Archive for November, 2007

"Wack!" says the duck.

When asked what a duck says, J grins mischieviously and says “Wack!” If you ask what a cow says, he replies “More!”

Just to proove I’ve actually been knitting, here’s some pics of WIPs.
Panel 2 of the Glowing Colors Afghan from Lion Brand. My MIL is knitting Panel 1 as we thought it would be a nice blanket for their new cabin.

1 and 1/2 Peekaboo Mittens from Magknits. I just had to rip it back some last night – very not fun with black yarn at night. Don’t know what I was thinking. So today I’m going to try and save it.


If you can handle the cuteness…

We had a photo session with StacyZ on Saturday and the pictures were phenominal!

I knew I brought the camera for a reason…

Love it when he plays peekaboo with his cookie at Target. (Yes that is chocolate on the bridge of his nose.) Heh. He is now officially known as Cookie Boy! Not to be confused with Chocolate Milk Boy, as he’s known at certain coffee shops.
Also I am unveiling the Popcorn Afghan (or as I fondly call it, The World’s Ugliest Afghan). It was made for the Lutheran Hospice. I know somebody will like it.

Hooray Little Teddy!

Finished the little Teddy! I think he needs a name. Any suggestions?

L’s a big frog!

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years! I’m sure I echo all Mommies Everywhere when I say, where has my baby gone? We’d been working all week on the concept of birthday and days of the week/month. The night before she sang, “Tomorrow, tomorrow, my birthday’s tomorrow, it’s only a day away!” Clever girl. She has my sister’s improv ability. Her party is tomorrow. Wish us luck. Lots of 5 year old girls (and a couple boys who hopefully won’t mind the princess bubble wands…) some cupcakes and ice cream. We’re pretty basic when it comes to birthday parties. Once I joked that our activity was going to be let’s so who can fill this bag with weeds from the back yard the fastest…..

Preschool Play

Preschool is a funny funny place. It almost makes me miss teaching.
I always volunteer on the day that L’s birthday is celebrated at school.
One of the centers activities was a little shopping market where the kids are supposed to pretend to buy vegetables. (I’m sure the meat and dairy council would have a fit. Grins) Anyway, I happened to be supervising over there and witnessed 4 or 5 little boys playing “rob the convenience store”. Heh. I did intervene and mentioned that maybe that wasn’t the BEST game they could play. The boy with all the money wadded in his hands thought it over and said, “Yeah. We should probably give the money back.”

As I said, I almost miss teaching. Grins.

Now that’s just disturbing…

I did come up tied for Kaylee tho. Grins.




Which Serenity character are you?
created with
You scored as The OperativeYou are dedicated to your job and very good at what you do. You’ve done some very bad things, but they had to be done. You don’t expect to go to heaven, but that is a sacrifice you’ve made for a better future for all.

Kaylee (Kaywinnet Lee) Frye
The Operative
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne
Capt. Mal Reynolds
Simon Tam
Zoe Alleyne Washburne
River Tam
Shepherd Derrial Book
Inara Serra
Jayne Cobb


Teddy Bear

I finished assembling the little bear today. I think he’s pretty cute. It calls for black to embroider the face, but I think it won’t show up on such a dark brown. Any ideas? I’m thinking tan/beige. I think I’ll make the sweater and the Wellingtons too. Hee hee. Little British Bear. The pattern came from Debbie Bliss’ Toy Knits. I used some Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK from my stash instead of the Rowan it called for.

My Pretty Pretty Princesses

Big sisters rule! It was actually J’s idea to wear the dresses while they watched Barbie as Princess and the Pauper (his idea as well). Hee hee hee! Oh the blackmail… Muhahahaha!
As for my knitting, I am actually knitting. I’m just having trouble with focus. I’m working on a scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts for a friend of mine and I’m pleased with it, but it gets boring boring boring to knit. So I started a little teddy from the Toy Knits book by Debbie Bliss. I’m almost done with it and I started it yesterday! I had to run out and get polyfil though. I was trying to be green and save all my little yarn odds and ends to use as stuffing, but I don’t have enough. Oh well. I did remember to bring my grocery bags today!

Halloween Aftermath

So I was inspired to clean the house. The sad part is we have so much clutter, it’s hard to tell I made a dent unless you know what you’re looking for. Hrmph. On the positive side, I found all sorts of things I thought I’d lost, including some crocheted toys that I have lots of fond memories playing with. I mean, really. Who’s got a green pig besides me? Hmm??? My mom had a very crafty friend that she met while working in Germany in the 60’s and she used to send us lots and lots of handmade items. In fact, most of my favorite Christmas tree ornaments were made by her. Some were felt animals with sequins and some were satiny balls with pearl pins and ribbon. So anyway, I thought I’d include a picture of my green pig and yellow Snoopy. 🙂 Thanks Marian!

This is J in a sugar coma the day after Halloween. He said “I hoff oo, Mommy” today. Joy!