Sunday, November 30, 2008

imagine me and you

This blog is a day late. I guess it balances the other one that was a day early. I wanted to post a true anniversary blog yesterday but my husband was running a virus scan that took all day. Apparently when I go to the ritzpix page I have to type everything in backwards thanks to some secret virus stuff. I had to write out everything and then type it in backwards. I really only use them because I can get a matte finish on them.
Enough said. I started, or shall I say restarted a sweater for my youngest child. I had started one for him but I had to pay far too much attention to the pattern for me to realisiticaly finish it in time for him to still wear it. So, I picked a different pattern that still requires a little focus but not not as much. Its from the Winter Vogue 2006/07. I've liked the sweater for years. Or maybe I've just like the hunky guy IN the sweater.
Ok, so, enough of hunky guys in sweaters that are not my husband. My fave picture is the one with us on the top of Mt. Tam and I have a red sweater and a hat on and I look like a 6th grader standing next to my husband. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Tomorrow is me and hubby's anniversary. I've been promising him a sweater for 4 years now and I was able to finally make good on the promise. I broke down and gave him the sweater a few days early so he could wear it for Thanksgiving. The yarn is lion brandy chunky (I love my husband dearly but knowing how hard he is on clothes I couldn't bring myself to buy some really expensive misti alpaca to do a sweater for him). The colorway is spice and it looks really good on him.
The sweater is my own design (well, I used the little cable fabric pattern but the construction came from my own little head) and turtlegirl was a big help in giving me some last minute input on how to get my garter stitch edging from rolling. We decided it was NOT going to be too girly to put a row of crochet crab stitch on it and it looks GREAT! Thanks, Christi! I would actually add a link to Christi's blog but I'm just not that technologically suave. I can never link properly when knitwitch has her contests either.
The far away picture posted was at hubby's request since he wanted to get a picture that showed our "tree face" in it. If you look near the top of the tree, it has two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. We bought the face at a local craft festival a few months ago.
Perhaps tomorrow on our actual anniversary I will post some pictures of when we actually got married, back when I was skinny and cute and didn't look like jabba the hut. Do you know how hard it is to get a sweater to look good on jabba the hut? Speaking of that..... I have on needles (for Jabba the Hut) the country weekender sweater from fiber arts. Of course, I'm going to give it my own version with the little cable fabric instead of stockinette stitch and I'm going to add a row of cables in a complimentary variegated yarn in the place of the contrast yarn three needle bind off. I never can just leave well enough alone, ya know. I'm also considering knitting Strawberry Hill by Nora Gaughan. It looks kind of fun and might not look too terrible on Jabba when all is said and done.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

long time, no blog

I don't have any pictures to post. I know, I'm a bad blogger. I did recently finish and send off a pair of yoga socks to a friend in Boston but didn't get to take pictures first because I couldn't find the friggin camera at the time. Perhaps she'll take some pictures of them on her feet when she gets them and then I can post those.
I finished an anniversary scrapbook for my husband and have it wrapped and hidden away for our anniversary on Saturday. I have his sweater pieced together. I just need to figure out how to sneakily sew in the ends and put on some edging without him knowing what I'm doing. That's going to be really hard to pull off since I'm working tomorrow and then he's off work and will be all up in my business the rest of the week. Maybe I can pull myself out of bed at 4am Thanksgiving morning and work on it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or treat smell my feet give me something good to eat

Halloween has come and gone. My kids went trick or treating on the golf cart (as is tradition in PTC) with my husband while I stayed home to pass out candy. The only trick or treaters we got were BEFORE my kids left to go out. Absolutely not a soul came by while I was at home with the cats and the dog. It did give me some knitting time, though, so I can't complain too much.
Jonah was a voting booth. There were slots on the top of his box so that you could "vote" for your favorite candidate. There was some stuffing of the ballots via candy and it appears that McCain is the favorite in PTC.
Nathan went as Heath Ledger's version of the Joker. I thought he looked pretty bitchin'.