Thursday, January 19, 2017

A sweater and some


So Mj's sweater was finished, soaked, blocked and dried. Today it finally decided not to rain. So on it went and onto the deck we went.

As a plus Kris was with me so of course I had to include her. Yes they are wearing the same pants. I made Mj a pair for his birthday - he loves the fuzzyness. 

The Murph has fallen in love with my down blanket. Don't blame her it's been nasty cold and rainy of late. Bubba boy has found his spot under Ang's bed were the heat vent blows the warm air. He only leaves to eat and do his business. 
And lastly my spider plant is flowering. A- this is the first time I have ever seen this. B- I didn't even know that they had flowers and C-  I guess it didn't get the memo it's January 




Saturday, January 14, 2017

One Plus

Of having the flu. Lots of knitting time. What a week. Tuesday Dillon, Wednesday Ang, Mj and by Wednesday night Hubby and I. Kris was and so far (knock on wood) that escaped it.
Most of us are on the upswing in various degrees. Yeah it's been fun.
Anyway here's Mj's sweater. I am now on the yoke and about an inch-ish away from the first decrease round.
I know it's not a great picture (it was cloudy and snowing today so not great light) and all the stitches are scrunched onto the needle. I want to finish the sweater this weekend. Hopefully

Monday, January 9, 2017

My sweet little boy

It does not seem like five years ago that you came into this world. How I want to slow time just a little.

Happy Birthday my little buddy boo

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year New Projects -Lets try this again

(There was supposed to be lots of words here)

Ok let's see what did I say last night. Knitting wise I am all done with gift making. Still have a few sewing gifts to make. Anyway I started two projects on the left is the beginnings of a hat. I received Elizabeth Zimmerman's knitting workshop DVD and I'm knitting along with her. It's basically like a pbs series that goes along with her book. I am a huge fan of hers and even though I have been knitting for about 35 years (technically) I learned new things already in just a couple of episodes 

The project on the right is the beginnings of a sweater for Mj. I am using one of Elizabeth Zimmerman "patterns". She was amazing you take you stitches per inch and three measurements and tada you have all you need to make a sweater. It's fun to watch it all come together 

Speaking of Mj the boy loves to sit next to me when I yarn. His words. So sweet. He even hold the needles and moves them the right way. I vaguely showed him what I'm doing and he was so excited, asking questions like what if the needle come out of the loop. The boy will be five on Monday and he is a sharp cookie. You can see the wheels moving in his head as he tries to figure things out. 

I'll try to get a picture next time

Well I think that's mostly what I said. Oh wait the yarn is from my friend Karin. Love the colors and they are two different ones. Mine is pretty and his is beautiful according to Mj.  Well I am off to go get said Mj from school

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016

My house is a mess from the holidays. New toys and stuff everywhere. Craft stuff everywhere. Though everything turned out great in the end. Though I wish there was something like a reverse tornado that puts things away.
I did almost get everything finished in time. Only thing left is a little bit of sewing and I'll be caught up. I was also bad and did not take many pictures instead I chose to live the moment.

So let's have a montage of pictures

Monday, December 12, 2016

New Christmas hats

(Original ones posted back on December 20 2011). It was time for new ones. Those hats were worn each year and well now those heads are bigger and Mj needed one (though no lights just yet)
Looking back to see how old those original hats were just showed me how quickly time passed. Mj was in my belly 3 weeks away from coming out, Hershey was alive and well, and my kids which I thought were so old seem like babies compared to now. Five years doesn't seem like much time but boy is it ever.