Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ceiling Paint and Ankles

The painters came today and got things taped off and the ceiling sprayed... tomorrow they will start the walls and should be done on Thursday. So isn't this a great time to trip on the steps and badly sprain your ankle so you are on crutches for at least 7 days? ARGH!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ear Cozy and Turn a Square - finished!

Turn a Square hats in Blue/White and Red/White in Lamb's Pride Worsted and Cascade (white) 220. Fiber Trends Ear Cozies hat in Spring Colorway of Sheep Shop Yarn in 3-6 months size.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's a girl!

Another niece arrived at 3:31 today!
7 pounds 13 ounces
20 inches

Mommy, Daddy and her 3 big sisters are thrilled!

This makes me the auntie of 8 nieces - and thankfully the eldest niece was married this past June so I now have a nephew!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

In memory of Annie

Annie joined our family the winter of 1994... youngest son was 6 months and oldest was 3. She was a tiny little thing that prefered to sleep in whatever soft spot the human baby had just vacated. She put up with a lot from those 2 human brothers.

Last Saturday Annie joined our other loved pets up in heaven, waiting for us to come and play again. Annie would have been 14 in January. We miss you!

Mankato West mittens and hat

A gift for one of my nieces... Warmest Mittens pattern I've used many times before... Cascade 220 for the black and white - lamb's pride worsted for the red.

Brooklyn Tweed's Turn a Square Hat to match, just because I want to try the pattern!

Monday, September 08, 2008

School begins and painting fun

School begins again! Would you believe 11th and 8th grade. The "short" one was measured at the doctors office in June at 5 feet 10.25 inches - yikes! I'm definitely the shortest human in the immediate family.

Pink primer! I'm painting a few accent walls a deep cranberry that eldest son picked out. Will look great done but for now with the pink - yikes!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Knitting update - BYOB bag

I finished the BYOB I made from the Rowan All Seasons Cotton a week or so ago and really like it compared to the one I made from Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton. It is 22 inches tall and 19 inches wide. I skipped the handle thing the pattern has you do but other than that, it is exactly to the pattern. I will definitely make this bag again.

I am abolutely in LOVE with the seed stitch texture and changing colors by alternating the 2 colors for one row - YUMMY!

Hunting season?

It's almost hunting season and the "boys" have upgraded their boat. It will be MUCH more comfortable for hubby than their previous version.