Friday, January 29, 2010

Off With Their HEADS!

I finished my Montana Tunic last night.

It's a very cute sweater. Rebecca wears not one, but TWO of them (not at the same time though) and pulls them off.

I however, look like a Card Guard from Disney's Alice in Wonderland.

Not an attractive look.

Rebecca was kind enough to offer advice on how to possibly fix my issues, but I have a feeling that this sweater will be moving along to someone else.
On to more hedgehogs.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hedging and Hogging

At Rhinebeck last year, I bought a kit to make a hedgehog puppet. I started it 2 nights ago, finished last night. Awesome.

This is what it looked like without hair:

And with:

A top view:
The underside:

Too damn cute.
Anyone out there ever own a pet hedgehog?? I'd love to have one. So adorable!!
(Sorry if the photos are wonky. I have no idea if it's blogger or me. Could even be a bit of both.)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yeah, About That Baby

So Jamie is 4 months already. It went by FAST! He went from a cranky, needy baby to a very happy, loving baby seemingly overnight. For the first 3 months (THREE MONTHS!) he slept ON me. Not in the same room, not next to me- on me. I had had enough and was about to call Supernanny, when my Mother in law came to the rescue.

She somehow got Jamie to sleep in his crib, with minimal fuss. I have no idea how she did it, it just happened.

He goes down like a dream every night. Unfortunately, he doesn't stay down. He's up every 3-4 hours for feedings, still. We're working on it.

He had learned to hang out in his bouncy chair or in his swing and to be OK for awhile. It makes living in my house much more sane.

Now if we can just work on the sleep deprivation...

Anyways, here's some video from the Flip. (Did I mention the Flip love?? Love it.) It's Jamie laughing/talking.

It should go without saying, but you don't have permission to copy or share this video for any reason without my knowledge...just saying. ;)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Radio Silence, Again.

I tried to come back full force, I really did. I came on to Blogger twice in December to upload and post, only to be denied, got completely frustrated and haven't been on since. This mommy-ing stuff isn't the best for daytime blogging and at night I just want to veg. (The Baby and The Boy are doing great!)

I do want to keep this thing going so I have photos. Santa brought me a Flip Camera. Seriously, I LOVE the thing, but it caused me to stop taking actual photos.

Today I had enough. I grabbed the camera and here's what I'm working on, knit-wise. (Hang in there, there's a lot.)

Baby sweater for a friend who had their kid already. Like, back before Christmas. I'm awful. I just need to put the arm on and to do the button bands. What am I waiting for? Sigh.

Handspun hat. Too small, I need to make it bigger. Frogging, eventually.

I'm working on a Montana Tunic (Rav link), from Gale's Shear Spirit, sans pocket:
I love this pattern for no other reason than just mindless, easy knitting. The 1X1 ribbing around the neck is killing me though.

I finished this Wool Peddler's Shawl (Rav, again) by Cheryl Oberle (OOH! She runs a knitting retreat....didn't know that until just now...guess where I'm internetting to after I finished this post. Haha)before Christmas. Serious, serious envy from people whenever I wear it. All hand knits should garnish this much attention. I have no idea if it's the striking color of the indigo yarn or the pattern or what...I get people stopping me and asking about it all the time.

And Hey, Teach.
I started this while pregnant. It took under 2 weeks to complete. I love it. I tried it on while still nursing and since my boobs were too huge I couldn't button it. I literally threw it into a ball in the bottom of my drawer. You can still see the wrinkles, which I have since removed thanks to the power of my dryer.

(Did I mention that I'm the worst handknitter, ever?? Who treats hand made sweaters that way??)
I wish that I did buttons all the way down, now that it's finished and I can actually wear it, you know, when it's not 8 degrees outside...

And I did complete a bunch of Christmas knitting, but didn't take any photos of any of it. I knit a shawl for my library's annual silent auction, no photo. I did wrist warmers and a scarf for my mom, no photo.
Hopefully I'll be back to posting on a semi-regular basis. I'll add that to my New Year's Resolutions....