Saturday, July 28, 2007

2 FOs!!!!

Yeah! 2 FOs in 2 weeks! I'm on fire!!!
First, my I present the Solstice Slip from Rockin' Sock Club:

Then the Lion Brand Baby Kimono in Patagonia Nature Cotton. The little Miss it was made for should be making an appearance on Monday!!! Her mom already recieved this so I can't wait to see a picture come November or December!

Up Next . . . Stitches Homework, MIL's cabled purse, S's Big Boy Sweater!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Preschooler Yarn Love

Most days, I use the mantra, "It's just a phase, It's just a phase" to get me through the age of 3. It's been hard. My usually sweet agreeable little boy turned into a raging lunatic the morning of his 3rd birthday. Did aliens replace my son? We have no idea, but time-outs are a common thing in my household. The majority of days are pretty good. We laugh, cuddle, eat out a lot, and even got to playgroups with other crazy 2 & 3 year olds. The bad days however, are REALLY, REALLY bad.

I love this kid more than anything and feel my role in life is to be his mommy. No matter how much he drives me batty, there is always that one thing that tugs at my heart and makes me melt. We had one of those days on Tuesday. . .

S: Mama, what's this?

Me: That's some yarn that mommy didn't get to color at her yarn coloring party?

S: How do you color it?

Me: Just some water and paint, then you get to cook it in the microwave.

S: Do you have paint??

Me: I have some left somewhere

S: Can we make the yarn pretty?

Heart melted right there. My son wanted to dye yarn with me. I picked him up in such a maternal glow that he commented on how happy I looked! Who wouldn't be?? My son wanted to dye yarn!!!!

I got out some Kool-aid I had left over from a party and I let him pick the colors. He picked Cherry, Tropical punch and Grape. The first 2 look the same, but I didn't care! We dyed the yarn in Mason jars and popped it in the mircowave.

S threw out so many ohhs and ahhs at the pretty colors I felt like I was painting the Sistine Chapel. Here we were doing something together and it was SO much fun!!! This is what we came up with! It's not much to look at, but I can't wait to make a pair of socks with this. They won't be the prettiest I've made, but they'll be the most special I'll ever have!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New Camera, New sock

I'm done! I'm done!!! Here is the first sock I've EVER completed from the Rockin' Sock club!!! I love it! I can't wait to cast on #2 tonight!! Please ignore the newly seeded grass area! We had the patio built last fall and they tore up my yard!!!

So I looked myself up on Ravelry!! Here are my stats:

You signed up on June 11, 2007
You are #8286 on the list.
2347 people are ahead of you in line.
9578 people are behind you in line.
32% of the list has been invited so far

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Camera Lost

I can't find my camera. I took it away from my crazy child last week and now I don't know where I hid it. I swear a safe place in this house is safe from all children, adults, and furry creatures!!! Maybe the cat can find it!!! UGH!!

I was so excited to share a picture on Solstice Slip! I finished one! It looks so pretty if I do say so myself. Also, I just need to put he handles on my MILs bag.

Maybe I can convince DH to just buy a new one today. We need a new one anyway. Our camera is almost 4 years old!!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

STITCHES Confirmation this weekend!!

WOOHOO!!! I'm so freakin' excited I can barely contain myself. I'm trying to convince DH to come hom early on Friday so I can go to the market on Friday afternoon. The coolest thing is that I'm making it a girls weekend. Knitty Lynn and Jodi are going to STITCHES too for the weekend. I've also convinced a couple of friends (some knitting folk, some not) to come too!! We are staying free in a Hilton Hotel courtsey of my Hilton Honor Points!! All that fun for minimum cost in Chicago! I miss living there so dinner in the city will just make the weekend!!!
So we all have homework and need to get started soon!! I'll be 8months pregnant, but who care??? I've been saving my change since last September so I'll be able to increase my stash sizeably. DH is less than thrilled on that one!!! TOUGH!!!! =)

Friday, July 06, 2007

Almost perfect in Wisconsin

I say almost b/c we all know that there is a thing or two we'd like to change about the weather, our house, our lives, etc. We're enjoying life right now with a few snags, the biggest being a 3 year old that is terrorizing me on a daily basis!! =) We're having some "baby on the way" issues.

At 26wks with Baby E, big brother can't ignore mommy's tummy, the gifts that are arriving or the shirt that jumps when I'm sitting with him. It's been hard, but I keep telling him that mommy is knitting for him once her socks are finished.

I even gave him 3 patterns to choose from. He liked this pattern from Rowan Junior the best. It's called Jack. Of course S wanted to know if the little boy in the picture's name is Jack. So funny and typical of a 3 year old!!! It'll be done in Svale from Dale of Norway in Taupe. It looks basically like an Oatmeal Gray and I love love love it!!!!
Now for more good knitting news!! I LOVE knitting Summer Solstice Slipup from my June Socks that Rock shipment!!! YEAH!!!! I'm so happy. The pattern came toe-up or cuff down. I chose toe-up b/c I really never tried it before. I LOVE TO KNIT TOE-UP!! Be it known that from now on this woman that knits will only be looking for toe-up patterns!! It's been on the needles for less than a week and I'm almost done my 1st sock!! This is HUGE for me considering it took almost a month to knit my aunt a pair of BORING socks a few months ago!

I'm going to make the socks a bit longer than the pattern calls for. Knitty Lynn convinced me to get a kitchen scale to weigh my yarn. I started with 122 grams so each sock will be close to 60grams each! This way I won't run out of yarn. Here's my progress so far:

Finally, some non-knitting eye candy for Friday. I took this picture of S this weekend. I thought I got his whole face, but ended up with his beautiful blue eyes. Can you tell he's full of the devil???