30 April 2006


My Monkey

I've decided to knit this monkey. Minus the wardrobe. It's for Avery's 1st birthday. It's slow going. Not even enough for a pic. And I can't decide what contrasting color to use. He's going to be this blue. Should his face and paws be white, grey, or turquoise? White will show too much dirt I think.
Bri doesn't even care it give his opinion. He's bitter it's not a leprechaun for him.
There are 16 pieces. I've done 2. I don't think I'll be done by Sunday.

24 April 2006

Top Chef

I have a crush on Harold.
Damn Bravo and their reality shows.
A man who can cook is pretty hot.

21 April 2006

Happy belated Birthday, Lisa!!!

19 April 2006

Here are my boys at Easter. I think at one point in my life I vowed not to dress my kids in matching outfits. I'm glad I threw that out the window.

Cheesecake update:
On 1st try I was a little disappointed. I thought it tasted plain and nothing special. But I think that was do to the fact that my tastes were already overwhelmed by Easter dinner i.e. I shouldn't have been eating anything else.
But...as a little something while watching Brokeback Mountain, it was very tasty. The caramel flavor was nice and subtle. My hubby enjoyed it at all tastings.

As for the movie, I really liked it. It was a little on the long side. And I wish there wasn't sooo much hype, definately a distraction. But very well acted and filmed. Very Ang Lee. I have to say I was surprised. I expected my reaction to be more neutral. Ennis is a great tragic character.

14 April 2006

Happy Easter

Yes, I know I'm shamless when it come to dressing up my kid.

I am making a reduced-fat Duche de Leche Cheesecake.
(I have family members who are diabetic.)
I barely remembered to take it out on time.
I'll let you know how it turns out.

1st Haircut

My baby's 1st haircut.
As handsome as he looks I have to say that I'm sad to see his shaggy mop gone.
And not unless we have a windfall of cash...
That will be my last 1st haircut ever.

10 April 2006


Happy Happy!!!
Joy Joy!!!
One is longer then the other.
The 2nd sock does not look as neat as the 1st.
But overall I am very pleased.
I have discovered that I enjoy knitting socks.
So much so that I just ordered more sock yarn.
Crazy!! I know.

07 April 2006


Second sock syndrome.....
I thought I was immuned. I had heard of it. Wasn't sure if I believed the hype. I cast on the 2nd sock immediatly. Only took 2 tries. I usually need to cast on a project 3-4 times until I get it right. Knit the cuff, leg , heel, no problems.
Then whamo, SSS, picked up stitches for the instep, miscounted somewhere, a total mess. My inexperienced self tried to fix it but ended up ripping back to the heel flap. Reknitting the heel became problematic, twice. Or was it thrice?
So..lesson learned. SSS is not just about casting on the pair. But the false sense of security. Feeling clever from completing the 1st sock does not guarantee 2nd sock success.

04 April 2006

Happy Birthday, Melissa!!

Favorite Movie

Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le

One of my all time favorites. It was playing on IFC last night. It's a little hard to read subtitles and knit at the same time. If I was stranded on an island and could only bring one movie, it would be this one. That way I could learn french too.
Here's my 2nd sock. I can't wait to wear them!