Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas aftermath

The kids all had a blast yesterday. They received toys upon toys upon toys. They played with cousins, and there was even a fight. I was ecstatic over the fight. Not because there was one, but because my boys had nothing to do with it....LMAO My knitted and baked gifts were really loved and appreciated. I love giving handmade gifts and seeing people honestly "ooh" and "aah" over them. It's good to know that people out there in this mass-merchandised world still appreciate handmade things. I received a lot of really great gifts...some caramel brownie mix, a beautiful new coat, some clothes, & towels. My sons drew and wrapped pictures for me. That was really sweet. But I must say, one of the best gifts given yesterday, was from my sister. She announced to the family that she is pregnant again! I absolutely love knitting baby things. I can't wait until I can get to the LYS and buy some gender neutral yarn and knit a baby sweater.

It really was a nice day with the family.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone! The kids are happily busy with some new toys, and DH and I are getting things ready to head out to my mom's house to spend the day. The boys absolutely LOVE the Leapsters that Santa brought, and DD is in heaven playing mommy to her new babies. Santa brought her a baby Care Bear, a Puffalump, and a Cabbage Patch baby.

I didn't take any pics of things before I wrapped them, but as far as crafty gifts go, I knit a devil Hat for my 10 year old niece, a lace cap for my 2 yr old niece, and for my other 2 year old niece, a pompom hat with ear flaps. I knit some socks for my mom, and a scarf for my Aunt. Those whom I didn't knit for, I made goodies for. Each of the goodie bags have a full sized homemade loaf of either fresh baked bread, or Banana Nut Bread. Every bag also contains a mini loaf of pumpkin bread, some chocolate covered pretzels and some chocolates that I made yesterday.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Christmas present FO

I finished the scarf I was knitting for my Aunt's Christmas present. Well.....the knitting is finished, it could use a good blocking. I used the Jute Rope pattern and Knitpicks Decadence yarn in the color Spring Leaf, on size 9 needles. I started this scarf on Thanksgiving morning, so it's a pretty quick pattern to knit, especially considering I have 3 kids to chase and I work part-time.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

More Fresh Baked Goodness..........

This is what I spent this morning doing. I baked 2 Loaves of Pumpkin Bread and a loaf of white bread. Yummmmmmmm......

Monday, December 04, 2006

Look what I baked this morning.....

I've been baking things like Banana Nut Bread & Pumpkin Bread for years now....but this morning was my first attempt at regular old bread. I even baked it the 'traditional way', no bread machine here. And, I am SOOOO glad I finally did it. The pic is the current state of my first loaf. As soon as it had cooled off enough, it was attacked by my 5 yr old and 2 yr old......and me. And it is GOOOOOOD. While still warm, I cut a slice for myself and drizzled some honey on it.....pure heaven. My second loaf is in the oven now. I'm going to send it into work with Dh tomorrow morning. The women in the office love it when I send in treats.


The Feather & Fan baby blanket is FINISHED!!!! And just under a month left until the intended recipient is expected to be born.


And this is the scarf I am knitting for my Aunt's Christmas present. I am using the Jute Rope Pattern with Knitpicks Decadence yarn (color: Spring Leaf) on size US 9 needles. I am now about 2/3 of the way done right now.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

busy, busy, busy....

I know, I'm overdue for an update. I'm sorry about that. I've been busy lately with work, sick kids, more sick kids and getting ready for Christmas. Even with all that's been going on, I have managed to get some knitting done. I don't have any pictures to show today, but I'll add them when I get a chance. I am almost done with the feather & fan baby blanket, I've started a scarf for my Aunt's Christmas gift, and I started a pair of cabled fingerless gloves for me. I'm still not done with the socks I'm knitting for my mom, though. It shouldn't be a problem getting the gifts finished in time for Christmas, and if I start feeling a but of a time crunch, I'll get Dh to help with the knitting.