Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Guilt, cell phones, and the obligatory pet pictures.

Olivia & Evan got new winter coats and Olivia would like Grammy to make her a scarf & hat to match. Evan doesn't want any. OK Olivia, how's this:

Olivia's mommy sends me this on the cell phone: Isn't she cute!

This the next picture: Evan wants one too! Doesn't he look cold? Such Grandma guilt!

This is much better!

Aren't cell phone pictures fun? This is George, our grand-dog. Olivia dressed him up in the sweater I knit for her a couple of years ago. Her mommy was worried I would be mad but her daddy sent me the picture.

And now for the obligatory pet pictures: This is Phantom cleaning Dunkin. He always ends up biting the poor dog, but Dunkin loves the attention. (They are both on a diet.)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Something to ponder

Now, I've been knitting up a storm with the baby things for Miss Willy Nilly and DSIL asked DD had I always knitted. And she said yes but sometimes more than others. And then she asked me why did it seem that I'd been knitting more lately, besides the obvious baby frenzied knitting, and I've been thinking about that quite a bit. So, I've come to some conclusions, at least for me. First, there's just the two of us now, and we like to be home on the weeknights, so there's more time. Next, there's just the two of us now and we have more money. Third, the internet, whether it be blogs, the knitlist, ezines, or now Ravelry has given me much more access to a lot of knitting. And last, I think, is that there are more and more yarns, fibers, and patterns available. When I was pregnant with this DD, there was Grant's down the street and that's where I bought the pattern books and the acrylic yarn. If they didn't carry it, not only didn't I buy it but I didn't even know about it. I don't even remember a proper LYS anywhere or at least anywhere I went. So my question is, what makes everyone else knit?

Monday, November 12, 2007

It's a Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's official, we found out yesterday at the shower and here she is! Now all the things I knit that don't have buttons yet can get finished. I am so happy but I think I would be just as happy with a boy.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I think I'm honored

This is one of 9 ruffled purses I made for DD's wedding last year. I have to say I really hated them by the end, why I did this I can only claim some sort of generosity insanity. Anyway, I entered this as one of my projects in Ravelry yesterday and today I got mail. Someone named KHM (am I the only one without some sort of crafty name) who is a volunteer editor asking my permission to use my picture on the page for the ruffled purse by Nicky Epstein. Of course they may, so when you go to Ravelry look for my purse!
PS KHM said my work would be famous!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I figured it out!

I finally figured out what Ravelry is all about. It is a time warp! You could just lose yourself in time looking at people, patterns, FO's, ughs, whatever. But so fun. Someone left a comment on one of my FO's, I could have friends, I can find whatever. But I'm supposed to be working. Uh oh!
(The picture is a baby blanket out of Cottonease, alternating squares of stocinette & reverse stockinette w/ a garter stitch border. )