Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Scary Capability

Phil's away on a business trip, leaving me alone with the cherubs and the house and the work and the... you get the idea. That, combined with the end of daylight savings time (Émilie was up at 5:16 AM this morning) has left me plain old pooped. But a girl's got to get her kicks somewhere, right?

I tell you, sometimes it really does take a village to raise a child. Or in my case, it took 2 doting grandparents last night to bathe and put 2 kids to bed so Mommy could go to choir practice. I've got a series of concerts coming up starting in early December, including one at the Oratoire St-Joseph (!!!), so I figured it wouldn't be wise to miss a practice if I could help it. I don't know how much good it did, since it was hard to sing when coughing approximately every 5 seconds (apparently I spoke too soon a few posts back, we're all sick as the proverbial dog). But at least I was there!
I cast on the Snowball Hat on Sunday night. I'm using Malabrigo Worsted again, and so far I like how it's turning out. It's definitely going to be a quick knit (provided I figure out how to work my Japanese pompom maker), so I'll be able to get back to my Christmas knitting later this week.

And what would that be, you may be wondering? Well, I've got a few projects lined up. I think Fratello will most likely be my third Miscellaneous-Man Sock of the season. I really like Yarnissima's patterns, plus it'll give me the chance to stick to my promise to Tamara and cast on for a pair of socks using 2 circular needles. :)

I've also got a Fleece Artist Thrum Sock kit that I've been meaning to knit for a while, as well as the Sock Monkey Hat from the summer '06 Knitty (for one of my nephews). Stay tuned.

Speaking of Christmas Knitting, I've been invited to contribute to the Christmas Knitting Frenzy blog Michelle has set up. I don't know how much knitting I'll actually manage, but it should be fun to see how other people cope with these crazy goals we tend to set up for ourselves this time of year!

I'll end today's post by sending a great big ole' hunk of love to my knitting buddies Alison and Caroline. Apparently they've been inspired to go on their own health and fitness adventures after reading about mine, and I wish them much success. I can't tell you how wonderful all your positive comments made me feel, ladies!

Happy Knitting Everyone!


kate-the-enabler said...

You know, I think the malabrigo is really set off by the glass of red wine in the background. Nothing more classic than red and white. :)
Good to see you're getting in some you time while you're solo-in-charge. Here's hoping it's smooth as smooth can be.
Looking forward to seeing all those projects

Alrischa said...

That Fratello is nice! I'm about 10cm done on number 1 Broadripple... it's going slowly! You're not doing two at once, are you? I might have to start another pair if you do Ü

My sister's been over these last few days. Not only is she helping heaps with the kids, (freeing up loads of knitting time) but she's using up my scraps knitting moss stitch gloves Ü Nice to knit with someone! My poor hubby is outnumbered... lol.

Sereknitty said...

Hmmm, that sock monkey hat would be tres cute on the grandbaby ... great ... thanks a whole heap ... like I needed further additions to my Christmas Queue :P***

Dad said...

Loved the hat, but was particularly taken with the strikingly expressive eyes and brows as well as the clear and healthy complexion, the straight line features of your bone structure set off the softness of the knitted cap.

Must be in the "genes" - or jeans (a CURVACEOUS line) -

your father who lurketh hither and thither.


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm Malabrigo...!

That's cool about ST-Joseph's Oratory!

Hope you guys are all feeling better! It sucks to get sick!