Sunday, March 25, 2007

Cuddles' cousin...we'll call her Cutie the Bear

Here is the lavender version of the teddy bear. This is a little better picture than the last one. These bears were a pretty quick knit and a lot of fun to make.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cuddles the bear

This is the bear from Debbie Bliss Simply Baby. I used Cashsoft DK instead of the Casmerino only because of the color choices available at the LYS.

This one looks purple in this picture, it is actually a heathery-ish pink. I am currently working on another one that is a heathery-ish lavender. I will finish it this weekend.

Here is another photograph taken by yet another of my talented nieces, Leslie. Man, those girls are pretty good with a camera. At least I think so and I have no reason to make something like that up. :) The model in the picture is her 4-year-old sister, Jenna.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Crazy kid

Today Madeline (my 3-year-old niece) and I drove past Hobby Lobby and she said, "We went there one day to get noodles."

To which I replied, "Noodles???"

And she said, "Netting Noodles"

I told her, "Yes, you are right, we went there one day to get knitting needles."

There is never a dull minute when Madeline is around.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Just some fun stuff

My mother emailed a joke to me and I thought it was a pretty good one. I decided to share it here, those of you who know my mother will appreciate it. It goes a little something like this...

Tom had been in the liquor business for 25 years. Finally sick of the stress he quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in Alaska as far from humanity as possible.
He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it's total peace and quiet. After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door. He opens it and a huge, bearded man is standing there.

"Name's Lars, your neighbor from forty miles up the road. Having a Christmas party Friday night.. Thought you might like to come. About 5:00."

"Great", says Tom, "after six months out here I'm ready to meet some local folks. Thank you."

As Lars is leaving, he stops. "Gotta warn some drinkin'."

"Not a problem" says Tom. "After 25 years in the business, I can drink with the best of 'em."

Again, the big man starts to leave and stops. "More 'n' likely gonna be some fightin' too."

"Well, I get along with people, I'll be all right. I'll be there, Thanks again."

"More'n likely be some wild sex, too,"

"Now that's really not a problem" says Tom, warming to the idea. "I've been all alone for six months! I'll definitely be there. By the way, what should I wear?"

"Don't much matter .... Just gonna be the two of us.


Last Saturday (March 3rd) was my little sister's birthday. Since she is 9 years younger than I am she is a little better at partying than I am, but here is proof that I was at the bar and having fun.

That's me in the red shirt. Just got my hair cut that morning and I have decided that I hate it. To the right of me is my hottie husband and to the left of me is our beautiful daughter. To the right of hottie husband is my little sister's friend, her name is Vanessa, but we call her CRUNK (CRazy drUNK). The next morning we decided that when your kids are old enough to get in the bar, you should probably stay home. But we all had fun, we were glad we went.

Most of you know that because I am able to work from home, I also watch my sister's two kids while she works. Today I fixed lunch for the kids, logged in and worked at my "actual job" for a bit while they ate, cleaned up the lunch mess, fixed them an ice cream cone and as I was folding what seemed like the 150th load of laundry my nephew looked at me and asked, "Do you work anywhere?" Not even 6-years-old and he is already a little MAN! Sheesh.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

I'm (apparently) a work of art

This was on Marianne's blog today and I thought it was fun. The most interesting thing to me about this particular work of art being the one that best describes me is that most of the colors in it have been on my hair at one time or another.
You Are Best Described By...

Farbstudie Quadrate
By Wassily Kandinsky

I have been knitting like crazy, but nothing completed to show right now. I am close to finishing a couple of things and will have some pictures in a day or two.