Monday, October 31

One more Halloween

I can't believe just two years ago gabe was a baby. It seemed like yesterday that we did the whole wizard of oz thing. And here he is with uncle Trevor at his first pumpkin farm:)

And now look at him, he is running and jumping like a little frog. I think i want to learn how to sew for next year and make our costumes. Who knows what
for, but it would be cute to do a theme. If I can part with my precious knitting time...

So gabe was a frog and Leah was a ladybug. I didn't have to buy either of their costumes, they were both given/ borrowed to us! Super cool! Ii didn't have to drop $40 for on day of wearing and tearing. We didn't even go trick-or-treating. Gabe helped hand out candy (which he loved) and them we went to both grandparents house for a little visiting. All in all, it was nice. And oh yeah, we made sure to brush his teeth for an extra long time tonight:)

On the knitting front I'm almost finished with the wallet I'm making for my sister, Dawn's, roommate. I'm guesstamating that it will be finished tomorrow, and at the post office by Wednesday. Also I had been working on a hat for my niece. And I'm going to start a sweater once I finish the wallet. Joe also said that he wants a new winter hat and scarf, let me just say that i was a newbie when i made his last year:) And one more thing, i want to make gabe and Leah some mits. My list is starting to get a bit long.......

Take care, and happy halloknitting!

Sunday, October 30

Newbie among us

Hi everyone! A good friend of mine just started a blog. I love it if you could stop by and welcome her to this wonderful world of blogging! She is one of the core members in our knitting group. She can always bring a smile to my face and I'd like to bring one to hers, so go and visit Toni! Here is a picture of her youngest with Leah, what a cutie!

So stop reading and go say hi!

Happy knitting!

Friday, October 28

"My Precious"

lord of the rings anyone?! That scary little voice pops into my head every once in a while... It seemed fitting. My computer if back!!! Woo hoo! I'm so excited. i can post again and read everyone's blogs... I'm sorry for not keeping up on all of your blogs, i felt bad spending more that half an hour on my parents blog. i will be trying to catch up and see what ya'll have been up to.

Ok well let me see. I have a lot of things that happened this past month or so, but i don't want to bombard you with too much info all at once so I'll post a little bit every day.

I told hubby to not expect the house to be anywhere near spotless these next few days, or weeks who am i kidding it wont be clean for at least a month.*grin* he said that he noticed that the house was generally cleaner since the computer was broke. i just hope he doesn't have a new standard of me now:)

I have a few FO's. First of all i finished my first pair of socks ever and i love them. i want all my socks to be hand knit... If only i had the time.

aren't they lovely, i tried to make identical twins, i think they are pretty close. No, that's not all my yarn, i wish*grin* i worked at a yarn show and my socks were on display. Just some eye candy.

I also made a hat for gabe, he loves it! he was always putting leah's on and its lavender with ruffles... This just not right. So feeling guilty i decided i needed to make him one. i do like making hats they knit up quickly. We went to an apple orchard/ pumpkin farm, they are the only pictures i have of him in the hat. i like the hat because it covers all of his ears, and i don't care if it doesn't match.

*i finished a surprise knit and will show you pictures when the giftee receives it.

These next items were a wedding gift. i did them last minute, but they went very quick. Last year i made 42 of them for gifts to family and friends. Never again. Seaming was the worst part.

I do love them though:)

*Alright by now i just can't seem to stop, so i will continue with all the pictures.*

I never showed a picture of Leah in her dress. I love it and it was worth all the time i put into it and even working on size 2 needles for that large of a project.

The pictures on the right are the first pictures i took of her in it. The last was taken at a wedding we attended.

speaking of leah she is getting so big now:

She is crawling and pulling herself up to a stand, she even kind of walks along the sofa. She got her first tooth a few weeks ago and loves biting the spoon while I'm feeding her:) I can't believe so much time has passed since having her come into out lives. I need to love on gabe too, i can't leave him out. he is talking more and getting tall. Poor little guy has a super tiny waist and he has to wear 24m pants, a lot of the 2T fall down to his knees. i should knit him a belt. Here is a picture of him at his uncle trevors soccer game(almost a month ago, while it was still warm).

What a boy, he was covering himself in dirt.

Now for the best part, i received two gifts in one week.

The first was from my sp5, it was a thank you gift from Diane. What a sweetie.

She sent some cotton chenille so i can make some face cloths, a little flower stick-it note pad, and some super cool knitting note cards(which I've always secretly wanted). Also she made a beautiful stamped card. Thanks so much Diane! Your too kind.

Secondly i received my first gift from my SP6!!! i was so excited to open it. i love getting anything in the mail, but even more when its knitting related!

She sent me a super sweet package. She apologized for not getting it out sooner, but i myself know how that goes, i didn't think it was late at all. She put together a few lace sock patterns for me and two skeins of pink sock yarn! Included was a pattern for baby lace socks, now leah and i can match! Also there was a very soft ball of baby alpaca brush, so So so soft! And i almost forgot to mention the chocolate, yummy yummy, it didn't even last 24 hours*grin* I let gabe help me eat some of the other candy, only a little bit, sorry to say but I'm a bit selfish when it comes to sweets!

Wow sorry about all of that, i probably even forgot a few things. Its just good to get it out of my system. I think this might be my longest post ever, and the one with the most pictures....

I really should be going, i work in the morning
Happy knitting to all!

Tuesday, October 4

I'm still here!

About three weeks ago my computer went out on me. I came home and went to check ye old e-mail, and it was off. The monitor power was on but the tower its self was off. ARGH! I tried plugging it into a different outlet, un-plugging and re-plugging things back in, but no luck. I still haven't gotten around to having someone come and check it out... I'm worried about the cost of it all.

Anyways I'm blogging from my parents computer and I have missed the blogging land a great deal:) I'm almost done with my second sock, and I finished Hubby's sleeve thing, but other than that I haven't been knitting much. Little bits here and there.

The reason for the non knitting... Leah is now crawling and getting into things. I find myself running around picking up things, like crayons and Mr. Potato head ears and arms, before she can potentially choke on them. I didn't realize how many things Gabe has that could be dangerous... Hopefully she will learn that not everything had to go into the mouth to know what it is:) The other morning I went to get her up and found her standing in her crib! AHHH! I really have two kids now, before it was like 1 and 1/2, now that she is mobile its a definite 2.

Ok I know that there isn't much to read about,but I promise I'll write Sooner than two weeks. Hopefully My computer will be better soon...

Happy Knitting everyone!