Sunday, August 30, 2009
I'm working on two more cable handle bags. This time in alternate sizes. One of my Ladies Night Girlfriends asked for one, but a little smaller. "The larger your purse, the more crap you carry around with you." Words of wisdom I say.
And Brenda called to say that her niece keeps stealing her beige bag so I needed to make one for her pronto! Being as her niece is only 13, I think it will be a mini version. The plus side of all this (besides making a little $$) is that I can write the pattern to include the other sizes! The down side? Well, I have to write that pattern now, don't I?
Friday, August 28, 2009
So fine friends I'll have more knitting for you soon. Once I've had some time to take pictures, download them, and share them with you! But for today I will make the easy post.
1. He was a Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy From Company B.
2. Allergy medication is what I look forward to most this time of year.
3. My best friend is Hubster.
4. I can't wait for the kids to be in school, to be honest with you.
5. Appearances can be scary.
6. The last person I gave a hug to was Kidster #1, tucking him into bed, right as he said I was the best Mom he ever had (yes, I know I'm the only Mom he ever had).
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to beer, tomorrow my plans include keeping sane while stuck inside all day during Tropical Storm Danny, and Sunday, I want to steal a few minutes (hours) at the computer!
In case you're interested, you can get your Friday Fill-ins right here at http://fridayfillins.blogspot.com/
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
He has a sixth sense about when his father is not home. After a half hour of chatting with his teddy bear he softly called to get up. Of course after a whole summer of waking up with Dad (which was somewhere between 6 and 6:30, btw) he didn't want to get up with me, he wanted to go back to "bed". I sure wish he would have done that at 5:26.
I think I'm going to tell him that Dad will be here in the morning just so he (we) can sleep in. Would that be so bad?
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Well, no more turning off the monitors when he gets up. No more waking up at 7, or maybe 7:30, or a few times even at 8. From now on I will be waking up to the soft, sweet, and singsongy sound of "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!".
Let's just hope that the first digit on the clock is a 6.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I decided to make the sleepy puppy pattern. A quick enough knit, even for me! I started per pattern, which is to knit flat and seam each piece, and quickly decided that I would go crazy trying to make it that way. I took the advice of other Ravelers and made the parts in the round. Which was fine except that still meant sewing all the parts together. Ugh. Not my idea of fun knitting. But it's a cute pattern and if I do it again I will make the body first, then pick up stitches for the various parts.
So here's my attempt to alleviate any sibling rivalry.
Feel free to give them some Ravelry love!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Clam boils (steamers)...
Chowder..."chowdah" Remember he cooks? Aren't I lucky? Today he got big quahogs and little necks (small quahogs). Tomorrow we'll be eating stuffies and clam chowder, batch #2. Mmmm. I love New England in the summertime.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
The world's one and only striped giraffe!
Thankfully, this little giraffe pattern is knit in the round with the only seaming being between the legs when they attach in the round. Which, by the way, is a little tricky. No I don't have a picture of that. But hey, you shouldn't be peeking into the little gals nether regions anyway! Thankfully she is heading off to baby Sadie who, I am quite sure, wont care about some messy underside seams.
I didn't embroider the eyes. I'm not sure I can do that effectively without the yarn coming undone. And since this is for a baby I think it best to go just the way she is.
Thanks to Tink for the zebra inspired giraffe name!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
It's so not me with the pastel colors and all. Well, that and the pink in there :)But I think that maybe someday when she has forgotten about it (ok, when the kids actually let me work on big projects) I'll take it apart and make something useful out of this for her. Not because she needs any more clothes, but because it is a memory of her mother and the gift of knitting she passed down to me.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
2. His/her site's title and url: Wool & Cotton http://wool-and-cotton.blogspot.com/
3. Date when you were tagged: July 21th, 2009 (Sorry it took me a little bit to get this on here!)