Monday, March 30, 2009

- And the baby has a personality

My DH gave Rosa Leigh a kiss and she tried as hard as she could not to smile. I mean she tried HARD not to smile. She finally couldn't hold it in, first one side of her mouth smiled. Then she cracked a HUGE grin, but as soon as that gummy grin popped out, she turned her head (like if I can't see you, you can't see me, and the smile doesn't count). When she finally got her grin under control, she looked back at him with a straight face as though to say, "You didn't get me. You can't make me smile."

Anywho, here is a video of my baby and her silly smile. Hope you like it.

video

Sunday, March 29, 2009

- Fake Isle

Below are the pictures of the Fake Isle hat I made for my DH.



It came out great! I'm making another one, I love it.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

- Fair Isle, an attempt

I'm getting brave people, I'm going to attempt Fair Isle. My first attempt at it will be the Fake Isle Hat. I'm going to use Patons SWS 70128 Natural Blue and Patons Classic Wool 00225 Dark Grey Mix. I think it'll turn out well. I am a tight knitter, and so I'm going to have to watch that.

I would like to say that I am drooling over Patons Silk Bamboo yarn and Joann's is having a sale. And if you search you can find a free shipping coupon code online. I am so tempted, but I have to get my car fixed first. SIGH!!!!!!

- Hats: for a friend, for myself, and to donate

I've been making a lot of hats lately. I think because they are quick, easy to put down then pick right back up, and they are giving me a sense of accomplishment.

These two hats I made to donate to the hospital I gave birth to my daughter in. They are preemie hats.



This hat I made for a friend's baby. I put it on my daughter just so she could model it. It's made in the same pattern as the one I made for her. A quick knit, with no seems it's great for a baby.


This hat I made for myself. I love it. It is so simple, yet looks deceptively difficult.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

- Knitting comission

So I have my first knitting commission! Woo Hoo! It's for a hat like I made for Rosa Leigh. It's for one of the woman on WTE (www.whattoexpect.com. I'm very excited!

I also talked to a lady at a local baby store and she said if I make a few hats she'll put them on the shelves and try to sell them for me. How exciting!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

- Made a hat

I made a hat for my kiddo, no pattern. It's an earflap hat with no seams. I made it from 100purewool. It's single ply Padua. I made it a little big so it'll fit her next year.

These pictures are the best I could get, as she wasn't in a picture taking mood.





If anyone wants the pattern let me know. Right now I'm making another one for a friend. The one I'm making for her is in Camo colored wool. I'll get a pic before I mail it to her.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

- Market bags

I've found some great patterns for market bags. I found them on Ravelry. But I will link to the patterns here for those who (for whatever reason aren't members of Ravelry.

Sully Market Bag
Sundance Market Bag
Windmill Bag
Monkey/Market Bag
Recycled Market Bag <--- Made out of plastic bags String Bag

Although, the one I like the best is the Girlfriend Market Bag, but you can only find it on Ravelry.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

- Some pictures

Here you see Frankenstein brownies we made on Halloween (I'm a bit late getting this picture up).The next picture is a Rosa Leigh burrito. :-) Ok, she's in a blanket (A GORGEOUS BLANKET) crocheted by a friend (Amber).


Ahh, a classic, Rosa Leigh in her swing. I don't know if she or Daddy like the swing better.

My Grandma Rosa Leigh holding her namesake and her Great-granddaughter Rosa Leigh.

Daddy and baby taking a nap.

Baby and brother.

Ahhh, sibling love and laughter.

Rosa Leigh loving her quilt.


Freshly washed Mohawk. Don't mind the date, this is really her two month birthday, but the date is wayyyyy off.

Go Baby!

- Drama Queen baby

My 9 week old daughter is starting to get a sense of humor. Yesterday, she was fussing around wanting to eat. I got her all ready, pulled out the utter and she QUICKLY shoved her hand in her mouth. I looked at her and pulled her hand out and started to pop in the food machine, and she started he heing/cooing with a big smile. You could tell she was trying to joke with me. Like "look mom I can get my fist in my mouth faster than you can feed me."

She's also starting to act. I know I'm in trouble. The other morning I she woke me up smacking on her hand. A sure indication that if I didn't wake up and present the utter that crying would commence. :-) So I got up and walked over to the bassinet. We made eye contact and then all of a sudden I see a smile, her eyes close her head fall to the side and her hands fall limply to her side. But then I notice her left eye, is slightly open. She's watching me. I mention to this 8 week old drama queen that "I know you're awake." What to I get but a quick smile (eyes still half closed as though asleep), and her head turns to the other side.

When I picked her up she yawned and stretched like she just woke up. Little drama queen.