Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Oh it is so unbelievably hot here the last week or so. Lucky for me I don't have to go out in it much. We have lovely air conditioning in the house, which is great for the real scorchers but I generally prefer fans when it's not this hot. For those of you who don't know, we live with my in-laws, because with only hubby working while I'm watching kiddos and doing college, we can't afford our own place. Now, my father in law works the night shift at one of the hospitals, so he sleeps during the day. Their bedroom is on the 3rd story although, it's technically the second off the main floor. Our part of the house is technically the basement, because it's below the main story, and built into the ground partially. Anyway, their bedroom is up there and it gets horribly humid, so he cranks the AC during the day, and it gets freeeeezing down here. Yeah, so I hate it, I walk around in sweatshirts when it's 103 outside.

We bought tickets today for that Walking with the Dinosaurs show (compliments a la grandma). Spokane is only the second city on the tour, and I'm excited. Chad and I will be taking Nick on Saturday, and hopefully he won't be scared by these life sized roaring dinosaurs. He seemed excited when the commercial came on for it. We'll see.

I'm making record progress on my Laced Front Sweater from the Knitting Lingerie Style book. It's an easy pattern, and the cashsoft dk makes it sooo nice to knit. Here's a pic of the bottom detail from when I was just starting out, and then a pic of where I am now, into the armholes.I'm also trying to finish up this shawl I started ages ago. As a recap, the yarn is from mizz Emily B's etsy shop. It's going really nicely. The stitch pattern is really easy. You increase four stitches every wrong side row and go up a needle size every four inches. I started with a three and I'm using a 6 now. I almost think I should have started with a four. The original yarn called for in the pattern was Handmaiden Sea Silk. I am working on getting some of that to make another one. The first pic is most true to color. Let's see what else...I'm resisting daily urges to cast on new things. I've really been focusing on only a few projects lately. It's killing me really. I just want more things to knit! But I'm waiting. I'm also supposed to be on a yarn diet. I have been very good about it. Haha, but my partner in crime said sock yarn doesn't count....oh and I have to buy my yarn to dye for the two swaps. Other than that though. I can't really buy anything anyway because chad's civic needs a new clutch, and our scion needs another new windshield. BEWARE. We have a scion xb, and I love it, but due to the angle of the window, it's extremely prone to rock chips. I got one the other day on the way home, and a few hours when chad came home, the heat had caused the window to crack in 3 places, each crack about 4 inches long. WE JUST REPLACED IT. I could scream.

On a better note, here's where I'm at on the Ravelry waiting list!

  • You signed up on May 31, 2007
  • You are #6084 on the list.
  • 247 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 11815 people are behind you in line.
  • 32% of the list has been invited so far
Woohoo! Only a few more days at most and I'll be able to find out what all the fuss is for. It is supposed to be great!

Ok well I should be in bed, I can't stop yawning, I'm deleting every other letter I type lol, and my contacts are drying out. Maybe I need to change them...hmmm.


Jenn said...

Let me know when you get on Ravelry! If you type in my blog you should be able to find me. I'd love to have you on my friend list!! The good thing about a heatwave... a/c is good for the knitting!

Teresa said...

We lived with my mother for the first few years. At least you have a whole floor separating you guys, we lived in a small 3 bedroom home. Talk about no privacy.

My husband and I have an intrepid..so far that's been great for rocks. *knock on wood* Thanks for the tip though, (I was actually thinking about a scion too!)

Valerie said...

What pretty coloring! I can't wait to get on Ravelry. I want to see what the big deal is all about.

Opal said...

oy. i have 1498 people ahead of me on ravelry. i signed up late. june 6! ah well. it'll be worth the wait.

gorgeous shawl! stick with it, it'll be worth the effort and you'll have something cozy to snuggle with in that aggressive air conditioning.

elizabeth marley said...

Wow, 11,000 knitters. Can you imagine?!

Alpaca Christine said...

wow, your pajamas are hot.

EDNA HART said...

Pretty colors on both of yur projects--I guess this Ravelry is the next big thing....

NH Knitting Mama said...

You have some beautiful projects here! I like your blog!

Welcome aboard on Ravelry.

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