Sunday, December 23, 2007

Gift Knitting Complete

I'm always up for knitting some gifts for people in my family but this year I was trying to cut back slightly due to time. Well of course when asking my mother for gift ideas she says she want a long scarf in peaches and greens. Peaches and greens? Well okay. So off to Ravelry I went. I didn't find a pattern I wanted but I did spot a yarn; Patons SoyWool. Thanks to KnitVicious I found a pattern for her scarf which I proceeded to knit incorrectly because I didn't write it down but it worked and I like it. It is done but I was so excited to get it wrapped and under the tree that I'll have to post of picture of my mother with it on.
Then I realized that we didn't have enough for my mother-in-law and since we are on a budget I decided that I would go into my stash and find some yarn and then find a pattern. So where did I go? Ravelry of course and found this cute pattern from the winter 07 issue called Tudora. Perfect!
I couldn't forget about my dad, his wife and my little sister so Fetching and Dashing it was. I bought yarn for his wife, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, but had yarn for him and my sister, Cascade 220 Superwash.
This was unfortunately not the end to my Fetching though, my husband decided it would be nice to give his sister a pair. Luckily I had more yarn, Cascade Pastaza. After that I don't think I want to see another pair of fingerless gloves, ever!
This probably doesn't seem like much to some of you but I really hadn't anticipated so much knitting to go along with my baking, cleaning(we're hosting Christmas dinner for 17) and working. maybe next year I'll just assume there to be a lot of handmade gifts and start early. What a novel idea.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Fun, Fun

My lovely friend KnitVicious helped to inspire a brand new colorway by LotusKnits so you all must go and check out Seven Nation Army. The colors are so perfectly Cher that she must have it!! And while you are there answer her question of the week and possibly win some yarn. We love free yarn!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Last Minute Knits

Okay so as previously noted I wasn't too excited about the Hannah costumes but I knit the scarves and they've been done for awhile. But Friday night as we were watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets I made a comment about how cute of a Hermione Lilly would have been. This started the ball rolling. They both decided that for school they wanted to be Harry and Hermione. So I was off to knit some Gryffindor ties. Luckily I already had the yarn but couldn't find a pattern. I eventually found one that I kind of liked but in true form for me I redid the pattern and out came these. They are incredibly sloppy and I'm not that excited about them but they LOVE them and couldn't be more excited. So tomorrow should be an interesting day of wizards and pop stars.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Halloween Redeemed

Woo-hoo!!! Halloween has been taken back!! Last night we went to a neighborhood Halloween party and we were supposed to dress up. Well gosh darn we just weren't ready for Hannah yet so my girls let me throw some stuff together and we came up with this sorta Gothic Zombie look. And yes I was so happy because I got to do some make-up after all. It was a bit last minute so it's not as creepy as I'd like but it still gave me more satisfaction then the 31st will. I wish I had a picture of my husband because he went all out (said sarcastically) and dressed as Ty Pennington. Oh well maybe there will come a day when I can zombie him as well.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Schooling Your Kids

My husband got it in his brain that we needed to put all of our vinyl onto cd. Let me tell you this is no easy task. For one our record player is no longer hooked up, two our cats really are interested in things that spin and three we have quite a bit of vinyl. Well he was determined; got some software, hooked up the turntable and started in.
Our kids were so fascinated by the turntable, they just couldn't understand why there wasn't a cd any where to be seen. I felt amazingly like my parents trying to explain to our kids about the technology of my youth. But they had a blast and danced there little hearts out, to specifically, the B-52's. Although this evening made me start to feel really old, it was a lot of fun. My husband even danced a little. For those of you who know him this is not an easy thing to get him to do. But I guess with the right music people will do just about anything.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

This is Halloween

So who would have ever thought that this sweet little 14 year old could do something as horrible as wreck my Halloween. Well she has. BOTH of my daughters have decided to be her for Halloween. I ask you where is the fun in that? They got their wigs and that's about all you need. A cute outfit, but they have those. Where is the make up fun for me? There isn't any. I just get to see them with lip gloss and mascara, blahhhhh. Oh well at least I'm knitting, and yes they are Hannah scarves. Bought some cheapy stuff with sparkles and am knitting away, long and skinny.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

WIP it up

Who says there's not enough stash for a sweater, not me!! I've been hording fabulous amounts of Lamb's Pride Bulky in all sorts of colors and decided my daughter needed a sweater so here goes. I'm knitting a version of the Drive-Thru Sweater by Knit and Tonic. But no ribbing and the stripes are all the way through. And with bulky yarn instead of worsted. I've knit this sweater once already for my younger daughter but followed the pattern (except I once again used bulky instead of worsted) and it came out cute but I learned some things about myself. 1. I knit real tight when there are double points involved and 2. I knit real loose when there are circulars involved. Hmmm makes for an interesting combo.
Well my knitting will have to wait until later it is soccer Saturday and so I must go and lose my voice being the loudest Mom on the team. Go Mermaids, Go Yellow Jackets!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

And so it begins...

Hello all, well here begins my dive into the crazy world of blogging. I hope to entertain occasionally with tales from my children, knitting projects gone wrong and tales from the make up industry. Enjoy fellow bloggers, enjoy...