Wednesday, December 19, 2007

In which i boast of my infants' many talents

Asalam Alaikum,
been a while eh?
i have been soooooo busy with the little man that i have not posted in a long while(and am currently typing one handed-hence the lack of cap, punc, etc.)
he is not so little, just turned 7 weeks on monday! and hes growing so fast,
here is a list of stuff he can do-
coo
say aaggoo
put his hand in mouth
smile (socially...it is not gas people, he smiles when you smile)
and today for the very first time he rolled over, he did it when i turned around for one second, i think it was totally accidental but whatever!
well he is getting hungry so i gotta go, hopefully i can get a knitting progress update up tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My Son is here!!!!!

Asalam Alaikum,

So I have not posted in a while because we had our baby, he is the most adorable child ever, and i know all mothers say that but oh well, he is very cute...
I also have almost finished the pinwheel baby blanket, all that is left is to weave in the ends and block it a little(the edges curl a little). pics of that to come soon.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

In which I first share some craftyness with the world

So as promised last post here are some things that I have actually finished... first up....georgeous husbands slippers, completed mid august around 8 am on a "sleep-in sunday". I dont even know if he knew at the time that they were on his feet, as he was asleep. But I just had to see how they looked, I have always loved slippers that look like sneakers. They are crocheted.

Next we have some of the very first knitting projects I ever made(I am a longtime crocheter and only just learned how to knit this spring from my very very good friend Sister Z.). These are what I made for my soon-to-be son, the booties are a little wonky, but hey they are the first thing i ever knitted. the tiny hat is so cute, the sweater was the "five hour baby sweater" which I found on the net, and it only took ME 10 hours. the pants are sort of my own creation, "knit as you go and hope it turns out ok". They also contain my first I-cord, which took several calls to my mother to figure out.

I classify this next project as finished, even though I am not sure that it is, it is a knitted prayer rug for my husband, problem being that I dont think that it is large enough for him. I am seriously considering adding a crocheted border to it, hence the "I think it is finished but then I am not sure" label I have attached to it. I usually end up using this one and he uses the other store bought rug, because he is a little on the tall side and I am a little vertically challenged.

Maybe next time I can post some WIPs, and you can see the questionable taste of my husband in his choice of colors/patterns for his sweater...

Until next post,
Asalam Alaikum

In Which You Learn Of My Roots

I love my parents, they are really great, two of the most wildly different people you will ever meet, but whatever works for you right?

My mother, what can I say, she i think is the one i take after most, we look alike, think alike, sound alike(i've been told), and have more interests in common than you can shake a stick at(as mom would say "why you would want to shake a stick at them i dont know" i completely agree with her on this one). She is a great mom, when we were little, in the days before they really put kids books on tape she would record herself reading them for us, so we could follow along in our favorite books, i have so many memories like this that just make me cry sometimes. she gave us all(me +2 brothers) so much love and encouragement, and still does that it amazes me. i am only now just beginning to understand now that i am going to have the soon-to-be son.

Dad...my dad is one of the most intelligent people that you will ever meet, and also one of the most hard working people i know. he is a stationary engineer, in fact he is the Chief Engineer of One Beacon Street in Boston, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city with 37 floors. this is my dad's dream job, he worked there a long time ago and has returned and he loves it. During my childhood my dad was not always able to give us too much of his time as he worked very hard to support our family, sometimes working 12+hour shifts at his job, but we all know that he loves us very much and that he was working so hard for us. i think that the way that i am most like my dad is his sense of humor(it is very quirky, and not many people get us).

both of my parents have blogs, that i have linked to if anyone is interested,they can sometimes be a little sporadic (as a side note, my father does have a strange sense of humor-which you should really keep in mind if you read his blog).

I also have two younger brothers, Shaun, who is only 21 months younger than me, and Joseph, who is 9 years younger than me. i love both of my brothers, but we are all very different, i am the crafty quiet one, Shaun is the tough one, he is so tough he decided on one of the toughest and most dangerous careers, he is a Marine. the sad thing about Shaun is that (for some reason we have yet to find out) he has estranged himself for all of us, it really hurts my parents, who always worry, they dont know where he is if he is ok, if he has a family, or if he is wounded.
We all love him very much.

And Joseph, joe joe joe.....he is a bundle of energy, constantly moving and doing something, he is a huge video game freak(aren't we all just a little bit?), and he has the biggest heart of anyone....anywhere, he loves everyone, no matter what, he is just able to get along with everyone, all the time...most of his hobbies don't fall into the same category that mine would, he just cant sit still... i don't think that he will take up knitting anytime soon as it is not exactly something you can do while moving at 90mph, but we will see, stranger things have happened.

and that is my immediate family, it is just when i read it all , we are all so different

i promise to post something about my craftiness, very very soon...
until the next post-
Asalam Alaikum

In which you meet me

My first post! be prepared for too much information and lots of run on sentences as I introduce myself.

I am A'ishah(side note, it is a Muslim name, becuase I am a Muslim) . Phoenetically speaking it is something like this- "aye-ee-shaa". Or so I like to think. I have thoughts leaping from my head and need a place to put them.

As an example, at night i dream of sock knitting, i see the socks, and watch myself working on them...stitch by stitch...it is a little strange, but then so am I. I see quilt patterns while cooking...i see baby booties and hats and blankets....(not to mention the soon-to-be son to fill all those booties)...i see sweaters for my husband and big fuzzy slippers to force him into wearing when it is 90 degrees because i just finished them and who cares if its the middle of august in florida?

I have many WIPs, i just can't seem to do more than a couple of hours on any single thing, and so end up with 20 "almost done" things. At least I never have nothing to do, and never get bored on a rainy day. Such as today.

Mostly my blog is going to be the place where I discuss my random(mostly crafty) obsessions. And my husband who puts up with these obsessions and the resultant chaos of various projects scattered here and there(not even mentioning the bits of thread, cloth and needles that decorate the floor, the kitchen table, the counter, the chairs, and any other flat surface). And my soon-to-be son, the person who has the majority of finished projects even though he is not here yet.

Final wrap up...
I am A'ishah.
I knit, crochet, quilt, read(a lot), tat, and will try just about any crafty thing at least once.
I follow my mothers crafty ways, we are so alike in many ways, we might just scare you.
I am married to a very very loving, understanding, supportive, caring, not to mention absolutely gorgeous husband.
And lastly and very importantly-
I am very pregnant with the soon-to-be son.

And that is Me.
Until next post,
Asalam Alaikum