Sunday, September 26, 2010

The State Fair, Baby Cast-On-Itis & A Budding Wrestler/Boxer/Ninja

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On Earth
by The Sundays

Hello!!! Okay, here's what I've been up to...

State Fair 2010
We went to the State Fair the weekend before last and had a blast! Here's the baby sweater I entered. It got honorable mention in the advanced category. We even ran into my Matron of Honor, Christy, who I worked with at the insurance agency. We were so happy to see each other. She lives far away so we really don't hang out. She even got to feel Morgana kicking. That was exciting!

State Fair 2010
Stu and Ryn shared frog legs, 'gater on a stick and crawfish with fries for lunch.

Stu and I also went on a date last Saturday. The first date we've had in a long time! It's so nice to have a little extra money to do that now that we're both working. We went to the movie Devil (thumbs up!) and ate at Cafe Rio, then came home and had coffee. We wanted to go out for coffee and dessert, but we had already had chocolate flan (first time flan for us both, yum!) at Cafe Rio. So, we just did coffee at home and watched Surrogates on Netflix. That was a good one too.

Stu and I also went to a college interview yesterday for Stu to get his masters in psychology. I know, I know, you're like, "What? He went to school for video games, didn't he?!?!" Yes, he did. But, he's discovering that it's really hard to find a job in that field and that he's not really into working in that market, no matter how much he loves gaming. He has always been interested in psychology and feels he may have jumped the gun in the decision to go the gaming direction. But, the good news is that he doesn't have to get a new bachelors in this field since he already has one. Bonus! Good luck, honey!

24 Weeks Pregnant
I'm also still growing a baby. It's coming along very nicely. Here I am at 24 weeks(6 months). Not the best pic of me. =/

Speaking of baby... In this cornaaaaaaaaaaa.... Rowdy Rowdy Baby Morgana!!!

It's a little hard to see, but she's kicking just under the top right flower (of the shot) on my dress.

I can't stop casting on projects!!! I'm a bad girl.

Classic Sock Monkey
And here's the sock monkey I've decided will be for Morgana. I'm writing my own pattern and am pretty please with how it's going so far! I know, it's a little disturbing to see just monkey butt and legs... but this will change soon. I work on this one on Sundays. (Except for today. I will be working on the following today as I just started it last night and am excited about it...)

Patchwork Baby Blanket
I know I said I wanted to do that sock monkey blanket for the baby, and I still do, but I decided I wanna do this one first.

It will look very close to this (the pattern pic)...

The design and colors of this quilt like pattern remind me of a amazingly similar quilt made from jersey material that I had when I was a child. I used that blanket until it was thread-bare and the squares were falling away from the blanket. I would love for my baby girl to have something reminiscent of my childhood… even if she never can see the quilt I had as it’s now long gone.

Sissy, if you're reading this, don't worry, I'm doing your baby's blanket exclusively during the week. Sometimes I just need to break it up and do a couple things at once, lol.

Until next time!


Paula said...

Not being a knitter . . . hw do you join the squares for the blanket? Do you hand sew them of do it, somehow, on the needles?

Amber said...


I was tring to figure out a way to join them as I go. But, considering that they alternate directions and I like that design aspect. I will just be handsewing them together once they are finished.

rautis2 said...

Awesome! I was just looking at that pattern last night seeing as my brother and his wife don't want to know what they are having! I love how far the monkey has come and kuddos to Stu for being brave and setting out on his new adventure! Way to go both of you!

megan said...

that little sweater is so cute. and you baby bump is even cuter! miss mine now :) take care