I’m a superstar masquerading as a nerd, but you knew that, right?

Baby names, baby names…. where are you?? October 30, 2007

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 12:51 am

I’m lost this time. Alex is shooting down names left and right. Yet…. he doesn’t have a single suggestion. Nice, right?
We never really decide until we see the baby anyway, but we do go in with ideas. This time, we have no ideas. Well, I do. But they’ve been shot down.
Audrey, Isabel, Estella, Evelyn, Imogen, Scarlett, Oh, I need to go through the baby name books again. I have a zillion names highlighted in my color from our last pregnancy. I think alex may have highlighted about 2 in his color.
It’ll remain a mystery for a while longer.


Ta-DA!!! October 24, 2007

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 11:25 pm

I made Sofia some socks! Not bad for a sock noob, huh??


My second yarn! October 21, 2007

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 6:32 pm

I think it could have been worse. I am taking a class on Wednesday. I’m really excited about it.


Adventures in *Not Really* Spinning October 20, 2007

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 7:44 am

She’s together…. I still haven’t came up with a name. How about &^$^*%$^*%)*&^&^$% ?? Beautiful, though…

Look how happy and naive I am…. (was)

I’m not sure exactly what I was thinking…. well, actually I was thinking that I’d sit down and spin a nice perfect yarn my first time and then knit a hat. All in a night….. so I know WHAT I was thinking, but I’m now wondering WHY I was thinking that.

Ummmmm…. spinning yarn is NOT easy. It did not come naturally to me. I came out with some yarn, if you can call it yarn. Probably not technically yarn. More like “horrid unspunsuperspun”. It was either super kinky and overtwisted, or not twisted at all and kind of falling apart.

OK, yes, there were random areas throughout that looked ok. Good, even. But mostly not. And when you’re doing something that you don’t know how to do… something you suck at… it isn’t much fun.

Please tell me it gets easier!! Tell me that I won’t suck at this forever! Tell me I won’t suck for a whole month until the LYS offers the beginners spinning class!! Because i do not want to suck for a month!

You can’t even really see the yarn in the picture, but I’ve got to show it anyway. There’s this on the bobbin and a pile of discarded kinky fuzzy stringy yarny stuff on my dining room floor.


LOOK who is coming to live with me!!! October 15, 2007

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 8:36 am

It’s an ashford traveller spinning wheel. I need to name her, don’t I?

I looked at wheels the other day at the local LYS and narrowed it down to 2… I liked them equally in most aspects, but this one was MUCH prettier.

I’m sooooooo excited! SO excited. I can’t wait to spin some yarn!


Can I just swoon over Alex?? October 3, 2007

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 7:51 am

Do you ever wonder how it’s possible to love a man SO much that it can literally make your heart beat faster? I LOVE this man! I love everything about him. I love how he loves me. I LOVE him!

I have so many reasons. More reasons than I could ever list.

But today, he told me he was proud of me for knitting!! He’s proud when I do little things… like teaching myself to knit. He’s proud when I sell a diaper, or when someone comments on something that I made. Honestly, with the way he gets, you’d think HE made it/did it himself. He loves me like that.

I am so incredibly lucky!


I did it!!!!! I DID IT!!! October 1, 2007

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 7:56 am

I taught myself to KNIT!
My first project was a scarf…. it turned out better than I thought it would.

Scarves aren’t fun knitting. It’s repetitive. And kind of boring. But I think it’s a learning to knit right of passage. I’ll do another when I try out cables. Cabled scarves are pretty.

With the scarf finished, and me hooked already, I had to dive right into something else. Something that would give me pretty quick gratification, meaning something small. Small….. what could I make that was small? Why, a newborn baby kimono sweater, that’s what!! Knitted with merino wool yarn hand dyed by yours truly. It still needs ties but I can’t find the only crochet hook I own, so that will have to wait.

I am pretty sure that a hoodie sweater for my Sofia in heathered pink wool is next. 🙂