Archive for May, 2008

For my mom. . .

May 11, 2008

Dear Mom,

Happy Mother’s Day.  I know that life sucks right now, and that taking care of dad is draining and demanding on you.  I know that you like to have your house cleaned and organized.  I know that you don’t want Selenna to miss out on anything and you feel like you’re not there for her as much as you should be.  I hear you when you tell me that you need help, and that you feel like your going over the  edge or that you are over the edge.  All of this is hard on me too, and I don’t always know the best way to tell you that I am here.  I have no money right now, and I can’t afford to buy you an expensive gift so instead I am making you a promise.  I promise to help you keep the house clean, I promise to make sure to have time for Selena, I promise that I can help you with your laundry, I promise that I will be patient with you if you’re crabby and I will restrain my self from yelling back or arguing with you.  I know that sometimes you just need to vent and it is easier to get angry at the small things in life, because the big things can just be too much to deal with.  I know dad is the one with cancer, but you are suffering too.  You need to remember to take time for yourself, because you can’t be there for dad or any of us if you are too run down.  You are the strongest most independent person I know, and we will get through this.  I love you mom!

~Laura

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On Target with the Wallaby Sweater

May 8, 2008

I will be lacking photographs for a little while.  I don’t have the Internet in my apartment.  I use my Iphone for daily Internet tasks.  I don’t really have the ability to upload photos unless I go to my parents house, take the photos, and upload them there.   I will do this in the next few days so that everyone can see the Wallaby in all its glory.  I have finished knitting the pouch and fused it to the sweater.  I have continued to knit the body and I am now an inch and a half away from adding the sleeves.  That leaves me with less than a third of the sweater to go!  I should hopefully have this project completed with in my target goal which leaves me three weeks.  I am fortunate enough to have a job that allows me some time to knit.  This can be excellent, because I actually get more knitting done at work than at home these days.  As I noted last time my Wallaby pouch is knit out of Rowan Tapestry yarn colorway Rainbow.  I bought this yarn a year and a half ago.  Aside from knitting the pouch from it, I also added a stripe of it into the sleeves.  I ran out of the yarn I bought, but I have decided to use it in my hood as well.  Thankfully for Ebay, I have procured four more balls (I am holding the yarn double stranded) and I will indeed be able to add it into my hood. 

 

Wallaby Sweater and Mall of America

May 2, 2008

Today has been a busy day for me.  I work at group home for individuals with developmental disablities, and I have four clients.  Two of my clients wanted to visit the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, and so we decided to take a day trip.   My program manager agreed to come with me after the staff that was supposed to come with never showed up for the trip.  We had a wonderful time at the mall eating at the Rainforest Cafe, and making bears at the Build a Bear Workshop.  I am a little tired out now, because I came in at nine this morning and I had to work until midnight still. 

Moving on to knitting, I am working on The Wonderful Wallaby sweater.  This is a seamless version of the hoodie with a nice big pouch on the front.  This pattern is from Cottage Creations and has been around since the eighties.  The pattern has sizes for small children through plus size.  It is an easy knit, but enjoyable.  I have two sleeves done and a third of the body including the pouch complete.  I have pictures posted from a few months ago.  I haven’t touched the project since those pictures.  I knit the sweater with cascade 220 in a light green heather colorway, and the pouch is knit with a varigated Rowan Tapestry yarn.  I love this Rowan yarn it is very soft and made from Soy.  I am pleased with the Cascade as well, it knits up very evenly.  I have a goal to finish this project within three weeks.  I will post the sweater in its completed form.