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the tired: Another sleepless night.  I’ve been up since 2ish, and while the offspring is finally back to sleep, there isn’t much point in going to bed myself since I have to get my other daughter up for school in 1/2 and hour.  I’m terribly worried that this is just becoming a habit for Kes….

the good: I’m so excited that I’m finally getting comments and traffic and all that wonderful blog stuff!  Hello to all my new friends!  It certainly makes me want to keep it up.  I think I mostly have Ravelry to thank for all the “referals”. I love Ravelry- its so much fun to roam around at…

Also good: I’ve finished my xmas shopping for the girls.  Whew! Now I only have a small handful to worry about.  Not so good: I had to borrow money from my father to do it. So no xmas gift from Daddy for me this year.  I really don’t mind that- its much more inportant that the girls have a good holiday. But its so depressing, and degrading, to have to ask.  I’m looking for more work, but between you and me, I really hope my hubbie gets “inspired” and decides to look for a better job, since right now I’m paying for everything, and besides he really should make more than minimum wage at his age…. grumble grumble.

I’ve been knitting away at my scarf for my nephew, and I’m really pleased with it so far:

My skull scarf

And the reverse side:

my skull scarf reverse

Since the picture was taken, I’ve finished another skull (sleeplessness has some benefits, I suppose).  I got the chart from somewhere, and I swear I’ll update this as soon as I find the link to it.  I’m very happy with it, but its taking quite awhile.  I still have to make something for my father and his wife- after borrowing money, I don’t want to buy him a gift with it- so it’ll be a busy December.

finally, the bad (although the sleeplessness and the lack of fund isn’t so great). Last night I overdid it on cold medication- I’m such a dolt!  I was desparate, so I took some of my kids nyquil, in an adult size portion, but it didn’t seem to work.  so about an hour later, I popped a couple Dristans.  WARNING: DON’T DO THAT!  I barely made it to the bed.  Seriously, I was knitting away when suddenly the room started to move and blur, and I had to put it down and go lie down.  I hate that feeling- I wasn’t much of a party-er as a teenager, and the few heavy pain pills I’ve had prescribed to me  all had a bad effect, but I didn’t expect the reaction I got.  I mean, when it comes to tylenol and advil, I take them by the handful (i’m exagerating… a bit)

Oh, I’m so tired I’m likely to embarass myself.  I should go hide myself from the world now.  Have a good day!

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I don’t mean like perverted sick (well, maybe my hubby, but that’s not really appropriate here).  I mean coughing, sneezing, sniffing sick.  My poor, poor little girl has it the worst (although i think I’m running a close 2nd, since I’m sick and I have to take care of her at 4 in the AM).  Kesara has this horrible cough, that sounds like a 20 year smokers cough.  And it has been going on so long- and my main excuse for not posting more. Seems like every other night she is up between the precious hours of 2 and 4am- side note: there are  an awful lot of commercials for penis enlarging pills on at that hour; what does that mean exactly?

So I haven’t had much sleep.  And she is so unhappy about it all, that she won’t let me out of her sight.  I’ve had to the doctors, and now she has a puffer to help… Please, to all the fates that be, let her get better so I can get some sleep and so she can got back to being my happy little girl again.

My other daughter is much more determined- she doesn’t want to admit she is sick.  But she has always had an amazing constitution, despite her severe allergic (mental) reaction to vitamins and minerals found in vegetables.

I have managed to do a bit of knitting, but I don’t have a picture yet- I’ll have it tomorrow.  I’m making a double knit skull scarf for my teenage nephew.  He may not ever where it- he is a teenager, after all- but i think he’ll like it anyhow, and my sister will love borrowing it from him.

But I do have a picture- my husband happened upon a sweater I had started YEARS ago for a friends daughter, that I finished up about a year ago and hoped to give to Kes.  But she’s so chubby, it was torture to leave it on her- I’m so sad in some ways, because my friends daughter would have loved it.  It is the singular most expensive project I’ve ever done, since it has 3 different yarns in it- I don’t remember the brand, but one had a lot of stretch, and one was a metalic thread, so they were expensive to begin with.  So now I have this extravagant sweater and no one to give it to.  I made the pattern myself too, although I’ve since lost it (thats so typical of me!).  I hope you like it: 

skinny baby sweater

The thing in the middle is a heart- it looks better in person.

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This is my latest project.

Star scarf

I got the pattern here: http://www.craftychickonline.com/Knit%20Star%20Scarf.htm

Its my first time double knitting, and I love it!  I’m planning alot of xmas gifts using this- although its a bit slow going, and my fingers get a bit sore.  I just love the way it looks, except for the edges.  I went to another site, ( http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques ) that had a nice tutorial about double knitting, and she suggested a different way to do the edges, so I tried it, but I didn’t really like it.  As a result, this scarf has very funny, constantly changing edges, but it was just a practice scarf, and my 7yearold loves it anyhow.

I’ve been up today since 3:30am.  My darling toddler decided that was the time to get up, and didn’t decide to go back to sleep til 6:00, and there wasn’t much point in going back to bed myself, since I get up at 6:30.  So I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open.  I wonder if this post will make any sense tomorrow.

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