Saturday, August 16, 2008

I was so pleased with how these these turned out! Unfortunately they are too small for Durian.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

We went hiking yesterday. It wasn't suposed to be a hike exactly. We were driving to Todd Lake (never been there) managed to get stuck in some snow (In July!?!) waited for an hour or so until some drunk guys came by and pulled us out. Then the road was washed out and all the signs were missing, so we started hiking up the trail, thinking the lake had to be "just up ahead" right? But aparently we missed it entirely. Anyhoo, the hike was beautiful, the weather was cool, and I have no complaints. We google-earthed the lake when we got home, so we know where it is for next time. Though, I think we're going to try to take the kids to Paulina first. It's a bit lower in altitude so the kids will probably enjoy swimming a bit more and there are hot springs! So cool!

More Handpainted Yarn! I love how these came out. The ww yarn is a mix of purples/blues/pinks, hopefully gender-neutral enough for the mama who is receiving. I believe she plans to knit some longies for a coming babe. The blue/purply one is a bulky yarn I love dyeing & knitting with this one, and I still have 2 more skeins of it to dye! (Thanks again to Shannon!)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I need to finish up a little felted bag for a swap buddy of mine. Of course I can't find my tapestry needles anywhere.....I guess that will be on my wish list for next month! Chris is out of town again, at least he comes home tomorrow morning.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

WoW The trees are so amazingly green! I am in love with Spring here, now that is has finally arrived! It's June now, so the season for weddings is here. We've got one in Portland next week, another to attend in July on Lopez Island. I am very excited about that one! Our 12th anniversary is the 15th so we'll be staying a while on the island to celebrate for us too. Grammie will be along for the ride, so we'll have a babysitter (glorious!) And Chris and I will get to have some time alone. Sooooo difficult to do now that we've got 4 babes! Hopefully, we'll have our new vehicle by then so we'll all FIT! I've been knitting outside......a little handbag for my neice, I think. I was planning to felt it, but I'm just in love with how summery the watermelon color is and how lovely it shows in the stitches, and the yarn is so soft, it might be a shame to felt it. I might line it with fabric istead and just leave it be.

Friday, May 30, 2008

An outfit I made for a craft swap. I'm really pleased with how cute the little bloomers came out. I'm wanting to make some for myself!

Received a wonderful MBOY today! no pics, I NEVER get pics of those things, I'm so impatient I start unwrapping them in the driveway! I also got some homebrewed beer in the mail from a mama on MDC, YUM! Can't wait to break into those!

In other news, Durian is 3 months old and FAT. Oh, the rolls! I think he may be teething as he's been a bit drooly and a touch cranky. Which is odd for him, he's such a happy, easy baby. Chris had to take the car in to the shop today for a new alternator, and we've got a wedding to go to next week in Portland, so I should probably pay the registration so we don't get a ticket......I've got more interesting things I'd rather spend money on though!

I've got to finish my wrap skirt for the wedding, though Cedar's is almost done, and I'm SO happy with it! I've discovered designer fabrics online. And I guess I see the draw.....but at Joann's I can use my 40% off coupon and buy fabric for much less, so I'm resisting the temptation.....Amy Butler, stay away!