Ha-ha! Seriously though, I’ve been knitting. I just can’t show you yet (isn’t that so lame?) Of course, if I stopped reading awesome knitting books and playing on facebook, I could probably get the knitting done, so that I could show you!
At this point, I’ve finished one baby sweater, cast on for a matching hat, and am about 1/3 of the way done with the other baby sweater (you know…the one I’m knitting with laceweight on 2’s! Oy!). I’m terribly pleased with both of them, which makes it even harder to not show off! We’re also knitting squares for a baby blanket for one of our playgroup mamas, so expect me to be belly-achin’ about doing all the joining next week, lol.
Just so no one goes into knitting picture withdrawl, I do have one FO to show off! I finished my sister’s (birthday) fingerless mitts. It’s the same pattern I used for (another sister) Ellen’s at Christmas, so it wasn’t the most exciting knit for me — but they photographed wonderfully (yet another sister) — RikkiDawn modeled them for me. The pattern is written up in my notes on the Ravelry page that shows the 1st knit pair.
I also had the chance to whip up a few napkins as a thank you to my wonderful neighbor…she graciously let us invade when I (not so intelligently) locked myself out of my house…
Other than that, I have a pile of birthday pictures from my oldest’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.
Ian is 6 now! I can’t believe it…it makes me feel kinda old, lol. Anyway, he had a great time with his brother & friends. We kept the party small (he had separate “family” parties), so Mama & Papa wouldn’t have to remortgage the house to pay for the party, & it turned out to be a great choice. No tantrums, lost children, or huge headaches (although there were certainly some little ones!). It was fun to spoil them a bit.
This next picture is completely ridiculous. One of the boys took it (probably Aiden — he’s the one always playing with the camera) — it’s Spencer’s little pudge feet in the picture. I don’t know why, but I think it’s a perfect photo. Maybe it’s the lighting, or the angle…I dunno. It just says “childhood” to me, you know?
I’m on borrowed time here, as Spencer will probably be waking soon, but I’ve accumulated some random links (surprise, surprise, right?).
A friend passed this link to a charity knit-a-block blanket last week. I have a new blog buddy, Coffee and 4 Kids; you may have “met” her already, if you click through any of my comments. I’ll be adding her blog to the blogroll soon. I was wandering about Etsy the other day and found a whole slew of gorgeous jewelry designers. This one necklace really caught my eye. I’m seriously lusting after it! lol It would make a fantastic Mother’s Day present, no? 😉
You knew I’d have to toss in one last gratuitous cute baby shot, right? Spencer is so cute in his hat (and crossed legs! lol), sharing snacks with his cousin, Haley. Much better than when he throws the snacks at her, right?