Sleep, Banished Cthulhu and Socks (of course!)

It has been a crazy and difficult couple of days.  Yesterday was Baby Man’s 18 month check-up and it went well.  He is still tall and skinny for his age, but I love him anyway. ;-)  Unfortunately, he also got two shots, which made him just a bit grumpy.  But after a long nap his mood seemed to perk up–until he woke up at 4am this morning and would not go back to sleep.  So, as you can imagine, Baby Man and I had a bit of a difficult day today.

Thankfully though, quanta watched Baby Man for a little while so I could have a nap.  Not long enough, unfortunately.  Baby Man only collapsed for a 30 minute nap today. I don’t know how he made it through the day.  I hung on only through force of will and the desire to get some work done on these super cool African Violets from Planet June.  No pictures yet, as I just have seven leaves and a soil mound.  Hopefully I’ll have it done by the end of next week.  It would be sooner, but I need some white and yellow yarn and goodness knows when I will get out to get it.

Here’s Baby Man playing Baby Smash on his daddy’s computer.

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(I’m rambling, a sign I need some sleep badly.)

I finished up my toe-up pink socks a few days ago.  They turned out nice and fit very well.  The stripe pattern does not match because the Mary Maxim Bamboo Soft Stripes yarn has a very long repeat and I just didn’t want to waste that much yarn.  I’m hoping I can get three pairs of socks from the two balls I have of this colour.  Thankfully, I like short socks so I shouldn’t have any problems.

Toe-Up Socks with a Difference, July 2009

The pattern is Toe-Up Socks with a Difference (pdf link) from Wendy Knits.  It is really easy, since it is essentially just stockinette stitch.  The difference referred to in the pattern name is the gusset increases which are placed on the bottom of the foot.  You can seem them in this post, where I had just finished them and was about to turn the heel.

I’m not sure which socks I will start next.  I really do want to do these Lily of the Valley Socks, but I might need to work on something less complicated. And I do have that entrelac scarf I started at my knitting class last night. I suppose today isn’t a good day to make any decisions.

My crocheted Cthulhu isn’t going well.  He is currently living, in pieces, in my TUSAL jar.  I think I’ve figured out how to do the tentacles, but I’m having trouble actually doing them.  So, I got mad and he got put away.  Here he is before he was banished.

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Scary, eh?  C’thulhu fhtagn, indeed.

That’s it for today.  I’m off to sleep, hopefully for the whole night.

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One Response to Sleep, Banished Cthulhu and Socks (of course!)

  1. Yoyo says:

    Maybe the Cthulhu isn’t going so well because Baby Man just doesn’t want such an ugly creature around — I’m laughing of course, because I can imagine him knit up and I’ll bet he would be just as cute as any other fluffy baby. You’ve done some pretty neat socks since I was here and I love the sweaters of course. Your Totally Useless Container must be just gorgeous at this point.

    Be sure you don’t use that Angora or other wools to knit with too often, the more you are around something you are allergic to the worse your allergy gets! and we don’t want to see your hands all broken out in a nasty rash so you can’t knit at all. I hope you do try the Morgan hat again, they are really fun to make and to wear. I remember thinking my first one was huge too, but a knitting friend talked me into continuing with it and really it came out perfect because it’s supposed to be floppy on top. do give it another try (minus the wool of course).

    You were right, I didn’t “read” the blog name I just “noticed” that your name was in the list and didn’t remember about the new blog, so I fixed you in the Totally Useless Membership List, all is well.

    hugs