Saturday, August 26, 2006

My Bad

Maybe there is something to that theory that the new baby doesn't come until you are able to finish their little gift. The Yarn Harlot talks about it all the time and the last baby she was knitting for arrived as soon as she finished her sweater. Well my N/N just doesn't want to come. It is allowing my sister-in-law to be extremely productive while she waits, but I know she is anxiously awaiting N/N's arrival. She thought (s)he might come last Wednesday, but that didn't happen. That is when I realized it was all my fault! I didn't finish seaming the sweater last Saturday! I left it on the coffee table while I preoccupied myself with my cheerful green and blue towel (although at least I have a good excuse for the delay). So first thing on my list of stops to make on my day off yesterday was to the button shop.

It was amazing how that although there are completely equal amount of all three colors in this sweater, green buttons made the entire thing look green. Yet blue and yellow were just nice accent colors. At this point I think I like the look of the yellow the best, but there is one problem...

This may be the cutest button EVER. And what is the chance that I will make something else in which this button will look so at home and happy? So, I guess I have some finishing to do today, so that N/N will finally join us. ;-)

Also, I am playing the weighing game with the Dakota socks. Of the 4.5 oz. ball of lightweight Obsidian Socks that Rock, I have about 2.5 ozs. left. I am really close to starting the toe.

So I am thinking that I should *hopefully* have enough. But this is going to be a squeaker. Why do men's feet have to be so big? And these aren't even for a man with particularly big feet. I guess worst case, these socks will end up with black toes :-)

Finally, thank you for your kind thoughts for Jenny. She seems to be responding well to the medicine and has been taking it easy. She is definitly not herself, but she did bark at the Kitty again and she is stretching a little when she gets up in the morning. The good news is that she seems to really be enjoying her little doggie bed and has been hanging out in it most of the time.

Well, that's all for me today. Hope you all have a very nice weekend!

9 comments:

Nasus said...

I love that button! (Looks like the Keroppi doll my mom made me as my going-away-to-college gift.) And I'm glad to hear that Jenny is doing better!

Jennifer said...

I vote for the super cute button!

I'm glad that Jenny is feeling better.

crzjane said...

That button is adorable. You are going to have to use it. It looks so at home on the sweater.
I agree with the "men's feet are too big" My husband has relatively small feet but the 1 pair of socks I've made for him too forever! Probably using fingerweight yarn was a mistake ;-)
Glad to hear that Jenny is perking up.

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

It's always good to know who to blame in moments like these.

I was beginning to think the baby was waiting for a clean house, and well....

amanda cathleen said...

awwww, that is the cutest button ever! Love it!
Your hunnies socks would look great with black toes. Glad to hear that your puppy is feeling better : )

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Just a little thought here: Can we just tell the baby that the sweater is all done (and even in the mail)? What could a little white lie hurt at this point?

And, just to cover all bases, I spent the entire day cleaning and decluttering the kitchen. According to my father-in-law's theory, I've got another five days to conquer the rest of the house. Think I can do it?

Lolly said...

Definitely the cutest button ever!

Theresa said...

It wouldn't be wrong to design a project around a set of buttons, would it?

Nonnahs said...

Blogger is killing me today! I've been trying to leave a comment forever! Anyway...glad to hear Jenny's feeling better! LOVE the froggy button!