Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Random Wednesday - Halloween edition

  • Lorelei is dressing up as a pirate today. There are very few costume choices for (almost) 3 yo girls since I don't sew. And since we already have a princess dress for dress up (that's still a little too big), I went with the pirate. Lorelei keeps calling herself Captain Feathersword (from Wiggles). I'll try and post some pictures tomorrow.
  • In honor of NaBloPoMo, I will try to post every day in November. NaKniSweMo sounds like fun too, but I'm already in the middle of two sweater projects.
  • I started a Wallaby for Lorelei last week. It's already about half finished, but there aren't any pictures yet. I'm using Plymouth Encore worsted (in the requested Red color) recommended by the lovely people at the Mannings. I think it's the nicest acrylic (blend) I've ever used. And sweaters for preschoolers knit up super fast. It took me about 2 weeks to knit one sleeve on my sweater, in two weeks Lorelei's sweater is almost finished.
  • Damages - I finished watching this show last week and after watching an entire season, I'm still not sure if I even like this show. The acting was great, the story was pretty good, but the way it was told was pretty complicated. I liked the use of flashbacks, but they would show the same scene 20 times without adding any new information. The show hasn't yet been picked up for an additional season, but I guess if it does I'll keep watching.
  • I can't believe that November starts tomorrow. I'm not ready for the holidays to be here already. Though I have started planning Lorelei's 3rd birthday party. Blue's Clues, because that seems like an easy cake to make.
  • OTN - Lorelei's wallaby (50% complete), my perfect sweater (45%), husband socks (75%). I also have a couple Mason-Dixon baby bibs that need buttons, but they're for a friend who won't give me her address so I'm not in any hurry to finish them.

Have a great Halloween and don't eat too much candy!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Who says Summer is over?

Last week, our local PBS station replayed the Sesame Street episode with Tina Fey. Tina Fey plays a book-loving pirate (a bookaneer). Lorelei is a big fan of pirates and this episode, so we watched it about 4 times last week. Which is fine, I like it too.

BUT (there's always a but...) that episode had Elmo talking about the Beach. For some reason, Lorelei has decided that she loves the beach, even though she doesn't remember the one and only time that she was at the beach (at about 15 months old).

Anyway, Lorelei decided that she needed to go to the beach - so she found a sun hat, put on her sunglasses, and then demanded to know where her wim suit was, so she could go wimming (I guess she has trouble saying "swim"). When I refused, she took off her clothes anyway and wandered around the house in a hat, sunglasses, and her diaper. I'm almost sorry I didn't get a picture of it.

I think it's going to be a long winter.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Time flies ...

How about a little update?

  • Took a week vacation. Spent the first three days hanging around the house with Lorelei's dad while Lorelei was at preschool - rollerblading, movies, adult-type activities that we don't get to do with Lorelei around. Spent the rest of the week up in Pennsylvania visiting battlefields and Amish people.
  • While I was in PA, I went to the Mannings. Definitely the largest yarn store I've ever been to. I'm hoping to return soon to take a spinning class. I also bought a little bit of yarn - enough for a Lorelei wonderful wallaby.
  • I won a contest! I won FKDeb's birthday contest - she sent me enough sock yarn to last me 6 months (I'm slow). Debi's the BEST!
  • I finished a sock for Lorelei's dad. Now I just need to make another one.
  • I finished the back of the Perfect sweater and I've almost finished the first sleeve. So I'm at about 40% finished.
  • I started some baby presents for a friend (I didn't even know she was pregnant until a week after she gave birth - oops!). I'm working on a couple of baby bibs from Mason Dixon knitting and there may also be a hat.
  • Fall TV!!
New shows I like (as of right now) - Chuck, Reaper, Dirty Sexy Money, Moonlight (I've only seen 1 episode of DSM and ML, but I like so far)
New shows I don't like - Journeyman, Big Shots (the guys are hot though), Gossip Girl (good show, but not my cup of tea)
New shows I'm undecided
- Private Practice (the 2nd episode was better than the first so I'm not giving up on it yet), Pushing Daisies, Back to You (makes me laugh but the kid plot is weird)

Of course there are so many new shows that I have to check out that I'm way behind on everything - my DVR is getting pretty full.