I played School with my sisters. I was always the teacher, and I even gave them homework. Good Times...

When you were twelve years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian, until I saw a cow C-section: MASSIVE uterus! *shudder*

Your favorite Soup of the Day? anything but clam chowder.

Have you ever met someone famous? I don't think so, but I stood right next to Kiera Knightly at a crosswalk in Paris.

Date of Birth? March 10, 1982

From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news? My DH. He reads the paper and listens to CBC Radio One religiously.

Current worry? When am I not worrying?

Current hate? my lack of will power in my fight to quit snacking all the time.

Favorite place to be? With my mom and sisters.

Least favorite place to be? In a room full of strangers with no one to help break the ice.

Do you consider yourself well organized? Extremely.

Do you believe in an afterlife? Yes. I am a good Catholic girl :)

Where do you think you will be in 10 years? Probably living in Alberta, again.

Do you burn or tan? Burn

Are you more optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Depends on the issue

What did you fear was going to get you at night as a kid? Things that go bump in the night.

What's in your pockets right now? Spit up.

Last thing that made you laugh? My son playing with my boob rather than nursing.

Worst injury you've ever had? I've never really been injured.

How many TVs do you own? 1 regular 27" tube TV

Best compliment received? That I am a hot mom. Oh, and that I am a hot teacher (not from a student, from a friend)

What leaves you speechless? Things I never wanted to know about my sisters’ personal lives

What is your favorite book? Ooh...that's hard. I own a LOT of books. Although The Life of Pi is definitely up there.

Last meal you cooked for the opposite sex? Scotch meat loaves with double the sauce, rotini with cheese, and steamed fresh broccoli.

What were you doing at 12 midnight last night? Trying to sleep.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

ANDI: Don't Look!

I knit this up last night in a few hours using the soy-wool striping yarn that I have been eyeing up.  It’s my own design (well, it’s a combination of a bunch of other designs).

I LOVE the colours and I can’t wait to give it to Andi for her impending arrival at the end of May!