Sunday, April 01, 2007

Nothing but good times ahead.

The baby got a plastic Easter egg stuck in her mouth this morning. There was an air seal around it and I couldn't get my fingers in to pull it out. Eventually I turned it, to try removing it that way, and the seal popped and it came right out. There was a moment there when I had visions of a trip to the ER to explain how my kid got an egg stuck in her mouth, and I wasn't looking forward to it. Not as bad as taking the kid in damaged, but guranteed to make me feel like a moron. Anyway, got the egg out and she's fine and taking a nap. I'm busy finding eggs and throwing them away.

Then I spilled blue dye all over the kitchen. My first major spill. Happy times.

What was I making, you ask? A thousand yards of Purple Trainwreck in worsted weight.



My hand is still bothering me, so I'm knitting lace again today, though I think I'm going to expand out to a couple swatches for the first of the patternmaking projects I have planned. (Actually, the first two: one for fall Knitty and one for me to sell at Etsy.) Sorry if people are feeling underenthused about the steeked jacket thanks to my shining example, but keep in mind - this is the second time I've knit this thing. Remember? This is a copy of my father-in-law's Christmas present last year.

I think I'll be okay after the sleeve's done. It's the fourth one I've knit, so 'second sleeve syndrome' doesn't come close. Plus after this it's a quick zip up the shoulders, then across with the straps, and it's all done except for the button band and the eternal search for the right buttons. (Pretty sure I'll just make the damn things.)


Oh, and the spinning wheel? Apparently they're backordered into the next millenia. They're thinking of hiring help so they may only be backordered HALFWAY to the next millenia... they aren't sure. So I'm shopping around for a spinning wheel again. I'd like an upright, double-treadle. The Ashford Joy traveler thingie for about $100 less than the new retail price would be perfect. Haha. Anyone got any suggestions?

9 comments:

Laural said...

I hope your wrist ceases it's flair up soon. I'm sorry about your major spill too. I hope it was after a dye batch and not before!

Sheepish Annie said...

Yikes! That is a bad day. Here's hoping that things improve and fast. Who'd have thought those eggs were small enough to fit in a kids mouth? I really would have figured them to be bigger...glad she's OK!

Bells said...

ok I'm all inspired again after seeing your FIL's jacket. I've gotta get top to go under it that's the same blue.

That's a scary story re the baby. Thank God she's ok. I imagine it's impossible to be 100% vigilent about small things.

amy said...

yikes, I'm glad Baby is okay. Isn't it crazy? I have a nutjob kid that likes to put stuff in his mouth, too. And just so you know, Poison Control asks for all sorts of demographic info before they let you ask your question. I'm constantly saying, "Honey, is it FOOD? Then it DOESN'T GO IN YOUR MOUTH."

Hey, I landed on your blog when I searched "tomten yardage requirements" (although you already know that, I'm sure). Any idea?

Amy Lane said...

I'm totally glad the baby is okay... Mate was looking over my shoulder when I pulled up your post--he looked at the picture of they dying yarn and said "yikes, what is that!" then..."wait, wait...I know."

Well trained...we've got them well trained...

CoffeeLady said...

OMG! Babies... never a dull moment (and quite a few scary ones). Shouldn't you be resting your wrist instead of knitting???!

Louiz said...

Glad the baby is ok. Kathryn tried to eat a chocolate easter egg with silver foil on... and didn't take the foil off first.

Worsted weight train wreck... mmmmm

Nina said...

Glad you figured out the egg removal on your own. I just threw out a couple "play" eggs from the playroom at our CSL. Perfect size for little kids, and even had a couple tooth-sized dents. Yipes!

Your Purple Trainwreck spill reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask. It pertains to some formerly white underwear which is now blue. It was washed in hot water with a faded blue cotton mat/rug--the kind you put on the bathroom floor, really heavy cotton.

My question is: If the color bled from a cotton rug that is obviously bleeding and fading, and made its way to some things that were white, enough to turn them blue, then why doesn't the blue wash out of the white stuff as well as it bleeds out of the rug?

Thanks for any help--this has been driving me mad.

Lola said...

Hubby says if you blow in the nose - LIGHTLY - the pressure will cause the egg to pop out. Of course, check with the doctor first . . .