My Friday F.O.

Friday, October 10th, 2008 | blah blah blah, FO's, knitting | No Comments

I need more caffeine in a bad, bad way.

I am still sick. Now the funk is in the ears…how totally gross. I took a nyquil last night, but luckily I took it after this:

Blue Elephant Robot is fully functional!

Blue Elephant Robot is fully functional!

Heck yeah! I said it would be done today and I deliver! Even before the nyquil induced coma happened, I had this little guy done. Go me!

I gave it to the boy this morning. I guess it went over well since he cried because we wouldn’t let him take it to school. He also said “Mommy, Blue Elephant Robot is like Domo.” That’s cute. ūüôā

Since I was toting this guy to work today, I had to promise¬†the boy¬†that I would bring his new friend¬†back after work today. Not a problem since I get outta here early for the three day weekend. I need to go home to pick up Lucy and my knitting anyway before I¬†head out¬†to the shop. I think it will be an early night for me though. I have lots to do this weekend, and crazy things have been happening around me lately that I can’t quite elaborate on right now. That is for posts to come. For now, it’s back to work, albeit in a highly medicated/caffeinated state.

Now if I can only get rid of this cold…

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How kids keep you honest…

Sunday, October 5th, 2008 | blah blah blah, crochet, FO's, knitting, UFO's | 1 Comment

I have a problem with guilt. I feel super guilty. It started with a simple project that turned into one of those monkeys on my back. It started with amigurumi.

The infamous pink elephant

The infamous pink elephant

My daughter loves elephants. She has a bunch of stuffed elephants in her bed. I am not sure what started her elephant obsession, I mean, she is only 3 1/2. Anyway, she was batting her big blue eyes, asking her mommy for a pink elephant. She had spied one of mommy’s books, Amigurumi World, and fell in love with that elephant.

Now, if there is one thing the girls at the shop know about me is that I can be a tight knitter. Even worse, I am a tight crocheter. I mean, I was crocheting so tight that it was ruining my wrists, and I needed desperately to stop. The guilt was killing me. I had told my friend Ang, who incidentally works with me too, and she offered to finish the crochet for me as long as I did the sewing. I was *very* grateful.

Ang finished crocheting the thing…and I got it sewed it up and gave it to my daughter one night before bed. She fell in love. Which then leads to more guilt. My son was asking for a toy too.

Bleu Elephant Robot with appendages

Blue Elephant Robot with appendages

“Mommy, I want a Blue Elephant Robot” he says. Seriously. Kids come up with the weirdest requests. I couldn’t give her a toy and not give him one though. ¬†I decided to take on this project and I was going to make up the pattern too. Because I have all that extra time between working full time, volunteering on the local twins’ club board, knit-a-longs, etc. So I started.

There would be mornings when the kids were getting ready for pre-school, that he would walk up to me and¬†ask “Mommy gonna go to yarn?” or “Mommy work on Blue Elephant Robot?” It was killing me.

So It has been a couple months, but I am going to get this thing done. I started the ears last night, but they were too small, so I completey frogged them and started over. Once the ears are done, he will need a couple of arms and some finishing. I will get him done. I WILL…

I have given myself a deadline. Friday.

It needs a little steam blocking...

It needs a little steam blocking...

And, as promised. Here is picture of my sweater! I finished it Wednesday night while watching Pushing Daisies. I got a lot of comments on Friday when I wore it. I received the most praise from the ladies at the Stitch and Bitch. I think they were a little stunned that it was actually done. I let them know as soon as I was done with this sweater I ended up frogging and recasting on the Iceland sweater. I don’t think they are holding their breath for me to finish it, but maybe I might suprise them. I am looking at it in a whole new light.

Now it’s time to run. I am teaching a sock class at the lys and the new October KAL begins today….Monkey socks.

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