Tuesday, March 11, 2008

No knitting here

It seems the lack of good, quality uninterrupted sleep is finally catching up with me. It's been nearly 15 months since this child has exited my body, and I can count the number of times I've had a 5 hour interval of uninterrupted sleep on my hands. Lately, she's been waking at about the 1-2 hour mark and then is nursing for about 10 minutes. If you figure she wakes up around 6 times per night, I've lost an entire hour of sleep plus however long it takes me to drift back down. blah blah blah, whiney whiney whiney. Let's just say that I feel like I'm walking around in a continual (and getting worse) sleepy fog, which doesn't make for good knitting.

I finally ripped and restarted Jason's sweater. I counted everything 5 times and reattached the first sleeve upside down. Yeah. Rip again. However, things seems to be moving along as well as can be expected. And for what it's worth, it's fairly mindless knitting, so it's my go-to lately.

Firebird is relaxing. It's too complicated right now. I look at it and wish I could pick it up, but I have a few concerns:
1. I haven't been able to try it on, so I'm not convinced its big enough to fit around my foot. I could take it off the needles, but that'd be extra work. Instead, I just look at it, and feel it, and measure my gauge. And then go back to the sweater.
2. I have a row gauge problem, mine is bigger than the recommended. And I have a smaller foot than what the pattern is built for, so how many cable repeats to do before starting the gusset? It takes too much brain power, so I look at it, and feel it, and measure my gauge, and go back to the sweater.

You should check out the new knitty. Everyone is raving. I particularly like Yosemite. I am considering getting the yarn for it. It's knit in the round, it has cables, a shawl collar. It has my name written all over it.

But then I already have a perfectly good spring knit languishing on the needles. Remember Isabella? Well, I think she's headed for the frog pond. I figured out I was doing my yarn overs backwards, and I made a few stitch count errors at the beginning, all of which is enough for me to start over. I actually have a job where I could wear this, so it's made its way back onto my radar.


Laura B said...

Oh my! You must really be exhausted! I don't know if it would help you, but I went through something similar with my daughter at a year. She was still getting up a million times to nurse, so I just stopped going to get her. It was really hard at first, but often she would just cry for five minutes or so and then she'd go back to sleep on her own. I tried to eliminate one nursing at a time until they were all gone.

Jofrog said...

Oh no, you need to get some sleep! Does she sleep in your bed or in her own? If in her own, I agree with Laura, you need to let her cry a bit and learn to go back to sleep on her own. She puts herself down for naps by herself at day care, right? She can do it, it's going to be hardest on you!

As for the knitting, once you get into that sock pattern, it is SO EASY! I'm not one to memorize a pattern, but it just flew for me. I'm a size 8.5 foot and I did the 5 cable repeats before starting the gusset and they are a tiny bit snug, but will fit fine after they take a bath.

Don't forget to take care of yourself while taking care of everything and everyone else!