Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Stripes

I finished up the Green Zebra Baby Sweater last weekend. It was gifted to a friend who is expecting her first next month.



I love knitting... knitting for boys unfortunately bores me. THANKFULLY there was this pattern.

I have a hard time choosing baby patterns for boys. On one hand you do want something that is cute for a baby. However, not too cute where it becomes feminine. The great thing about this sweater is just by changing the color it could be incredibly girly yet now it works well for a boy. Although these colors would work for a girl too wouldn't they?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Oh what a fan will do...

Last night I waited at Third Place Books for 5 hours to get my book signed by The Pioneer Woman - Ree Drummond. WOW! I have honestly never done anything like this before. When I was 12 I got a picture signed by Mario Lopez and Tiffany Amber Thiessen but my brother cut us into line.

Thankfully I didn't actually stand in a line for the entire 5 hours. I would have died! The system was set up very well. You were assigned a letter and they called the letter groups which were 50 people each. I was group J and when I got there it was group C. Holy Cow! This is where bringing a New York Times crossword puzzle book, knitting, and a cell phone to text friends comes in very handy.

I was lucky enough to find a nice group of women who traveled from Prosser and sat with them the majority of the time chatting about Ree, house values, home improvement, WSU, casinos, and eastern Washington vs. western Washington. There was a food court and a big band playing on a stage.

Just before 11 pm I got to meet Ree. She was still very alert considering she had been meeting total strangers and signing her signature for almost 6 hours. She was/is very nice. Took a few moments to get to know me as much as she could and STILL took a nice picture. Her cookbook is wonderful. I love the photographs and the easy instructions. You must get one!

Friday, April 02, 2010

New this week

I have a few more colors to share. These are posted in my shop. I have a handful of other colors to post but my arms are tired.

Grounded


Burgundy


Iris


I also worked on a few new stitch markers.