Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Snuggi" Time

For weeks, Kenny has been bugging me to have a "snuggi". Every time he sees the commercial, he tells me he needs one in his favorite color green. They don't sell them in green, so I headed out to the fabric store and got some green fleece for him. After a whole 15 minutes of work, Kenny has his "snuggi" (and it has the added benefit of being kid size).

Now, if I can just get him to stop channeling Billy Mays I will be in good shape. I was writing on a piece of paper on Sunday and this was the running commentary:
"Watch as this pencil write it's letters!" (taking the pencil from me and erasing part of the line), "Now watch as it magically disappears, ISN'T THAT AMAZING!"

Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Leg Warmers

Needles: Size 8 US circular needles
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino (Worsted Weight) 1 Main color and 2 colors of scrap wool
Gauge: 5 st per inch

Cast on 26 stitches

Cuff 1: In first scrap color, K1, P1 ribbing join taking care to keep stitches in line without twisting. Continue in K1, P1 ribbing for 1.5 inches

Body: Change to main color. Knit next round, increase on final stitch of round. Continue in knit stitch, increase every 5th round until 10 increases are created. (36 stitches) When leg warmer is 7 inches long, do final round in K1, P1.

Cuff 2: Same as Cuff 1, then bind off.

Decoration: In scrap color 2, apply cross stitch around both ends of leg warmer where stocking stitch meets ribbing.
(Fits variety of sizes. At newborn it is scrunchy, at 6 month it doesn't cover full leg, but still fits.)
(Do not mass reproduce or distribute this pattern, post it to another web site, or use the pattern in any way for a profit without my written permission. To do so is a violation of copyright.)
Copyright 2009 by Jacquelyne Aubuchon

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ok, the great decluttering of the basement has begun. My brother threated to help me build shelving down there a few weeks ago and I realized two things:

1. That would be terribly helpful.

2. The basement is too much of a mess to even work in.

So, I've been combining rubbermaids, sweeping, and getting the 6-9 month baby clothes out of the basement. I've made some great progress today. I wish I could work on this when Aaron isn't home, but c'est la vie.

While down there, I found three scarves that just needed to be cut off from the yarn and finished. Why weren't these done? Why was I making scarves? I'm such a mess!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Nora, the Piano cat is so funny!

I was reading a list I was on and thought I woukd check it out. Kenny can't get enough of it.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

OK, I've found a group on ravelry that may help hold me accountable for finishing projects. I was doing pretty well, but Christmas mucked me up. All those little projects that give you that wonderful satisfaction of wrapping up fairly quickly with the added bonus of a deadline that cannot be moved.

This is also a contest, so if you have those things sitting around, check it out at this blog:

I am far too stubborn to frog anything at this point so it will be "finishing fridays" for me.