Friday, June 16, 2006

What happened...

to all this extra time I was going to have??? Oh yeah. Little Man has flat refused to toilet train and can't go to camp for 2 weeks. Therefore, I get no time off to work out or knit. Lots to report on TNNA and I have no idea where to begin. It was wonderful and overwhelming and I learned so much about the back end of the retail business. How things really work with reps, etc. Met a lot of owners of different yarn companies, both big and small and I didn't find a single one I didn't like. Lots of eye candy - and I'm not just referring to the yarn. The owners of one Turkish yarn company were particularly good to look at. Talk about Turkish Delight! I'll get around to putting up links of the places I liked best in the next week or so. I have to go through all my notes and such. I did get lots of yarn to test knit, so I'll be doing lots of swatching or one skein projects over the next few weeks. Good thing I got that book, huh? Made a little progress on the Baby Surprise Jacket for the shop. I like the yarn I'm using (not the sock yarn any longer) it's some dk weight yarn (plymouth dream baby?) Amazingly soft and easy to knit with. Made a mistake and had to rip a bit today, but I threaded a line first so the stitches will be easy to pick up. Not much to report on Daddy. Doctors still don't know what's going on. Each of the specialists keep coming back and saying, well it isn't (whatever falls under their specialty). The main doctor put him in the hospital to coordinate tests and such in hopes of speeding up the process of making a diagnosis. Otherwise, there would have been a month or so between all the different appointments with the specialists. Don't you just wish there really is a guy like House? Progenitor is very busy - lots of travel for speaking engagements lately, but that's done for a little while. The trips are bringing in business, so I can't complain too much. My MIL has officially moved up the street and Thank GOD she's here! Stinkerton scratched his eye with a straw yesterday morning and it was so helpful to just call her and have her look after Little Man while I took One Eye Stinkerton to the doctor. (It was a minor scratch and Stinkerton was really good about not scratching his eye b/c he didn't want to be a pirate - so no patch was required. Arrrrr.) Little Man is doing his best to make everything difficult lately and it was such a relief to be able to focus on Stinkerton. He'd just had his 5 year old shots last week and really didn't want to be at the doctor's office - even though I'd promised him there would be not shots. More later, and there just may be some knitting involved!


At 6/17/2006 11:12:00 AM, Blogger Charisse said...

My goodness, I cant wait to go through all the things your going through with you boys. Ahhhh! And I hope I still have my MIL here when I need her most. it doesnt look to good my in laws are moving to NC soon.
Hows the knitting going?
Hope all is well.

At 6/17/2006 06:24:00 PM, Blogger AmyDe said...

Glad the boys are ok and still NO ideas about potty training w/littlest guy - cheerios in the toilet was my "go to". Have fun! Let's do some stash-busting projects this summer - how about it?


At 6/20/2006 11:22:00 PM, Anonymous Taming the Ewe said...

I still have some of your stash from TNNA. May be back in time for Knit Night this week. Depends on what time my COD arrives at the farm.


At 6/21/2006 07:23:00 AM, Blogger Ragan said...

Hi! Thank you for the tips on the book I bought (left over at my cousin Lisa's-urbanpaganknits-blog). I am new at the circular needles!!!
I too have a boy that I call "Little Man" and he too has issues with refusing to potty it in the nickname? I also have a 5 year old boy (Grumpy Boy). LOL!

At 6/22/2006 09:52:00 AM, Blogger stephanie said...

Hey folks. Blogger doesn't let me reply via e-mail so here goes:

C: I hope so too! It's the most frustrating AND rewarding job I can think of.

A: I'm going to have to try the fruit loops (no cheerios on hand).

Pat: That's fine. We'll catch up soon enough.

R: glad that helps. It's a great book.

At 6/22/2006 09:54:00 AM, Blogger stephanie said...

A: it's either fruitloops or I let him run half naked around the front yard (too much dog poop in the back yard). I'm thinking a long t-shirt to deter the creeps. But it would be just my luck that a neighbor call social services on me!!


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