Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Nashua Projects for Knot Another Hat

I heart this little pink sweater. I sort of bullied Sarah into letting me knit something for the shop. She was kind enough to indulge my need to knit something tiny cute and pink. With boys, there is just no accepting PINK in the wardrobe.
Plus, it just made me plain "HAPPY" while I was knitting it up. I am glad to have a couple more reasons to do more girl items. My sister in laws is expecting her first baby,in June. This is the ONLY granddaughter on my husbands side to be born so far.
Boys run strong in the Whitaker blood. There are 6 boys total ranging from 10-3yrs old. For that matter on my side we have only grandsons too my 4,my brother has 2 and my sister has 1, yes all boys.

Also, making it's appearance is the Rainbow Cardigan out of the Cotton Twist from KNOT ANOTHER HAT. I love how bright the colors are. It made me want to eat Skittles while I was working on it.

I hope Sarah likes the finished product. I feel a bit nervous for the FINAL INSPECTION. It was so fast and fun to knit up. I do have to say the Cotton Twist is a bit hard to work with but I was much more comfortable with it by the end of the project.

As for the troops all is well. Seems to be strangely quiet around here this afternoon.

I do have an "I CAN'T BELIEVE HE DID THAT" entry.

My number 3 little man Cole (who just turned 5 on Sunday) sees himself as a big boy now. Not that age has ever determined how BIG my boys have felt. They all mimic each other anyway. This is quickly becoming a trait I do not enjoy. So on with the story.
He decided he was hungry (again that hour). I tell him to wait a few minutes and I would start lunch. While I was putting away the laundry, I hear the boys yelling at Cole for starting a fire. My heart was in my throat. I rush in to find the cup of noodles (with no water in it) melting in the Styrofoam container in the microwave. Cole looks at me and asks "Am I in trouble?" The boys are all to excited to answer for me on this one "YEAH YOU ARE!" I sent him to his room to think about why it would be bad if he does this again. He came back with a really short answer. "I'm sorry I burned the microwave. It is bad if I do it again. I will get a spanking." Oh boy what am I going to do with them. I think it is time for my firefighter volunteer hubby to give them the FIRE TALK..

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Slacker by any other name would be Destiny!

So I will start with a picture of the completed lavendersheep socks for me... I am so excited that they are finished and they are all MINE!! This is the first project I have made for me that has actually managed to stay mine. They are oh so comfortable. I HEART them..Here is the picture of the Mobius bag too. Not the best photo of the bag, but....Brisa is so cute..
The second bit of info is that I finished and gifted a pair of "WORSHIP SOCKS"-(I totally knit-lifted the idea from Mokihana's Garden blog. But in my zealous efforts to project bust, I didn't get a photo of them..) I am so "SPECIAL" sometimes..
I will post a photo, as soon as I track her down and beg for a picture of just her feet in the socks.. Seems funny to plan a photo shoot with you knitted projects...
I also whipped up a cute little Nashua Cardigan for my buddy Sarah at Knot Another Hat. Again, did not get a picture. Why have a beautiful camera if I am not going to use it for good?
As for the stash busting... Well I am sort of in a stall for now. But I will overcome!!!
**I Can't Believe He Did That Moment: I have to say the bathroom has been many things to me over my mothering career. A place of quiet refuge- you can read in there and nobody wonders why it is taking mommy so long to come out. A place to REGROUP before I impart a nugget of wisdom to my misbehaving troops. It has also been a HIDEOUT for the mommy only snacks that I buy just for me... I know some of you reading, may be thinking I am a selfish individual. Trust me this is not a regular routine but sometimes you just don't want to share AGAIN!!!
Any way all that to say it has now become a perfect place for my little CHERUB Alex (3yrs) to have "SCHOOL". Yes, that is what he said when I asked what he was doing in the bathroom. In a house full of boys that is not something I necessarily enjoy hearing.. hehehe.. So I ask him " Why did you smear the toothpaste on the mirror?"
"Because mom" Alex replies with raised eyebrows and one hand on his hip.
"It has dirty teeth." (Head now bobs back and forth to the same rhythm of his hand.)
"Mirrors don't have teeth." I clue him in. To which he climbs up and looks at himself as he smiles. "Yes huh, See." He took his tooth brush and brushed the mirror in all the places he was smiling... I was not happy at all about the clean up.. But what am I suppose to do with that one. How did my three year old get so smart. I am going to start calling him a little SMART ALEX... Grrrrrrrrrr.. Well that is all I will torture you with for now. I send happy spring like thoughts to you all.