Monday, October 02, 2006

Mostly New Carpet and Baby Preparations

I've been trying to add pictures to this post for the past couple of days. I managed to get one picture but now I'm out of time. Lately I've been having more and more difficulty uploading images. If anyone has any advice, I'd greatly appreciate it.

You may have noticed in my last post that I said we got new carpet (mostly). This does not mean that we bought second-hand carpet. It means that we didn't get all the carpet, so the house is mostly carpeted.

"How could you not get all the carpet?" You might ask. That's really a question for our local home improvement store. The Flooring Department is very good at naming names and passing the blame. (I'm going to spare you my rant on this.)

So, as a result, we have carpet in all but two of the bedrooms. One of those bedrooms is the baby room. Right now it looks like baby will be here before more carpet. So in the meantime we have set up this in our bedroom.

I don't think James is crazy about this, but it'll work until we get the rest of the carpet. James made the changing table out of an old computer desk. Yes, those are curtains hanging from the table. And the laundry basket is in fact a bassinet. We are so resourceful.

Now, I supposed I should post something about knitting. A while ago I was feeling cranky. I hated everyone and everything and all of my knitting projects were stupid. This of course lead me to look through all my patterns and my stash which in turn lead to something even worse: a cranky hormonal idea. I decided to make a scrap blanket.

Brooke can attest to my love for scrap blankets. She can also attest to the fact that I have never finished one. I'm a little bit ashamed of myself for starting another one but what's worse is I'm enjoying it. I get to change colors every two rounds and it's using up yarn lickity split! I love using up yarn. Yes, it's knit in rounds. That way when I'm done I just tie up the ends, do an i-cord bind off at each end and it's finished! Genius! Maybe.

Every night I try to convince myself to work on something else but I just can't muster much interest in any other projects. At least I'm knitting, right? I still only have one completed pair of socks. These socks were so much fun just a few weeks ago. Now they are boring and stupid. I think I'm becoming increasingly difficult to live with. I can't really tell. My judgment might be impaired.

Tomorrow's the big day! I'm supposed to be back home on Thursday but I'm not making any promises about posting. I'll try to at least get a picture online in the next few weeks. If possible.