Thursday, April 24, 2008

Take Your Child to Work Day

I'm taking my youngest DD to the Dr. for a check-up today, so that she can enter into the next grade level, so I guess I'll get to squeeze some knitting time in while in the waiting room. This is where I have been able to get some quality knitting accomplished.

I told DD that she wasn't going to go to school day, because of her appt., & DD told me that it was OK for her to miss school today, because "It's Take Your Child to Work Day". Then, she got this impish grin on her face & said, "I guess this means that I get to stay home with you and do what you do.....play on the computer, cook dinner & Knit!" That sounds like a plan to me!

But seriously....I want to make this into a good day for her and I, after all, she may have to get some of her immunizations updated! She's not to going to be a happy camper. And, I do want to show her that I do more around the house than "play on the computer, cook dinner & knit." So, after her appt., I just might take her for some lunch for some mother & daughter quality time, then, when we get home, I'll show her how to create Power Point slides. I do this for my hubby's work. This ought to give her a little jump-start on the other kids when she gets into the next grade. When I was a kid in school, we took typing class, now days, the kids take "key-boarding" or "applications class" and they learn all about using an office program & different things on the computer. With my luck though, she'll already know about Power Point presentations.

Then, we'll cook her favorite dinner of lemon chicken & rice together, and, oh yeah.....we'll knit together. Maybe she will want to learn how to purl. Yep, sounds like a plan.

Take Your Child to Work Day

I'm taking my youngest DD to the Dr. for a check-up today, so that she can enter into the next grade level, so I guess I'll get to squeeze some knitting time in while in the waiting room. This is where I have been able to get some quality knitting accomplished.

I told DD that she wasn't going to go to school day, because of her appt., & DD told me that it was OK for her to miss school today, because "It's Take Your Child to Work Day". Then, she got this impish grin on her face & said, "I guess this means that I get to stay home with you and do what you do.....play on the computer, cook dinner & Knit!" That sounds like a plan to me!

But seriously....I want to make this into a good day for her and I, after all, she may have to get some of her immunizations updated! She's not to going to be a happy camper. And, I do want to show her that I do more around the house than "play on the computer, cook dinner & knit." So, after her appt., I just might take her for some lunch for some mother & daughter quality time, then, when we get home, I'll show her how to create Power Point slides. I do this for my hubby's work. This ought to give her a little jump-start on the other kids when she gets into the next grade. When I was a kid in school, we took typing class, now days, the kids take "key-boarding" or "applications class" and they learn all about using an office program & different things on the computer. With my luck though, she'll already know about Power Point presentations.

Then, we'll cook her favorite dinner of lemon chicken & rice together, and, oh yeah.....we'll knit together. Maybe she will want to learn how to purl. Yep, sounds like a plan.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More Un-Knitting- The Toe Up Socks

This green color seems rather appropriate. The toe up sock that I had been (fighting) working with.....well, it went to the infamous frog pond. I really do like "The Turned Toe" technique for the toe shaping. However, as I was contently knitting away on this sock, my eye kept getting drawn to something not quite right about the sock. As much as I tried to ignore it, my eyes kept reverting back to it like a magnet.

Those little "live sts." that I had on hold on a cable, while I did my knitting, then picked up later....well, they look defective. (Sorry...no photos. My camera makes things a blur when I try to get close to the details.) I tried all sorts of things. I knitted these special sts. through the back loops. Nope, that didn't work. I tried un-twisting them as I knitted them off of the cable. Nope that didn't work either. I tried using a smaller needle. I tried having a little heart-to-heart talk with myself. I told myself that these twisted, malformed stitches really wouldn't matter, because after all they would be on the sole of the foot where no one, but me would know they existed. That didn't work either, because I would ALWAYS know they were there. Every time I put them on, every time I washed them, every time I took them out of the laundry basket to fold. So, off to the frog pond they went! Fortunately, I had only about 3 inched completed before diving in.

So...it was more un-knitting for me today. There must be some of that going around these days. Have a look at Knitting With a Y: The Accounts of a Male Knitter blog and you'll see what I mean.

Monday, April 21, 2008

More Un-Knitting-The Toe Up Socks

This green color seems rather appropriate. The toe up sock that I had been (fighting) working with.....well, it went to the infamous frog pond. I really do like "The Turned Toe" technique for the toe shaping. However, as I was contently knitting away on this sock, my eye kept getting drawn to something not quite right about the sock. As much as I tried to ignore it, my eyes kept reverting back to it like a magnet.

Those little "live sts." that I had on hold on a cable, while I did my knitting, then picked up later....well, they look defective. (Sorry...no photos. My camera makes things a blur when I try to get close to the details.) I tried all sorts of things. I knitted these specialsts. through the back loops. Nope, that didn't work. I tried un -twisting them as I knitted them off of the cable. Nope that didn't work either. I tried using a smaller needle. I tried having a little heart-to-heart talk with myself. I told myself that these twisted, malformed stitches really wouldn't matter, because after all they would be on the sole of the foot where no one, but me would know they existed. That didn't work either, because I would ALWAYS know they were there. Every time I put them on, every time I washed them, every time I took them out of the laundry basket to fold. So, off to the frog pond they went! Fortunately, I had only about 3 inched completed before diving in.

So...it was more un-knitting for me today. There must be some of that going around these days. Have a look at Knitting With a Y: The Accounts of a Male Knitter blog and you'll see what I mean.

Camo & Pumpkin Hats