I'm not sure if we've posted this nugget of info, but Ava's coming to visit next week. Obviously, our house is buzzing. OK, fine, I'm more buzzy than SK. He realizes the conversation in the house will littered with phrases such as: "Have you felt this yarn yet?" "No really, look at the camera again!" "Can you believe Mom said that?!" "Do you want me to pop that zit?" I guess you can't blame him?
I think that I'm more of a planner than Ava, so here's a list of Shit I Hope to Accomplish While Ava's Visiting:
- Start Melon Shawl
- Not buy anymore Sock yarn when we visit 3 LYS
- Don't get talked into any more patterns/ books
- Play with Ava' new camera & try not to fall in love immediately
- Test out Sarah's pasta recipe
- Desperately talk the OB into telling us what we're having during a 15 week ultrasound
- If he won't, threaten him with a visit from our mother for every appointment afterward
- At said appointment, hear the Dr. say, "You're having another boy."
- Keep Ava from passing out at the ultrasound appointment
- Play with Ava's camera again & entice SK into buying one that very day
- Knit & gab with some of my very favorite ladies in the world (B & V are coming the following week).
- Count how many times this kid says, "Where's Flyer at?"
That's the list & I'm pretty sure it's all doable.
Here's how I spent my Thursday night. In the hurry to finish the Wallaby, I fucked it up. I had 20 extra stitches on the front half. I swore that I double counted when I attached the sleeves, but I must have been delusional. So, I had 2 options, both involved a good frogging. Since I'm still out on the feel of Peace Fleece, I could frog it completely and save the yarn for some slippers. Or I could frog back to the point of sleeve attachment & begin again. Since I'm tired of being a Knit Quitter, I opted of #2. The durability of Peace Fleece lends itself well to an easy frogging, no crochet hooks were needed. While SK is waiting to discover if one of our favorite heroes lives or dies, I'll be knitting on the Wallaby. I want this project done!