September 2007

And there be soakers afoot.

Little Turtle Knits Original Soaker


Little Turtle Knits Original Soaker


Little Turtle Knits Original Soaker


Little Turtle Knits Original Soaker


Little Turtle Knits Original Soaker


All from the Little Turtle Knits Original Soaker pattern, available online. Projects added to Ravelry.

I have also been updating the R site with past projects. I think most are in, although I realize that my photography skills of an artist are lacking for some items. I will add that to my list of nine famillion items to work on some day in this lifetime. Good thing nobody is keeping track of them, or I might worry that I could fall behind.

In other news almost too incredible to believe, I finished a sock. Yes, one of the current pairs of Monkeys on the line. It turned out pretty funky. I hope to finish up the other this weekend. Otherwise, not much knitting wise, though I did have an accident and somehow some new Lorna’s Laces sock weight found their way into the stash. In celebration of the new acquisitions and the weather that wants to change from hot and/or rainy to cool but just won’t (oh how I miss the west coast this time of year), I’m going to look for a new sock pattern to try. It’s been far too long since I thought of Nancy Bush, but I can’t just limit myself to one of her fine books… I’m going to flip through Ravelry, the real ultimate resource for knitters and see what strikes my fancy.

Yo-ho, mi hearties, and happy belated Talk Like A Pirate Day. It be a favorite day of mine, arr. Twere also the day the babysaurus and I went for a check up and happily everything is perfect! I’m at 23 weeks now and can hardly believe it. I’ve enjoyed the ride so far, and it was scary and exciting all at the same time to register for the birthing class and be told my monthly check ups are going to become bi weekly after October.

And as for knits, the Baby trend continues…

Little Turtle Knits soakers

3 finished soakers, 2 size small 1 size medium from the Little Turtle Knits Original Soaker pattern.

All Cascade 220 colors, I’ll find the numbers someday when I can post a decent non overcast photo. Also, be awake for more than four consecutive hours without needing a nap.

I’m working on the LTK Flirty Skirty as well, and I can’t wait to get started on some pants. In the meantime, thinking about my fourth wedding anniversary TOMORROW, and have been pondering just what sort of gift the traditional “fruit or flowers” entails. Besides the obvious, ya know. Hubs isn’t partial to any fruit that isn’t an apple, but I feel like I should do more than flowers.

Or do we buck tradition and go with the modern day appliances? I don’t know how he’d react if I were to purchase a new washer/dryer set as an “anniversary duo”. Decisions decisions. First ones to make: What size soaker to knit next, what color combo to come up with, and what to do for dinner.

Oh my.

Forgive me for gratuitous stash flashing, but I just couldn’t keep this conglomeration of colors all to myself now could I?

cascade 220

Cascade 220. Not shown: Some kind of awesome blue and a Magenta WIP. Anyone know where to find a complete collection of these colors available online? The OCD is strong with this one.


Beaverslide wool Mule spun yarn in Fisherman’s Weight. I love this tweedy, thick yarn and the natural smell it has. Not shown but project appearing soon: Some kind of awesome purple and a bright green.

This wonderful spectacle of color has been assembled for one heck of a stack of baby knits. At the advice of the T, I’ve investigated the wool soaker idea. I do plan on cloth diapering my baby, and the idea that my beloved wool will benefit this process has me super excited. Couldn’t you guess?

I’ve picked out the Little Turtle Knits Original Soaker pattern, the LTK Flirty Skirty pattern, and the LTK Picky Pants. I like that the Flirty Skirty pattern is a skirt and a soaker with front loading legs that can be knit separately. I look forward to trying both styles out. Looking over the patterns initially and from what I’ve seen on the web and that R place fuels my creativity. The knitting mojo has returned full force! Or should I say, my usual OCD about knitting projects has kicked back up… and with just a little more urgency what with this nesting thing I’ve got going on.

Speaking of cloth diapers, have you seen Glampyre’s blog lately? She’s been quite busy sewing away at diapers, leaving me to wish I knew how to work a machine as the urge to create poopockets rises! Lucky for me, I have 1 mom and 2 aunts that know how to use their Singers and are willing to help. Next weekend I will be visiting the beach to obtain boxes of receiving blankets, baby wipes, quilts, and other various sewed items made with the best thing… lurrrve. Family crafting. It’s good stuff.

And speaking of the babysaurus, I’ve discovered that the stomach hiccuping I’ve been thinking was irrelevant isn’t really gas, but that popcorn popping deal that people describe when a baby starts kicking. After a marathon session this morning akin to a microwaved tin of Jiffy-Pop, I believe. And while considering that it has begun, I realized, I just could not possibly be any more blessed or happy right now. I hope you are as well, because it is an amazing feeling to be at peace with the universe.

Even more so now…I just got a phone call informing me my husband has dropped his bad cholesterol by sixty points since February this year, even after he went off all prescribed medication. His doctor is pleased, and I couldn’t be happier. I wonder what kind of crazy fattening confection I could bake up in celebration that would probably counteract this?


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