Archive for July, 2007

Hee Hee Hee!

You Are Wonder Woman

A true goddess, you have the strength and skills to rule the world.
You’re one sexy amazon… all of the superhero guys are fighting over you!

Hooray Booga Bag!

All done! I had hard time poking the holes with the 10 1/2 needles so I sized up to the 13’s and that seemed to do the trick. I thought about felting it a tiny bit more, but I was afraid then it would be too small to even hold my wallet. Heh.

Look Ma! I’m swatching!

For the third time. Sometimes I tend to dive in to things without thinking it through. For some reason I thought using a larger needle would give me more stitches per inch. Duh. So what am I swatching you ask? Well I joined the Tomato bandwagon. Though mine is more pale frosty blueberry than tomato. I’m using 1824 Mission Falls Cotton that I got over at Posh. I wasn’t sure about the nubby texture at first but I’m very excited now that I’ve swatched it. I’m a little nervous because I think a girl of my figure probably needs to do the darts that I’ve been reading about on Knitting Daily and I’m a little apprehensive of changing a pattern I’ve never done before. Too many new techniques in one project you know? (See Gigantasock Disaster of 2006).
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. DH and I took the kids over to Stenger to watch the fireworks and they loved them!

Booga Progress

It’s funny how a project can start out one way and end up another. As it turned out, I had a lot more of the purple yarn than I thought I did, so instead of simple striping I thought I would take the opportunity to practice some stranded knitting. I didn’t really plan out the designs, so it’s not perfectly even, but I figure I’m felting it so who cares?

TOO funny!

Browsing around today, I found this. Now that is one creative papa. I was a huge Star Wars fan when I was a kid. I actually won the Jedi Master’s Quiz Book when I was in 4th grade, beating out all the boys. Heh. This pretty much solidified my social standing as geeky tomboy for many years to come.

I will take a picture of the Booga Bag soon. Just have to find the camera.

Just had to share

Took the kids to Kiddie Kandids today. Those people are amazing. J was in no mood to get his picture taken. We’re talking full on melt down and there were 3 other kids to coordinate, a 5 week old, a 2 year old and a 4 year old. So after talking him down and getting the other kids to play along, this is what we got. Heh. I happen to love it actually. PS there was a “normal” shot too, but my house if full of normal shots. This one has character.

The World’s Biggest Stash and Jazz at City Park

I was browsing my blog feeds this morning and came across this at Mochimochiland. I think we’re all a bit jealous now, aren’t we?

Last night, I took the kids over to City Park for a Jazz concert and it was pretty fun! I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m not sure if the heat scared some people away but it was perfect (in the shade, it was brutal in the sun.) My friends had staked a claim out under a tree and we just hung out, eating good food while there was some fun music going on. Of course I have no pictures but by the end of it, most of the babies were stripped down to diapers dancing in the grass while L “entertained” some very cute puppies that another party had brought. Since I had never been before, I wasn’t sure what the etiquette of a 4 year old entertaining other parties was, but I was happily surprised that we were surrounded by kind folk who fortunately thought L was the cutest. Luckily for me L was full of the Force last night and didn’t waver to the Dark Side. Unfortunately, J did. But, at least it was already loud and nobody seemed to notice except me and my friends who are used to J.

Booga Bag progress:

I found that I had a heap of that purple yarn so I’m going with purple and ugly brown. Instead of simple striping, I’ve been practicing my Fair Isle. It may not even show up after felting, but at least I got the practice in.