Wednesday, February 21, 2007

In a Fog!!


OH, my goodness, It is so foggy here. It rained all day yesterday, and with the snow on the ground, and the rain
and then the freezing temps overnight, we are left with a frozen, icy, foggy mess. My brain was starting to fog over last night too as I knit the never ending hood of DS's sweater. How is it that the hood takes twice as long to knit as the rest of the sweater. I don't understand. It seems you knit and knit and knit and it never grows. It needs to be blocked and I need to buy a button. I had one at the house I was planning to use, but decided it really didn't look right, and it was too big for the button hole. He had it on this morning when I got up to get them ready for school. He loves it! That is my February UFO resurrection project finished. I am ripping out a cabled sweater I started 4 or 5 years ago and am making a different one. Hopefully that will be my march UFO project. So far so good, And I still need to by more of the ever dreaded Homespun to finish DD's sweater :( That way it too can lose the "U" and become a FO.

I am close to being done with the first sock for the Feb. heart theme for theSocktopia group. I need to close the toe and weave in ends, and of course cast on for the second sock. The red yarn carried behind the white shows more than I would like, but there is not much I can do about that. It fits really well, hopefully I will get the second one started today.... I hope!
And just warning to everyone ...BEWARE OF THE BLACK ICE!!!!!......I drove the two eldest to the bus stop today. They have to walk to the other side of the neighborhood to catch the bus. I knew as soon as DD 1 got out of the van tragedy would ensue. She started "running" and there is ice everywhere. I tried to roll down the passenger side window to tell her to take her time.... someone had locked the window controls, so I couldn't roll it down quickly enough, and down she goes. She is our accident waiting to happen, I am sure I have mentioned this before. Well, she gets ups, brushes herself off and continues to the bus, I am still trying to figure out why the window won't go down, and boom, there she goes again. This time she gets up and turns around and looks helplessly at me. How can I let her get on the bus when she has fallen twice in a 3 foot space. So I am motioning for her to come back to the van. Thankfully she makes it back without further incident. We come home, I gather up the youngest and all her school supplies. DD 1 changes into some dry clothes and cleans up the scrapes and abrasion and off to school we go. Well, I realize after she is dropped off, DD 2 will be able to make the bus, so we head back home instead of going to the Elementary School, I hate to wait in the line for drop offs. I pull up to her bus stop, give her a kiss goodbye, tell her to be careful and she proceeds to slide right out of the van onto the ground. I sure hope these two girls of mine have a better day, it sure didn't start out well for them.
Have a great day all and watch out for the ice!

14 comments:

Karen said...

Ben's sweater looks so good, you may never get that button sewn on now that he has it on. I love your heart sock it is so pretty. And your poor girls. Mandy went out the front door to get in Jessie's car and slid right off the sidewalk into the little cherry tree. She is ok, thank goodness, but it scared her.

hakucho said...

Your son's hooded sweater finished up wonderful even without the button. :) He looks very handsome! Sorry about your girls' icy woes this morning. Good thing they are young and bounce right back.

happy knitting :)

Pam said...

The sweater look very nice on your son!
I absolutely love the socks.
Your poor girls, I hope they have a better day, it sounds like it got off to a rough start!

Monika said...

The sweater turned out very nice. I loke hoodies, but have never knit one. The sock looks lovely. I wonder, will the red bleed out when washed? Hope not! Your poor girls. I hope their day was not as bad as it started out!

Bonnie D. said...

OMG, Monica. I'm so glad your daughter was ok. But I am embarrassed to admit that I chuckled through your story.

I had a Mom-of-the-Year moment this morning when I let my brand new 16 year old driver drive to school without realize how bad the fog and black ice was! Fortunately, she made it to school just fine but dang! did I feel like a horrible mother when I heard how bad the roads were this morning.

Your son reminds me so much of MY son!

Kathy said...

Love the heart sock. Sweater too! Black ice warning appreciated. I always have our scanner on and so many hips get broken during this time of year. Old women need to stay in and knit this time of year. That's my excuse!

Diane said...

You can tell Ben loves that sweater from that half smile ... and the fact you had to pry it off his body. lol

What a way for both your girls to start the day! Could only get better.

Aimee said...

Yeah, wasn't that weather something? So foggy, and all the snow that had started to melt refroze and was wicked slick. The hoody looks great, and I'm so glad he likes it.

~Tonia~ said...

The sweater looks great! And what better complement than for him to want to wear it.

We have had the fog here too. It was pretty erie watching it rise from the snow.

I hope that the girls are ok and they didn't have any more falls.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I love the heart sock! And isn't it great when kids love what you knit for them. Your sons hoodie is beautiful ... or rather, I should say "classy" or something equally manly right? Happy knitting.

Shelley said...

Your son's sweater looks great - I really like it with the black stripe across it. I love, love LOVE that sock of yours!!

Sheila said...

The hooded sweater looks great even without the button. Black ice is the pits.

Janice said...

Love the sock!! You are so talented! Perfect sock for the Feb. theme! Your son's sweater looks great. I can't imagine tackling a sweater!
Bummer about the black ice!! Your poor daughter.....

Make Time said...

The sweater looks great, and thanks for the nice comment on my blog!