Let’s move on to some happy thoughts for today, shall we?
We’ll start with a non-knitting one – a photo from the dentist appointment last week. I really must sing the praises of our pediatric dental office. The staff there is patient and kind – they were great on our first visit when Julie pretty much refused to even let them look in her mouth, and this last week proved that they had earned her trust when she did exactly what they asked, and did it with a smile.
When the teeth were sparkling, the staff ended the visit with a couple of Polaroid pictures for us to take home of the girls with Dr. Amey, and she was kind enough to let me take a picture of the three of them for the blog. If you are in the Twin Cities and looking for a dentist for your children I highly recommend Children’s Dental Care Specialists in Edina. They have an awesome waiting room too.
Okay, on to some knitting. I took some pictures on Sunday with the intention of posting about it, but circumstances (including kids not going to bed at decent hours the last two nights) kept me from it.
So here’s the right front on Sunday afternoon right before I decided I needed to frog back a bit. As much as I love these long-repeat striping yarns, they can be difficult to match ball to ball. I’d ended up with a very thin stripe of blue surrounded by very wide stripes of white. It looked wrong, so I pulled out the remaining balls and tried to figure out which end would provide the best match into the pattern.
I ended up ripping back only a few rows to the blue stripe and joining in and end in the same color. A few hours later it looked like this.
I think it worked out rather well. I’ve got two more rows to knit on the front now – will get to that as soon as this post is done – and will also get the strings threaded for blocking and cast on for the back tonight.
I have kind of a wild hair in the back of my mind that maybe just maybe I can finish this sweater before Shepherd’s Harvest. In my experience, Mother’s Day weekend in Minnesota is still likely to be good outdoor sweater weather. Two things about this plan worry me slightly – one is that there is a lot of finishing involved on this project.
Two is that Sock Wars III starts on May 9. I’ve signed up to participate – and I think it’s still open to join if you’re interested. Signing up is basically a promise to knit on a pair of socks for your target till they are either finished or till you are “killed” by receiving the socks knit by your assassin. So if I’m going to finish the sweater, I’ll really have to get it done in the next ten days. Doable? dunno. But it will be fun to try.
Okay, I’ve got to get to work on that sweater while I watch The Golden Compass fresh from Netflix and eat more chocolate chip cookies. In the mean time, I’ll leave you with this little conversation I had with Sophie during dinner the other night. We were talking about finishing up the meal so that she could have a bath, and then discussing whether or not it would be a bubble bath. The way she said “No bubble bath” was so cute that I wanted to bottle the moment and hold on to it forever. Actually, the way she talks in her innocent toddler-speech right now just melts my heart about a million times every day.