A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

May 9, 2004

Happy Mother's Day

I had a happy mother's day today. I "slept in." This means that after my son and cat woke me at 7 am and prodded me awake on and off for over an hour Wes turned on the TV to lure them out of our bedroom. Then the alarm went off every seven minutes for about an hour. Finally the rest of the family went downstairs and I proceeded to have horrible anxiety dreams about my own mother. Then I finally dragged my ass out of bed around 10:30. Still, it was better than the usual. We had lunch out and then went to Archie McPhee's to buy toys for the goody bags for my soon to be six year old son's birthday party. After dinner Wes looked at me and said, "Do you want to get out of here for a while?" I was out the door like a shot. I don't think I even bothered to answer him.

I knit at the Teahouse for a few hours on Rosy. I just finished the first skein of yarn. I'm about a third of the way across the back. Photos tomorrow, I promise. I don't want to wind another ball by hand so I need to wait until tomorrow to do any more work on it. So I started a new project! I decided to make a poncho with my Dale Ara. A few months ago Mariko posted about picture of an adorable hot pink poncho she made using the Poncho Pattern Generator. I decided to give it a try. I've been resisting the poncho trend but this wool just says poncho to me. I knit my gauge swatch and plugged in my numbers and out came a pattern. I've worked about 25 rows and it's looking nice. Photo of this tomorrow too. I know I don't have enough yarn though. I'm going back to Weaving Works tomorrow to wind my '03 Tweed for Rosy into balls. I will see if any Ara survived the sale. I'm dreaming, I know. I can always order some online if I really need to.

So that was Mother's Day.

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