Thursday, February 25, 2010

Finally some time to make a quick post. Haven't had much time to do as much knitting as I'd like but I have managed to work up a few quick items for an upcoming baby shower.

Beanie Hat in Berroco Vintage purchased at Twist.

Baby booties to match.

And I'm still working on the final baby hat.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I finished these two items up last month but just finally got around to getting some quick pics taken today. The first picture is the modified helmet liner I made to fit my son. He *loves* it. He calls it his "Soldier Hat" and is thrilled that it keeps his ears warm. Poor little guy's ears even get cold in the refrigerated area of the grocery store so this hat is great for when he's out playing on the playground where it's really cold.

Of course he needed some mittens to go with it so I made a quick and easy pair to match. As luck would have it I ran out of yarn when I was 3/4 of the way through the second mitten. That required a quick trip to Twist to pick up another skein. Since they didn't require much at all I'm going to use the remainder of the skein to make another helmet liner to donate. Here are the mittens:

I better get back to cooking. I'm busy preparing some appetizers to take to our annual New Year's Eve party. The Tortilla Roll-ups are chilling in the refrigerator waiting to be sliced. The onions are almost done caramelizing for the onion dip. After I finish that it's time to make the famous No-Bake Cookies. Yum, yum, yum.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Came across this today on Ravelry. Love it...

“Les peaux de lièvres” by Tricot Machine

Sunday, November 02, 2008

My little guy was sick last week so I dropped by the store to pick up our necessary supplies: chicken soup, crackers, ginger ale, kleenex. As I came to the end of the soup aisle I spotted a display of mini saltine crackers.

I threw them in the cart and brought them home. These mini saltine crackers are great, especially for little kids. We could never seem to finish up an entire box of the regular size saltines and I would inevitably end up throwing some away after they went stale. These are great for kids--smaller size and WAY less messy. The crackers are about the same size as a Cheez-It cracker so they're much more manageable for them. We'll definitely be keeping these around, even when not sick. They'd be great with chili...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Here are finally some pictures of the finished Hibiscus for Hope socks. Now I just need to wrap them up and give them to my friend.

Here's the completed Helmet Liner. My son likes it so much I think I'll work on re-sizing the pattern to fit his four year old head and make him one.

Yesterday I went to Twist and purchased all the yarn to make another pumpkin basket. The pattern is 12:01 by Nathania Apple. Last year I made one for my best friend as a birthday gift but I still want one of my own. Cast on last night and am quickly making progress. Of course it helps that it's knit up on size 13s.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dear Programming Geniuses,

Please, please, please develop a grocery shopping app like SplashShopper or Handyshopper for Android. I love my G1 but I desperately need a grocery list program for it.

Things are super busy with the business right now. This is the time of year when everyone wants to have outdoor portraits for the fall color. Unfortunately it always seems to be that there is a two week window of time when everyone wants in. The same thing happens in the spring too, usually the third week of May or so.

I'm trying to catch up with everything. I have managed to fall behind in absolutely everything. Scrambling to get work finished and delivered and keep the family clean and fed. Exhausting.

I'm about 1/3-1/2 way done with Christmas shopping which is a plus. I'm hoping to finish all of that before Christmas and just have a nice relaxing holiday season. We'll see, that's always the plan but somehow it never quite works out that well.

In knitting news I don't have anything on the needles at all right now. I finished up the Hibiscus for Hope socks but have been so busy I haven't even managed to get any pictures of them let alone deliver them to the person I made them for. After the socks I knit up a helmet liner to donate to the troops. I am very pleased with how it turned out and am thinking of re-sizing the pattern to fit my little guy. He's quite taken with the project and I think he would enjoy having one of his very own. It would also keep him very warm this winter while he's playing outside at preschool.

That's all for now. I'll be posting pictures from our family trip to an apple orchard soon.