Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Camping out

Got some good news, bad news on the green raglan sweater front. Good news? The leaf edging is almost done. I think two more repeats will do it. And since I provisionally cast on, I'm going to end on the last wrong-side row and just knit it together. Seamless edging!

The bad news? The edging will be the right length because I'm going to rip back about 12" in length and 4-5" in width. Thing 1 told me it was too wide yesterday. Oh well. It's fairly quick knitting and I had been wondering if I'd have enough yarn for sleeves. I've also excavated the Pearl Buck Swing Jacket and packed it in a carry bag.

I should have quite a bit of knitting time this weekend, because I'm going camping with Things 2-4. Thing 1 is opting out because her friends aren't going (she did offer to go, saying, "I'll go, I'll just be miserable," which cracked me up). I'm thinking that she and her father are going to have a ball together. Shopping? Eating out? They'll probably do some of each. And no one to hire to take care of the animals. Bonus.

Things 2 & 3 are made for camping. Even with badly-timed colds, they're raring to go. We're traveling a little lighter than before, though. See what's missing?

I'm actually a bit sad, because that tiny pearls smile is one of my favorite childhood things. Onward to growth, though!


At 12:00 PM, Blogger Jennus Interruptus said...

Camping! Drooool.... I hope you have a blast! I'm a little jealous, but I shouldn't be - the spouse has a 2-week wilderness expedition planned, and I'm pretty sure that will satisfy my camping bug for a couple of years. :) I enjoyed your posts about having/not having children. By the way, start checking your mail box in a week or so. I'm sending your package today!

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Rain said...

Noooooooo! Not ripping. Oh poor you, but I suppose better to get it right and have her wear than not on both counts.

Have a fabulous time camping with the younger Things.

At 5:37 PM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Looks like a great time. Happy knitting :)

Haha on Thing 1's generous "offer"!

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Charity said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy! :0)

At 1:56 AM, Blogger amanda j said...

Have a fabulous time, you brave woman. The thought of going camping with my kids alone terrifies me! But then, I am not exactly the outdoors type.

At 1:59 PM, Blogger suzee said...

T1 is adding interesting conversation and laughs to our days, so we're delighted she opted out!

Hope you all aren't too cold, haven't lost teeth in the dirt (or worse yet, swallowed!), and have knit up most of a sweater by Sunday!

At 7:49 AM, Blogger bfmomma said...

I always got my kids' pics professionally taken when they lost front teeth. My favorite shots!

At 11:25 AM, Blogger String Bean said...

Well, you know what they say, one step forward, two steps back... or was it one step back, two steps forward... ? Anyway, it still applies. You'll be done with it in no time at all.

Camping! What fun! I haven't gone camping since last year. It's always more fun with kids. They look over the waking up early and freezing your bum off and go directly to "Ooh, look, hiking, playing, fishing, etc..." which cheers up even the most frigid of adults.

At 7:53 PM, Blogger Katherine said...

I hope you had a great weekend. That's a lot of Things out in the wild, but then I barely have two kids down, huh?

Sweet little smile - I do love those baby teeth.


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