Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April Showers bring....

...gorgeous evening sunsets.
...beautiful tulips and daffodils.
...home renovations.
...capris and soccer shoes.

But then I pick up my knitting and forget it for a long time.

However, the 2 cracks in my 'plastic' tub surround have me with minute issues.
I sense more renovation hell.

But my big girl will be 8 next week. where has the time flown. So I will plan a tea party party.
And then I will plan renovation hell.
Life is awesome. Especially when someone, anyone, gives you one of those hugs and kisses.
My girls make it worthwhile.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Where has April Gone?!??!?!

Hello Everyone. I imagine you've been busy too, but it was only today that I realized I was non-blogging, even with some big news and crafty completions.
First - my pattern, Best Baby Blankie, is being released in the book Knit It Together, this June. Go here for some details. That is pretty exciting in itself.

The girls each have their own pairs of fetching, I almost have a lapghan for me, my sister will be getting socks and knitting continues.

I'm thinking of helping with this effort. I know I have enough leftovers from my socks to make some squares and frankly, was not that enamoured with the mitred square - not because I don't like mitres, but because there were a lot of them required... but I know the blanket would be warm. Interestingly enough, the squares of that blanket are a little like the start of my blankie... hmm I can guess why I like it then!!!

I hope you all are well and will (try) to leave you with a couple of cute kid pictures.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring

Sping is here. HURRAY
Go here for a sweet springy (eastery) pattern. I love Julie's little knitted friends and finally there is a pattern released!! I must go find some yarn to knit one up this weekend - my take along project.
I finished my Monkey socks and a pair of Evangeline. My Wedgette is coming along although I need to take it to knit night for some constructive criticism. An FLS is done - except for the toggles. NEED TO DO THAT.
Go here and weigh in your opinion of the possibility of having too many Handknit socks. I think Katie is right!
Have a great Weekend

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March 1st - onward to new challenges

Happy 1st of March to all!
We are rolling along through the birthday week.... Friday was oldest nephew Justin (1st grandchild on both sides for the oldest child on both sides - pretty cool) He is 10. wow.
Megan's dad turned 36 - I think anyways, we haven't heard otherwise, but his message box was full on his cell, so talking to him was impossible. Oh and Mary from work - a fellow knitter who doesn't do ravelry - but I'm working on it....
Today I know is someone's birthday and that is awesome for you!!! We celebrated with my family for Justin, Barb and Jacob.
Monday - the 2nd, is Megan's Don - he will be 51 and he is like an uncle to her. We have to remember to call - from the girls. (his wife Diane is Norah's Diane - seriously My Diane, and for Megan, My Don.
Tuesday is my sister-in-law Barb's birthday - she will be 33. I'm not sure if she's looking forward to the end of Maternity leave after March break.
Wednesday is Melinda's birthday - she will be 30 something. I think 32, but sometimes friends mess these things up. I know she is younger than me.
Then we skip the 5, 6, and 7 - again if it is your birthday HURRAY!!!
Sunday - the 8th is my nephew Jacob's 5th birthday. As his house has one working toilet and sink at this time and a kitchen in boxes with no floor - I know what he wants for his birthday. They came to my parents today to bathe and shower...

In knitting news, my rainbow socks are finished and now belong to my mother. Le sigh. And the lovely socks I knit her for her birthday 1.5 years ago are now felted slipper socks for Megan. Le sigh. My sweater is almost completely skirted - one lace wedge and one garter repeat and then onto the bodice. I have found the yarn for my O W L S sweater, but was not permitted to buy it for two reasons - no pattern with me to check the gauge and, well no money either... However, I see a trip to Mary Maxim in the next month - my income tax refund reward. (as the rest goes to new vacuum - deal of the week 50% off still in box but.... and bills and new glasses for me) Funny that - my sunglasses dropped from my head to the driveway today and broke in two. Megan guesses I can buy a new pair - so sweet that child.
I have 3 or 4 pairs of fingerless mitts on the commissioning - childhood friends and awesome coworker, and a pair of socks - good friend of mom. They will be the portable knitting and the sweater continue to be the evening knitting.

The Beeping you ask - the tenant's cell phone. ARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH must suck it up as need her money to pay bills....and for home to live in.

Have a great month!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Life and all that

So, we are better now. Poor Megan got the mild version of the cold/bug which unfortunately just dra-a--a-a-a-a--a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a--a-a-a-a-ags on.
Last night Norah stayed in her own bed all night and since I switched my iron pills to reasonable hours, all is well there too.
In knitting land, the February Lady's Sweater is complete- except for buttons.
A Better Bucket is complete - but is definitely not better.
Wedgette is on the way but I can't get gauge on the sleeves.
My rainbow sock has a mate being made - just before the gusset increases.
And in the queue??!?!?!?
more stuff than I know what to do....owls, a vest of some sort, a tank top, another hat or 7,... and the list goes on.

And somewhere in my house something is beeping. I have checked and turned off the cell phone. It isn't the camera. The carbon monoxide sensor is fine, the fire alarms are fine. The portable phones are all on the chargers. The indoor outdoor thermometer (all of which is inside) could be at fault, does one tell? There is the ear thermometer - I will go check that. not the ear thermometer either.
This is interesting to say the least - oh and it only beeps a lot when you are sitting doing something, as soon as you get up....all quiet on the housing front.

Okay on the inside maybe - outside it is blowing and raining and blustering... well maybe spring is coming in like a lion?

hmm i wonder if the beeping is that computer thing of Megan's... nope, not that either.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

We are getting lots of loving around here as Norah and i have been home sick since Wednesday - she has infected ears and I have a cold. Poor Megan is putting up with us.
I finished the February Lady's Sweater - with exception of buttons and cast on Wedgette, just for fun. Too sick today to knit. Anyone know a good cleaning service - that is quiet and will just get it done?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy New Year! and February...

I haven't been around in a couple of months.
You likely noticed. I've been lurking and ravelrying, just not blogging.
I've also been knitting. I have a slew of FO's - even blocked ones.
They may make it up in pictures.
It will likely take me a while.

Just a moment while I go look:
This is my little Diva showing off her Blythe and 'our' neck wrap, based on this pattern.
This it my big Diva showing off her Monica. It was modified to be less ruffly cause of the way I knit it - another will be made with the correct ruffle.
And here is the big Diva of the household modelling her coordinating Grasshopper scarf and head wrap.
You can also link here for my other photos.
I have been successful in my yarn diet - to date only 5 skeins bought since the end of June.
I have made myself a promise that I must finish the February Lady's Sweater, at least two sock yarn projects and one more sweater sized item before I can buy anything else. Argh.
But I have had more money for, well, paying the bills.
And yes, the renovations are done for now. But my bathroom is a disaster.