Thursday, October 14, 2004


OK. Now I know that I'm not the most organized person in the world.

But I do seem to recall a certain neice having a birthday on the 6th of October.

What? No pictures? No details of the big birthday bash?

Come on, Bets. I'm dying over here!



Blogger DixonFamilyChronicles said...

Well, actually her birthday was the 5th and nope, no big birthday bash. We did go to Binder Park Zoo with Chuck. Jenny (Ricks Mom) showed up briefly and we sang happy birthday to her and that was it. I do believe there are some pictures, though. We've got like 3 rolls of film that need to be developed. She keeps getting gifts here and there, which she doesn't seem to mind in the least. Go figure. I forsee Christmas becoming a multiple gift giving fiasco, too. Once again, I'm sure Emery won't mind in the least.

Nope, not organized one bit. I've given up. I like to think of "it" as more of a chaos thing with the delusion of maybe (if I'm lucky) manipulating the level of chaos. Ah, wishful thinking.

Hey, I'm looking into knitting sweaters all in one piece. Any suggestions, periodicals, books, etc. I'm one of those knitters that really doesn't enjoy the whole "sewing the pieces together" bit. Also, I may try my hand at twisted knitting. Some scandinavian(sp?) voodoo. It's suppose to produce a very wind resistant hat, mitten, scarf product.

Well, better sign off now and tackle some of that chaos stuff I was referring to earlier!


October 14, 2004 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger DixonFamilyChronicles said...

Hi Bets. Check out Leisure Arts booklets. They have one that has patterns for multiple sizes of sweaters, knit from the neck down, and using various sizes of yarn. If you can't find one, I know that I do, and I'd be happy to loan it.

On the other hand ... what I usually do ... is cast on the front stitches, hang a marker, cast on the back stitches, hang a marker, join 'em up and knit away -- assuming that you are starting at the bottom and working up. When you get to the armhole, then you have to divide front and back and continue on. As long as you have markers to differentiate between the front(s) and back, you should be just fine.

Of course, circular needles are a necessity, but you knew that.

Glad that Emery had a nice day at the zoo. Chuck seemed to enjoy it too. Yes, Christmas will be a multi-gift receiving experience and I doubt Emery will complain a bit. Heck, Carrie doesn't complain and she's how many years older?! We will be sending Carrie off to her Dad's for the holiday this year (18th there and coming back on the 26th) so we will try to make arrangements to see you guys then.

Oh yeah -- good luck on managing the chaos. If you figure out how, the world would like to know!

October 15, 2004 at 1:20 PM  

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