Wednesday, May 27, 2009

We had our ultrasound today and the bun in the oven is a GIRL! The Chinese calendar was wrong, it predicted a boy.

It's still sinking in that we know, now we can get more serious about names, though we have a few ideas. We'll save the name reveal until October.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Grand Canyon North RimWe had a great trip to Hoover Dam, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon North Rim, Coral Sand Dunes & Las Vegas strip in 4 days. We got a convertible Ford Mustang upgrade. It was a lot of miles (almost 700), so many, we weren't able to fit in Bryce Canyon. My favorite part was Zion, the land features are amazing and the colors are so vibrant. Jesper loved the immensity of the Grand Canyon. We stayed at the lodge in a little duplex cabin at the Grand Canyon, it was fun to sit out on the lodge balcony and see the stars. The temperatures were very warm. 80-100F on the trip. The heat was so dry, I hardly sweat. A nice change from any other heat with some humidity in it. To see more photos, I put them up on Flickr.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Last weekend I worked up a pair of baby socks and now I am addicted to knitting baby socks. I am going to knit a bunch more over the weekend. Super quick little project.

If you know how to knit a toe-up sock. Here is the numbers for a baby sock.
Using sock yarn and size 1.5 or 2 US needles.

  • Cast on 18 sts with Provisional Cast-on.

  • Work toe with 6 short row wrapped sts on both sides.

  • Work 35 sts around with desired pattern. (st st on bottom, k2, p2 rib on top)

  • Work until you are 1" from desired heel.

  • Turn heel with short rows, 5 wrapped sts.

  • Continue working leg to desired height.

Easy to memorize once you've done it once.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I had to start another project straight away and now I'm done again! What next... I think I am going to work on this Gnome I've been meaning to get to. I also have a stack of fabric waiting to be pressed and made into Hooter Hiders. And the fabric all cut to assemble some mei tai baby carriers for gifts and myself.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

I decided not to make a hat after I weighed how much yarn I had left from the wooly pants. Now I've used up all the yarn and have the next size bigger. These are Size M-L shorts.