Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Pigtown Flung



Whoo-ee, another fun dance weekend. Too much dancing, too little sleep, all the good things.
Great tunes late Saturday night with a fiddler we know from Urbana-Champaign, who we never really see enough of, and a little time to explore Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon.
We went to a couple of yarn stores.

(Lambikin's Hideaway)

(One More Stitch. The ladies here like frogs.)
And we stopped at Jungle Jim's, our favorite crazy international supermarket. The entrances to their public restrooms are built into the back of two portajohns, so you open the door to the privy and there's a giant room behind it. It's a little trippy the first time, but well worth a pit stop.
I got the Fool to pause for a photo op near the men's room.

Now that we're back, the knitting has begun in earnest again. I stopped by Knitche yesterday and picked up some supplies for two upcoming projects. The Fool is knitting something with a big frog on the front, and I'm knitting something with a seal (arf, arf, not 'of approval'.)

If you are the inquisitive type, you might wonder, "Why are they knitting Dale of Norway baby sweaters?" We're planning ahead. See, the sweaters aren't the only WIP in progress around here. We expect a FO in mid-August.

35 comments:

Angie said...

A FO? A FO with fingers and toes?

LaurieM said...

Hooray! Congratulations!!

meg said...

Angie - indeed so. An FO with fingers and toes.

Sandy said...

yeah! I am so happy for you two! Can't wait to see you next week.

Madam said...

Hooray! The best kind of FO, because in some ways it kind of finishes itself. Wish mine did that...

Congrats!

Laura said...

I know I am normally a lurker, but I just wanted to send along congratulations.

kim said...

Congratulations on your impending FO!! Dance weekends are good training for the sleeplessness that will soon arrive (grin).

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!

That is exciting news :-)

Scienceprincess

Anonymous said...

Another lurker here. I so enjoy the posts from the two of you and now shortly there will be three. OK two posters and a mini-poster. Congratulations. I can readily imagine that wee babe being danced around the floor (as we call it) to all sorts of tunes both hummed and actually played. What a lovely vision!

Fiberista

nectaryne said...

Congratulations!!

RobynR said...

Congratulations you guys!

Have you told Angus yet?

Anonymous said...

The lurker response continues:
I think I'm getting the gist, so congrats, congrats, congrats, but I don't know what FO actually stands for? Fetal offering? Fool Offspring? Furless Ompaloompa? OK, I got nothing else that works.
Congrats!
Julie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! The best kind of FO! Kay (another lurker)

Jenny in Duluth said...

*lurk lurk lurk*

OOH!

*delurk!*

Congratulations!! I'm going to be an auntie in late July, so I get to make fun baby projects too, hooray!

yarndork said...

NO WAY!

I am speechless.

Very much congrats to you both.

Anonymous said...

Big congratulations! from yet another lurker. Who knew this was the way to get us all to de-lurk. I wish the very best to all 3!! of you.

Diana in No.Cal.

(To anonymous Julie: FO = Finished Object)

Katy said...

Congratulations! I look forward to seeing The Fool's version of the Frog outfit (or is he just doing the sweater?) as I've had the yarn and pattern waiting for me since last June.

AmandaCellist said...

Yay! Congrats! I love the idea of a little one as a FO.

JustApril said...

Oh my GOODNESS! Yaay you! Congrats =)) I wonder how long it'll take you guys to teach the new one how to knit socks?

Callie said...

another de-lurk... Happy finishing on that one!

dulcimist said...

Hey guys,
Super big congratulations!! That's really exciting news. Let us know if there's anything we can do for you. Jessica and Liam will be excited to hear the news as well.

-Andy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. And wee socks go much faster than adult socks.

blogless grace

jullest said...

De-lurking as well - congratulations all around! Will the FO's first bunting be made in the shape of a large-ish sock, perhaps? : )

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!

how wonderful for you and the fool!

you both will make excellent parents; this child will know music and fiber arts and books and culture.

uh...what do the cats think about all this?

anne marie in philly

Ginny said...

Congratulations!!

It'll change your life.

Really. Look back on this next March, and you'll know what I mean.

Aidan said...

Mazel Tov! I can't wait to meet Lil' Elvis in person! How exciting!

Lanea said...

Well what do you know?! Congratulations! I bet that baby will be a picking, dancing, knitting wonder.

Anonymous said...

congrats you guys.
-Liz, delurking for kudos.

PICAdrienne said...

Oh, congratulations! A baby that should not ever want for socks!

Jakki said...

Congratulations!!

[Speaking from experience: If you haven't already, it's not too early to start thinking about new storage options for yarn, needles, etc.! Once the wee one becomes mobile everything within reach will be reached for....]

Stacy said...

Congratulations!

Hockey Mom said...

Congratulations! What a lucky little person - she/he will always have warm toes!

Steve, Holly, Joey and Timbo said...

Hazaa! What a trip, such exciting news. And now for a keyboard dance of joy:
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-Steve & Holly

Gwen said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

And another (albeit late) delurkification

WAY TO GO! Blessings on you all (cats included since they have a new life ahead also.)

YKnitter