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Archive for January, 2008

knitting content!

yeah, baby, a little fiber for your viewing pleasure. this is not a knitting blog, but it is a me blog, and i knit, so there you go. for some real good knit blogs, see my sidebar under yarn.

some finished and almost-finished works:

my so-called scarf, made for my mother-in-law. i owe her a matching hat, but my yarn seems to be on serious back order at Webs. Malabrigo in Continental Blue. yum.

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my so-called scarf, por moi. Catalina baby alpaca in Coral Melange. I LOVE THIS YARN. softy soft soft and gorgeous color. totally edible.

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sophie purse, pre-felted. not for lack of trying. first felting attempt ended in well, no felting. five pairs of jeans in with this baby (which was in a pillowcase), and nada. zip. zilch. zero. i’m skipping the pillowcase next time & just using a lingerie bag. it should be noted that i am using a front-loader as i love in an apt building. yarn: Malabrigo in Brownberries. (yes, i like me some Malabrigo).

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caloriemetry. Art Yarns supermerino in a pinky-brownie-creamy colorway. next time: bigger yarn, bigger needles and fewer repeats. great idea tho.

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swing thing, via MagKnits. a total beast. this has taken me forever and it still needs buttons. but so cute! now i’ve just got to get miss thing to wear it.

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so there you have it. several things are also on the needles: poncho for a friend in red debbie bliss donegal tweed (it’s coming, sta, i promise!); poncho for miss thing in a berroco yarn that i can’t remember right now, in gorgeous blues/purples/sea greens; and my first socks (terror!), for the T-man. for all you knit-heads, all the above patterns are on ravelry or just google them!

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the everyday

soule mama has inspired me to look a little closer at the everyday:

a belly and a boat:
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a tea party:

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ringlets:

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i’ve been taking more pictures, discovered the macro on my camera and been a little more focused in those mundane moments (minutes, hours, days!) when it’s so easy to just go on autopilot or to check out. very helpful.

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sore loser

don’t you get all pissed when you donate money and then don’t win the raffle prize? i do. not too terribly generous of me, but damn i really wanted cookies from deb at smitten kitchen, mwah.
http://www.chezpim.com/blogs/2008/01/menu-for-hope-1.html

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my poor boy…

is getting short shrift here in cyber space so far. i feel bad. so i’m writing a pity post.his kindergarten class went to the metropolitan museum of art yesterday and his homework was to draw something he’d seen & then write what it was. he drew his picture, and then wrote this:

“THIS IS A HALLODE OWT GRUM”.

i was so proud.

(i’ll tell ya someday what it says, i promise).sam-photo-booth.jpg

(the boy’s self portrait using photo booth)

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oooh, i had me a nice little waldorfy mama moment yesterday. first, i diverted a request for tv from miss thing when she woke up from her nap. i suggested we play with her new dollhouse and so we did. score 1 por moi. then, she wanted water for the little wooden shower. hmmm, what to do? i know! use blue yarn. tie it to the little knobby shower head and voila! doll shower water. i was so freakin’ proud of myself. i even took pictures:

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score 2!

then, we commenced to cutting yarn in general (she did pretty dern well for a 2 year old):

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then, of course, the shower went under the knife:

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my masterful creative impulse, right down the pretend drain, but hey, miss thing was having a blast and the tv wasn’t on! score 3.

then, well then, i wouldn’t let her run amok in the house with the scissors and she had a total meltdown and we watched caillou. ah well.

damn, she makes it all look soooo easy. and they don’t even have a tv.mama-doll-2.jpg

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2 do 4 me, 2008

  • knit more
  • cook more
  • play more
  • wean miss thing!
  • travel more with kids: vermont, louisville, chicago especially, to visit far away friends and family
  • send miss thing to preschool in september
  • learn to sew
  • write
  • do more yoga
  • make sure this blog doesn’t get too serious and ethereal and dorky sounding

what are your goals for you?

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    delicious

    i have the place to myself and i’m knitting on the couch and the cat is snuggled in next to me and i can smell something. something just slightly over-sweet, and soft, and really familiar. i’m getting a little drunk on the scent and and i realize it’s the body scent of my two-year-old. she’s left it all over me. it is so delicious. makes me want to wake her up and snuggle her some more. ┬ábut i don’t because i’m not crazy. just a little high.

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