Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Well, That Was Fun

(of Team BSA)
(3 or 4 hats, just kept knitting without patterns...)

(for the Baby Hoodie)

(for the languishing Cable Rib Socks I finally wrestled into completion) Totally time-consuming, but also much fun. Ravelympic knitting wrapped up on Sunday and now all of us Ravthletes are slowly readjusting to regular life...

I didn't knit as much as I had supposed I would- this is probably a good thing. Almost everything I did manage to knit was in cotton, some projects on bamboo needles, as I don't yet own multiples sets of addi turbos in every size (cue sad violin music), and my wrists both have a lingering ache, which could have something to do with being almost 34 weeks pregnant (I seem to remember carpal tunnel issues with the last few pregnancies), combined with excessive knitting, topped off with that whole cotton dragging against bamboo issue, and, well, yeah, soreness.

Soccer season is upon us. We homeschool our kids, but our oldest son plays on the local christian school team, which has been an enjoyable opportunity for him. The first game is today, and after last night's storms, it looks like they'll be playing in a wee bit of mud, yay mud. The coach takes all the uniforms to be laundered, so hey, my boy can get muddy and I don't have to deal with it, except for the socks, which I really don't have to deal with either, now that he is trained to do most of the laundry around here... so I can sit back and knit, of course! (Just kidding, well, kinda kidding, it's good for kids to know how to do laundry. It's a life skill worth having, no? And it gives me more time to knit, hehehe...)
So what else is new? Let's see, a baby sweater, 4 hats, and a pair of socks. Started some formal grammar with my 9 & 7 yr olds, the whole crew is studying Ancient Egypt, the oldest 3 are plugging away in their math books, and my 7 yr old's reading is really taking off.
We've also had a week of allergy fun (not so fun!) setting off 5 yr old's asthma, almost sending her to the ER Friday and Saturday night, but we managed to get by with a lot of nebs (those of you with kids with asthma know exactly what I mean...) and very little sleep for me, which is never so good. She sounded like it was pneumonia (again!) but never did develop a fever, so it looks like we'll get through this bout without more anitbiotics or x-rays, yay! 3 yr old is coughing a lot now and I heard the first wheeze out of her last night, sigh, bring on the Benedryl... What's on the agenda for the rest of the week?
  • find some buttons for my finished Loppem
  • block said Loppem
  • finish the latest baby hoodie design, just needs sleeves and hood
  • work on girls' cotton shrug design
  • paint boys' room (nope, didn't get done last time- you see, I am not really superwoman, just super listmaker)
  • buy paint for girls' rooms
  • order girls' bunkbed
  • disassemble pool (our nights are already getting cold, 80 degree days aren't enough to heat that much water!)
  • work on mapping Egypt with kids, start timelines
  • sew some new dresses for the girls to wear to the Kelley Farm this fall (okay, at least cut them out this week)
  • big grocery run to start stocking pantry for fall busyness and general baby aftermath- you know, 48 boxes of cereal and about 120 jars of pasta sauce... or something like that...
  • plan backyard campout for Labor Day weekend
  • buy air mattress for said campout

That should keep me busy, making these last 6 weeks and 2 days (but who's counting?) keep flying by...

Happy knitting-

ali

4 Comments:

Anonymous madalyn said...

You've definitely got a lot on your plate!

8/27/2008 2:54 PM  
Blogger The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Wait, no Minnesota State Fair for you and your crew???? Time to revise your schedule, woman! Don't all Minnesota children have the right to see the Dairy Princess' bust carved in butter?

8/27/2008 3:39 PM  
OpenID riggwelter said...

How do you do it?
Well done to all your medals and good luck with everything else.

8/30/2008 5:30 AM  
Blogger whywouldyouknitthat said...

Lots of medals! Congratulations! Wonderful job!

9/07/2008 2:03 PM  

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