Sunday, August 15, 2010

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So, on the subject of wool...

I ordered some wool that I had been drooling over for quite a while...  It was Cestari wool and just about the most perfect colorway that there ever was.  I waited for months to order it because I wasn't sure if I could justify paying THAT MUCH for wool...  Finally, I just bit the bullet and put the order in.  I waited.  My husband had mentioned that it wasn't showing up on the bank statement online so I wrote the wool place and asked when my order would be shipped.  They said no later than Thursday.  OK, so on Thursday I checked my invoice status...  Processing, it said.  Great.  I checked Friday...Processing.  Not great.  So, it's now Tuesday, almost 2 weeks after I ordered it and it still says processing.  I wrote on Saturday asking them to cancel my order.  I had to.  The card I used was my debit card and my awesome (I truly mean that) husband lost it and so I had to cancel it and get a new one.  Even if they do pull their heads out of their butts, they still won't be able to run my card.  They haven't answered my email asking them to cancel anyhow.  It sort of seems like they're idiots who just happen to sell really beautiful wool.  I'm sad. 

Anyway, we're actually doing school right now.  One of them is doing language arts while the other does math.  E is 6 and she's learning about the have family contractions and silent consonants.  M is 8 and is just reviewing.  I'm tired and pretty run down today.  The baby thinks it's his job to get into everything and I'm so tired of chasing him around.  If he's not into things he shouldn't be, then he's picking little balls of wool from  his shorties and eating them.  I do my best to fish them out but it's an all-day job.

The sad thing?  I've needed to pee for the last 4 hours but haven't had a minute to go.  Even as I write this, I'm doing other things...  I guess I'm not THAT bad at multitasking.  lol

Monday, August 9, 2010

For a lovely, wonderful, can't say enough good things about her, friend...

So, I met this lady online several years ago.  We were both pregnant (with our now-6 year olds).  It was my second baby and her first.  I've had one more baby and she's now cooking her third and due any day now!  I'm so excited to see what this baby looks like since all of her babies are THE most adorable little things in the world!  She did the 3-D ultrasound done and THOSE CHEEKS!  They make me smile so much and also regret not getting that done with mine.  When I saw those baby cheeks in the u/s, I decided that I just had to make something for the baby.  I wanted to make a complete layette set but I didn't have enough time (let alone the skill) so I set out to make a hat and a bonnet.  I used this pattern and some regular ol' acrylic yarn.  I would have liked to have used a nicer yarn but it wouldn't have gotten here in time.  ;)

For the bonnet, I used this pattern because I needed to get it done 'super quick'.  Same yarn but I made some cute little flowers to go around where the ties would be.  I do NOT feel comfortable with hats that tie for a baby.  I sometimes can't believe that so many people use them but they wig me out big-time.  It just seems to be a horrible, horrible accident waiting to happen...  Needless to say, I left the ties off.  ;)

There they are!  I made them with a ton of love.  This is a friend who just makes my day every time I talk to her.  I think if I could move close to any one of my friends, I would have to plant myself right next door to her, if not right in her living room.  LOL

ETA:  She had her baby TODAY on 8-9-10!!!  9 pounds 6 ounces and GORGEOUS!