One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Sunday on Monday

October 12th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Any surprise that I totally blew that Sunday / Wednesday posting thing one week in? ¬†No? ¬†Good. ¬†You shouldn’t be. ¬†Any surprise that I totally missed my blogiversary, 5th at that!, yesterday? ¬†I’m not either. ¬†Oh well.

On Friday, the twins turned six. ¬†I can’t believe it has been six years since these:
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became these:
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I blinked and they became six year old kindergartners. I’m loving the little people that they’ve grown into (though I could skip the whole “I hate you” when I tell them to do something they’d rather not).

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Happy birthday my babies.  I love you.

Today, with everyone off, we made the annual trip to an orchard to pick apples. ¬† Found a new place this year in Morris county that had young trees with fruit low enough for the monkeys to get by themselves. ¬†If my math is right, we came home with 15lbs of apples, mixed between baking and eating kinds 🙂 ¬†I love apples. ¬†Couldn’t nibble my way through the orchard for a change as the digestive system is still somewhat on the fritz.

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Yesterday morning I finished knitting Rhinebeck. ¬†After the awful game was over, I set it to soak in the washing machine and then set it out to dry once it had a good spin. ¬†On the way home from the orchard, we stopped by JoAnn’s and I picked up a couple of button candidates. ¬†I ordered a couple of others online. ¬†Hopefully they’ll all be here before the drop dead button sewing on day, Friday. ¬†Here’s the first two candidates:

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and on the sweater…

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I’m leaning towards the 4 hole button. ¬†If nothing else arrives before friday that is better, these are the buttons you’ll see on saturday, on this sweater!!!!!

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This meant I needed another project.  I broke out the box of lace yarns I bought from Knit Picks in January and cast on for Bohus Inspired Pullover from Knit So Fine.

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At 7 st/in on US4 needles, this isn’t going to be the quick project that Rhinebeck was!

Craft on 🙂

Tags: Adult · Family

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ina // Oct 12, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Happy Birthday, K and A!

    Rhinebeck is gorgeous, I love the creamy texture of the creamy wool.

  • 2 --Deb // Oct 12, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Chappy and I (Mom and Dad, too), send lots of great birthday wishes to Kat and Alex! Yay for the six year olds!

  • 3 Tina M. // Oct 13, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Happy birthday to your beautiful children, they’re great kids and a testament to their momma!

    And congrats on your sweater! I’m not going to make it with mine, not without insanity and physical harm to my wrist. I’ll just pet yours and imagine next year. 😛

  • 4 Laurie // Oct 13, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Happy birthday to the monkeys, and certainly happy blogiversary! Looking forward to seeing Rhinebeck at Rhinebeck!

  • 5 Donna // Oct 13, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Happy Birthday to those babies (the time goes even faster the older they get, trust me), Happy Blogiversary to you, and I am looking forward to seeing your progress on the new sweater. I don’t know if I have it in me to knit a sweater with such fine yarn (especially for my not-so-small figure!).

  • 6 Nancy // Oct 13, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Happy 6th Birthday, Kat & Alex!

    Your Rhinebeck is beautiful :o)

  • 7 Marcia // Oct 13, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Happy Birthday to the monkeys!

    Rhinebeck looks great….I must knit that one of these days. You better wear a down vest over it Saturday, though….the forecast is for 50¬∫ and showery. I’m going Sunday, so if I miss you, have a great time!

  • 8 V // Oct 16, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Happy Birthday to the twins! They grow so fast! I can believe my oldest is 24 today.