Friday, August 15, 2008


Where did the time go?!

Many things have happened since I last posted. Most notably, I gave notice at work and will be joining the ranks of the unemployed for awhile. This was a difficult decision because I enjoy many aspects of my job. The main reason for this decision is to spend more time with Jeff. He's only home on weekends and since I work in retail, it doesn't allow for us to spend much time together.

Another reason is that we are in the process of adopting a baby from China! This involves a lot of paperwork and organization, which I want to be able to focus on more intently. It will be a couple of years before we get our baby girl, but I'm excited nonetheless.

Speaking of baby girls. My sister had hers July 23rd. Meet my new niece, Ciena Renee.

Isn't she sweet?! I finished her Tulip Baby Cardigan, finally. I couldn't have done it without Madge. Not as quickly anyway. This is the second Tulip kit I've made and I've run out of the border color both times. Aack! The first time I was able to steal from one of the other kits, because I have plenty left over from all of the other colors, but not enough of the border. This time I didn't have that particular color in the other kits. I was telling Madge about my dilemma and that I would have to order a skein of that color. She told me she thought she had that color at home and she wasn't going to use it. Score! Thanks Madge! You saved the day.

Project: Dream in Color Tulip Baby Cardigan #2
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy
Needles: KnitPicks Options US Sizes 7 & 9
Start: End of June 2008
Finish: August 10, 2008

I still love this yarn and plan on making an adult size sweater out of it some day.

I cast on for the Shetland Triangle Shawl. I'll take pictures when I get further along.

I started a food blog called Bun in the Oven. I've been thinking about it for awhile but didn't think I had time for it. Now that I do, I can share my other obsession with the world.

I'll leave you with this photo. As you can imagine, kittens get into everything.

Cooper was sitting with me on the couch and started playing with the tissue box. Well, he put his head into it and couldn't get it out. He kept backing up trying to get it out and he backed himself off of the couch and into the corner. I was laughing hysterically and had to get the camera before I could free him from his situation. I laughed until I his expense. Poor guy. That was a moment I wished that I had a video camera. Priceless.


jillian said...

Oh my gosh! So much big news!

Congrats on your decision to adopt!

Your Tulip cardi is adorable.

knittinginpink said...

So many news! Congratulation on deciding to adopt.
Congrats also on your new niece!

mehitabel said...

The sweater is darling, and it will look great on your little niece! Here's hoping your adoption goes together very quickly and smoothly. Cooper is darling, but I miss seeing his cute little face! Tissue-box-head is pretty funny, though!