Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quick meme

I was reading Sassenach's blog and saw this - thought it would be a fun break from the monotony of work...

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your significant other? babe
3. Your hair? curly
4. Your mother? Dory
5. Your father? Dilbert
6. Your favorite thing? music
7. Your dream last night? weird
8. Your favorite drink? coke
9. Your dream/goal? peace
10. The room you’re in? cube
11. Your ex? forgotten
12. Your fear? death
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
14. Where were you last night? sewing
15. What you’re not? outside
16. Muffins? banana
17. One of your wish list items? vacation
18. Where you grew up? alaska
19. The last thing you did? lunch
20. What are you wearing? shorts
21. Your TV? off
22. Your pets? dogs!
23. Your computer? new
24. Your life? hectic
25. Your mood? happy
26. Missing someone? no
27. Favorite store? garden
28. Your summer? fast
29. Like someone? smile
30. Your favorite color? blue
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried? dunno

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Please to welcome...

MacKenzie June. Born on June 20th, 2008.
I am an Auntie to the third power!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Knitting on pins and needles

Good morning cherry! We are just about finished with you! This is the second sleeve, and for you lovely readers - do you see that bedraggled little skein to the right? Yeah. That's how much yarn is left. I can hardly stand the suspense... will I have enough? Will I have to hunt down another skein in the same dye lot? I am torn between wanting to go home and knit obsessively or put the dang thing away because I can't bear to run out of yarn. What's a girl to do!?

Sometime last Wednesday, I decided I couldn't deal with such unadulterated stress, so I turned to something else - the sewing machine. In the intervening time frame, I have rediscovered a passionate love for my sewing machine. Or maybe just discovered, since I don't remember ever loving my sewing machine this much. Usually there is much swearing and gnashing of teeth and "what the hell?!"'s but this time? Just love. And here's why:

The fabric of yore has become... the flirty skirty!
Pattern: McCall's M5390
Fabric: Cotton pretties from hobby lobby

I can't even tell you how much I am in love with this skirt. It's comfy, it's cute, it was super easy, and it was CHEAP. Love love love. I'm going to wear the crap out of this thing. Especially on hot days like today. If any of you have some cotton pretties in your stash, or even just $5-$10 and a local hobby lobby with fabric on sale, I highly recommend making this skirt. It is di-VINE.

The unfortunate part of finishing this skirt is that I am being inexorably drawn back to the stress of Cherry. Will she make it? Will she run out of yarn? Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sumpin's up...

Ooo - yummy...

For a little flirty skirty? Definitely.

Cherry's on her way! Just have to finish the sleeves and the edging and she'll be wearable!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Some close friends of ours are having a baby and as we are all avid hockey fans, I figured the little one might as well get a head start...
Pattern: Raglan Sweater by Debbie Bliss (The Baby Knits Book)
Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Superwash && Andean Silk
Mods: Sewn on hockey patch (purchased through proper channels. :D)

How freakin cute is that thing? I wanna stretch it and wear it myself. But since that patch would only cover one small part of my chest *ahem* I might just go ahead and knit myself an avs sweater in the proper size. Sweet. :D

I have no other knitting for you. I'm finishing up little red cardigan for another friend of ours (due very soon) and Cherry is still sadly staring at me from the knitting bag. Never fear, I will finish her in short order!

I leave you with a view of the sunset out my back door last night: