Saturday, December 22, 2007

All he wants for Christmas are his 4 front teeth

Here is the video of the cute one trying to pull his tooth. Bear with me, it's approx 4min long but worth it. It's very cute and funny. He said on the way into his room to put the tooth in his tooth box, "Maybe some day we can make it into a necklace." Ewwww!

video

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Two more FOs!

Can I get a "whoot, woo!"? Seriously, can I? Looking at the calendar I realized that I was wayyyy behind on my knitted gifts. Grrrrr! I whipped up these two babies over the last week.

The black is the "Triple Cable Muffler" from One Skein.
needles: 16" sz 9 circs.
yarn: Patons Classic Merino Wool in black.

for the custodian at school
Short and masculine. Very nice.

This is "Edgar" from knitty.
needles: sz. 8 dpn
yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite, color 2010

I whipped it up for a teacher friend at work.
Gave it to her last week & she loved it. (Whew!)
Lays very nicely against a turtleneck. I may need to make one for myself!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Started a new sock

I have been wanting to start a new sock that was a bit more challenging than the ribbed socks I have been making. I decided on the pomatomus from knitty. All new socks can't come without a bit of sacrafice...

I frogged the toe up socks that have been siting around the house for so long. They yarn is a perfect color for the pomatomus and I didn't have the energy to figure out the heel, turning, etc. on the toe up. (I know you toe up folks are sitting there laughing and saying to yourself how easy it is, but I'm self taught and don't have enough brain power after a day of teaching to concentrate on it. excuses, excuses...)

Anyhoo, they yarn is Cherry Tree Hill. Sorry, I don't remember the color and can't find the wrapping it came in. Just believe me, sans camera, that is pretty.

I finished the cuff. LOVE it! Thinking of making future cuffs this way as it doesn't roll and is a tad thicker. Very nice. The very next row threw me. I'm chalking it up as reading new instructions at 11pm. I un-knit and am waiting for time today (after cleaning & errands) to pick up the sticks. Pattern calls for 5dpn and I only have 4. Dang, I guess I'll have to go to the yarn shop. Really, I'm being forced to do this...Don't think I WANT to, it's for the good of the socks. I don't want to go against the pattern and be a rebel. (Does anyone believe that?)

Monday, December 03, 2007

My son the photographer

The cute one wanted to take some pictures. Who am I to say no? Here is what he produced...He said they are really good.
Before taking this one, he said to us, "Act like you love people." We really laughed at that one!

Updated Jack-O-Lantern Child

Here is our wonderful son. He doubles as a Jack-o-lantern and a reindeer....


What a busy house...

The cute one has been busy lately. We ordered some colored cookie dough via his fundraiser at school. We decided tonight he could make some cookies. I gave him one small scoop of each color and below is what he came up with. Personally, the monster cookies are my favorite. He's so clever! (sorry about the blurry pictures, that was the best I could do).






Saturday, December 01, 2007

A Funny Thing Happened at Dinner Tonight

We were out and about searching for odds-n-ends for holiday decorating. It was close to dinner time for the cute one and hubby had a gift certificate to Famous Dave's. Off we went.

Hubby and I weren't quite hungry yet but the cutie was. He gets the biggest kick out of eating dinner at "the bar". Soooooo, we sat and had sodas while he ordered dinner (ours was ordered to take hom, not important to the story, but I would be wondering if I was reading this).

When his dinner came, hamburger & apples, he proceeded to ready himself for a delicious meal. Upon taking his first bite, he said, "Ow!" Pulled the un-bitten sandwich from his mouth and took something else out of his mouth. It was his bottom tooth!

The little bugger lost his 3rd tooth while taking a bite out of a burger. Apparently the bun must have been dry as he didn't take another bite of ANYTHING after that. I personally think he was worried.

The girls at the bar were great. They gave him a cup with a lid on it to put the tooth in. The manager even came over to congratulate him. What a trooper. He said it was awesome and it didn't hurt a bit. Now he's missing one top tooth and the bottom two. All in front. I must say, the other top tooth is wiggly enought that he may be singing, "All I want for Christmas are my 4 front teeth!"

Pics to come, he went straight to bed, after writing an adorable letter, so as not to miss the Tooth Fairy. (He really is a cutie!)

New Haircut

This is my new haircut. I got tired of washing the tangles in the shower and trying to brush it after. It USED to stop at the center of my back (about the bra strap for the lady readers).

I went to the hair dressers today and said I wanted about 5 inches cut off. She told me that if I were to cut between 7-10 I could donate it. What the heck, it's the season for giving isn't it? I wound up getting 8 inches lopped off. I let the stylist choose the color (she has great taste and will fix it for free if I don't like it, which I have always LOVED).

It doesn't even touch my shoulders, and that's flat ironed length mind you. Who knows what it will look like tomorrow. I love it today and that's all that matters. Actually, the only thing keeping me from feeling bad about my short hair is that I someone will benefit from my discards.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm Alive! Mwaha-ha-ha-ha...

Ok, so I've been HORRIBLE at blogging. I must admit, it's not my fault. It's that dang Ravelry. It's very addictive. I should be ashamed.

ALSO, I have been knitting my fingers off. It must have been the change in weather. With the cold air blowing in, I think I had some type of unspoken need to warm myself via yarn. Take a lookie-lou at what I have been up to:


ponpon beret from Debbie Bliss Simply Baby




Lady Eleanor Scarf from Scarf Style




entralac scarf stitch idea from Vogue Knitting Stitchionary





Jaywalker Design by Grumperina pattern found on Magknits


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What does this mean?

Just had the hubby take the test. I've been saying it for years!


I am nerdier than 98% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!

Is this a bad thing?


I am nerdier than 58% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Busy, busy, busy, busy

We have been so busy in our house lately. Hubby is in full swing with teaching & football. I am feeling 2x as busy this year teaching kindergarten. I'm thinking it's due to the full day class vs. the 1/2 day last year.

We bought the cute one a super big boy bed this weekend. Found it on Craig's List. It's a loft with drawers, bookshelves, and a desk. We orginally started looking for just a desk but it was such a deal, we couldn't say no. I'm so tired after carrying it upstairs and putting it together. I'm already regretting having to change his bedsheets!

Not to worry, I've still found time for knitting! I finished a pair of cabled socks Thursday. I also started a sweater for a soon to be niece and purchased 10 balls of Noro for the Lady Eleanor Scarf I've been in love with. I plan on working on it when I'm in Montana next week. Whoot woo, only 5 days left.......

I'll post pictures of everything when I'm not so tired, sorry Mel.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ravelry

I'm in! My screen name is "seesaw". Look me up, be my friend, send me a note. I'm still working on documenting my needles, books, and surprisingly LARGE stash. (shhh, don't tell hubby about the stash, I figured I'd wait until he noticed a drop in our heating costs over the winter...tee-hee)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

What goes great with jam?

I thought my lil' sister would like something to go with her jam. I said to myself, "Self, what goes great with jam?" Do you wanna know what my self said to me?















Do you?

















Huh?
















Check it out......What could this be????















Ahhhhhh.........



















What?......it brought a friend? It is always safer to travel in pairs I've heard.


















Honestly, yarn really does go with everything.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

It's like waiting for Christmas...UPDATE

I'm in!!!

I'm waiting for my invite from Ravelry. Check it out....

  • You signed up on August 4, 2007
  • You are #23090 on the list.
  • 1444 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 15345 people are behind you in line.
  • 56% of the list has been invited so far

I'm so excited!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Finished project....I think

I finished binding off the caplet wrap and need to block it. I am waiting to knit in the ends due to my last "finished project". I finished it according to the directions and can't decided if it's long enough or not. I will post pictures when first blocking is complete.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

To quote Lord Dark Helmet from 1987's "Spaceballs"



Oh yes, I will dare to give somebody the raspberry.....jam that is. Can you guess who? Here are a few hints: It's a girl. She LOVES raspberries. I like her enough to pick, cook, & can the raspberries even though I like them as much as I like melons (conversation for another time). I will see her in October. She's moving into the cutest apartment with her hubby. She lives in where it's impossible to take a bad picture outside. She's preggers.

Did you guess? Ok, another hint: I'm not giving it to "Lonestar".

We have a problem Capt-un

I am at a crossroads and don't know which road to take. I have a lot of things on sticks now and don't know what to dive into first. Please help.

  1. Crochet baby blanket - Needs to be completed by the time I see my "bigger" lil sis mid Oct. (Bigger in the sense that she is preggers) Dilemma in working on it now is I have two, possibly three, long days in a car in which I can work on the repeated, repeated, repeated, repeated pattern.
  2. Cherry Tree Hill socks - My first venture into toe up knitting. I am adapting a pattern that calls for DPNs and using circulars instead as it's faster and I don't get the dreaded 2nd sock syndrome feeling.
  3. Cabled socks - I special ordered the yarn and fell in love with it. I only have 1/2 of a sock left before it's complete.
  4. Caplet - I had to check out a book from the Denver Public Library as my hometown libraries apparently don't know about knitting books. I purchased the yarn, etc. and want to wear it this fall.
All interested parties please help. I am in a holding pattern. This has never happened before. I could have possibly been bitten by one of those mosquitoes that carry a virus that makes you unable to decide what to knit next and therefore must abstain from knitting in general.....hmm.......

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Friendship

I laughed out loud when I saw this. Thanks to "Want to See My Knits?"

Friendship -- None of that Sissy Crud

Are you tired of those sissy "friendship" poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality?
Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship. You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this card- Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.



1. When you are sad - I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry basta*#d who made you sad.

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.


3. When you smile -- I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.

4. When you are scared -- I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.


7. When you are sick -- stay the heck away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh at your clumsy bum.

9. This is my oath.... I pledge it to the end. "Why?" you may ask; "Because you are my friend."



Friendship is like peeing in your pants;
everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth.



Send this to 10 of your closest friends,
Then get depressed because you can only think of 4.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Update on Nephew's Hat

Just finished it off.....wouldn't you know it, it's a perfect fit for King Kong. Dang! Have to un-weave ends (wasn't thinking of trying it on BEFORE weaving in ends) and tear out a chunk. Eask project that I will put off for another day. (grumble)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

First Day of School










Grandma and Grandpa brought the cute one to his first day of school.

Nephew's hat

Jake's hat

Found this on Knitty. Really easy.

Gifts for my niece-phew

Ok, so I am finally posting pictures of things I purchased for my sister so she can calm down. The baby swing is in the garage (sorry for the blech backdrop).
Baby Swing

Baby swing (close up for pattern)
"Q-Tee" the penguine (the little guy picked this out)
Cute clothing finds for future "bundle of joy"


Summer Vacation to South Dakota

The little guy fell and his face stopped him.
Our trip to Devil's Tower.

Hubby & the little guy at Devil's Tower

Hubby, the little guy, & I visit Storybook Island



Our trip to Mt. Rushmore.
Our trip to Mammoth Site