Monday, January 19, 2009

Ohhh, we're halfway there!

So I reached and passed the half way mark on Clara's blanket. It felt really good to reach that point, because right now what I'd really like to do is put the sucker down and knit a sock, or a dish cloth, or something that could give me quicker gratification.

So reaching the halfway mark on this sucker has given me some hope. I don't regret doubling the pattern at all because once it's blocked I think it will have a much longer usable life than it
would have at it's original size. I want something that she can keep around for a good long while and get plenty of use out of. I just can't wait until I can block the crap out of it, because once that's done, it's going to be quite pretty.

It's really the perfect thing to be knitting right now, I can put it down for a couple days and pick it right up without wondering where I am in the pattern, which is great for these days in particular when I'm writing papers and finishing assignments left and right and chasing my now very mobile daughter around the house. Not only is she crawling now, but she's also pulling herself up onto things, which makes things really interesting. I don't think she's far off from walking, really. Then I'll really be screwed!

Sebastian has a friend staying the night. I had them turn their video games off at midnight but I can still hear them in there giggling. He had a good day today. Phil took him out to see the Paul Blart Mall Cop movie, and while they were gone I set it up so Sebastian's friend could sleep over, so it was a nice surprise for Sebastian when they stopped to pick him up on the way home. While they were at the movies, Clara was a good girl and took a nice nap that lasted just long enough for me to finish a lengthy sociology paper.

Tomorrow we're going to head over to Annie's for the afternoon to hang out and with any luck, get some knitting done. Annie, Michelle and I have hardly seen each other since before Halloween, so I'm looking forward to having some girl time and getting caught up with them.

Anyway, I'm going to try to get some work done before heading to bed. Before I do that though, I thought I'd post a recent picture of Clara, since the one I posted of her with the yarn is from quite a while ago, and she just officially turned 9 months old this week.

Have a good week!

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