Friday, March 09, 2007

My cup runneth over today!

My Daddy is coming! ('ll warn you right now. I intend to use an obscene amount of exclamation points in this post! I'm excited and I make no apologies!)

I've missed him so since we moved! I worry about him, and I can't wait to have him in my home! Once here I'll surround him with children and chaos and noise until he begs to go home! We will laugh and eat and sight see until the children cry with exhaustion!

I will give him this sweater!

Cable sweater for my Daddy

I designed it for him, and I'm still not sure about the sleeves. I've re-knit the sleeves twice and the sleeve cap three times. It looks good now lying flat, but I tried the sweater on and the top of the sleeve cap seems a bit poofy. I'm not sure if there just isn't enough me to fill the cap out and on my Dad it will look fine, or if it's sewn in badly and I need to re-sew it. I'll figure it out after I have him try it on. He doesn't know I finished it, but with my Daddy being currently confined on a plane I should be safe in posting pictures.

Here's a sleeve, with cable-y goodnessI've got a busy week next week. In addition to my Daddy coming, next Tuesday my Mother-in-law will be flying out. My children will be blessed with an over abundance of Grandparent-type love! I'm sure they will watch too much TV, and eat too many cookies! They will probably leave any store they venture into with something they don't need! And if Pork Chop's loose tooth falls out next week as it is threatening to do, the Tooth Fairy will bring enough money to fund her college education!

Why, oh why, will my house soon be over-run with Parental Units? Because next Cable Close-upThursday The Greatest graduates! I'm so proud of him I frequently cry when I think about it! He has worked so hard, getting up at 3 a.m., coming home at 6 p.m. He's learned to make j-turns in the Expedition and how to cuff someone and still look cool (something he frequently practices on the children)! I'm proud of him for reaching his goal, and those who can are coming to celebrate!

So if I'm quite for a week, it's not because I'm sad. This week I'm very, very happy!


Lynda said...

I'm so happy for you, being happy! Enjoy your awesome week coming up... and congrats to your hubby!

The sweater is AWESOME!!

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Anonymous said...

Enjoy your happy week. And heartfelt congratulations to the Greatest!

Amy said...

Congratulations to the Greatest! Enjoy your week with your family, Mamma. I'm so happy for all of you!!!!!!!!!!

shiguy4076 said...

I am so ecstatic for you. I love your dads sweater. You should be selling you patterns. I love the cables.

Holly Jo said...

Hooray for you! Hooray for your kids! And especially hooray for the Greatest! Have a good week.

Tam said...

Enjoy your week and good luck in Sock Madness. I see you are on my team. This is gonna be fun!

Zonda said...

Awesome week ahead for you and the family! Congrats to the Greatest! Enjoy your Dad's visit and MIL's! The sweater is awesome!!

LilKnitter said...

Hooray for happy daddy time! The aran is lurvely! You can wear your starsky while he wears the aran and you'll almost match! Just what every adult woman wants: daddy and me matching outfits! :)