Thursday, October 12, 2006

What are you still doing here?

Come on over to my new site!

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Friday, September 15, 2006

New blog!

What are you doing hanging out around here? Come check out my new blog!

Frog Barn

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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Another handbag...

I made another Amy Butler Covington handbag to give to my best friend, Jes, for her birthday. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. It was a lot easier the second time around, although it still took me longer than one would think a handbag should take to make. I used more of the fabulous Tracy Porter fabric from Joann's. I think our little princess needs one of her own!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Yummy French Toast

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal. I love sweet food - I'll take some pancakes with syrup and a tall glass of orange juice any day. My latest phase has been blueberry pancakes, I make them as often as possible while blueberries are still in season. But I have to say I'm getting bored of eating the same thing every day. It's so hard thinking of new things to feed everyone, especially with one very picky eater. So I made french toast! Easy to make, has eggs so that is protein for the picky one, and feeds everyone. Boy were the good. The picture does not do them justice, I should have taken the picture after the syrup was poured on top. And the bacon, microwaved for 6 minutes to perfection. Perfect, crisp, flat pieces of bacon. I'm trying to distract you with food to hide the fact that there is no knitting progress to report. I must be in some sort of a funk. I haven't picked up my knitting in weeks and find it is harder to pick up the longer I let it go. I've also been working on a new web site for a few days which has been taking up all of my time. Who knew how difficult it is to build a web site from scratch? I'll eventually move my blog over there as well, but I'm still at least a month away from finishing everything. I'm having a really fun time working on it though.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Alive and Well

We are all, in fact, alive and well. Hubby had appendicitis so things have been a little crazy around here. He's doing well and is back to work and I'm glad to get back into the normal swing of things around here. My baby girl is finally walking!!! She's 16 months and very cautious but has finally realized how much easier it is to get around by walking instead of crawling. I have to say, I've been enjoying her lack of walking, I'm not looking foward to chasing her around. At least my son seems to understand not to run away from me and to hold my hand in parking lots, etc. That has always been my worst fear. So now it starts all over again. On to crafting...I have still not picked up my knitting for some reason but I have been crafting. I finished up a baby quilt I started months ago and made a little dress, all of which I will post about soon. I'm feeling inspired though so I may pick up some knitting tonight. I promise to post with pictures soon!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Happy Birthday!!!

I can't believe my baby boy is 4 years old! He starts pre-school in a few weeks, I can't believe how quickly time flies. This picture totally represents what he's into right now. A few layers of Superman pajamas, a dinosaur island and, of course, a light saber hooked to his belt.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Amy Butler Covington Bag

I have a FO to show you! I finished the Amy Butler Covington bag that I intend to use as a knitting bag. I tell you, I just love sewing for the speed of a project from start to finish. With 2 kids, my time is definitely limited so my knitting projects seem to be taking forever! But with sewing I really feel like I've accomplished something after just a few hours of time. The size of the bag is perfect for small on the go knitting projects, like socks. It was fairly simple to make although I would not recommend this bag as your very first sewing project. I had a hard time sewing the Timtex interfacing onto the fabric for the bottom of the bag so I used some spray adhesive (used for basting quilts) before sewing the 2 pieces together and that worked perfectly (thank's mom!). Otherwise the pattern was pretty straightforward. I'll definitely be making more of this bag!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Bad blogger....

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted! I feel like the slowest knitter on earth, I don't know how these daily knit bloggers do it. Even though I still knit almost daily, I always feel like I have nothing to show for it. One of the reasons is that I'm easily bored with projects and often start something new. Like Picovoli, I cast on for a new Picovoli using seed stitch for the edges, a different yarn (Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine) and smaller needles (US4). My pink Picovoli knit with KnitPicks Shine is almost unwearable. It's too big and the picot edges roll because of it. Also, the pink is just too pink. So hopefully I'll get it right this time around. My Conwy socks are going really slowly for some reason, I have trouble finding where I left off (which I know could be easily solved by using a row counter). And the calf decreases are slowing me down quite a bit as well, again, would be much easier with a row counter. Well, I'll updated my sidebar with my current projects and progress and I'll post some pictures soon. My camera is in fact back in working order from the shop but hubby took it to work, so I have yet to try it out. But I'll leave you some pictures that my son has been taking with hubby's camera: My son's most prized possession, his Superman PJs which he insists on wearing non-stop (and if I manage to get him dressed to go somewhere, he carries them in his backpack).

Thursday, July 06, 2006

My camera is still in the shop so here's the best I could get out of hubby's camera, at night, in the dark, on my lap. Sorry, not much effort on my part but hopefully you can get the idea. They're the beginnings of Conwy socks (Nancy Bush, Knitting On The Road). The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Somerset. I'm very happy with them so far, they seem a little big but there is some calf shaping so I'm hoping they'll be ok. My last pair was a little on the tight side so I'm waiting until I get a little farther to decide about the fit. I'm a little worn out on the sweater and the dishcloths. I've made 5 of the dishcloths so far and I like each new color combo even better than the last. This is the most recent one and my favorite, for now.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Rain Rain Go Away!

It has been raining here FOREVER. There was some serious flooding in our area and it looks like another wave of rain is about to hit. Luckily we live on top of a hill and our basement has stayed dry (knock-on-wood). But I have serious cabin fever. I managed to get out for a while today which was nice. We've been saving up for a kitchen so I opened a new savings account that we won't withdrawal from no matter what and I managed to find $200 from around the house ($93 in change!). I also visited Lowes to check out their cabinets and tile and made an appointment to meet with someone tonight. I already have a design I'm happy with so now I'm shopping around and working out the details (the fun part). We have a long way to save though since I want granite countertops! Here's a picture from this weekend of some fun in the sun, I'm longing for another day like this.