Bittersweet

Its been a long time since I’ve posted, and so much has happened. And at times it is hard to find words to describe anything. Some good, some bad, I’m sorry this is so vague but I can’t get into it. I’m trying to be optimistic, and see the light at the end of the tunnel. But we all know that with life’s curve balls that can be hard. I wanted to share one of my FO’s from the month of May, my bittersweet shrug.
Bittersweet shrug
Sweet, because it looks beautiful with the green dress I found at the big W. Sweet, because it looks just like how I imagined it would in my head.
Bittersweet shrug
Sweet because the back lies flat when my arms are down and there are no bat wings.
Bittersweet shrug
Bitter because I finished it on May 3.

Project Stats:
pattern: Retro Redux Shrug by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark published in Lace Style
size: 42″
yarn: 1.5 balls Lion brand Cotton ease in Almond
needles: US 8 / 5.0 mm US 9 / 5.5 mm US 10 / 6.0 mm US 10½ / 6.5 mm
time- April ?, 2008 – May 3, 2008
mods: I knit the ribbing in the round using dpns, and then knit flat when I reached the lace section.
ravelry link: here

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Dude, its MAY!

It’s been absolutely crazy here at Chez Mistress Stash Enhancer, I’m having a hard time believing that its really May. A lot of it has to do with Allysa’s headstart graduation er, stepping up party tomorrow. I think Headstart is a wonderful program and I am super happy that I was able to at least get Allysa into the homebased program this year. I wanted to give back some, and am helping out with the graduation, sorry stepping up party. The teacher, another mother and I loved the idea of a carnival that a neighboring program had for their party. So we are doing an animal themed carnival party. (Everything is better with a theme right?) I saw this awesome picture on flickr after finding the purl frog from purl bee I knew I had to whip one up.
Frog toss- the whole shabang
click here to see the inside of the bag and here to see another picture of the froggies and lily pads. I plan on giving the set to her teacher tomorrow. I used a small canvas bag from Jo-anns, felt for the numbers and lily pads. I used Heat and Bond ultra bond to adhere the numbers to the lily pads, and the lily pad to the bag.

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