Posts Tagged “snickerdoodle”
Dec 18 2009
Snickerdoodle always comes running into my office whenever he hears my printer start up. Obsessed would be a bit of an understatement, lol! Anyway–I think this photo would make a cute LOLCAT if I could just think of something funny to write… Currently, I’m thinking something like “CQ Kitten – Iz let no miztakes get byz me.”
Feb 26 2009
Time is flying by and I really don’t know where it is going! I think it is facebook the girls, I think–as they get older, they get busier. (Plus, it is a non-sport season for K and she has been getting home at 2:30 all winter. How are moms supposed to do anything when their day ends at 2:30???) I have been the world’s poorest blogger this month–3 posts so far as compared to 19 in 2007 and 15 in 2008. I know that people say that time goes by faster as you get older but this is crazy! Anyway, this post is about 2 projects. An old project and a new project, please read on…
Frog it or Finish it Project for all the Fridays of February:
My Second Pair of Jaywalkers (how is that for an original name?)
Start date: February 2007!!!!!
Yarn: Hand dyed Knit Picks Bare – Superwash Merino/Nylon Fingering Weight
Needles: Size 1 !!!!!!!!
Thoughts: The reason this is a “finish it” project and not a “frog it” is due to the knitting memories that the beginning of the first sock holds. I started this project for our trip to California in 2007. Also, I knit on these socks when my dad was in the hospital in the spring of 2007. These are my second pair of Jaywalkers and I should have known not to knit the same pattern twice. Looking through back blog posts, I can see another reason why I abandoned this project for so long was because I wanted to knit with the yarn I had purchased while in California from which I made these and this. It looks like I was also making one or 2 other things that spring. Once again, I ask, where has all the time gone? Why did I used to have so much more?
Stripey Cardi 2009
Start date:February 22, 2009
Pattern: Indigo Playmate by Wendy Bernard from Custom Knits
Yarn: 7 colors of Mission Falls 1824 Cotton
Needles: Size 6 Addi Turbos
Thoughts: I bought this yarn to make a stripey sweater from a Mission Falls pattern book, but decided on using the Indigo Playmate pattern instead since it is knit in one piece and there will be fewer ends to weave in and less bulk from seams. I’m just knitting random stripes so it could turn out to be fabulous or it could turn out to be completely wonkey! We shall see!
What’s up around here:
This weekend is sort of my birthday (that is, it is in the quick flash of time at midnight on Saturday before Sunday truly begins). I have both scrapbooking and knitting plans so I know it is going to be fun! We are also have a small dinner here on Saturday night with my parents. I think I like these very quiet low-key off-birthday-year birthdays better than the huge milestones (like years that are multiples of both 10 and 4!). Dave gave me his present yesterday–he brought my van out to be “detailed.” It is SO clean it is scary!
The girls have been ok this winter, though it is getting long… They have been sick off and on but nothing serious. It does seem sometimes though with 3 of them, there is often someone home sick from school. I haven’t been getting too many days for getting things done. Of course, spring sports will start soon and all heck will break loose! Agents J and B are playing softball and K is still deciding between crew and lacrosse neither of which she has done before. She seems to be currently leaning toward lacrosse. I guess it doesn’t matter to me which one she picks as they seem to be equally dangerous.
Snickerdoodle is getting big. He can no longer be technically classified as a “kitten.’ He has some really wild, crazy hyper moments! It can be scary–we think he is part wildcat–possibly tiger or lion. And of course I have a gratuitious cat photos for you. Here is SD with his favorite skein of handspun wool:
With a mix of excitement and terror we will be bringing Snickerdoodle home to live with us next Friday, November 21. He is adorable, but we have a tremendous amount of work to do to kitten proof our house! Gates: we are going to need gates!
Just as a quick update — my dad is home and starting to feel better. Can you believe a tiny little tick bite can mean 7 days in the hospital. Sigh.
Most of us here also have colds and the weather is so dreary. Rainy and cloudy — very think clouds and lots of fog hence the lack of blogging lately. I also spent 2 days last week doing leaves and now it is hard to tell because a whole new batch just fell off the trees. OK, to prevent any further complaining, I will move onto the knitting portion of this post…
Pattern: Porphyria by Cissy Black
Model: Agent J
Yarn: Koigu in an unknown colorway – less than 1 skein
Thoughts: These were fun to make. They are relatively quick to knit and the pattern is easy to memorize. They are especially good for gifts as they are very stretchy due to the ribbing and fit all sizes. I highly recommend these if you are looking for a Christmas knitting project.
These were actually a gift for someone I work with whose father recently passed away and who always has cold hands.
What else is going on here? Well, we are trying to eat better. More back to the basics — we have been making some of our own bread, our own mozzarella cheese, our own granola bars, and our own yogurt. As you can imagine, all this health is very time consuming! Even the shopping is harder. The girls aren’t really all that happy (though they do love the cheese). I made chicken soup with a happy chicken and all organic vegetables and they said, oh not more organic! We don’t like organic! Sigh again… as that is the best that I have, you know? So we had take out Chinese for dinner tonight. They seemed happy, but I thought it was gross.
I also have not dyed at all since the Fiber Event. I haven’t even added anything new to my Etsy shop. I’m blaming it on the lighting and stuff, but I really think I just need to catch up on the house and clothes and things. I also just went through a round of conferences for the girls and lots of appointments. Well, also and until recently, we had a crazy ride with field hockey. Agent K’s team won their league championship and made it all the way to the state semifinals!
And for a little bit of additional good news, K and I have some friends have tickets to see Twilight at 4:00 next Friday!!! A kitten and a vampire movie all in the same day, who can ask for more! Oh yeah, and IHA is taking the day off to go get Snickerdoodle with me. Isn’t he sweet?