18 May 2006

Two new projects

I've gone from not knitting anything for a couple of weeks to casting on 2 projects this past weekend. (My apologies to Kris, I was very distracted company.)

1st project: Socks for Griff. I've finished one already! (Less than one week. I've been a little obsessive.) I used the Yarn Harlot's basic instructions in her "Knitting Rules!" book. I've decided that I like knitting without a pattern. I think that's one of the reasons the sock knit up so quickly. I'll need to rip out the toe and make the foot a little longer. It fits perfect now but I'm sure his foot will grow by the time it's cold enough to wear wool socks. I'll have to take a pic w/ Griff modeling.

2nd project: Shawl for Brenda. If I can get it done in time it will be a June birthday present. It's a diamond lace pattern. It's not going as quickly as the socks. But I do like how it's knitting up. For some reason the yarn looks purple in the picture. It's more of a heather red.

10 May 2006

Monkey Cake

Banana cake with chocolate buttercream.
I'm happy with how he turned out.
I think I might have had too much fun carving him up.

09 May 2006

Happy Birthday, Avery!


08 May 2006

It is almost 11:00 PM on Monday, May 8th. This time last year I was deciding if my labor was far enough along to be taken to the hospital.
I'm feeling a little emotional.
I don't remember if I felt this way for Griff's 1st b-day.
I know. I know. Every baby is different.
But I'm still surprised be HOW different this experience is.
I know he's my last.
I'm buzier. I'm working more. Sometimes I feel like I'm too busy to enjoy him like Griff.
Or is it that it's not new?
I just can't believe it's already been a year.

02 May 2006


It's a little "blue". So those of you w/ delicate sensibilites might want to pass.


Q: Why did Walrus go to the tupperware party?
A: He was looking for a tight seal.

Thank you very much. I'll be here all week. Try the veal.

More jokes @ Bri's blog.