Monday, January 26, 2009

Knitting Projects #3, 4, & 5

So I've been busy trying to complete the baby blanket I was commissioned to knit.  Here it is finally!:

The cute recipient enjoying his blankie

Since that "big" project was done, I had an explosion of little projects that I wanted to do, and so I knitted up this hat while I was watching the premier of season 5 for Lost.

I liked it but decided two strands of this yarn were too bulky and one strand made the hat too thin (it's made with one and I can see the little Professor's head peaking through the holes).  I decided to get different yarn and try it with the recommended two strands.  I also knit it in the round this time, instead of on the recommended straight needles and then sewing up a seam (which i completely loathe doing).  This is how it turned out:

Very awesome, I think, not because I knitted it, just because it's a really easy project that turns out totally awesome.  Took only about an hour to do.  Too bad the Professor lost it in the grocery store the very next day :o(

Dear Mommy, I'm sorry I lost my hat.  I just get too hot sometimes.  Please make me another one. Love the Professor

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Knitting Project #1 and 2

In my quest to see if I can beat my project count from last year, I thought I'd keep track of it here.  Here are my first two projects, and you guessed it, they are baby hats!

This hat is a fusion of this pattern and this pattern.  Of course for the Professor!
This hat is for a very prego lady at church, who is due I think tomorrow, but only looks like she is about 5 months pregnant.  Whatever, I doubt her baby will be 9 lbs like the Professor was....

Monday, January 19, 2009

Praise the Lord!

My sister lives in Georgia, you know, in the middle of the bible belt.  She sees crazy religious stuff all the time.  Gawain, being somewhat into religion, always finds these things rather interesting and hilarious.  My sister found this, thought Gawain would love it, sent it to us, and this is what it said:

I know, right?  

Monday, January 12, 2009

Knit knit knit

So Martha says (you know, Martha Stewart) that in 2007 an average of 21 projects were knitted by people that, you know, knit.  As I read this, I was wondering if I had completed 21 projects in one year.  Even though they were mostly hats, I came to realize that I think I had done 21 projects last year, including knitting hats for every single one of the babies in my birthing class:

(yeah that ugly hat in the middle, I don't know who knitted that but it wasn't me)

That counts for 9 projects.  I've also made 3 hats for the Professor

One hat for Gawain's boss's daughter

2 blankets for wedding presents

2 baby blankets, a scarf for a secret santa gift, 9 other baby hats I don't have pictures of, one hat someone paid me to knit them and a sweater and a pair of fingerless gloves for Gawain. As far as I can count, I think the total is 30 projects!  The thing is, I just love to knit, especially for other people, so its easy to crank out the projects in no time.  This year is shaping up the same.  So far I've knitted a hat for the Professor, another baby hat for a shower this week, and I'm working on a baby blanket that someone commissioned me to knit.  It may be hard to beat but I'll have to see if I can do atleast 30 projects again this year.  Thanks Gawain for letting me knit all of the time!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Merry Christmas to us

Yes I do realize this post is a bit late.

Busyness ensued at the end of this past year, what with trying to get us all ready to enjoy a sunny and warm Christmas in Florida with my family.

I thought I'd highlight some of the details from the trip.

  • The Professor's amazing performance on both the flights there and back (dude 10 hours is a long time for a 9 month old to have to sit still and not scream)
  • The unseasonably warm weather we enjoyed (yes it was 80 and sunny and we got to go to the beach or pool everyday....heaven!!!!)
  • Seeing my family I never get to see
  • Seeing my BIL before he goes to Afghanistan in March for a year (war sucks, please come home safe and sound!)
  • Getting a wall mount for our TV to fix this problem
Do you see it? come closer...

Now do you see it? No? Come closer still....

Yes those would be the Professor's itty bitty hand and finger prints all over our TV. Like I said, Merry Christmas to us for getting a wall TV mount!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and Holiday seasons!
ps: one of my new year's resolutions is to win a contest! (anyone will do...I just want to win one). Hopefully I can start out the new year right and win this one, because dude, those boots are ROCKIN! Wish me luck!