Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Great day!

Yesterday was a great day.

I finished the Daffodil socks around midnight on Sunday, and so I got to wear them to work. Just wearing these socks makes me happy, they make me think of spring and flowers and warm weather.

daffodil_socks_1
This shows off the color more clearly. And proves that I
actually did make TWO socks, not just a singleton to fool ya'll.


daffodil_socks_2
This here shows of the pattern, somewhat. They're a wee bit
short, and they're on the loose side, but I actually like that.
With wide ankles most socks are a wee bit too tight, and are
just not comfortable. I do think that these will be a bit better
when I block them (if I do) because then the lace pattern won't
pull them down as much.


So, that alone was makings for a good day.

But, even better, I got to spend my evening with my favorite baby in the whole world! I'd promised my friend Carrie that I would babysit so that she and her sweetie could go out for a nice dinner. And really, how can your evening be bad when you get to spend it with these two cuties?

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The only tough part of the evening was convincing Widget
it was time to go home with Daddy.


After Widget and Wiley left, Katie and I played and babbled at each other until she passed out in my arms and slept for the rest of the night while I read my book. It is so much easier to just be zen about baby stuff when it's not your own baby. When Widget was a baby, I would have tried to put her down to sleep and gotten agitated when it didn't work and it would not have been happy for anyone. Katie? I just settled into my chair with my book and enjoyed the baby snoozies. She makes me want another baby in the same way that I "want" a dog. In theory, but not in reality.

Got home too late to do much of anything but go to bed.

Now that the daffodil socks are finished, I have to get started on a new pair of sleeping socks for Ms. Widget. She's bogarted my lovely pink and white stripe Lorna's Laces that I got at Purl when I was in New York, and somehow talked me into doing another pair of freaking knee socks for her. So, that and finishing Clapotis are the foreseeable future.

Oh, and one last administrative question. I've been having trouble leaving comments on other Blogspot blogs lately - the word verification image thingie isn't loading. Has anyone been seeing that here? (assuming anyone's trying to leaving comments, of course. Heh) I've turned off verification for the time being, hoping that I won't get bothered with spam.

5 comments:

Martha Marin said...

I love the "slouchiness" of the ankles of those socks. Intended or not.
And Holy Hell-a-roo, are those some cute girls!!
Damnit.
Hey, this post link doesn't seem to work...
...so is this a test?
test?

Martha Marin said...

Ah. worked.
My post or view buttons are missing, though clicking in their general area seems to work.
Though I am on a antiquated (OS 9, ferchrissakes) system and using IE.
Does that help?

rebecca said...

You finished them! Awesome. And those are some awfully cute girls - posing for the camera and everything.

Jscothammerquist said...

Yow ! How happy are they ?
What a great picture of those two little girls ! That made my day.

Suzanne said...

Happy feet! Happy girls!