A little overdue

Oh the holidays are over… **sigh** It was fun, though. It was crazy and I had a blast gift knitting like mad and trying new recipes. I don’t have much to say about at this point, just a few images to share.

I’m looking forward to the new year and the new adventures to be had as my boys get older.

Happy new year y’all.

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Baby Shower Gifts

So this past weekend was the baby shower for my brother’s new baby! I would have gotten around to this post before I left, but I was too busy trying to finish these up!!

I found all patterns on Ravelry.com.  I even learned how to crochet for this blanket pattern because it is just so darn cute!!!

Here are the patterns. You need a ravelry account to view them.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiramisu-baby-blanket

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/double-pom-earflap-baby-hat

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elefante

I also packed them up in these badass little suitcases, which, I imagine, will double up as adorable storage in the baby’s room!

I think they liked them…I’ve only encountered a few people who don’t appreciate hand-made things. Hope they get lots of use!!!

Not so Lazy Sunday

I’m feeling very domestic (and a little sore) this morning. After taking Tyler to the skating rink for his birthday last night, I didn’t imagine I’d be doing a whole lot today. Well, since he left this morning to go backpacking, the kids and I had the place to ourselves. SO….we made the most of it.

First, I made up a double batch of Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins in an attempt to use up some of that giant bowl of shredded zucchini in my fridge. These now reside in my freezer and will feed us all week!

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Then, WH and I did some basket painting while Helo napped. I’m always looking for activities to keep him quiet so he doesn’t wake up his brother. In this case, it also helped me get something done.

Basket Painting

Basket Painting

Once Helo was up we went on a walk. We picked up a movie and fresh kettle corn for movie night tonight, yarn for some new hats and corn dogs for lunch!

Back at the house, I actually managed to get BOTH monsters down for a nap and started on the first baby hat! I plan to make one for each of my monsters and another for my brother’s new guy. I spent most of their nap winding the hanks into balls (my least favorite part of knitting) but managed to at least get cast on.

Then it was time for movie night. WH had a couple friends over and we ordered pizza and all was nuts. And it was great. No one had any idea what happened in Tarsem’s “The Fall” because the kids were so loud, but we were able to mildly relax with some wine and none of the kids went home with any serious injuries so we’ll call it a success!

Oh! And I also got some clothes from a friend that ACTUALLY FIT ME! Score.

Once again.




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Here I go again. I’m giving my fingerless gloves a second go. If they turn out really well, they may even become a Christmas gift! I do think they’ll be really warm, but I’ll admit I’m using cheap yarn. I guess I can’t use the pricey stuff for every project! Anyhow, this is my first go at cables, so far so good. Nothing to it really!

Out with the old…

Decided I wasn’t liking how the fingerless gloves were going, so I started a new project, this lovely scarf. It’s getting cold out, so it’ll be just as useful. I also figured it would suit this particular yarn better than the gloves.

It took me a little bit to really get going with it because I had a little problem with the lace pattern, but once I figured out that I was being a retard and making it harder than it was it went quite smoothly. Can’t wait to finish it!

Anna & Natalya

Anna Karenina

Vivien Leigh as Anna Karenina

Got to watching Anna Karenina last night as I got started on my Natalya gloves. I’d like to read the novel sometime, but as it stands, I can’t even remember the last time I finished reading any book.

So…I’ve decided to make these gloves considering the insanely low temperatures in the building where I work. Space heater works great for my legs, but doesn’t do much for my little arms!
Pattern is here: Natalya Gauntlets

Natalya

Natalya Gauntlets