Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Midweek Miscellany

...or a clever pseudonym for Random Wednesday.

-Have any other Boston-area readers noted that traffic has been amazingly light the past week or so?

-Turning back into working mom has been not as bad as I thought, but I do sorely miss my quiet Me-and-MissP days already.

-Pumping milk at work sucks. At least I now have a private enough office so that I can work while I do it and I don't have to trek up two floors every 3 hours like I did last time.

-I might have to take back my reservations about the Hourglass Sweater. On sleeve #2, and I'm feeling hopeful that I may be able to wear it after all.

-Potty training can be more of a pain in the ass than changing diapers.

-Please, please, please do not let this 4-day stomach bug that is sweeping both mine and husband's workplaces spread into my home.

-Why is it that as soon as I have the least amount of free time available to me, I get urges to knit complex cabled sweaters? Celtic Dreams vs. St. Brigid - a fight to the death in my head, who will come out on top?

-Hooray for warmer weather!


Blogger Carole Knits said...

I'm glad to hear that your transition back to work hasn't been too bad. Pumping at work isn't easy but it's worth it. I did it for about 6 months so that Hannah would have breast milk exclusively. Then we switched to formula in the daytime and nursing in the mornings and evenings. It was special because it helped me feel closer to her.
I'd knit St. Brigid in a heartbeat if it was only a cardigan.

9:20 AM  
Blogger pacalaga said...

St Brigid, if you want my opinion. If you don't, too late. ;-)
I pumped for over a year at work, and I'm glad I had an office and didn't have to share the one Moms Room. Still, it's been months since I've stopped nursing The Bug, and even longer since I stopped pumping, could we quit with the leaking now?

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Reen said...

St. Brigid!!! Especially if you get to stand in that beautiful landscape when you're done knitting! Death match in my head now is how to convince you to knit 2 or 3 of them.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I'm dying to see that hourglass sweater, I'm waiting to see how yours goes before I start one with that yarn. Ha!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Yes! I left work last night and FLEW up route 93 -- not even a delay at the 93/95 interchange!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Rosa said...

Ditto on the potty training. I am just having my boy change his own pullup and he potties when he feels like it. Congrats on a successful return to working life. I shall still keep my fingers crossed against "the bug". I've been there.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Ugh, potty training is an absolute headache. At least it was with my daughter, and people always say girls are easier. I beg to differ.

I admire you for going back to work, continuing to pump, and dealing with the potty training. It's a lot to deal with, but it sounds like you're doing quite well so far. Keep it up!

2:49 PM  
Blogger Manise said...

Glad for the smooth transition.

3:48 PM  
Anonymous alpaca kath said...

Wait 'til you see Julia's Celtic Dreams before you decide. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

11:21 PM  
Blogger Beth S. said...

St. Brigid.
St. Brigid.
St. Brigid.
St. Brigid.
St. Brigid!

But leave off the fringe. ;-)

11:30 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I'm guessing it's Spring Break.

Crossing fingers that the stomach flu passes you all by ... that you certainly don't need.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Cindy K said...

You just awakened bad memories. I made Celtic Dreams years ago -- when I could do complicated cabling but still didn't understand the importance of checking gauge. I used the yarn and needles called for, but later realized I need to go down two sizes, at least, on Starmore patterns. The resulting sweater was *huge*. I looked like a big Celtic easy chair in it. I wore it through two pregnancies. "Only you would knit a maternity sweater," a friend's mom commented, and when I said it wasn't technically a maternity sweater, just a little -- heh, heh -- large, she looked appalled. I gave it to Goodwill a couple years ago after my last pregnancy. I should have felted it and used it for a throw. Go for St. Brigit, but for the love of God, check your gauge.

Good for you for pumping. It's such a pain, but such a good thing that you can do for your daughter. And good luck with the potty training!

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Ah...pumping....such a pain, but truly worth it :-)

Indigo Di's celtic dreams is looking beautiful too. Such a pretty pattern!

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Monica said...

The complex cabled sweaters - must be the whole "because it doesn't make sense to" thing because I've wanted to knit a sweater for myself this whole pregnancy.

Glad the transition back to work hasn't been too bad!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

I vote for Celtic Dreams!

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Mindy said...

I despise pumping at work. Thank goodness I only work weekends and I can lock myself in an office. If I was working during the week, I would have to pump in the bathroom or in my car. Yuck!

1:05 PM  

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