Friday, June 29, 2007

Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo, how about you, you you

You can come to, to to, We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

Aquarium touch pond
The Gibbon's monkeys were crazy today so loud you could hear them a mile away. This one is swinging at the highest part or their structure the kids loved it.
Train Ride :D

Odds and ends

Newborn socks, Regia stripes on size 0 DPN's my own pattern I need to remember to round out the toe more next time. Modeled by Declan my 8-5 baby who is 5 months they just barely fit him.

Reid well the back of it which I've been working on for a month. I've been in denial and just finally accepted that the 6 year old size is never ever going to fit my daughter. This pattern runs huge, the back is 22inches and big enough to fit an adult.
SO :( Frogged and I will start over in a few days once I decide how many sizes to go down.
Socks for me yarn is Knitpicks essential sock and stripes, pattern from knitpicks as well.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Trio of Rompers

Since I had the pattern out (used this for the romper under the dress in previous post) I figured I might as well use up some woven scraps I have kicking around. Otto 3/07 size 86 (about a 1 T)
No idea what I'll do with them but I'm sure they will find a purpose eventually.

A very special SNS

This is for a very dear friends well actually for her daughter :D who is 1 and being welcomed into their Church this weekend. It is a dress with a romper under so there is no dress over the head incidents lol

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Knit Tank top for me

The pattern is from and is absolutely fabulous
yarn is cotlin from
Modeled excuse the shifty eyes I was laughing at my ds

Close up of the lace edging

Thursday, June 14, 2007

These blocks

seriously rock the kids have spent so many hours creating with them. They are the one thing in the playroom that doesn't get rotated (we rotate toys every 4 months to keep things fun)


#1 Is it about the finished item or about the process of knitting? Some of both? Has your focus changed one direction or the other over time?

For me the knitting is about the process. The vast majority of my knitting ends up being for other people. I love finding the perfect gift, the thinking and peace I get well knitting it and the joy I receive when I see what I've created being used. I don't think my focus has changed much, though I have slowly in both sewing and knitting working in more projects for me.

#2 How do you view mistakes? Do you think they give your project character? Is it important to have one, as my Aunt says, because only God is perfect? Or would you rip all the way back to row 5 of your husband's finished sweater knit on size 3 needles to eradicate a mistake no one else would notice?

It depends, if it will affect the beauty, structure etc I rip it out. If it's something minor that can be fudged I tend to let it be.

#3 Would you rather knit a project that is comfortable for your skill level, or do you prefer a challenge that requires you to figure out new things?

I often start new projects just so I can learn a new skill. I do however get alot of comfort from knitting things that I have knit so often I can just do it and not even think about it. I always have a mindless comfort project going along with several more challenging projects to spice things up.

#4 What is something you really want to make but haven't yet? What holds you back? Is it money, skill level, time, fear of the unknown or something else?

I really want to finish a lace shawl. I am currently working on one but my focus knitting time is really limited still so it only gets worked on when the absolutely perfect moments arise. So I guess time is holding me back. I also want to knit a sweater for me. I have the yarn and the pattern but am very reluctant to start it until I have lost a bit more weight, I would be very sad if it took me 6 months to knit and then didn't fit cause I have lost the weight, and I can't start it in a smaller size cause then I'd be depressed if I finished it in 6 months and it was too small lmao.

My new outfit

The skirt was kindly gifted to me from a friend who rocks. I decided that it needed a shirt that actually coordinated instead of my messy hodgpodge style (if you can call it at style) of dressing

Monday, June 11, 2007

Birthday BBQ

Ollies Pirate birthday outfit
Sleeve details

Back of shirt
Side pockets of shorts
Front of shirt
Front of shorts

Friday, June 8, 2007

Good old fashion fun

2 kids, a shovel, water, and construction cones what else do you need on a hot summer night