Tuesday, April 8, 2014

I bet Gillette didn't think

That their razors would be used for this
I washed Mj's blanket and it pilled just as bad as the first time. At least this time I know what works

Monday, March 31, 2014

Well played

After the mini blizzard this morning with 4 inches of snow, it is now 55 and sunny. Perfect for batting practice- yep baseball season is upon us

I think Mama Nature thinks it's

April 1st. 
This is what it look likes outside my door at 9:30.  It started snowing around 7 when I took my oldest to school early. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Typical day

My little MJ is in the 2's and he has learned a new word

For example:
Me: MJ it is time for breakfast
MJ: no 
Me: would you like waffles?
MJ: no
Me:would you like cereal?
MJ: no
Me: do you want eggs?
MJ: no

He then eats all his waffles and grapes

Me: time to get dressed MJ
MJ: no

Me: here's you cup 
MJ: no

Basically and thing said to him gets a no. It's a cute no except when it's nap time then it can be an angry no. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Houston, I have a problem

But first. 

Yesterday was my birthday. I have made 37 trips around the sun. Crazy. I don't feel old (mostly though I do have my days  when my body has other ideas) I still feel 25 ;). I had a sweet day. Hubby made me a cake

Delish. The kids behaved. I got a really nice surprise in my email from my Aunty. I also saw my mom on Saturday. It was a really sweet birthday this year. 

Now to my problem. I have been knitting along on my sweater and finished the body. Split for the front, which was finished, and was working on the back. I reached into my bag for another ball if yarn and there was only two little balls left. Weird I had a cardigan that was easily 2 sizes too big and now I wasn't even close to being done. I do have extra yarn but something didn't seem right. So I took it off the needles and held it up to really look at it. 

Ok it seemed a little bigger then I calculated. I'll try it on. 
Yeah I'm a little off. I didn't want a sweater dress. Here's more pictures with a shirt for reference a shirt that is slightly too big and what I was aiming for with this sweater.

Yeah. Maybe I should have checked earlier but I figured my measurements were right. Yeah. The sweater is being balled back up for a second try. 

On the plus side my gauge was right. Go figure








Saturday, March 22, 2014

Finally a sock


This sock has been my traveling sock. Something easy that I can put down and pick up easily

It took a little longer to do the toe. I knew I was close so I started working on it at home. This morning I got to the toe part and my helper "helped"






Yeah he has fun helping me. It took me fifteen minutes to untangle the yarn. At least there was only a little ball left. It's worth it to knit for a little bit. Now to start the second one



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Yeah it's spring!

Well at least according to the calendar it's spring. It was in the 50's today but with the cold north wind it didn't feel like it. Everything is so drab and there are still piles of snow around (and a chance of more snow next week). I really love winter and the snow but when it turns into that dirty snow it's depressing. What I needed was some color and what could be more colorful then this:
Not a great picture, I need to try and get a picture if it in the sun. The color name is Caraval. Lots of bright color. My mom picked it out for her socks. It's perfect and it's even growing on me. =]