Thursday, July 24, 2008
Since my last post, Little'Un has been born,
my parents came out,
we've moved, Eric finished collecting his data, and he finally got his first ever full-time job. It's his first job that has even included benefits!
You can imagine that we're feeling pretty good, though there have been a couple hitches. But the girls are cute and both are getting stronger and smarter every day!
(This photo is of Little'Un, with a photo of Sweetie held next to her.)
I have been knitting, mostly for Little'Un's bum, though I have started my very first sweater for myself! No pics of that, as yet, but here is one more cute one:
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Massive update part 2
Abigail blogged about it here, with a complete list of everyone who helped. It was a total suprise to me! It has another row of blocks that are hiding behind the couch, but I photographed it as it is in our house, waiting for the baby to arrive. I can't even tell you how amazing it is! Thanks ladies!
On a much more domestic note, I'm very excited to have added a line of elastic to the top edge of my water bottle cozy. My bottle has been naked since it's original drawstring felted itself into a knot, but now my bottle is dressed again. :)
Next up, newly on the needles is a summer Clapotis for me. My other Clapotis is Noro Silk Garden, so there is a limit to how much I wear it, based on the seasons. This one is in cotton, apparently. Sandi at Purlescence recieved a whole load of cotton yarns from a friend, and when I was at the store shopping for my birthday, I asked about this enourmous yarn cake that was near the swift. Sandi told me its story, then offered for me to take it if I knew of something I wanted to knit out of it. So it's becoming a Clapotis! You can't really tell from the picture the size of the ball, but it's about 400g of cotton. The ball is 16.75" in circumference, and the needles shown are 24" size 7s.
Last up for tonight's update is my newest knitting tool, a fabulous drying rack from Ikea. Eric thinks I'm nuts, but look at it!
Four levels of flat drying rack space! !!! :)
And it folds up so that it's flat. It's about 5'x2'x2' when totally set up, but it folds down to 5'x2'x2". I'm so excited! It comes at a particularly good time, because our old wooden drying rack had become wobbly, and with the new baby I'll have plenty to hang on it. I've got a dozen woolies lanolinizing right at the moment, and I'm totally excited to put them on the new rack to dry. It also stands quite nicely with half of it folded down, or even individual levels, so we can hang out our swimming towels without anything dragging on the ground or overlapping.
That object that appears to be drying on it is actually Eric's sweater. The thing is big enough for his sweater to lay (mostly) flat! You can tell that the armpit sections are standing up, but both sleeves have enough room, and nothing is hanging over the edge!
While I have more to share from the past couple months, this is it for tonight. Happy camera!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Massive update part 1
First up, yarn jars. I got this idea from Abigail who has one full of sock yarn. The jars are grand fun, moth proof, and lowish-cost (being from Ikea). I have one for sock & lace weight yarn, two for worsted, and one for bulky. They make me happy! This is the majority of my stash:
Second, EZ's Tomten, for Sweetie. It was a very fast knit. The varigated yarn is an alpaca/wool blend, while the straight up purple is Cacade Heathers. It's totally eye-bendingly bright, and it's so cute on her. I'll get pics of that eventually. :)
Third, Slippery Socks in STR Jewel of the Nile. Grand fun to knit. Eric is enamoured of them (I think he likes the colors). If I were to knit them again, I'd add a couple stitches to make the cables look nicer on my wide feet, but they're very comfortable to wear.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Eric's Flickr (was Photobucket) Meme
Anabel's Flickr (was Photobucket) Meme
Following Nathania's lead:
1. Go to www.photobucket.com (don't sign in) (ok, I used flikr.com)
2. For each question below, type your answer in the "search" box and hit ENTER
3. Use only the first page of hits that come up and select a picture. If no matches are found to your search query you can revise your answer.
4. Copy the html for the photo you select and paste it in your post.
2) What's your favorite food?
3) Where did you go to school?
4) What's your relationship status?
5) What's your favorite color?
6) Who's your celebrity crush?
7) Who are you listening to right now?
8) Favorite movie?
9) Favorite book?
10) Favorite Disney Princess?
11) Favorite drink?
12) Where's your dream vacation?
13) What's your favorite dessert?
14) What do you want to be when you grow up?
15) What do you love most in life?
16) One word to describe yourself?
That was fun!