Tuesday, May 31, 2011

crazy colors crochet!

One of these days I might have a finished project to show you. I do finish things sometimes, I promise. But for now, I want to show you what I most recently started. It's a granny stripe baby blanket for my babes. I'm making it large enough in hopes that all three of my babes will enjoy snuggling with it on the couch. Being mostly a knitter, I'm always surprised at how fast it seems crochet projects go. I only started this blankie two nights ago and already, it's a third of the way done. Loving it!

The colors in the first photo appear a little brighter than they actually are. It's a bright, colorful blanket for sure, but many of the colors are a little more muted than they actually appear. The yarn I'm using is a Knit Picks yarn called Crayon, which is a soft cotton yarn that's fairly cheap (which is why I had enough in my stash to make a whole blanket long before I had the skills or desire to do so. ;) )

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

my funny girl.

This girl, who loves to smother her brother with love, is growing up much too fast! She is far beyond her years in so many ways, that I love to savor the moments in which I am really reminded she is still just my little girl. Madelynn has recently (as in the last six months or so) taken interest in telling jokes. Knock-knock jokes are her favorite. So we told her an old joke that I figured would be easy to remember. This is the joke she told my mom a few days later. 

Mad: "Knock knock!!"
Grandma: "Who's there?"
Mad: "Salad"
(By now I was already trying not to laugh!)
Grandma: "Salad who?"
Mad: "Let me in, it's cold out here!!"

Of course, Lettuce is the one that was supposed to be knocking, as in "Lettuce in, it's cold out here!" I'm sure she'll start to catch on to punch lines soon, but for now her jokes are funny for other reasons. Another funny was just today when she ran into my room with her nose plugged and was frantically telling me that "Max ran out of gas!!" it took me much too long (I hadn't yet had my morning coffee) to realize she meant that Max had passed gas, which was definitely important information to pass along since Maxi has been working on potty training. I think she feels more let down by accidents than he does (though she's careful not to show it), since it was Mad who first started potty training him by sitting him down on the potty and sternly instructing him to "get busy!" just as Aunt Sami does with her guide dog puppy in training.

Oh my, am I ever blessed to be the mama of these sweet little ones! 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

on my needles

As always, I have more than one project going at once. Hopefully before the end of the summer, these will turn into a wool soaker, this wrap/cardigan, and more booties!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

To the man who takes marshmallow business very seriously, 
who is a great leader to his family, and who makes my world go 'round. 
Happy birthday, Sweetie. I love you!! 


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

 I have so. much. sewing I'd love to get done so I could start checking some items off my list, but how am I supposed to sit behind my sewing machine when it looks like this outside?! The sun is finally showing itself to us... and it's warm enough to enjoy it to boot!

This would have been a good idea if the frisbee wouldn't have
smacked her in the face shortly after this photo was taken. :(

I did, however, find time to knit while soaking up some rays.
This pair of booties will be going to my little number 3.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

bitty booties!

 I knit these sweet booties up for a coworker who is adopting her first babe this summer.
I can't wait to give them to her!!

The pattern is Christine's Stay-On Baby Booties, and I used some of the leftover yarn from this project I knit last year. I messed around with the size a little as the original sole I knit was literally the size of a domino. I know newborns are small, but not quite that small. You can find the details on my ravelry page. These knit up so quickly and took so little yarn. LOVE them!! I already cast on another pair for my own babe, and have plenty of time to knit another pair in every color of the rainbow before he/she arrives this Fall. :)

This photo has nothing to do with the booties, but when Madelynn found these funny little crochet flowers stashed away in my knitting bag she decided they should adorn our rhodies for now. Love her! 

Hope your weekend is just as lovely as can be! 

Friday, May 6, 2011