Monday, August 31, 2009

I finished this adorable baby sweater! I got the pattern, Little Mabel, at Churchmouse Yarn & Tea.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

This baby Stella Pixie Hat took less yarn than I expected, it uses sock yarn and went pretty fast. We'll see how it look on my baby someday!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I've been avoiding buying the ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid since eating lots of half & half is not a good idea. Now that's I've found a recipe for chocolate gelato, which is only requiring regular milk, I'm so tempted to get some started at home. Whenever my friend Michelle says, what can I bring you back from Italy, I always sigh and say chocolate gelato, so that's not really possible... stay tuned in case I get this going!
My favorite combo is a scoop of chocolate & a scoop of pistachio.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This Tomten pattern was OK to knit up (aka Yuletide Gnomes), but for those who aren't a fan of finishing, it's hard to complete. I am pretty close, but need to track down some red yarn for the hat. He'll be cute in time for the holidays I think though.
I took 3 friends sailing last weekend on an all-girls overnighter. We sailed to Eagle Harbor. It was great! We got a spot a the public dock and went into town and visited Churchmouse Yarns. I got a Sublime knitting book that has three patterns I would like to knit. Now I need to see if I can find yarn in my stash that will work, it's not looking so promising so far. I don't have a lot of DK weight.

I've also knit up a quicky pair of infant mittens and a hat that match.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Yesterday I completely tackled the nursery and it's all ready for decorating. All painted and everything. I just need the crib assembled and some shelving. The room is very blue and white, so some pink is going to need to come in as decor as well. I'll wait to put up wall art until last.

Our cat, Stella is just driving us insane. She uses her cat box 30% of the time, 50% uses the paper we put on the tile outside the box and 20% on the tile. Luckily the bathroom tile is glazed and super easy to wipe clean, but GROSS!!! AND, it's completely contained to that room. I've bought a new cat box and litter and will see if this gets her back in there. I think at this point she's got a BAD habit that came from not feeling very well as some points. This wasn't a problem until we started letting her use the backyard after we moved into the house. She's just not a smart cat, but that makes her pretty cute too. We're concerned how this is going to work out once our baby is mobile.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

I made up these infant mittens super quick thanks to Janell's donation of some extra yarn and spare needles. They are so cute! (Like everything for babies)
I might just make another pair if I get a chance to.

Jesper left this morning for Sweden so I'm on my own to do what I please. Today I knit a lot and watched a lot of HGTV! Ah - the life... it's still too hot to get to my crown molding project. I think tomorrow morning will be my only chance for it to be cool enough and my energy will be best in the morning. I also am getting my relocated craft room more organized and it's really a great space, even roomier than my old space, the new baby room.