Friday, January 13

happy 1 year blogiversary!

Can that be correct?! One whole year? Wow I can't believe its been that long. To celebrate this milestone I'm changing my text color. he he. No really I am......... :) See?!

When I started this blog I was pregnant and didn't have much knitting experiance. Now I feel that I've learned a whole bunch. I learned the magic of knittng in the round, felting,
knitting socks, lace knitting.... And a whole bunch of techniques and information! That was a good year. I'm glad I made such good blogging pals like all of you too:)

I mentioned that i was pregnant to seguy into the fact that I joined the crafty losers group! I still weight the same amount that i did when i was prego, maybe even a few pounds heavier. argh. I'm sick of it and I'm going to do something about it. Eating healthier and exercising is my new modo. So look for updates now and then and help keep me motivated!

As for knitting... I frogged that baby hat i made.... it was just too small. I would have felt ashamed giving it to the shop... uh here is a hat I made, it will fit a premie... I don't think so. I re-started it and added 10 sts. I feel a lot better about it. I'm almost ready to dec.

I have my first ever knitting class next tuesday night at my lys! How exciting! I have to teach total strangers how to knit! Well actually its knitting 101, a refresher course, to get them off the scarf train. We will be knitting a hat.... flat and seaming it. It almost kills me to do that, but it's for the sake of learning.

A good friend of mine, one of my knitting buddies, has a sister who just had her first baby. She
had him 3 weeks earily and it was a emergincy c-section... low heart rate. To top that off his lungs arn't fully developed and they had to take him an hour away to a better hospitial. Poor little baby, my heart goes out to him. Gabe and I pray for him(and his parents) every day, and I ask that you do the same. Oh yeah, the hospital won't let the parents stay with him, he will be there for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. So (a.) they either pay and stay at a hotel or (b.) make the drive every day... I would be freaking out if I were in that situation.

Not having many friends who don't knit and are having babies, felt the need to knit them something. Whith my friend's permision, I knit a dino rattel for the little guy. I found this pattern a while ago and thought it would make a cute gift. All i did was shove a kitty toy(plastic ball with a ball inside itself) to make it a rattel. I hope she likes it...

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things doesn't belong... hehehe Alright enough of that. Oh my I almost forgot. I splurged and went high class for storage of my yarn. It was on sale and we already had a tall bookshlef that matches. I got the idea from Amy, thanks Amy! This is my knitting section of my house, I love it! Here is some yarn porn for ya *grin*

When organizing this knitting section of mine, I realized that I have a lot of yarn... I didn't know how much I had until I put it all in one place. That goes for books too. Organization is an amazing thing!

So I'm sure there is more I want to tell you but I'm dog tired and want to sneak a quick nap in before the kiddos wake up from thier nap and before hubby goes back to work.... till next time


Allena said...

holy freaking cow. if it's your blogversary mine has come and gone.... HMMM i wish i was up on that!
have a happy one anyways. i love the shelves BTW
miss you!

Karen said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your dino is so cute!

Stricken madchen said...

Happy Blogiversary! I will pray for your friend's little baby. I can't imagine either what they must be going through. I'll pray that they fel God's arms around them through this hard time. And I love your dino! I'm sure they will too. And your new storage unit looks awesome. It always feels so good to get organized. ;-)

Christy said...

The yarn organization looks fantastic! I love it!

That dino is adorable, too.

Congrats on the knitting class!

Kimberly said...

I love the dino!
Happy blogiversary!

candsmom said...

Happy Blogiversary, Jessica! And congratulations on teaching classes at your LYS- that's so awesome. My thoughts and prayers are with your friends and their baby. That must be such a difficult situation to endure. But I'm sure they'll all love the dino rattle- it's so adorable!! (BTW, the "one of these things" song was one of my faves from Sesame Street growing up. ;-)) Your storage units look great and your yarn looks so happy in its new home. :-) Take care and have a great weekend! :-)

Amy Lu said...

Happy Blogiversary!

You are a great Knitter and I'm glad you're my friend! You've become a source of inspiration to those around you , She Who Learned to Knit and Purl in One Day!