Sunday, May 06, 2007

I have some news....

So, I am posting this a day late, I know....but I am just starting to get back into the habit of blogging again. In any case, here on the image to see larger:

Monday, March 26, 2007

Whew! Deadlines!

Had a very productive weekend. Hubby and I seem to be running on all cylinders every weekend. I barely get to see him. I worked all weekend on a deadline for a paper company. Can't say who but I am hoping that they like my designs and will eventually see them in print. Fingers (and toes) crossed.

Ben got his first official haircut this weekend...and can you believe that Andrew didn't take the camera with him? Apparently Ben behaved tears. He came home with the shortest haircut ever. We normally let his hair grow long as he has adorable curls. Now he looks like a proper little boy. It is great to see his hair all even and neatly groomed. I am sure his teachers will be shocked. I'll be posting pictures later today of the new "do".

Baby girl is doing well. We started solids and she is eating like a champ. Gotta love it.

Well...more later.


Saturday, March 17, 2007

Pictures from today....

We had a little Nor'Easter come through last night. It only dumped about a foot of snow in our area outside Boston. We really have had a mild winter this year. My first couple years here, it snowed every week. I can remember when it snowed in late May two years in a row! I guess there really IS something to global warming, huh? are some pictures from today.

Ben watching daddy plow. Wanting to go outside so badly.

Getting ready to go out!

I haven't taken a ton of pictures of Madeleine, so while I had the camera, I took her upstairs and plopped her in Ben's soft chair and snapped a couple.

Well, that's about it for now. I have a new kit and paper pack coming very soon. I know, I keep saying that, but there are sooooo many things that have distracted me from getting this done. UGH!


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

It's Done!!! But...Oooops

Well, I finished the hat. And once again, it is WAY to large. Now, admittedly, this is probably my fault since I didn't do a gauge this time. Not sure why I didn't.....I guess I forgot. However, I knitted the size marked as 6 - 12 months....but as you can see from my super-model son, who is 3.5 years old and has a large noggin, it is too big for him!!!!

And let's talk about the felted flower is gi-normous! How on earth could a baby wear that thing on her head?? The flower is actually one size fits all according to the pattern. I used different yarn then the patterned called for and maybe that is where I went wrong.

I actually tried the hat on to see if I could wear it, but it did not fit. So, it is March (as of tomorrow) and I still have not successfully knitted my daughter a winter hat (the daisy hat was also too large). Well...all of these mistakes are part of the learning process. (Note to self, always do a gauge, and follow the damn pattern.)

Working on more goodies for the Kitchen. Lots of stuff half-done. I just have to sit down and push through. Upgraded my computer with more RAM and an EHD....hoping that speeds things up a bit.

Tomorrow, we are supposed to be getting more snow. I hope we do because we haven't had much this year and this is the first time my son actually can appreciate it. He loves to go sledding and to make snowballs with my hubbs.

Love that pic! Well...hope you all are having a nice week. More later.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Denim Yarn.... and other things to distract me from scrapping.

Isn't it beautiful??!!! This is denim yarn. I had to order it online because my local knit shops didn't have any in stock and weren't getting any anytime soon. I was pleased that it arrived so quickly. The yarn will fade, just like denim, when washed. I am making this hat:

from the Itty Bitty Hats book. This will be my third hat from this book. So much fun! I already knitted the flower:

which came out really cute. But LARGE. I am worried that it is going to be a bit heavy for this hat. But, I am trusting the pattern and hoping for the best. I just loved this hat when I saw it. It is so outrageous. Well, my daughter has an outrageous personality. She is loud, bold and always running on all cylinders. I figure she deserves a hat like this. One that is as bold as she. Nevermind that she HATES hats.


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Madeleine's Internet Debut

Since so many of you asked, I thought I would post a quick video of my daughter, Madeleine. She turns 5 months on Valentine's Day. She's a big chunk of love...isn't she?


Friday, February 02, 2007

Knitting Rocks!

Yes, I have one OTHER obsession (as from digi-scrapping) .... and that is knitting. Thanks to my mother-in-law, who is the absolute queen of knitting. She has been knitting for decades and can knit just about anything.

I picked up this book, Itty Bitty Hats, and it is TOO much fun. I knitted this daisy hat for my daughter. (Excuse the poorly lit photo...I was in a hurry) I am working on the Turtle hat now for a friend. If you are into knitting and want some quick gift projects for babies and toddlers, this book is a must. Anyway....back to scrapping.