This past weekend has been an absolute whirlwind of activity. That always seems to be the case on the weekends when DH is around! It's like having another kid in the house--the energy level increases exponentially when Daddy's home, which makes for fun times for the boys, but absolute exhaustion for Mommy. And the boys have figured out, after sleeping in toddler beds for about a month now, that they can actually get out of those beds when they wake up in the morning. So my little guys have been running to our room, cackling with glee! It's pretty damn cute. ;-) Except for when Charlie wakes up at 5:30am and runs screaming in our bedroom. That's not a good way to wake up.
DH decided that he would like the greek letter omega, which is a symbol for the God of War game series, rather than a pirate. I am, as a ninja, of course happy about this change of events. ;-) But this meant that I needed to make a new knitting chart for the omega pattern since I couldn't find one that already existed that worked with the number of stitches on the front panel of the cozy. Making this chart took all of Saturday evening. Well, that's not entirely true because I worked on some other craftiness Saturday night--to be discussed later... But it took a really long time--much longer than I had anticipated. If you're interested in charting your own intarsia patterns, this website is indispensable. There are other sites that help you map out images onto a knitting chart, but this helped me visualize the pattern according to the number of stitches I had and the specific gauge of my work.
Also, because I'm working the intarsia pattern in the round, I needed to teach myself a new technique. I'm all for learning new stuff, especially when it comes to knitting or crocheting, but I think next time, I'm going to leave learning to already established patterns--not when I'm trying to write a new pattern myself!
I have to do Lincoln's, but because the "L" has stupid buttons glued all over it, I need to find some time to heat it up and take the buttons off. Maybe this afternoon while the boys are napping... But should I work on Lincoln's frame or should I work on my ever-increasing in difficulty PSP cozy? Decision, decisions...