Monday, November 19, 2007

Congrats to the Kiddles

I forgot to share, my Em (aka Tall Child) won a cash prize at school for having her artwork selected to be included with a CD they're making. Honour roll and winning artwork, and second semester hasn't even begun yet. Megan will be performing a solo at the school's upcomming Christmas concert, and has a role in the school's production of High School Musical. Just to re-afirm, I am very proud of both of my girls, not just for their accomplishments, I am exceedingly proud of them for the people that they are.

On a knitting note, apparently it's genetic. Here is a peek at the progress Meg has made on her pink camo, garter stitch scarf. It's with Bernat Camouflage yarn, knitted on pink metalic 4.5mm needles.

Speaking of camouflage, here is Marzipan, blending in with the blanket on my bed.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bonnet Completedness

Mocha & Bonnet.JPG
Originally uploaded by Moonlit Knit
What a quick little knit this bonnet is. I would definitely use the pattern again, though I did make a few modifications. Mocha decided to help with the photo by posing next to the bonnet for size comparison. I plan on playing with the pattern to make a ruffled brim. I also think it would look fabulous in funkier colours. Truth be told, I'm just glad I have it
done in time for delivery
before little Lorelei's arrival.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


PB160426_1.JPGCharlie Girl's kitty hat is finished, and I love it! Let's hope she does as well. I'm sure she will look absolutely adorable in it. I've cast on the bonnet for Baby Lorelei, and am almost half way through the pattern. It's quite easy, although the recommended yarn is a little thinner than it should be. It's pretty cute too.
Baby Bonnet- in process.JPG

Last week when I picked up the yarn for Charlie's hat, I also found this awesome, yummy looking yarn. I can't wait to try it out, though I have no idea what I'm going to use it for. I'll let you know once I figure it out, for now I'll just admire and fondle it.PB110405.JPG

Monday, November 12, 2007

Third time's the charm?

Who the heck knew my daughter could get chicken pox three times? Certainly not me. At least this time she seems to be recovering quickly. Hopefully, this will be the last go round with it.

Knitting progress? Thankfully, there has been some. This weekend I completed the body of the orange toddler cardigan, and finished the shoulder seams with a three needle bind off. I then picked up the stitches for the button band and collar, all 265 of them. It'll be done in seed stitch. I have knitted a few rows, but 265 stitches in one row seems to take forever. To amuse myself, I have re-cast on Charlie's Kitty hat, with a new yarn. Bernat Satin Sport, in black and plum. I'm loving the way it's knitting up and I needed a portable project. I have several small knitting commissions that will be great as on the go projects. Wow, reading it looks weird, I guess I don't think of the things people ask me to knit as "Commissions". When I think of my little knitting projects, the word "commissions" seems so pretentious.

Due to my lack of photo uploadage, instead I will share more about me, in case ya cared. I stole this from Kelly , her Facebook(I'm not sure if she stole it from someone first), I like to give credit where credit is due.

Be honest....
1. Where were you 6 hours ago? Home.
2. Who will be your next kiss? My daughters.
3. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? If so, it's Meg's.
4. When is the last time you went to the mall? Saturday.
5. Are you wearing socks right now? Yes.
6. When was the last time you went out of the province? 2003-ish, to Atlanta.
7. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days? Nope.
8. What was the last thing you had to drink? Cherry Kool-Aid.
9. What are you wearing right now? Yoga pants and a t-shirt, both black.
10. What was your last purchase? Yarn.
11. Last food you ate? Cheese, applewood smoked cheddar.
12. When was the last time you were upset? Friday.
14. Do you have a pet? Two cats, Mocha & Marzipan.
15. What's the last sporting event you watched? So long, I don't remember.
16. What is your favorite class(es)? I don't take any.
17. Who are your favorite people in your classes? See above.
18. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be? In bed... & with room service.
19. What is the last thing you purchased online? I don't shop online, I'd spend too much.
20. What's your favorite soup? My Grandma's beef barley.
21. Do you miss anyone? My Dad, and...
22. Last play you saw? One at my daughter's school, last year.
23. What are your plans for the day? Today is almost done.
24. Who is the last person you got a comment from on facebook? Jess.
25. Ever go to camp? Brownie & Guide.
26. Were you an honor roll student in school? Nope, but my daughter is.
27.What do you know about the future? Nothing, it's probably better that way.
28. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne? Neither.
29. Where is your best friend(s) located? Dorchester
30. Do you have a tan? No.
31. How old do you want to be when you have kids? I was 23 & 26.
32. Do people hate you? Probably, but that's their issue.
33. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw? Yes.
34. How do you like your soda? With tonnes of ice, but I prefer iced tea.
35. Do you like hot sauce? Sometimes.
36. Who do you like? Someone.
37. Do they like you? Maybe.
38. Are you someone's best friend? I'm not sure.
39. What's the last TV show you watched? Can't remember, something on the Food Network.
40. Are you addicted to a certain kind of gum? Nope, I don't chew gum. I like mints.

Tune in next time for "More Crap About Me that You Never Wanted to Know".

Thursday, November 8, 2007

More Weekly Randomness

Okay, I hate the cold. I know, being Canadian I'm supposed to like it, but I just can't do it. Of course it doesn't help that the cold seems to intensify the joint/muscle pain I now constantly experience. I wish they would diagnose what's wrong with me so they can cure it or treat it. I'll stop whining now.

Knitting progress, once more inch and the body of the orange toddler cardigan is done, then I'll pick up the stitches for the sleeves. After the sleeves I'll be picking up stitches for the collar (and possibly button band). I haven't decided if it will be a zip or button up. Then comes a slew of little hats. I love quick knits. Christmas knitting..that's just a dream of mine.

Dinner, tonight will be a "silly supper", which usually means cereal. So I will show you a photo of Tuesday's yummy focaccia bread pizza. It was topped with pancetta, salami, spinach and bocconcini. It was easy and delicious.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Weekly Randomness

Today I started taking antibiotics to combat the spider bite I received earlier this week at work. The scariest thing the Doctor said, "Watch that it doesn't start to turn black". How comforting. I would normally have knit to ease my mind, however my wrist has been a little sore of late. So, I did what I often do when I want to feel better; I headed to the kitchen to cook. Soup was the item of the day. First there was Mushroom Sausage Penne Soup. It was really quite tasty, perfect with a sprinkle of parmesan and a nice warm piece of garlic bread. The kiddles both had second helpings. Next, a big pot of Cauliflower & Squash Soup, which tasted incredible, wonderful and creamy, but with surprisingly little fat. I adapted the recipe just a little, by roasting both the cauliflower and squash, also roasted a few garlic cloves to be added in. I used maple syrup, regular sour cream, and stirred in a spoonful of parmesan and a bit of fresh thyme after pureeing. I will definitely be making it again, for now this batch goes into the freezer... well, with enough left out for tomorrow's lunch.

Since I have no knitting progress to show, another random quiz...

You Are Fall!