Happy Leap Day – Green Bunny Blanket is done!

Green Blanket Buddy done!

A little more than a week before K returns to work and I got the green blanket buddy done! And in February as well. I guess it’s kind of fitting that a bunny project would be finished on leap day.

Green Blanket Buddy done!

Another project done for year of wonders!

I was going to post last night about my awesome packages waiting for me when I got home, but after spending 1/2 hour getting hung up on by the insurance co’s IVR while trying to make a claim for my car I kind of ran out of blogging energy.

Squee! Loopy Ewe AND Knit Picks packages on the same day!

I’m not sure what I’ll do with these goodies: Malabrigo Lace Yarn in Cypress and Mariposa.

Malabrigo - Mariposa

Of course, Little Loopy is hanging out with frank. Jesse wanted to keep him, but I said Nope, he’s mine! 🙂

Got a little Loopy in the mail

And, my Knit Picks package contained my Options set I’ve been lusting after for months… I bought some extra cables and two sizes of the Harmony tips. Can’t wait to use them on a new project.

My Knit Picks Options Set!

I also bought some Cotlin to use for my washcloth project in Year of Wonders. Not sure what I’ll do with my Merino or Wool of the ndes. The Navy Wool of the Andes — yes, I did buy some yarn that wasn’t green — will be for one of the felting projects in the book, just haven’t gotten to deciding yet.

Knit Picks Merino Style - Moss

Giant Bunny Blanket – Done and Discarded

Stupid crappy yarn keeps breaking… After the third time I realized that it wouldn’t hold up to being played with, so I finished up what I could, took photos and threw it away. OK, that part hurt….

Giant Bunny Blanket - Done and Discarded

Oh well, at least the yarn was on clearance when I bought it and I wasn’t making this for anyone specific. Still, I hate to make something and then have to discard it. Maybe if I bind off where the head starts, the cat can use it to sleep on.

Giant Bunny Blanket - Done and Discarded

Meet Sid

This awesome sock creature was a present my mom made me for my birthday. His sister creature is currently hiding. I’ll post her photo when she comes out from hiding.

Meet Sid

Meet Sid

The little ones were for the kids…

Baby Sock Monkey made by Nana!

Baby Sock Monkey made by Nana!

Baby Sock Monkey made by Nana!

Ice day from school

We were supposed to get 1-3 inches of snow overnight, looked out this window this morning and saw nothing. There’s a little bit of white stuff on the driveway, but that’s about it.

I’ve been here long enough now that I know the kids will still be going to school.

Nope, ice day from school and I’m working from home.

So far, the kids are cooperating. Guess the Lemon Poppyseed muffins in the new oven are helping with that.

New stove installed yesterday

Being the “mean mom” that I am, they have to clean their rooms before I’ll let them on the computer or Wii. We’ll see how long that lasts. I’m predicting that Jesse will be spending all day in his room with the door closed reading Capt. Underpants and Ology books and Bailey will make a partial effort before getting distracted and playing all day.

iPhone Case

Crocheted using Noro Sumile. Had to do something until my actual skin gets here from Amazon on Friday….

Tried to knit it, but it just wouldn’t be happy.

iPhone Case

iPhone Case

I also decided to add a wrist strap so that it would be a little more functional.

iPhone case with strap finished!

iPhone case with strap finished!

Fuzzy Bunny

Fuzzy Bunny

Fuzzy Bunny
Originally uploaded by Shel Kennon

Got through all this while playing Life with the family tonight. Knitting Continental makes it really easy to stop a sec, roll the dice (our spinner is old and yucky so we use a 10-sided dice) and move my car. Bailey won, but only by a couple hundred thousand.

Marialis – Day 1

I got quite a bit done on the Marialis scarf (Ravelry link to pattern) last night. I wasn’t so sure about the way the colors were looking after the first 14 rows, but I kept going, trusting that I’ll like it better when it’s further along.

I had a couple of times I had to go back and fix stitches… I forgot to do the 6 border stitches on each sides of the first two purl across rows. Luckily, I remembered to just drop the stitches and fix them. Thanks Kelly Petkun!

Marialis - Day 1

Marialis – Day 1