Friday, June 29, 2007

I will post more knitting soon. I swear! It is just so hard to find time to knit & blog with a new baby. Abby is growing so much!!! I need to post some pics of her wearing the knits I have finished. Currently I am working on a Dorothy Bag for my midwife. I want to knit more picky pants/capris for her. I was able to pick up some sweet Malabrigo in Everett WA, in bright pink & green. So Cute! I also want to make her a dress & a sweater for next winter. Spam me some patterns friends!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Not much knitting going on when you have a newborn. Not much blogging either, only reading. Thought I would update with something, so here are pictures we took 5/26/07 of our new family. Enjoy.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Baby Abby

Saturday, April 21, 2007

She is HERE!!! Breathing & alive!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Just a little announcement (to the few that do still read!), I am having my baby in 6 days! Holy Moly! Diapers are washed, soaker's are lanolized, clothes are washing as I type. Wish us luck! Keep finger crossed that we bring home a live breathing baby this time!!! So remember us on Friday 4/20 (no time yet!). Send many positive vibes for a wonderful birth & joyful beginning.
& because I love pictures, here is a belly painting & some of a soaker I made.
(Paul if you are reading I used 2 of your skeins to make soaker's for my baby! Pictures to be posted later!)

ETA: Here is the wonderful yarn I received from Paul from the dye-o-rama swap last year. They both knitted up into a beautiful color way. I was going to donate the one on the left, but it is SO beautiful I kept if for myself!!!!! I could not part with it! Thanks Paul so much!!! I will think of you every time I put them on my baby.& if I have a girl, I will use the last skein to make another one!

Monday, March 12, 2007

How about some knitting talk??? It has been awhile. I did finally start knitting for the baby that is due in 49 DAYS!!

I made the yellow outfit first. It is LTK picky pants, LTK Mocs (that I am not going to felt), and a hat that I made up along the way. I have never made a baby hat before, I hope it works. I have a t-shirt that I am either going to embroider or paint on to bring this baby home in. The turquoise soaker is Warm Heart Woollies soaker, which is the pattern I used for Alexa's soaker. Both these things are made of Morehouse Moreno which is just ok. The mint green is LTK Picky Shorts in medium, and the booties again are LTK mocs, not felted. These are made of Malabrigo which is DIVINE!!! (Anyone know of a good internet source?? I no longer go to my LYS since the scolded my friend for breastfeeding there.)

Lastly is again, LTK Picky shorts in yarn I dyed last week. I think it turned out GREAT! It looks like a watermelon or cherry color. I used Kool-Aid to dye with, Fruit Punch with Cherry. Only thing is this Vermont yarn is pretty scratchy. I am hoping once I wash with mild detergent & lanolin it will will soften up. Any other ideas on softening up this yarn???

Lastly my Grandma turned 89 years old last friday. Here she is with my kids. I want to be so young & healthy when I am 89!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Did y'all know that you can make homemade microwave popcorn???? I had no idea!!! So cool, so cheap, so YUMMY!!!
1/4 cup popcorn
1 tsp oil
1 tsp salt
1 brown lunch bag
2 staples

Put popcorn, oil & salt into bag. Shake. Staple shut. Cook on high for 3-5 mins (until popping slows down) Open & enjoy! Add butter & other seasonings if that floats your boat!
Wow, had no idea!!!! I have not purchased Micro popcorn in years....stuff in those bags will kill you, full of hydrogenated oils & trans fats up the ying yang! (yes this big girl avoids those evils!!!) So when I make pop corn I had to drag out the pot & cook it over the stove. No more! & clean up is the best....throw it in the trash. Woot Woot!!!!