Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Meanderings

1.  My family is home. They went to see Joel's parents over the weekend to help celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. (Isn't that awesome? We are so blessed to have them in our lives, and so happy to get to celebrate such a wonderful thing.)  I should have gone, but Roo got himself a fever Thursday night; and there was no way I could take him for a 6 to 8 hr drive in a car seat on Friday when he was sick.  We were sad, but we stayed home together.  It turned out well. For everyone.   The celebration went well, Joel and the kids had a good time; and Roo and I had a great weekend together. He woke up well on Sunday, and I got a lot of quiet time. That was a wonderful blessing.  Except for the poor sick baby, it was almost like having my own personal retreat at home. :)

2. This afternoon, I took Bear for his 2nd hearing test.  All I can say is that God is awesome- and thank you so much to all of you who have prayed for him!  His eardrums are moving, and he is hearing all the frequencies in a normal range.  He is borderline, but the Dr said that that is probably because there is still some fluid draining out.  But compared to the last test 6 weeks ago, he is doing wonderfully!!! We are so thankful.

3. I am 8 rows and a bind off away from finishing the "pink blob" and turning it into a shawl.  However, with 1192 sts per row- that's about 9 hrs. (yes, I am unfortunately a much slower knitter than I would like. I can knit at about 35sts/minute, but I think I've been doing closer to 20sts/min on this. I suppose I should stop reading while knitting- but if I do, I'll never get any reading in- and I kinda like to read....)  However, 9 hrs isn't too bad, and that means that if all goes well, I should be blocking the blob out this weekend. I am very excited to see what it really looks like.

4. I need to play chess with my son. Joel said today that he thinks Buddy is at least as good at chess as he is. I totally believe him. Buddy learned to play chess about a week ago, and it is all he has wanted to do since. He plays all day- as long as he can talk his brother and sister into playing with him!  I think it's my turn to get beat. :)

5. This is my 170th post since starting to blog in 2008. I think I should have something special for that....

Leave a comment on this post before 12pm Pacific Time Friday the 21st to be entered in a giveaway for an autographed copy of my book from The Unique Sheep- "More Socks Inspired By the Lord of the Rings".

8 patterns in this book- including the 2 new ones- Faramir and Eowyn that are available no where else at this point. :D  The others are One Ring, Undomiel, Mithril, Dunedain, Fangorn Forest, and Days of the King (my personal favorite).  Leave me a comment telling which sock you would knit first. :)


11 comments:

luganknitter said...

I'm stuck between Faramir and Mithril!!! I love them both!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lobug! I'd love to be entered to for a chance to win a book. I think I'd knit Fangorn Forest, just because I like the name. :)

Karen

Girl Meets Needle said...

First off, Mae Govannen!!! Secondly, oh it's such a tough choice but I'd have to go with Dunedain first as I've always been fond of those finicky elves! I'd love, love love a chance to win this book!

Luinwen said...

I love Eowyn so I would knit Eowny first - and then of course her husband Faramir.

Virginia said...

Love Days of the King-colorwork sock-fabulous

Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear about Bear's ears. Let me know when Buddy wants another chess partner. I have chess addicts here too, they could have a great time together.
Love your patterns, you are very talented.

Oh, I would love to win your book.

Dawna

Bandknito said...

Eowyn as she in my favourite female LotR character :-)

addictedtoyarn said...

It's a little hard to choose which I'd knit first but probably Eowyn, followed by Faramir.

Natalie said...

I would knit the Faramir first because it looks like the least complicated. ;-) They are all beautiful though.

Nimrodita said...

Undomiel. Definitely. Beyond a shadow of a doubt. I have loved it beyond measure since I first saw it, and I have been on the verge of buying the booklet myself many, many times. Stoopid monies....

Rena said...

This is hard! Uhm... Mithril. No, Dunedain. No... Eowyn or Faramir... Ohh... I can't decide yet.