What we're supposed to do in this exercise is act like journaling bees pollinating the literary flowers of the Internet. So remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place. Then add your blogs name in the #5 spot and link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross-pollination effect.
Matt: http://tisco.blogspot.com -- one of the rare people whose political persuasion seems exactly the same as mine (fiscally liberal, socially conservative), except he spends far more time educating himself on the issues, so his blog is a handy place to get the Cliff's Notes version
Three screen names that you have had: Amy F, chirho, and amyrobynne
Three things you like about yourself: I don't need much sleep (when not pregnant), my math and statatisics skills, my arts and craftiness
Three things you don't like about yourself: constant procrastination, the way I talk before thinking at times, my fear of doing things differently than my mother and what she'll say about it
Three parts of your heritage: Swedish (3/8), Alsass-Loraine (teeny bit), American Indian (two women in the 19th century)
Three things that scare you: that Peter will fall over a high railing, spiders, centipedes
Three of your everyday essentials: (wow, it's been AGES since I had a skim cocoa from Caribou! I used to need those in the morning) breakfast at the computer, knitting after midnight, diapers
Three things you are wearing now: Gap t-shirt, khaki shorts, a nursing bra
Three of your favorite songs: I can't think of any. How lame is that? I've even been listening to talk radio so I don't know what's out there.
Three things I want in a relationship: easy discussions, optimism, and loyalty
Two truths and a lie: I listen to or watch baseball games whenever I have the opportunity, I've never paid a bill late, and I was offered a better version of my former job and I never called them back.
Three things you can't do without: computer, knitting needles, a good book
Three places you want to go on vacation: New Zealand, Japan, Sweden
Three things you just can't do: get near a spider, cook when I'm queasy, stop buying diapers
Three kids' names: Peter, and I'm not telling!
Three things you want to do before you die: swap homes with a family living somewhere very different from here, see who my children grow up to be, grow closer to Christ
Three Celeb crushes: Matt Damon (I'm a sucker for people playing smart guys), George Clooney, and Viggo Mortenson (but only in his LOTR get-up--he looks weird normally)
Does everybody else already know about Bloglines and I've been in the dark all this time? Oh my goodness, this is handy. The only negative side of everyone leaving iParenting was that I had to go all over the web to read about my friends instead of seeing everything in one place. I've also blogged at LiveJournal and its friends page was definitely the best part about it. Now I have a happy little notifier telling me when anyone posts a new entry. Since we live in the Middle Ages around here and still have dial-up, anything to speed up my blog surfing sounds good. The dial-up isn't nearly as obnoxious as the toddler who climbs onto the printer and pulls the cat's ears every time I go online, though. This is a happy discovery indeed!
I cranked out a lot of projects in the past couple weeks and decided they deserved their own entry (I just posted a big Peter update below).
Come-A-Longies -- These are medium longies with two extra inches of ribbing on both the waistband and legs. Theresa at LTK claims they'd fit newborn to small toddler, but I think size small to large (maybe toddler) is more like it. They'd just drown a newborn. They use five shades of Peace Fleece--from the top, Glastnost Gold, Shaba Green, Ancient Fern, Chickie Masla, and Hemlock. These would have seemed painful and slow if I hadn't done the largest longies in the world two weeks previously.
Large ribby wrap using Knit for the Cure (Yarndealer merino) Bold Pinks. This is still drying in the basement. The yarn was thicker than my usual so I had to make some estimates with the pattern. It seems like I'm doing that a lot recently--that's why I originally thought I should stick to LTK yarn. I donated half the proceeds of this sale to http://fiberartsavengers.com -- charity benefitting breast cancer research.
Medium shorts using the new LTK Picky Pants pattern. They've got an elastic waistband, a better crotch gusset, and wider thighs than her longies pattern. I used short rows but no increases for the body shaping and I-cord leg finishing. I'm going to love this pattern--it's much more fun for some reason. No ribbing and only one size needles are definitely a plus. I used BFL yarn from WoolyWonders by Nada--this is perfect shorts-weight yarn. Peace Fleece is awfully thick for summer, but I'm loving the Blue-Faced Leicester, even though I have to recalculate everything for the thinner gauge. The shorts are currently being auctioned at wahmchicks (http://www.wahmchicks.com/item.php?id=f6c45fbb9af96da7061789a8179297b9), with 75% of proceeds going to the same charity. There are a whole bunch of other great knits there too--support a good cause and buy some beautiful fluff!
Large Baku Black Peace Fleece shorts (old style) with embellishment. They seemed so piratey that I threw in a matching eyepiece.
Last and smallest, if not least, is a newborn soaker in WW Royal Jewels yarn. I've now effectively knit three soakers using this (since I redid one) in the past month and hope no one orders more too soon.
I'm working on one last order from early May (a fun hybrid in BFL) and then I'm making some shorts and soakers for Peter. I've only gotten one order in the past month, but I'm ready for the break. I want to start a new ad campaign with my yarn and new patterns and products in the next month anyway. By then, people will be starting to think about longies again anyway.
I redid my Typelists and tried to update them--let me know if I made any mistakes.
I enjoy reading the list of referred pages--I'm always surprised to find links from blogs where I don't know the person. If you've got a link to me, come say hi and let me know how you got here!
For all the people who want info about lava rocks, move along, I'm of no use to you.