bloggity love

I know its been a while since I written a real post, one about what the minions and I have been up to. I will try to entertain you with what pictures I have. 2 weekends ago my Mom and Dad came down for a visit. That Friday, (I think it was Friday but it could have very well have been Thursday) Mike broke the pipe in the basement that goes to the clothes washer. I had asked him to put insulation on that pipe because it always freezes when it gets arctic cold outside. So to make a long painful story short, instead of just replacing the broken pipe Mike and his brother decide its best to re-plum the entire house with plex pipe during one of the coldest weekends in January. (And now the ice cold water that comes from the fridge tastes like plastic. Yum.) Yep. Brillant. Oh, and Bryce had the stomach bug. I’ll spare you the details. Then Bryce got better and Corra had the stomach bug. Fun times. (The pipes are now color coded, blue for cold and red for hot. This makes me remarkably happy. I don’t know why.) Anyway, thank goodness Bryce felt better Saturday just in time for his BS pine wood derby.
pine wood derby
Bryce won 2nd a bunch of times, and came in 1st once. He didn’t win a trophy, but nothing fell off his car, the car stayed on the track, and it didn’t burst into flames. All a plus considering this was his first year. A lot of people came together to help Bryce create his car, my ex-fil helped Bryce cut it out and paint it. My Dad helped by gluing the weights onto the bottom.
While we where at the derby, for 6 freaking hours, I had Allysa for part of it. Corra and Kailey where at home with Mema. As I left the house that morning I thought “I should bring the entertainment backpack” (it has toys, coloring books, new markers, paper bags, stickers that they hardly ever see) but I thought, nooo we won’t be there very long. After 3 hours I tried entertaining Allysa with my camera. It sort of worked. This is one of the pictures she took (of herself)
One of the last...
before she dropped it while the lens was extended. Which made the camera extremely mad. Now I’m without a camera until Mike comes home to fix it. *sigh* I thought I had fixed it, even freaked out Allysa with my Happy I fixed it dance. Took a few pictures to reset the lens before the battery died. Last week my brownie troop made friendship bracelets out of yarn scraps and TP tubes. Thanks Mom and Jenn for the awesome yarn scraps you sent me, the girls went ga-ga over the crystal fx. I wish I bought my camera to the meeting! This is a picture of the bracelet Corra made for Allysa the next day. She wound some yarn around a headband too.
friendship bracelets
But once the battery died and I replaced it when it was charged the lens must have moved because it jammed again. I’m not terrribly upset about this, but am finding so many things I want to photograph now that I can’t! (I’m also hoping one of these or this comes home with Michael when he comes home on break). I’m going to have to come up with creative ways to entertain ya’ll!
Sunday, thank goodness everyone felt better by then, we had Kailey’s 1st birthday. crap. I never wrote her a birthday post. Crap. Oh, wait, yes I did.
Now that your done laughing, here is a movie to entertain you:
Vodpod videos no longer available. from posted with vodpod

linky if you want to see the whole thing (I have no idea how to make it smaller so the sidebar doesn’t cut it off)

Just got home from taking the 2 younger girls to the Dr.  (A & K) they are both wheezing and coughing. Both are now going to be taking albuterol. I’m praying it doesn’t make them hyper!


Happy 2008

Yeah, yeah, yeah I know its been 2008 for 2 months now. But remember, I kinda fell off the ball and it ran over me. So I’m going to pretend like I was waiting for the Chinese New Year. Ok? Ok good.
2007 was a busy year, it was a good year. I’m a little sad to see it go, but am energized and excited about what 2008 will hold for us. I was a bit productive in the knitting front last year, which you can see all of my FO’s here (Ok, except for the 2 I haven’t blogged about yet)

13-baby items
13- pairs of socks
1- me sized sweater
4- hats
2- scarves
6- dishcloths (that I bothered to write in my knitting journal)
2- shawls
15- whimsies=

56 FO’s! seeeeee, the yarn stash is justified. Before Kailey was born, I learned a new technique: toe up socks
toes up!

I love these socks, they are still as vibrant as the day I casted off. I’m sure if I really think about it there was some other new to me knitting technique that I mastered last year. Considering I’ve only been knitting for 4 years.

Here are some FO’s that I feel amazingly brilliant about still:
6 socks from 3 hanks of STR. It makes me very happy.
Tulip sweater
the colors work beautifully with each other, and its oh, so soft!
Something red
I can’t wait for Spring so I can wear this again!
Little Sprout Jacket
Kailey gets a bunches of complements when she wears this sweater out.

My goal for 2008: I will learn how to knit fair isle. There are so many beautiful fair isle patterns out there, I wanted to learn last year but with a newborn it just wasn’t going to happen. So this year. I.will.learn!

Before I go, my best FO of 2007:



Happy Chinese New Year!

me lovable!

There has been so much love going around knit-blog land these days. There is always love going around, (knitters are a nice bunch of people.) Recently two blogging buddies awarded me with the…..
Lovable blog award! I’m flattered ladies! Many thanks. I can’t tell you how good it makes me feel! I love dropping by your blogs and seeing what creative things you’ve been up to. (And seeing Keana’s beautiful baby boy. Oh, so handsome!)  To pass on the love I’m going to award it to…. drumroll…. da da da dummmm….. in no particular order….

Kelly over at the Gabby knitter

Heather at A.D.D. knitter  and

Vickie at the Virginia Purl.

Pass on the love ladies!

Phew, that was hard picking 3! I have 142 feeds in my bloglines, and its growing (not as bad as my Ravelry queue which is now 6 pages long, thank goodness.)  and I love all the blogs I read. All of you ladies  keep me inspired, enable me to buy more yarn, and keep my brain moving.   I’m off to bed, its after midnight and its been crazy in this house the past week. More on that (hopefully) tomorrow. Night!