Friday, August 01, 2008

Hot Times!

The NaBloPoMo theme for August is "hot" and I have decided to take on the challenge: a post a day, with a "hot" topic! In fact, just to make it more fun (in a twisted sort of way, my specialty!) I'm going to use the word "hot" in every title.

The irony to this, of course, is that I really dislike heat, and don't do well in the summer! I have to admit that this summer, so far, we've had a few hot days--as well as an earthquake--but (here I'm cursing myself and the state, sorry folks!) it hasn't been too bad.

Now watch: record-breaking heat will be the new order of the day!

Here's one of my favorite hot topics, though: Miss A, who has found a new "toy." Yes, like her cousin Garrett, she just loves Memere's knitting bag.

It's a perfect toy for her, really. It's big but not heavy, it's full of really interesting items that she can't get at, there's nothing she can hurt herself on...

and it has a delicious zipper pull!
Who knew baby girls love to gnaw on zipper pulls?
This has kept her amused for a long time. She's really learned to focus on things, and she seems to be very curious about everything in her world. Mommy's hair, and Memere's glasses, and zipper pulls and green Birkies.

Oh, and an occasional toy.

Lest you think this is just a baby blog today, I would like to call your attention to the contents of that bag. Yes, it's the Sweet Pea Sweater, and thanks to the fascinating qualities of the zipper pull, I've been able to knit while keeping an eye on her. The sleeves are coming right along, and as soon as they're done I'll be able to sew the sweater together.

I'm also planning to participate in this year's Summer Ravelympics games--you can see a couple of my "team badges" over on the sidebar. I've joined five teams, but three of the projects are WIPs Wrestling, which will have a double goal as it will help with my Mission Possible 2008 goals as well.

Bet you thought I'd forgotten all about those, huh? What with the distractions of house renovations, babysitting, fun and games at the ER... Well, not all the items on my list are within easy grasp, but I'm still hopeful that eventually the Organization Fairy will sprinkle her magic pixie dust on things and I'll actually be able to find my book on getting organized. Then I'll be dangerous!

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's Friday night and time for my What Not To Wear fix. I heard there's a particularly juicy Clintonist smackdown on a fugly handknit tonight!


Knitting Linguist said...

Those are great pictures! I love her focus on that bag (and yes, I do remember my girls loving zippers) :) I'm so impressed by all of your Ravelrympics participation -- I'm too scared to join anything right now, so I'll cheer from the sidelines!

Madge said...

Good luck with the Ravelympics!

And stay cool. Today's a hot one.