Friday, October 26, 2007

I knit something for me...

Yes, I needed a break from the Christmas knitting, so I whipped up something quick and fun for ME! My sweet friend (who I will meet in person for the first time EVAH in 15 DAYS!!! WOOOOOOHOOOO!), Plucky Sarah sent me some yummy yarn from FeltStudio UK and I had to knit with it. Amazing stuff. I can't believe all these different textures of yarn are all spun into one gorgeous skein.

(close up of the yummy goodness)

(Modeling in the 90 degree AZ heat....this is the last time you will see long curls...chop, chop tomorrow!)

(I adore these colors!)

(How hard is it to take a picture of yourself? VERY. I resorted to the mirror...complete with give you an idea of how long it is with it wrapped around my neck twice)

Basic Recipe:
Cast on how many ever stitches you want it to be width-wise...I think I did about 13
Knit garter stitch on size 19 needles (I felt like I was knitting with friggin' salad spoons!)
Knit until you have enough yarn to bind off. Bind off loosely.

All I've been doing lately is super secret Christmas knitting. I did needle felt for the first time last weekend but I need to perfect the thing because it looks more like an orange than a pumpkin. Pics in a few days.

Have a super weekend!

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Grateful Friday, Happy Anniversary & Another Birthday!

So it's been a while since I did a Grateful Friday post so...
And...I want to wish a very special Happy Anniversary to my brother, C and his wife of 1 year this weekend, T. She also celebrates her 31st birthday this coming Monday! Hope you guys have a happy one. :)


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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Maybe they will knit together someday?

The knit grrrls with youngsters got together today at the park for some playtime, Halloween foam house decorating and feasting on Michelle's yummy pumpkin cookies. :)
Left to Right: Spiffy's K, my Buggernut, Spiffy's A, Gherkin's B, Michelle's N, Michelle's niece M, and Michelle's J

The 'Nut with her decorated Haunted House. :)

Not a lot of knitting was done...or crocheting for that matter...but that will take place later tonight when the mamas get together for dinner and knitting. Who knows, maybe our kiddos will end up knitting together someday. For now, I'm grateful that the Nut has some awesome littles to hang out with...and I'm grateful for their mama's friendship. See what knitting does? It brings people together. :)

(all pics are clickable to make larger and are courtesy of Michelle and Gherkin)

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

31 and 8 years

It's been a busy week over here. Much knitting has gone on...but it's all Christmas knitting. DRAT! So no pictures for a while around here...unless I can sneak in some fun knitting for me.

This past week I celebrated my 31st birthday. It was one of the best birthdays in years. The hubster took the day off, allowed me to sleep in and took care of the 'Nut, made me a homemade breakfast, took the 'Nut out for 3 hours in the afternoon so I could knit and watch a movie in peace, gave me the BEST SHOES EVER, and took me out for a yummy dinner. Couldn't ask for more.

Today is our 8th wedding anniversary. We aren't doing anything much today except I'm cooking a really nice balsamic chicken, mashed garlic red potatoes, fresh organic green beans paired with a really nice white Australian wine and chocolate mousse torte for dessert. We had talked about watching our wedding video...we'll see. Next week my MIL is taking the 'Nut for her first sleepover at Grandma's house so we can go out to a nice dinner and movie and have a night alone. I'm SO looking forward to that.

(yes, clear braces...LOL!)

It's amazing to me the changes in our lives in 8 years. We've had good times and bad but have proved that we can make it thru anything as long as we love each and want to make it work. I love you Bri...and look forward to celebrating many more. Mwah.

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