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Friday, September 26, 2008

Reflecting on Dillinger's first year

Today's Dillinger's first birthday. I can hardly believe it's been a year already! Here are some pictures I've taken over the last few years

Friday, September 12, 2008


About three or four weeks ago we were at Walmart in Oberlin. We had $20 extra for me to spend on yarn. Now, Walmart isn't known for it's wondiferous yarn collection....In fact, the selection here was downright sad. Ugh. But Oberlin is just a small college town. However, they did have a surprisingly decent selection of cotton.

I bought two balls of Peaches n' Cream. One red and white ombre called Peppermint, and one black and light grey called Licorice. I had originally planned on making some baby bibs out of them.

Keyword here is orignally.

Then, I suddenly had the desire to knit me some japanese legwarmers.

Oooh.....Japanese legwarmers....

As I neared halfway finished with the first one, when it dawned on my dumb ass that I was definitely going to need another ball of each color. Dan assumed that it was going to be relatively easy to get these colors again. Turns out no. At least not the licorice. Plenty of peppermint though. Checked two stores.

Unfortunately, since I only had one skein each.....................I only have a legwarmer. But it still looks pretty freakin sweet!

I present you:
Japanese-style Legwarmers

©All rights reserved. Pattern or design is not to be sold or redistributed without prior permission from the author, Meagan Fischer.

2 Balls Peaches n Cream cotton yarn, Peppermint
2 balls Peaches n Cream cotton yarn, Licorice
size 7 straight needles
row counter
yarn needle

With Licorice, CO 30 sts. Work 6 rows in K1P1 ribbing
Knit in St st until you have 20 rows.

Change to Peppermint and work 20 rows in St st.

Alternate Licorice and Peppermint four more times.

Loosely BO. Seam sides.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

As it turns out...

I am a spaz.

Dia's homebase teacher came today. She's doing great for someone her age. Most of today was filled with screenings and what not...And Dia did an excellent job.

Her teacher said she has fantastic fine motor skills. Excellent at copying drawings. Great at listening. And that since, 1994, Dia is the first person to identify a peach.

Dia was an angel during the entire thing.

Now however, I can hear her yelling at the Gamecube. Guess she has her limits.

This entire time I thought that she was behind...Turns out she really isn't.

I have to go help her with Monkey Ball

Friday, September 5, 2008

T Minus! ...

One hour and 6 minutes until my kids leave for Aunt Lisa's! Until Sunday!

Hells yeah!

She'll also be taking Dia to her first fair-like thing at their church. The church thing is a bit ew, but Dia's 4 and never been to something like this.

We'll be taking our nephews next weekend.

Thank you for baby sitting exchanging!

Ooh! This gives us another reason for Dia to be on her best behavior. I can tell it's wearing a little thin though. She's been a bit defiant these past couple days.

How have I not gone completely crazy, yet?

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