My finished Sophie bag-
I picked up some sky blue cotton and sewed a lining in by hand, and I rather like it. The Sophie pattern is a lot of fun to knit, and I see myself casting on at least one more for a Christmas present this year! Only thing that bothers me is the fact that there is no closure. I think I might have to buy a magnetic snap and undo the lining to put it in. We’ll see. In the meantime, I’ve started the Triangle Motif purse from FC Easy Crochet
And I plan to start another Ball Band dishcloth tonight. I love having multiple projects going, although my wrist is starting to complain a bit! Back to the game, Boston vs. Atlanta tonight.
Oh yeah- Jack said his first word last week! “Hot”. He loves to tell you when things are even remotely warm 🙂 And in true Jack fashion, he has since followed with “num-num” (our word for any kind of food for Jack) and “Ball”. 9 months old people! 9 months! I think he’s decided to graduate college for his first birthday :p
I have several projects going, most recently another Ballband dishcloth from MDK
I love this pattern! I’m making this one for myself, and have plans for about a half dozen more. I’m also browsing my pattern books, I found out today that my new cousin-in-law has made her appearance. Tiny little 5 pounder that she is! I’m unsure as to the spelling of her name, so I’ll share that when I have a pic of the lil sweetie. I’m thinking I’ll make a wee hat, and perhaps some booties. I want to be able to mail it out asap, so no time for anything major. For now anyway! I did start crocheting a baby blanket this afternoon, for something to work on in-between other projects
Gabe wanted a chance to feed the baby today.
This is the end result 🙂
I love these kids! Jack isn’t feeling 100% tonight, so I had to forgo knit night at Milli’s. But I’m knitting nonetheless, and watching the Red Sox game. Go Sox!
First off, thanks to everyone for the comments and emails regarding Jack. My Mama instinct tells me he is just fine, and will grow when he feels like it! 🙂 In the meantime, it’s been great fun for people to see him walking, and think he’s 6 months old *lol*
I’ve finished knitting the Sophie bag (finished Wednesday, actually) and it’s finally dry. I just have to sew the embellishments on, then I’ll snap a pic. My sister is having her graduation party tomorrow, so we’ll be busy all day with that. It’s going to be a blast, glamorous old-school Hollywood theme, and everyone is dressing as their fav character from a tv show or movie. I’m going as Samantha from Sex & The City (my Mom and sisters are playing the other girls and Jack is Brady!) Gabe is going to be the Avatar, and Natalie is a princess of course! On Sunday we are celebrating again, my brother is graduating from UNCW! So lots of parties and crazy family members this weekend. Should be interesting!
Is anyone else having a love affair with Ravelry? I LOOOOOVE it. Seriously. If I could marry it, I would. So much fun! I’m off to finish my sisters bag and watch the Red Sox game. I loved knitting Sophie so much, I cast on another for myself in SWS yesterday, and I’m already on row 40/54! Fun stuff. Have a great weekend folks!
Spent a relaxing day (mostly) at home today. I tried to take the kids to the Animal Planet Expo, but we got rained out. Since we were already in the car, we drove over to Target and spent about an hour looking at toys, which the kiddos thoroughly enjoyed! I’ve been knitting like mad on this bag today (using Moda Dea “Cache” from my stash)
This bag is intended for my lil sisters graduation present. I’m trying to decide what kind of decoration to put on it, a beaded flower pin, a felted flower, something like that. It’s a really easy, enjoyable knit, but for some reason my hands are cramping up. So, I’ve popped an Advil and decided to put the knitting down for the night. It’s nearly 11:30pm anyway, the only reason I’m still up is because the Red Sox game is still on! It’s been an interesting game, but as I type this the damn Yankees just tied it up. Back to crafting for a moment, I really want to make this bag. Isn’t it cute?! I’m in a bag mood lately. I also can’t wait to start knitting a sweater or two for Jacks fall wardrobe, but I don’t have any of the yarn yet. It’s rather expensive (Debbie Bliss and Rowan) so I won’t be getting it until I get paid from the publishing company. Sigh. I leave you with an adorable picture of Jack, giving me his best “But Moooooom, I don’t wanna go to sleep!” face 🙂
For the first time in 17 years! WHOOOOOP!
To celebrate, the kiddos, moi, my Mom and youngest brother Daniel walked around the pond, cleaning up trash. Afterwards, Grandma awarded them with “Steward Of The Earth” ribbons. Cool!
After the cleaning party, I dragged the kiddos down to my local Hancock Fabrics, which is going out of business. Oh. My. Lord. How I wish I had money…everything is on crazy sale! All yarn and yarn accessories are 50% off. I dug all the pennies out of the bottom of my purse, and walked away with this impressive stash-
The buttons…oh, the buttons…I’m going to stop back tomorrow with my piggy bank to see what buttons are left 🙂
Hi, I’m Megan and I have a button addiction!
I cast on for a new knit design today- it’s really cute! I can’t share yet, because I hope to submit this one to a magazine. Watching the game again tonight- we made Red Sox history, hitting 4 home runs in a row. WHOOP!! As I type this, we got another one and pulled ahead of the Yankees again. It’s a great day! *lol*
One last thing- stop by the comments and say hello! Over 35 visitors yesterday, and only two people said hi!
The soaker is finished! For those that were unaware, a soaker is a cloth diaper cover. One made of wool repels wetness, keeping baby dry 🙂 I knit this for an online friend who uses cloth diapers, and is having a bit of a rough patch in her life. I wanted to make her something to show her that her friends are always there for her, plus her wee baby is too stinkin cute not to knit something for 😉
As I said before, I read the pattern incorrectly and ending up winging the last bit. I also opted for a crocheted ruffle edging, vs a ribbed or stockinette edge. Milli, I tried to knit the ruffles, but quickly gave that idea up! The discerning viewer may note the spots of un-dyedness (a new Megan word!). The frequency of these spots in the skein made me a little ticked at first, but I eventually came to embrace the flaws, as nobody is perfect. I turned around after taking these pictures to discover that I had been followed by a Mama hunter 🙂
The wee people and I went to Borders this afternoon. How was it that I had never been there before? I always pass it on the way to Barnes & Noble, and for whatever reason, never went in. It had a smaller overall selection then my B&N, but was pretty cool nonetheless. There was a piano set up in the cafe, and a class of tiny girls were performing enchanting melodies. It was so nice to have that bit of beauty to brighten up the day. I walked away with a cool notebook and (finally) a copy of Crochet Today! I had been looking for one for several days. The yarn in the photo is an ebay find, 4 skeins of Mondial Cotton Soft. I love it, because it’s allergy free stuff. Pretty neat, although it’s thinner than I had orginally thought. Still pondering what to do with it, but I couldn’t pass it up at less than $5 for all 4 balls. Price on the tag is $4.95 each.
Red Sox vs. Yankees again today, and we’re kicking ass at 7-4. Whoop!