Wednesday, March 24, 2010

So much has happened!

Wow, was I shocked when I got on here and realized how long it had been! Many things have happened since then. My husband is very involved with the True/False Film Festival here in town. It's a weekend long festival filled with documentaries, music, events, etc. It was shortly after my last post that he got busy with that and now it's finally over! Maybe I can get back to normal instead of feeling like a single parent. I really can't complain too much though. He loves doing it and I'm happy he's able to. So, let's see what's been happening... Here's a picture of Lainey in one of the Ripley's that I made... for me! (Just in case anyone wonders, her little red eye is due to a sty... she gets them all them all the time.) I'm hoping to have enough yarn to make a bigger one for myself. She requested a pink Ripley too, so that was in her stocking Christmas Eve. I have been looking at some patterns from Lil Blue Boo for quite some time. She has some adorable recycled t-shirt patterns and I finally bought several. I made one for Lainey for Valentine's Day. Here she is playing in the snow before I even got the neckband put in (that happened during her afternoon quiet time.) It's fabulous! The pattern was so easy to follow and I can't wait to make more. I also got the halter dress, but it's not quite warm enough to play outside with one of those on yet.Here are the Hello Kitty pj's I made for her for Christmas. She loves them (yeah!) and I hope they'll fit for at least one more year (I left them quite long, so I can drop the hem later on.) I freezer paper stenciled on the shirt.It turned out great and I've had a request from my husband for a matching Hello Kitty t-shirt. I need to get on that! Hayden got fingerless mitts in his stocking. I don't have a picture of him in his pjs.

I have some other projects that I've worked on, but no photos. I finished a Shalom for the Knitting Olympics. (I've since made a few changes to the cuffs and bottom of the sweater. I'll post a picture after it blocks.) My February Lady Sweater was too small and will probably be frogged to be re-knit. I think I've been on a gathering spree instead of finishing things. I think that's changing though. Once we're through the birthdays in March things seem to be a bit easier.