Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Bad Hair Day

So, maybe it's me. Having a 6 year old boy caused me to not expect fights in the morning over hairstyles and gel! But that's what happened this morning. C. decided that he wanted to style his hair (he's got your basic bowl cut) by combing it back, putting gel in it and having it stick up! He said there are a couple of boys at school who wear their hair this way.

I told him I'd help him comb his hair wet (this is just before racing out the door) and put some gel in it. However, the combing wasn't right, the gel didn't do what it was supposed to (defy gravity, I guess) and it all ended in a big tantrum filled meltdown. I was trying so hard not to laugh. It was so important to him but his hair was long enough that it wasn't sticking up.

I'll take him for a haircut and they can put the gel in his hair the way he wants it. In the meantime, I hadn't even *brushed* my own wet hair, in trying to get everyone else ready for the day. Wow, he's only 6. Who knew?

Monday, October 24, 2005

Getting better at intarsia

It's coming along. Actually, I finished the "C" on the Harry Potter sweater the other night and it looks pretty good! I should finish the front in the next few days and can pick up stitches for the sleeves. It's hard to do clear intarsia letters if you use curvy letters (as opposed to vertical ones) but I think it came out pretty well. The stitches are much tighter now when I change colors.

A whirlwind weekend -- had D's third birthday party. A good time was had by all! Bob the Builder cake for the kids and mimosas for the grownups. And it was my birthday too! DH and I went out to Mistral for dinner! Thank God for gift certificates. The food was wonderful, the restaurant a bit pretentious but fun to go out to a swanky place for a change.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

HP sweater in progress and other stuff

Just about done with the back of the Harry Potter sweater. I was going to do both sleeves at once, then tackle the front last because I have to adapt an intarsia "C" for my son's first initial. But it turns out that the sides are done first, then seamed and you pick up the stitches to knit the sleeves. So much for that.

I'm getting crazy over yarn. I cut back my work hours, so I am making less money. However, knowing that Mission Falls will not be manufacturing its yarns much longer makes me want to buy and hoard! Maybe I should use the stash I already have.

I already have a bunch of Mission Falls to knit my sister a lovely wrap called "Mimi" (her nickname) if not for Christmas, then for her spring birthday.

Had a good weekend. Cooked a lot -- ratatouille, chicken marbella, banana muffins. It was great not to rush anywhere. Also enjoyed the Angels beating the Yankees in the Division Series. Go Angels!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Missed the Knit Out

Darn, missed the Boston Knit Out...looked like lots of fun! Why do so many things all happen on the same day?? In the AM, I did the Memory Walk to benefit the Alzheimers Association. Thanks to those of you who contributed! It was a gorgeous and warm morning along the Charles. And in the afternoon, my son's school pals marched in the Roslindale Day Parade, so I marched with them. I got my exercise on Sunday!

In knitting news, I finished 2 fruit caps and they're all wrapped up. Am working in Harry Potter sweater for son #1. Am almost done with the back. Pics to come soon.