Monday, March 27, 2006


That should be my new name. I have spent the last, what has it been, a week? Too long, anyway, lurking around leaving no comments. I thought I'd have plenty to blog about, with the girls' b-day and my own and having my mom and sister out from Minnesota, but, alas, not much to report.

I spent my 32nd birthday in the traditional manner (renting a belt sander and scraping old adhesive off the cement subfloor of the "SFHO 1/2 bath") Heady times, I tell you, especially when the DH grudgingly took a shift and ended up sucking the power cord into the sander.

The girls are now 3 and proud owners of some pretty sharp lookin' tricycles. I had planned to blog about their b-day, but the idea just wouldn't gel in my mind. Suffice it to say, they have come a long way in three short years! From:


I dragged my (non-knitting) sister on a micro-mini yarn crawl where I got this:

to make Potatomatomuseses for my mom,
and this:

to make a Sunrise Circle Jacket for me! I can hardly keep from casting on, but there is still THE CARDIGAN to contend with. The knitting is done, save for the button band. The button band for a tunic length V-neck cardigan for a 6 foot tall viking. I know that the journey of a thousand miles of seed stitch begins with a single stitch, but I admit I am a bit daunted at the prospect of picking up all those stitches (and in black, no less!). I'm also still not thrilled with the sleeve caps, so there may be some ripping and reworking to be done on those. I can still get the buttonband done, meantime, however. Here is the body of the sweater, seamed at the shoulders:

And here (this one's for you, Skippy) is the front with the buttons Skippy sent for me to use. I just want to be sure that's what you want before I go knitting buttonholes or anything (yeah, I know, I haven't even started the damn button band, I shouldn't worry about the buttonholes yet, since they are a few bazillion stitches from being encountered, anyway.)

I did finish one little project. This is for my SIL's sister and her husband's new baby girl, who is due any day now. I still need to get some ribbon for the closure, but it was a pretty easy knit, and it turned out nicely, if I do say so myself. (Please ignore the unseamed underarms and unwoven in ends. They have all been judiciously dealt with since the photo was taken! ;-) )

So, all is well here Chez Bitter. I won't delve too deeply into the chaos that is potty training twins, but we are getting there.

Does anyone know of any sock patterns that are written for 2 circs? My mom wants to learn, but she's not the type to just jump in and make it work, she wants actual directions. Let me know if there are any good ones out there (as I'm sure there are!)!


Blogger mamma said...

Your sweaters look great! Happy birthday to everyone. Don't you love potty training. My three year old son pretty much has peeing down, and now my almost two year old is yelling "my turn" when we go in the bathroom. Thank goodness for the spotbot. If you don't have a small steam cleaner I highly recommend this one. I couldn't live without it.
Knitty has a great pattern for two socks on two circular needles. I think it's straight lace or broadripple, one of the two. I used the pattern to teach myself two socks knitting.

5:10 AM  
Blogger Pyewacket said...

Happy birthday to the girls!

Here's a simple 2-circ pattern (one sock at a time):

It was my first sock, and I found 1 or 2 sections mildly confusing, but quickly figured it out. Details in this post:

Hope your mom enjoys it!

5:42 AM  
Blogger candsmom said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you and the girls! Your Lorna's Laces is lovely- looking forward to seeing your Pomatomuses. Your sweaters look wonderful, too! And I love your baby kimono! I made the IK baby kimono for my best friend and had the hardest time finding a nice ribbon for it. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! I haven't tried 2 circ sock knitting yet, but have several sites bookmarked - one is the Knitty one that Mamma recommended and also Take care, Lisa! :-)

9:56 AM  
Blogger Skiptastic said...

I love the cardigan, and the buttons look great to me, though if you think the scale is wrong I could try to find others? I'll leave it to you... So happy you have a new post! I tried calling last night, but will call again tonight. Talk to you soon! Love, Skippy

1:59 PM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Lot's of great projects coming along. I love the Lorna's Laces. Those babies were so adorable and are growing into such cute little ladies.

12:54 AM  
Blogger knittinmom said...

Oh, I love that pic of your hubby with the babies on his chest. So sweet! As for socks on two circs, I'm supposedly going to have a pattern and instructional article in the next Cast-On magazine. There's also a great tutorial on for socks on two circs.

12:32 PM  

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