Thursday, August 28


I can't believe myself... I finished a pair of socks well before midnight of the deadline. A few days actually! whoo hooo!!! finished them on 8/27/08!!!

I wanted to keep them a suprise for my SPSSII pal....

Here are my August socks for the Sock-a-Month KAL

Start Date: June?
End Date: August 27th

Froot Loop
Ruby Sapphire Yarns
Recipient: My sock swap partner!

Needles: US #1's addi turbo's

Method: top down, 2 at a time, on 2 circulars

These socks took a back seat for a couple of months... I was on sock burn-out from Sock Wars.... but since picking them back up last week I loved working on them!

Now I want to start my next pair! Thanks to SAM KAL and my ocd as to n0t miss a month I am once again addicted to sock knitting!

What to knit for my next pair?!!!!

I also sent along to my pal some stitch markers that i made! (also some chocolate and a little book, thanks to my sister suggestion)

About a week ago I was presented with this blog award from

Nikki. I was suprised when i found this little bit of happiness waiting for me in my inbox, so thanks for recognizing me(even though my posts lateley are few and far between....) It made me smile!

The rules for the "I Love Your Blog" award are:
1. Link back to the person who gave you the award. (check)
2. Include the award on your blog.(check)
3. Pass it on to 7 worthy bloggers with links to their blogs on yours. (check)
4. Notify your recipients(tomorrow....)

I would like to pass on this award to some blogs that i do love... even thought i haven't had the time to read lately.... i will be back soon, promise! here we go: Karen, Becca, Allena, Faith, Amanda, Lynds and Emily!

Friday, August 22

Leah's Wallaby!

I think i let this be a UFO for too long and decided to pick it back up again. Once i did it flew off the needles in a week!

I love it and so does Leah!

Start Date: 2007
End Date: August 22nd 2008
Pattern: Wonderful Wallaby
Needles: US #8 (and #6 for cuffs)
Yarn: Lion brand, Cotton-Ease
Recipient: Leah!

check it out on my ravelry page!

I am

going a


picture happy!

take care!

Wednesday, August 6

Where have i been?!

I don't even know where to start. July just flew by. I've been busy and not all at the same time.

I just had my last day of work today! I can now officially be a SAHM!!!! I'm so excited. I can't wait to be able to have a normal sleeping schedule. I don't even know what that's like. For the past 6 years I've either been pregnant, had a newborn, been working, or any of those in some sort of combination. I am super excited about sleeping. Silly I know.

So i know i can't catch you all up on my complete happenings over the past month.... but for today I'll start with my knitting. I had a few friends that had a baby or are pregnant currently, so baby knits are the theme.

here we go. Oh if you want more details go and check out my ravelry page.

Ok so first up is a baby blanket i made for a friend who had her first baby, a little girl!
I lined it with satin.... my first experience with sewing a lining on something!

Also for her I made a pacifier clip.

I made another one for a different friend too.

And some of the best bibs in the world.

her sister in-law had a baby boy a week after so i wiped up another pacifier clip, and some bibs(yes the best in the whole world)

I also managed to finish my last minute socks for SAM2008. Gabe has been wanting green socks and I had some cascade 220 superwash laying around.

I'm also working on my first ever Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern. A tomten for a soon to be baby, the gender is going to be a surprise so I'm knitting it in an oatmeal color and going to edge it with either a teal or a pink, depending on weather its a boy or a girl.

I think that's it for knitting.... I'm sure I'll have more to talk about in the days to come. Hopefully I'll feel like blogging more now that i don't feel stressed from working.

oh yeah, i chopped off my hair last week! About 13inches, gone! i love it!

here is a (bad) before picture just for comparison.