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My little girl — July 30, 2007

My little girl

Amelia at 9 months old My little girl will no longer be a baby soon. In less than 3 months I will have a toddler. She is growing up so fast. This weekend we went shopping for clothes and it was sort of sad when I realized we were shopping in the toddler section instead of the baby section. She just about fits into 12 month clothes, so we buy those to make them last longer. We did get her some adorable outfits, jean shorts and shirts that are just darling. I will have to get some pictures of her sporting her new attire and post it to the web.

Her great-aunt sent her a bathing suit and we have yet to try it on her. I wanted to do that this weekend, but we didn’t get a chance. I have to get off my butt and get out there and clean her pools out. They are gross and filthy from sitting outside all the time.

This weekend, I’ll be in Atlanta. I know DH isn’t going to get out there and clean her pool, so she won’t be going swimming till maybe the weekend after. I am making it a goal of mine that if we don’t have any other plans I will clean out her pool and let her go swimming that weekend.

Cooking Fish —

Cooking Fish

I cooked fish for the first time a few nights ago. I never had before because I didn’t know how and was afraid. Lame, I know. But while my in-laws were here, MIL cooked some Tilapia and explained how she normally cooks it.

So I tried it the other night. I pan fried it in a little bit of olive oil after seasoning it with lemon juice and Old Bay Seasoning. It was so good, I ate two whole fillets and that’s a lot for me. I was so proud of myself. It was delicious. And now I’m not afraid anymore, so I’ll be able to add fish to our collection of dinner dishes. Next time I need to learn to fry some catfish.

The Final Year Begins for Me —

The Final Year Begins for Me

I’m finally reading it: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Woohoo! My collection is in paperback, so I don’t purchase the hardback version. I’ve been somewhat patiently waiting for my co-worker to finish reading it (she pre-ordered it) so I could borrow it and read it. She finished it this weekend and has handed it over. Hurray, hurray!

Knitting on Hold —
Clapping — July 27, 2007

Clapping

Amelia was clapping this morning! All by herself! I’ve been trying to get her to clap for a while now and she finally did it. I’m so excited! It’s so cute!

Content has Moved —

Content has Moved

I’ve to move all the knitting, crochet, quilting content over to a new site located at: http://wifetalks.com/knits. I haven’t migrated over the comments but hopefully will be able to get that done this weekend with a little bit of sql coding. Cross your fingers. There actually isn’t a lot of comments :(, so it shouldn’t be too difficult.

Once those are transfered over, I will begin work on this site (the personal blog). It will get a redesign and all of the knit-related content will be removed. For now, the content still exists, but it will be hidden from your view.

Please change your bookmarks to the new knitting site if that is what you came here for.

Separate Knitting Content — July 26, 2007

Separate Knitting Content

I’m contemplating pulling out my knitting content and making it into a separate blog again. I did that back when I first started knitting, and soon my regular blog wasn’t being updated as often because I was posting so much knit content.

When my knitting died off, I combined the two since I wasn’t posting much of anything at all. Now that I’m posting more knitting, I think it should be out on its own. The only thing is that I’m not posting as much non-knitting content anymore. So I think it would require a revamp of my main “blog” to be more of an “update” site (what’s been going on with my family, or whatever) rather than a blog.

That would require more time and effort to redo the site. Just not sure I have that much time, but I do feel that the knitting content should be separate, especially if ravelry members will be visiting looking for knitting content.

Still trying to figure out the best solution.

The Bearclaw is Fun —
Yarn Enhancement — July 25, 2007

Yarn Enhancement

A lady at my stitch n bitch decided to de-stash and I was able to score some yarn! I got 12 balls of Tahki Tweedy Cotton Classic, enough to really make something nice. Another ball of the same in a different color. I got some Filatura di Crosa Primo that will be great for some socks. I got enough to make something bigger, but not sure what else would work with the color I got. I also got some cream colored silk (a small amount that I could mix with something else for a striped hat or something). And I got a bunch of hand-spun, hand-dyed wool in deep blues and purples. It’s so pretty and warm. I think I have enough for a sweater, but I’ll have to pull the hanks out and measure it because I have no idea how many yards is really in there. Maybe this is an excuse to get that swift I’ve been wanting. When I get time to take some pictures, I’ll definitely post them.

Hope She Likes — July 17, 2007

Hope She Likes

I really hope Amelia likes knitted clothes. I have amassed quite a few garments in my ravelry queue that I’d like to make for Amelia. Right now she’s too young to tell me whether she likes or doesn’t like an outfit, but hopefully whatever I do make will be to her satisfaction.

Speaking of knitted garments, I pulled out my knitted socks the other day when my feet were cold and wore them around the house. I have no idea what the yarn is (have since lost the ball bands and memory is horrible), but I swear, it’s like the socks get more comfy with each wear and wash. It’s pretty cool. Every time I wear them, I like them even more. But they are still a little bulky to wear with shoes. So I just wear them around the house. I have a feeling they will get a lot more wear this winter than last.

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