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November 2, 2008

Too Full for a Title

Y'all, my life is full. Full full full. Annabelle is growing like a weed, and a delight most of the time. And I got a new job (which, to those who know me, should read: I GOT A NEW JOB!), so days have a new routine as we figure out daycare pick-up and drop off.

I am, however, knitting a bit. And I finally, finally finished Annabelle's blanket. When I got back to knitting it, I reviewed the rest of the pattern. After finishing the squares, all I really had left was to knit and attach the border, and then embroider the circles. I stalled for a day or two, and then came to a realization: if I wanted to call this blanket done before the cool weather arrived, I was going to have to ignore the pattern. Instead of knitting the border separately and sewing it on, I knit it directly onto the blanket. And this blanket will not have any circles. It's done.


It's not perfect. The attachment of the border is a bit rough, and I'm sure it would look really cute with the circles sewn on. But time passes too fast and my days are already plenty full -- and I'd rather Annabelle had an imperfect blanket to love than no blanket at all.

The only other knitting I've done since then has been a scarf for me, the repair of a hole in a friend's favorite sweater, and several inches on a sock for Jason. There's so much more I want to do, but... did I mention my life is full? Here's two shots from this weekend alone!

Anna the Banana on Halloween
Knocking on doors in Virginia for Obama

I hope your lives are full, too!

Posted by shannon at November 2, 2008 8:58 PM | For related posts: Annabelle's Striped Blanket, Cheezit


Girl, I hear you! But full lives are fun lives, right?
Love Annabelle's pose in the blanket picture - Raley does that too, but with her other foot. And usually in her high chair. The toes go all the way to the mouth!
And Annabelle looks so proud to be sitting up! How did our girls get to be so big?

Posted by: Sarah at November 3, 2008 2:44 AM

Boy howdy, is your girl a CUTIE! I still crack up with my little guy plays with his feet - and he's 14 months old now! Kudos on the blanket and on canvassing for Obama. We wanted to do that, but couldn't manage to figure out how to handle the little guy and knock on doors. You're a better woman than I!

Posted by: Natalie at November 3, 2008 10:33 AM

Tee, hee. What a cutie (and nice t-shirt, too).

Posted by: colleen at November 3, 2008 2:12 PM

oh my gosh, she is absolutely adorable! i love the banana costume and the obama shirt!!!! VA is going blue!

Posted by: mai at November 3, 2008 7:15 PM

Hello. And Bye.

Posted by: XRumerTest at November 11, 2008 8:54 AM

Ништяяк! Добавила в закладки, буду вашим частым гостем.

Posted by: Lefcheege at November 16, 2008 5:29 AM

Люблю людей, подмечающих всякие детали, мелочи и могущих в обыденных вещицах найти что-то привлекательное и незаметное для большинства. Супер!

Posted by: elaniffexpere at November 17, 2008 1:24 AM

Дааа)) Вы бы знали что про Вас пишут в других блогах)))

Posted by: Cafeneumn at November 17, 2008 6:46 PM