Monday, July 30, 2007

Warm up that camera baby!

I got my Ravelry invite!!!!!!!!!

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited to check it out and see what's up. I have no pictures of the stash. I am so busy with freelance work right now too I don't see getting really into ravelry this week at all and we have my Great Grandmother's 100th birthday party this weekend too.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Well Deserved FO

Well..... my iMac decided to die today. The iMac that is my main source of income right now. The iMac that I do all of my freelance work on. So in the end I had to erase the hard drive and reinstall my very old OS software and now I am installing all of my software ALL OVER AGAIN. Seems simple right? No. My install disk was for OS 10.1 or something stupid like that and so now I am hanging out on the apple download page getting the OS updates one by one by one and installing them then restarting and going back again. If there is an easier way to do it I have no clue.

Anywhoooo. In my frustration today I had to walk away from my computer for a bit and finished a pair of socks.

These are Eleanor socks from the Socktopia site.
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill: Have to say I love this yarn. I will have to see how it washes up I have heard some complaints but I bought it anyway. It is soft and comfy.
Modifications: I used a US #3 needle

Thursday, July 19, 2007

GO.....SHOP!

In the words of Sachi "squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"

I've had some stitch markers that I made last winter sitting around for a while and I have been meaning to open up an etsy shop for about a year. Well today I finally had time to make it happen!

Monday, July 16, 2007

BBQ 1 - Jake 0

This actually was NOT a funny event. Actually THE WORST mom moment for me thus far.

The Story:
We went to my parent's house for dinner and birthday cake last night. We were walking around the house and Jake saw my dad sitting on the deck and ran FULL SPEED to him...... well the metal BBQ got in his way and he basically clotheslined himself at eye level.

I screamed....loud and horribly. I think the whole neighborhood heard me. Jake was screaming. At first I was too afraid to look and when I did I saw bits of skin at his eye opening and started flipping out more because I thought it was parts of his eye but thankfully it was just scraped skin from his upper eye.

Thankfully, a nurse lives next door to my mom and she came over when she heard us saying eye this and eye that. We are lucky that he didn't break the skin so no stitches for as hard has he hit. Seriously it is hard for me to write about it. It was very traumatizing for me. Anyhow thankfully just a really ugly black eye no need for stitches and no broken bones. Paul says to take daily pictures of the swelling process. It is actually more swollen since I took this shot.

SO NEVER LET YOUR KIDS RUN EVER!.....yeah right!

I should have Tzarina pictures to show in a few days. I just have about 4 more inches of the collar left to knit and with bulky yarn that should not take long. I wove in all the ends that I had last night so my finishing work should be lessened when I am done. Then just a good wash and block and then it shall be modeled for all to see!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What this girl does on a hot day...

I play with cotton!


I got 50 Baby Booties to Knit by Zoe Mellor from the library the other day and I am addicted! In this hot weather knitting cotton booties is the best thing. Although not much more progress has been made on my grandmothers gift. That's ok I still have 3 weeks left right?

Monday, July 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Riley!

First Born

One Year Old

Two Years Old
3 Year Old Princess

4 Year Old Princess

I can't believe my first baby is now 4. I know everyone says it goes by so fast but it really does. It is amazing.

We had a nice small party for the kids yesterday (Jake's birthday is on the 15th). Paul got to play his Wii with his brother (yes we got one a week ago and it is so much fun!).

There has been some slow knitting. I just frogged yet another working sock because it wouldn't fit over my instep....again!

I am working on great grandma's birthday gift steadily now. I have about 3 weeks until the party. I am not big on progress pictures so there will be a finished picture hopefully soon.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy Birthday America!

We spent our fourth around Burien for the most part. Hung out at home in the morning then hit the yearly Burien parade. I have to say it was pretty crappy this year. Maybe Burien is forking out too much money for the new town center to do a kick ass parade???


Riley and I were face painting twins. She chose the balloons.


Jake chillin in his chair.


Riley cheezin it up!


But alas all the excitement was too much for Jake.

It was H.O.T. hot! The poor kids were so hot by the time we got to the car. Thankfully grandma had bbq and a kiddie pool.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

LAUNCHED!

So I have been working on something special for a fellow blogger. Introducing........

Sachi's Purls

Because I am not ashamed to be a fiber whore I took yarn for payment.....my favorite actually!

Here is the loot. On one hand I can't wait to knit up all of this wonderful handspun goodness then on the other I just want to put them up on a shelf and hug them every once in a while.


2-ply Optim 260 yds. UBER SOFT!
I can't wait to knit this up! I am thinking possibly arm warmers? a neck wrap?


Light Aran Weight 2ply superwash 500 yds total
OH I LOVE THIS! The colors the way it is spun up. I have no clue what this will turn into.


Lace Weight 100% Tussan Silk Handspun and Hand dyed. 630 yds
May I just take a moment here to say Holy.Freaking.Crap! This is amazing. I love it. I have already looked through Victorian Lace Today despite my many other WIPs for inspiration to what this will be.


Aran Weight Handspun 3 ply Silknoil Wool Mohair mix. 180 yds.
This will have to be something cozy for winter. Again love the colors!

Oh and I got a set of these. I got this package last week and I have been DYING! to post. Here is a confession. I actually got misty eyed when I opened it and started going through the loot. Maybe I have a minor fiber problem?