Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Thunderstorms and sick kids

Last week it was single-digit temps, ice and snow everywhere, extra layers of clothes and a heater under my desk at work. Last night I drove home in an awful lightning storm, there was thunder all night, and it rained almost all day. It's crazy! Now supposedly it's going to get cold and snow tonite. Crazy.

Yesterday both kids had fevers when we got home but didn't act like they felt icky. This morning they're icky - still feverish, tummyaches, general feel-like-crap type symptoms. It's probably related to the spastic weather.

On the yarn front, I'm almost done with the you snag glovettes. They're really neat. I had to frog the sweater. It was way too small when I tried it on. I'm making $5 in Paris instead. It's coming along great. I got almost the whole yoke done while watching Order of the Phoenix again. (It's Luna in the cardi I desire. The scene where she's looking for her stuff at the end.) I've made a couple of new dishcloths, too.

I really like the alien. I messed up a few stitches on Snoopy but he looks okay. They're both fast patterns. I have a bunch of cloths in my ravelry queue. I should really get to work on them. Unfortunately I spend too much time on ravelry to get as much knitting done as I'd like. I've found tons of things to make.

Since I was home today I watched the first three Harry Potter movies and really checked out the knitwear. I love the sweater Oliver Wood is wearing in the scene where he's teaching Harry about quiddich. It looks like a wide rib or something. I also noticed that Molly wears alot of fun crochet pieces. She has on a pinwheel-type poncho in Chamber - the flue powder scene. In Prisoner she has some great purple crochet cuffs when she's running to the train to give Ron his rat. I really hope there will be more Charmed Knits books. Maybe someday I'll be good enough to contribute! That would be great.

1 comment:

Mrs. H (aka MrsAych) said...

Barclay spent the stormy night following me around the house and even sat in the bathroom with me... his paw on my lap no less!

Should I ground you from Ravelry so you can get your knitting done? heh