Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dogs on Thursday!

Been a while since I posted about my pups, let alone posted a DOT post so I figured with one post I'd knock them both off my list.  Jackjack and Abigail Grace are doing great!  When I got home from the hospital after having Carmen they were so excited to see me!!

I came in first by myself and let them out back and loved on them.  Special K brought in Carmen into the house in her carrier and then the dogs and I came in from out back. They were very curious about her smell but they did great.

They were also very curious once we took her out but did so well when we asked them to give us some room.

At first they weren't sure what this creature was that was taking all of mommy's time and daddy was running around but then she started to cry less and make noises.  I try to remember every night to take her around and say good night to them and then in the morning we say good morning to them.  They know it's coming so when we go to say good night or good morning then come over and sniff her and sometimes get a good lick in.  It's our routine and I like it!

I look forward to the day that she interacts more with them but for now I hope to teach them to appreciate her and her them.  Abigail sometimes beats me to the crib when Carmen wakes up and sticks her nose in to check her out.  It's pretty cute!  Abby also likes to join us if we are on the couch nursing. She's figured out that I have a free foot to pet her.

Today it's been raining both cats and dogs all day and as I think I've mentioned before Miss Abigail and Mr. Jackjack do not like to go outside if it's raining.  The only way we can get them to go potty is to actually take them on a walk in the rain and get soaked along with them.  So, as I played with Carmen tonight, Special K took them out in the rain.  They got back all wet and really tired.  Here's Abby watching me wash bottles.

And since Jackjack is hard to picture in the dark, here is an old picture of him chilling on the couch on top of my knitting.  He's in the same position tonight but sans knitting.

Happy Dogs on Thursday!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Knitting, spinning, and spinning oh my!

Hello blogland! It has been awhile since I posted. I am working on that! I have a plan for this blog. First I plan to post blog posts...yes, that's a simple plan but it's needed for the rest of my plans. Second, I am going to add some variety to my posts. Right now I could probably post many things about my little girl but I am going to make sure to keep posting about jackjack, Abigail, knitting, and spinning and more too. Third, as said little girl starts solid soon I plan to chronicle her journey into learning to feed herself. I will go into this more soon but for now that's all you get. Ok, so there are my general plans. I hope you all come back or stick around to read more!

So today we are starting with some spinning! During my maternity leave I did very little crafting. It took me a while to figure out how to forgo wanting to pass out as soon as little CGR fell asleep. The first and only spinning I've done since she was born was this lovely silk merino! It's spun woolen from a politically incorrect batt. I had the colors stay in the same repeats and then I Navajo plied it. It's a little heavier than a worsted and I plan to make a hat out of it.



The next thing I've been working on is a hat for a friends infant. I made my friend a red hat for christmas and now making her daughter a similar one. It's a improvised pattern with some leftover sock yarn I had in my stash. I also used some of this yarn for a hat for CGR that I'll have to share a picture of her in soon.



The next thing I've started working on is prepping some lovely polworth fiber that kigeliakitten sent me as a gift! She saw on twitter I was interested in trying out this fiber and graciously sent me this! It's so soft and I can't wait to start spinning!



Well, that is what I am working on right now. I don't get too much crafting time but it's getting more and more as she gets bigger. Also my best friend sent me a hands free pump bra so while I pump at work I can now knit! That's about 20 mins or so a day which adds up over time.

Hope everyone is doing well! The pups, CGR and special k all say hello as well and hope I still have people who are out there wanting to read about little me aka barknknit. Now the crazy knitting dog mom. :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Carmen is 3 months old!

and she is now officially an infant!

So, I know that this blog has been neglected and I'm working on reviving it. You're going to see some new posts coming soon. I'm not going to make any promises like a post a day or anything like that but I'm just going to make an effort to get some posts back up here. I know this blog was started as a knitting blog and I have pushed the limits as far as I can go. I plan to continue that push so please bear with me. You are going to see more about little miss Carmen with still some knitting and spinning mixed in there. :)

For today's post I just wanted to share a video that I made this weekend of my girl talking, kicking and just being the cutest thing ever! :) Hope you enjoy it!



Happy Monday! Enjoy!