Knitting in my sleep

Maybe I don’t actually physically knit in my sleep, but I do occasionally knit in my dreams. In my dream last night, I was knitting i-cord lanyards for work. One to match every outfit. I don’t particularly care for knitting i-cord, but I do like the idea of hand knit lanyards. I am not trying to decide how I want to go about this. I have several different ideas in my head that I need to write down so that I can look back at them tomorrow when I have a little more time to work on this. I am not sure exactly what I want it to be made out of fiberwise. I am thinking that since it will be around my neck, I want something soft and cool, but I don’t necessarily want to be stuck to cotton. I am not the biggest fan of knitting with cotton. I am also trying to decide how I will attach my badge to said lanyard, since I want to be able to change out the lanyard. I am thinking that since it is on a clip I could put a key ring on there to attach it to. This is a work in progress in my brain too, obviously!

I took a picture of my second Ribbelmuster sock and post it later from the mobile app. It isn’t real exciting. It is about 2 inches or so and looks just like the other one only backwards, but I will at least post my extremely slow progress! I hope to get some knitting done on it tonight and tomorrow. Since moving around is getting more difficult for me and I prefer to just relax on the couch anymore, I plan on actually getting some knitting done. I really should try to finish the book I am reading too. In addition to the Ribbelmuster picture I will post a picture of the scarf out of handspun that I am knitting.

Also on a dream side note, I am pretty sure that the Wizard of Oz was the main theme of my dream last night. You know, the dream where I was knitting the lanyard. Yeah.

Reunited and it feels so good

Ok so maybe not the exact meaning that Peaches & Herb was going for, but still. My wheel is back! My darling husband and stepson left my house Friday at 6PM and drove to GA (800 miles one way), loaded the entire back of my father’s pickup and made it back a little after 2 Sunday morning. Our house actually looks like a house. Well it will once I finish cleaning up the wreckage! Some of  the treasures from the truck were my washer and dryer, spinning wheel, fiber/yarn, cat tower tree thingy, end tables, coffee table, nightstand, clothes, our bibles, books, movies, games, legal documents, and two VERY tired fellas. I did not sleep much more than they did. Yesterday was a whirlwind of laundry. I didn’t know if everything that came from GA was clean or not so I am washing it all, plus our regular laundry (minus the load I washed at my mom’s), 2 comforters, sheets, and blankets. We also bought some new blinds for the living room. We decided we need to “upgrade” all of our blinds from the cheapest mini blinds in the world that came in our duplex to the cheapest faux wood blinds we could find. We have cats. It’s a requirement. Besides they make the room look so much better and I am hoping that they will cut down on our electric bill.

I have a couple of projects that I want to get to knitting. I finished the first sock of my Ribbelmuster pair on Friday while watching Mona Lisa Smile and waiting for my darling husband to let me know when he was stopping to take a nap. I need to start on the second sock, but I am waiting until I fix the toe for the other Hermione Everyday Sock since I only have one pair of size 1 needles. I was planning on doing that yesterday but it just didn’t happen with everything else.

I have this lovely purple/gray yarn that I spun that I believe is going to be a scarf for me. I have two skeins of singles and I can’t remember off the top of my head how many yards, but I think it longs to be a scarf. I also have a small ish amount of sock yarn left over from Jim’s socks and I think that Jonathan is going to get a hat out of it to match his daddy’s socks. I haven’t decided 100% that is what I am going to do with it, but I know I want to make him a hat to come home in so matching daddy would be cute.

Besides knitting, I have a couple of spinning projects that I want to get underway. I don’t have a whole ton of fiber or anything, but I want to use up some of the stuff that I do have. If nothing else I will just experiment with different techniques. We were watching Men in Black last night and I got out my spindle and spindle spun some of my blue/purple bamboo/merino fiber. I don’t remember if I had a plan for it or not, but I love this stuff. I want to get more. I kind of wish I had spun it as thicker singles and could make a shawl out of it. I don’t really think I have enough to do that but that is what I would like.

My friend Bethany has a drum carder. I think I am going to see if she will let me try it out with my alpaca fleece. She said I could. It is washed and all so it shouldn’t be too bad to process. I wish I had some silk to go with it. I do believe that it will be spun as a 2 ply laceweight (maybe) and dyed and made into a lovely shawl. Maybe I ought to dye it up before I run it through. That could be fun to play with the colors a bit too.

Oh on the baby front, I am almost out of my second trimester. Just 2 weeks left. And apparently I am having some blood sugar issues. I go to the doctor tomorrow to find out details. I had the quickie glucose test a week ago last Friday and had to have the 3 hour test Thursday. The phone rang this morning and she said I had to come in and have them show me how to use a glucometer and discuss diet. Blah. I don’t even eat that bad. As of my last appointment, I had only gained 9 lbs total (at 22 weeks I think?) Anyway it isn’t like I am going nuts on the sweets or anything. I do probably have more carbs than I should, but I like carbs. That is how I eat. Oh well we will see how tomorrow goes. Everything else with Jonathan seems to be going well. He kicks away and makes me smile. I was down right giggling earlier because he kept kicking me. I love it. I still wish I could sleep on my tummy. Soon. Very soon.

I should be sleeping

I really need to go to bed, but I wanted to write just a bit before I do head off to dream land. Just a few quick updates.
My cats have been exiled from our bedroom because Sam has been keeping me up at night (I have GOT to get them fixed!) and I can’t take the lack of sleep right now. So I get up this morning and I shower and get dressed and walk into the living room to find that my sock that I have been knitting is on the other side of the room as the skein it is being worked from and is no longer attached. Yup. Sam the yarn eater struck again. So far it has only been socks that she has it in for. Maybe she wishes I had named her mittens. She does not have stocking feet though. And I name my animals people names. Oh and I had to redo the heel this week. I realized that somehow my half stitches (32 of 64) was well over half. I think I ended up with 42 on the heel. So that is now fixed. I haven’t had time to knit the last couple days, well haven’t made time. Planning on much knitting this weekend. We were supposed to camp with my dad but I just don’t see that happening. I’m pregnant and can’t sleep as it is, camping doesn’t sound like a good idea.
More later. Bed now. Night!