Tuesday, July 20, 2004

This and that.

Aidan learned how to fake a sneeze. It's really funny, because he will put his head back and go ah-ah-choo! and flop his head forward, almost like a real sneeze. Then he will clap his hands and laugh! To him all sneezes are truly funny.
I am looking forward to getting back into the SCA. We are going to have to start over, a lot of my garb and other stuff got damaged or lost in the moves. It will have to wait until after Howard finishes his classes and has a job. But it looks good for next summer, because next month he will be taking his last test and hopefully by then they will have an internship ready for him. After a year or so there he will have experience enough to get a job else where. So, I've decided to start doing some research on a new persona, or maybe just get better documentation for the ones I already have.
I am planning a Celtic Knot baby blanket for Snowanna's little baby boy. He is due the early part of September. Which in Oregon is the beginning of the cold and wet season so I'm hoping it will be useful. It's going to be interesting to do, and a little harder than anything I've ever done before. But I tried the pattern out with some yarn I had around here and I think it's going to be really pretty and not so hard I won't finish it. Now all I have to do is go to the store and get some blue yarn and knitting needles, which means waiting until I can get a car to borrow. Because I feel kind of strange to ask for a ride to Wal-Mart, and making the person who would be nice enough to drive me wait until I get finished shopping.
It's awful not having transportation. I'm am going to have to get a bus schedule and figure out how to get where I want to go. It costs so much to own a car in California. It costs something like $150 a year for tags and registration, plus insurance and making the thing pass smog inspection. Actually I guess the cost for the tags is really dependent on the car, so it's probably less in most cases.
I hate this weather! It's so hot here right now that I can't even walk from one end of my tiny little house to the other without breaking out in a sweat. I am really going to appreciate the weather in Oregon, when we can finally move back! And we are planning to move back in the next couple of years.


Jennifer said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

I have lots of extra knitting needles--what size do you need? I'd be happy to send you a pair and save you the trip. Although Wal-Mart does have some good ones.

Messed up Mama said...

I'm not sure yet, because the pattern I'm planning on useing is for a full size afghan useing worsted-weight yarn and size 10 1/2 needles. I'm planning on baby yarn and smaller needles. The original is supposed to be Approx. 50" x 62". I've never done this before, making it smaller. The test I did was with size 5 needles and baby yarn, I think that might do it. I will have to get new ones though, because my Hubby decided to use one for some weird thing and bent it beyond repair. Thanks for the offer though. I have to go to Walmart anyway for the yarn. :)

Jennifer said...

WalMart has nice yarn. At least mine does. Good luck on the project! It does sound interesting. :)