Sunday, October 24, 2010

AHHHHHHH!!!!

I just can't believe it has been since July since I last posted. I thought I was going to be so good! Well I know you know, but life happens. We have been so busy with our day-to0-day stuff That I don't get on the computer much. Little G is taking a nap, so I have time to update pictures, ravelry and my blog.

G is growing like a weed these days. He will be 9 months old on Nov. 2nd. I just can't believe it. What a little person he is too. He has 2 teeth and he does look so cute! He is crawling around and pulling himself up on things. Only a few bumps and bruises. He has learned to ease himself down gentley this week, so that is great instead of just letting go!

I have been busy with work and getting things settled there. I don't know why, but things at school just seem a little hectic this year. More than usual. It is hard to believe that we are two months in already too.

On the knitting front I have been ticking off small projects for gifts... plus a lot of recorder cases for the kids! I really should make those all year long or over the summer instead of Sept and make myself crazy having them ready for October!

Here's all my latest goodies:
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some morew baby cloths

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a baby shrug

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a matching frilly hat

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some crowns for me niece

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lastly some crocheted hats for gifts...

hope all is well with you all. I hope to keep caught up now!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I thought I had more time

Summer time means more time at home right? Why can't I find the time to update here once in a while? I guess a soon to be 6 month old keeps me busy. Little G is doing great and will be 6 months on Monday. Crazy how time flies. I have so much to show you too! There has been knitting!

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Made these Noro socks a little while back but just didn't get the picture off the camera!

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Made this water bottle cozy real fast for a swap last month. Love the leaf design too!

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Sewed the toes on these this morning. Started them on a car trip, but it took a while to really get the second one done this month.

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I even have some Christmas knitting done! This is that cute little lionbrand cardi with the eylets on the top. Can't really tell from the picture, but it came out super cuter with this bargan Vanna yarn I found. MAking a similar one for my other niece too. They both love purple!

Great swap package over on Ravelry that I was a part of. Don't you just love that shawlette?
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Even a little blue cable bib for little G:
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That's about all from here. I am caught up on my knitting pics and even slipped one of little G in there for you! He is almost sitting up by himself and can rolls both ways now. We might be ready for him to be mobile!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th!

Sorry I have been MIA for a bit. Heading back to work left me with no real "free time" for the computer. Little G doesn't like being where the computer is, so I canonly get here when he is sleeping (and I have been sleeping when he does) or if huby has him. But I haven't been able to stay on for too long.

Have been knitting too... when I can...
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Made this cute little mock cable hat for G last month before I had to return the book to the library.

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Made him a few bibs for those droolly occasions.

And lastly husband's birhtday socks:
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Just a lot of leftovers in his favorite colors.

I have a sweater for my niece on the needles as well as a pair of socks for me too. I am out of school for the summer, so I am going to enjoy every minute I have! Mom, G, and Me took a road trip last week to VA. to visit my sister and her family. G did great in the car. We broke the trip in half each way with a stop in PA. for the night each direction. We had a lot of fun. Boy is it hot in VA. Not sure I could do that for long. Of course we are starting our own heat weave today. Hope we survive the humidity!

Tomorrow I am getting back on the exersice wagon. Since I started back to work I haven't even been able to do much walking with G in the carriage. SO I hope to get him outside during the mornings while it is cooler. Plus I am taking an ourdoor bootcamp class for the month of July! I hope I survive that too! Just realy needed a jumpstart to my routine. I like to workout at home, but I figured this would get me out doing something by myself while hubby watching little G or drops him off at one of the grandmother's for the morning.

Glad to get a chance to check in. Will post a new pic of G soon as he just turned 5 months on Friday! Where does the time go?

Friday, May 21, 2010

May already??

I can't believe I let a month slip right on by there. In my defense I started back to work and was trying to get little G on somewhat of a schedule. Schedule not so much now that he is at 2 grandmothers' house during the week while I am at work. Once he is home he is on one. Weird.

Going back to work wasn't so bad. I sneak off at lunch to see him and feed him, so it break sup the day. He is getting big.

Lots of little knitting projects happening too. There was a baby shower at work this week so I had been working on things for her including:
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These adorable baby cloths! I love the patterns and want to get more designs from this creative person!

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Plus a small hat and thumbless mitts and

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this fun little crocheted baseball cap. Little G is modeling. I will have to make him one in a bigger size. It is a cute pattern and fits really well!

Only a few more weeks of work until summer vacation which is nice. Plus I got my first paycheck today which helps too! Too bad the weather has to be so darn hot here during May! Can't it wait until school's out?

Hope everyone is doing well out there. I am off to check in on a few of your blogs!
Happy weekend!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring is finally here!

Not sure where the last couple of weeks went, but they have come and gone. The grass needs mowing and the perennials are starting to show. I haven't gotten out there to rake up the leaves that didn't make it to the compost pile! Yikes!

Little G keeps me hopping these days. We are taking him out more and experience the world. Little cutie. We drove to Rochester last weekend and he slept most of the drive which was awesome! He is finally learning to sleep in the car. That wasn't true in the beginning. Had a fun time with my aunt and uncle.

Haven't been knitting too much or reading either, just moving right along in short choppy steps. A few small projects for gifts:
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Cute little dragonfly bag. Love this stitch. Think it would make a great stitch for socks.

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A washcloth to put in a bag for a friend going through a tough time. She loves purple and this finished up this skein of cotton!

Plus I was in an exchange on Ravelry:
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Got some great stuff from yarn, patterns, cookies and a sock project bag. I have been dieing for that caterpillar scarf pattern and I finally got it! Yeah!

And lastly I will leave you with a pic of my growing baby boy. He found his hands and fingers this week and his voice too!
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Hope to get back soon with some really knitting content. I head back to work in another couple of weeks. Luckily for me summer vacation is just around the corner after that!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Made it to the new yarn store

Can't believe I was able to get there already, but on the way home from the doctor's yesterday we dashed in to see the joint. It is a beautiful shop. She needs more yarn, but it did look lovely in the new setting! I couldn't not buy something. No it wasn't sock yarn! I am overstocked in that area as it is. I bought a cotton tweed in a bright blue to make little G a vest I think. I was looking for a good pattern on Ravelry, so I have a plan to use the yarn in the near future.

Had to show you the twins in their new garden hats. Stopped to see my friend last week and her girls are beautiful. Just a month older than little G.
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Aren't they adorable?

Little G is doing well. Had his check up the other day. Grew another inch and a half and is up to 11 lbs now. My little weed, growing so fast. We had lovely weather the past few days, so we have been outside loving it! I'd love to get in a little gardening if I can get him to sleep in the stroller.

Have been working on some left sock yarn peds for hubby's b-day in June and a second pair of Noro socks for me. His are almost done, mine, not so much.

Having a quiet day at home tomorrow for Easter. Can't wait to enjoy it as a little family.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A new LYS is in the works!

Sadly a few months ago one of our LYS closed down due to high rent, etc, but she ended up selling the business and it is almost ready to open up again! Hopefully it will be a wonderful new place to visit and spend time at. I was hoping it was already open, but she needs a little more time to deal with all the yarn... doesn't that sound promising?

Well, little G is keeping me very busy, but I have a little help most days, so I can run an errand or take a nap. Both my mom and my hubby's mom have been wonderful these past 6 weeks! I can't believe little G is already 6 weeks old! How fast the time goes....

Yes, I have been knitting while little one sleeps or eats. A friend had twins right before me, so I made these two garden hats for her daughters...
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The pattern was super easy and even putting the flowers on was much like adding a bead. Hope they like their new hats.

I have also been trying to use up a little stash. SO I have been working on a few scarves as gifts. That's about all from here today. I'll show you the cute hat I made for Little G next time!