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I hate rainy nights

Last night I got zero hours of sleep, and I blame the very loud rain.  My son fell asleep about one hour before I turned off the lights, and about two minutes later the lightning and thunder began.  For the next half hour I had to keep patting my son so that he could go back to sleep, but the rain won.  My son was wide awake and ready for his day!  I stayed awake til about 8 am when he decided it was nap-time, and I was so relieved!  I slept til about 3 pm, which made me very happy.  My son’s schedule is really off tonight, and he is still wide awake at 1 am.  I took a short power nap at around 9 so I am ready to stay awake til whenever.  I am sure he will get back on schedule tomorrow.  I hope. 

I did get a lot of knitting done on my lacy shawl last night and this afternoon.  I have one more 16 row lace repeat, and then I can begin the edging, which I am still not too sure I want to make.  I need to go look at some ravelry FOs to see if I like the way the lace edge looks.  Hopefully I will have it finished before Friday so that I can take it to Yarnivore and show off my first lace shawl (I made a garter stitch shawl for my mom a few months ago, but it was too easy to be considered a lace shawl). 

This is a very blurry of how big it was Wednesday night.  It has since grown a bit. 

I have been really good about not buying yarn, but my mom has not.  She has been knitting like crazy, and I am benefiting from her yarn binge.  She is going to give me 6 skeins of yarn on the 16th when she comes to visit.  Four skeins are cream colored and two are red, so I will make a sweater with the cream stuff, and a hat/scarf set with the red.  I am very excited, but I must finish all current WIPs before starting anything new (this is my new rule for myself).  We’ll see if I can actually keep my self from casting on too early.  🙂

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Meet Baby the Penguin!

It has been so long since I picked up a hook!  I think that the last time I crocheted something was when I made a Winnie the Pooh dishcloth.  I had a lot of yarn left over from the Nemo hat, and I wanted to make something for Peanut, so I made a penguin.  The penguin pattern is from the Lion Brand website, and it’s very easy.  Essentially it is a bunch of circles and one ball.  As I was making it Peanut was amazed that it was becoming a penguin.  I began the penguin yesterday night, and finished it this morning.  Here are some pics.

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We have finally gotten some rain here, and I thought it would be fun to play with my camera effects and take pictures of the storm clouds coming in on Friday.  I think it has rained on and off each day since then.  😀

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Mmmm…

I didn’t have pictures for my last post, so here is a picture of my favorite cookies, fudge striped cookies.  Mmmm…

 

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