November 8, 2007

How I drive myself nutty...

Knit Henry with fingering weight yarn on size 3 needles. This is a scarf with a 24 row repeat and each row has 452 stitches. If I'm on top of it, I can knit one repeat a day. A day! Yeah, things are going slowly. I've knit 5 repeats out of 7 so far. I'm thinking of stopping after 6 because the scarf is looking wide.

I decided to take a break from that and knit the "Unoriginal Hat" from the Yarn Harlot's blog. I'm using some super chunky alpaca yarn that Dwight brought back on his first business trip to China. He must like messing with me because this is another one that doesn't have the weight or yardage on it's label. Because of that, it's sat in my closet for a few years. I think this hat will look good, but it's torturing me to knit with yarn this thick.

I want to knit lace, but I have to wait. Is it Friday yet? That's when the new clues come out.

And then last weekend, we tried to get a good picture for our cards. What an insane day. Smile. Look at the camera. Stop making that face. That is not a natural smile. No, that one isn't either. Okay, just try to look happy. It didn't help that it was a windy and partly cloudy day. The wind blew the sun in and out of the clouds and that really messed with the coloring of the pictures. This is probably the best one of the bunch, but I'm not completely happy with it. The coloring is really off and it looks so pixellated sized down. I might blog some of the outtakes from that day. They're hilarious!

I did take the kids out the next day and got some really cute pictures of just them. I may just go with those for the main picture for the cards and include the family ones inside somewhere.

And this is what happens when you stay outside too long on a very windy day under a lot of oak trees.

Yes, an acorn hit him square on the head. :-( Ouch! After that, it was time to go inside again.


Jen said...

OMG - sooo cute! I love the family photo. It's perfect! You're the only one that notices the little things. We all just see the smiles. :)

Beth said...

You got some really nice pictures there. Even the post-acorn shot. :) And you've reminded me that I need to get the dogs out this weekend and try to get some photos.

smelk-o-matic said...

Great pictures! The last one made me smile - I hope those tears didn't last long!! ;)

Jeanne said...

Very cute pictures - even the last one (hopefully he wasn't badly hurt!).

Octopus Knits said...

I just love these photos! Those acorns are fierce!