Friday, August 24, 2007

Linus Finished!

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yay! I do need to add elastic in the waistband, wash them, and sew a size tag in, but other than that FINISHED! (Those things won't take long!)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

This Book Could be Addicting...

I left the girls with Erich and took off to the library for a few minutes this evening. WOW. I forgot how wonderful it is to browse through the books without someone going through and ripping all the books off the shelf while the other one screams "MOOOOM! She's taking all the books OFF!"

Anyway, I picked up this book today and wow, I could knit a lot of the stuff in here! Economical and fast! I've already seen several things that I like and will probably be doing. The only problem is that my to do list is already so long with knitting for work and for pleasure! We're trying to scale back Christmas and do only hand made stuff, which I did a lot of last year. THIS year though I'm getting smart and mixing it up. I'm not just doing knit stuff because, while knit is incredibly beautiful, it takes longer. I've got a mix of sewing, knitting, and crocheting on my list. I should really nail down the list and stop looking at books though and just stick to the plan! Only 3 months you know!

She's three and a HALF


Magdalena is SO much fun. And so frustrating. Three is definitely challenging, but also so fun. I love watching her learn and piece things together and develop this little personality, even if that personality is a wee bit, um, like me. If you ask her how old she is she's "three and a HALF" don't forget the half part. ;)

She's going to start a tumbling class next week. She is so excited about it and asks every single day if it's time to go to her "mumbling" class. She LOVES dinosaurs. She can write the letter A. She's good at recognizing them. She loves to dig in the sand and build rivers (taught by Daddy!). She can ride a trike pretty darn well at this point and still loves Sesame Street.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Knitting to Fund My Knitting Habit

Linus 2
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I have a waiting list! After these I have to knit some dust mop pads, a hat, and 5 more pairs of pants!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


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Custom knit pants from my very own pattern. I'm knitting to fund my knitting habit. ;)

Summer is...

canning tomatoes.

Pumpkin Dreams

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We pulled this out of the garden. It's the biggest pumpkin I've grown to date. :-) And this would be the only one that has ever turned orange. I'm going to make him into some muffins I do believe. Maybe can some with spices to make pies.

Larger Than Life Bag

Working on my own altered version of the larger than life bag. I'm gonna make it into a messenger style bag and make it a super diaper bag of my dreams! This would be my *2nd* crochet project btw.