Tuesday, October 9, 2007


bootie, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Well, there's really 3 of them. This first one didn't turn out like I wanted it to. There's nothing really wrong with it, except for the fact that I pulled the buttons off one of Richard's old hawaiian print shirts he threw in my sewing rag pile and I went back to get more buttons off of it for the second one and there were no other buttons! It was crazy. So, I knit two other ones and used buttons off another rag shirt and they're cute. This is a camera phone picture, so it's a little fuzzy (tried to make it look better with picnic, it might have helped).

I forgot my knitting again today so the bus ride home is going to be looonnngg! If I had more money left after the mortgage and other bills, I'd walk down to Knit/Purl and get some yarn and needles and that would be remedied.... However, since I spent a good couple of months yarn money in one shot at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, I have enough yarn for awhile and can't afford any more.

This weekend, I built a Tinker-Toy swift from directions I found somewhere (link to come once I go look for it). It's cool! I have a picture of that I should post when I get home. Richard was really impressed with it, partly because it can be taken apart and put away when not using it. He's really a good sport with the yarn all over the house, but the tinkertoy swift was a bit much for him. (He did say it was really cool) The dog really likes it to, especially when I drop pieces of it and he grabs them and goes and hides. So far there hasn't been any casualties, but he's such a quick little bugger that it's only a matter of time.

It's been awhile since I posted a new Chibi picture, so here's one that's from Labor Day:


To me, he looks so skinny and skeletal in this pictures. He's definitely gained a few more 10ths of a pound since then. I keep thinking he's too skinny, but the vet says he's fine. He's going to stay a little dog. At his last visit, he had almost reached 4 pounds. I really thought that he'd be a bit bigger because of the jack russell in him.

He's going in to be snipped this Friday. I'm really excited, but I'm sure he won't like it (at least at first).

I'm having another ultrasound (the "official" one this time) sometime this week. I have to wait for them to call and then I'm suppose to just drop everything and go. Work is okay with this, so I guess I am too.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

First baby pictures.

originally uploaded by a-chan.

I went in for my first appointment yesterday! It was kind of scary because I haven't actually been to the doctor in ... well... years, but it was also really exciting. I thought I might have an ultrasound, but I wasn't sure since it is still kind of early. We didn't know the exact day my last cycle started, so they went ahead with the ultrasound to see how big the baby was.

It was so cool! I've seen ultrasound pictures before, but I swear this was the neatest thing I've ever seen... I mean, there's this BABY inside of ME! And then there was the little heart beating, we saw it beating before we heard it, that was funny. He/she was moving all over the place. It's weird to think that this little thing inside of me is moving that much, but I can't feel it.

It was too early to see if it’s a boy or a girl, but the doctor was trying to figure it out.

Anyways, I have another appointment in 4 weeks. I still haven’t knit anything for my own baby, but I am knitting for my friend who is due in December. I’ve finished a pinwheel blanket for her and am part way through a February Baby Sweater. I’ve debating about going to a knit night tonight so I can get some work done on it.