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High Fiber—Waiting for Stork...Again! Still! Part II

Still no appearance from Baby Stuart, but we're getting knitting done for him.

I improvised this owl hat from the Knitculture Wise Old Owl Hat pattern and the rolled-brim hats I've been making. The yarn is Swish Worsted in "Allspice." This color and the "Gulfstream" I used for the blue hat are both on sale right now. This is the largest of the hat collection. I used a squash to block it, although I've used balloons in the past.

I finished the third soaker in the graduated set, which should get BS off to a good start. (He will be wearing cloth diapers, so soakers are handy and prevent diaper rash.)

The pattern is the Milo Soakers from Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren. The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in "Bare."

With those done, I decided to CO the Jasper Diamond Hoodie from the same book.

The two fronts and the back are worked together, so I already have a great start. The yarn is Stroll Sport in Stream Heather.

We have been busy here. DDIL's aunt had a big birthday, and we went to the party Friday night. A friend made her this beautiful quilt:

The back is almost as beautiful:

I love pieced backs but seldom find myself making them.

Somehow, I finally managed to come up with the time to set up my wheel:

The Tour de Fleece starts on June 30th, and I want to get some spinning done for it, although I'm sure Baby Stuart will make his appearance in time to be a major distraction! My goal will be to spin all of this during the Tour de Fleece this year. I have 8 oz of fiber.

I've been wondering if the Tour de Fleece will have the same problem as the Ravelympics over on Ravelry. So far, there have been no complaints. (If you have been out of the loop and haven't heard about it, the USOC has demanded that Ravelry stop using the term "Ravelympics" for the event they hold in conjunction with the Olympic Games. The letter to Ravelry was rather insulting to knitters and crocheters and has caused quite a stir. The Ravelympics will go on, but likely with a different name. Our own Mitts of Steal group will have a team.

What's on my needles: Besides the Dogwood Blossoms Cardigan and Fiji Socks, the Jasper Diamond Hoodie described above.
What's on my iPad: Finished Celia's House from Audible. Trying to decide what to put on next. Still reading The League of the Scarlet Pimpernell on iBooks.
What's my app of the week: Redownloaded Zite. I've been reading about the USOC/Ravelry controversy.
What's in my wine glass: Trader Joe's own Charles Shaw (Two-Buck-Chuck) Merlot 2010. So nice to be in Trader Joe's country!

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the MacBook. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 2, 2012 at 8:16am
That, too! There are different models and different services. On the Padcast Podcast, one of the podcasters mentioned that he and his wife had bought the car they did because of the entertainment centers. The kids fought over custody of the iPad instead so they could watch streaming Netflix instead. He has MiFi and loves it. Cost of the service plan is the real issue, though. It will take some thought and research.
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 1, 2012 at 9:35pm

I meant the reviews for the MiFi.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 1, 2012 at 8:33pm
Wendy, I did lanolinize the soakers. We haven't tested them yet because BS is not yet in diapers, LOL! The directions were in the book. You dissolve lanolin in hot water (1C hot water:1t lanolin) and soak the washed soakers in the solution for 15 min. Two cups of the solution did three pairs of soakers.
Cheryl, I will definitely check the reviews before I replace my iPad. I won't have money for it for a while anyway.
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 1, 2012 at 8:18pm

Yes, I did look into that before I purchased my iPad. That could possibly be a replacement. Some of the reviews have been bad. So you might want to check out the reviews first.

Comment by wendy on July 1, 2012 at 5:35pm

The owl hat is so cute, and I like the hoodie too!  Did you say how you were going to go about lanolizing the soakers?  I can't remember if you linked a site to it last week, but I'm curious to see how this goes for you. 

May you get much spinning done this TdF!  :o)

Comment by Peggy Stuart on July 1, 2012 at 3:51pm
When I bought my iPad, it was just WiFi or 3G. Funny how quickly things become out-of-date! With MiFi you have to pay for service, but you can operate up to five devices off of it at the same time. It could replace the service at home.
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 1, 2012 at 1:35pm

When I asked that question, it wasn't really answered but I think you are right.

Comment by angelkarhu on July 1, 2012 at 12:47pm
Your right about the cell service. Wouldnt that just be 4G?
Comment by cherylbwaters on July 1, 2012 at 12:44pm

I finally purchased an iPad. It's not 3G but what they call WiFi + cell service. And it is my understanding that you can have the "cell service" just when you need it. So if you are going out of town you can have the service for just that time period. And then you don't pay for it when you aren't using it.

Comment by angelkarhu on July 1, 2012 at 12:25pm
I've got 4G so I can access internet at dialysis. The 3G ipads are being phased out if they haven't already. Costs the same as 3G and no contracts. Get billed monthly and can cancel at anytime without costly penalties. So when wifi goes down in house I can still paruse the internet.

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