Saturday, May 31, 2008



Every once in a while I have to let the husband take some pictures, so you have one of me. I got all dressed up to go see a late showing of Sex and the City with the MoDames.

All dressed up

I have to say, it wasn't a bad movie, even though I've only seen 1 or 2 episodes of the show. But really, it was all about getting dressed up and hitting the town. We're definitely going to have to do this again.

Cosmo Cuties

Friday, May 30, 2008


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All this mosaic knitting has me stash diving for my next project. I think these two go together very well and the variegations should make the mosaic even more interesting. Now I just need to finish the one I'm working on.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


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When I first saw this label, I could have sworn it said "Yarnhill Valley". Yarn on the brain, anyone?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


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Happy Anniversary!! Well, it was yesterday, but I'd already taken the pic that I wanted to share, so you get it a day late. It's hard to believe its been 5 years already! How time does fly when you're having fun.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


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Half n half.

Little Bit was trying to figure out what the camera lens was doing as it was trying to focus on our faces :)

Monday, May 26, 2008


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Memorial Day means no work, and lots of playing outside.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


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We took advantage of the tax holiday to get an energy star ceiling fan for our living room. It really does make a difference, insofar as it makes dealing with 82 degrees in the house bearable.

Rav Theme: motion.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


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Mosaic colorwork! Yeah, its hard to see, but I've enjoyed knitting it. I'm calling it the fun at the pool soaker.

On Ravelry here.

Friday, May 23, 2008


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Mail from a dear friend. I really need to send her some real mail.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


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There are some days where I realize that my baby is a little girl.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


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We have this fantastic antique grandfather clock in our hallway with such lovely details. I've been seeing cables everywhere lately and this one really looks like it'd be fun to try to figure out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


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Little Bit shares her breakfast with Ivan.

Monday, May 19, 2008


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The not so peaceful soaker. As you can see, my first attempt at colorwork ended in a big fail. I held the floats too tight, so my circle couldn't be a circle. It's froggin' time!

Sunday, May 18, 2008


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One Evangeline done. I love the bumpy cables! And the organic cotton is SO soft!

DSC_0142 edit

Saturday, May 17, 2008


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Rav theme - shadows. The dining room in the afternoon.

Friday, May 16, 2008


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The kinds of messes only toddlers can make.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


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Rav Theme - reflection. The view from my desk.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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Little Bit examines the booty she just pulled off the bookshelf.

Our little climber

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


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My spider plant is flowering! The flowers are so delicate and they only last a day. I wonder if I'll be getting spider plant seeds soon?

Monday, May 12, 2008


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My ipod died :( I came home from work and my ipod was making this awful clicking noise and had this picture of a dead ipod on it. I'd always had problems with it, but it is very sad (and inconvenient!) to see it go. RIP ipod.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


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Can you help me with this zipper, please?

Hope everyone had a fabulous Mother's Day. I got two spectacular cable books from my mom, and lots of cuddles from my very sweet Little Bit.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


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I got my hair cut today. I have this weird in-hair birthmark that this haircut shows off to perfection.

Friday, May 9, 2008


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Window shopping kitty style.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


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Taken for Ravelry 365 theme - veggies. These tomatoes were so yummy!

I really liked the way the colors worked out on this one. I can see this blown up really big in a minimalist loft kitchen.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


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Progress on the peace soaker. You can't really see the design yet, but you can at least see that I have two different colors going on one row :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


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I got mail from Kenya today!! What a lovely surprise.

Monday, May 5, 2008


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Detail of the media cabinet our good friend Todd made for us. I cannot describe how amazing this is. What an incredible gift. I feel very loved.

The BMC on location

Here is a shot of the media cabinet as a whole. Beautiful!

Thank you, Todd!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


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The table is set. Friends are coming over for dinner tonight! It has been too long.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


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You can't get enough shots of the artiste in residence. Little Bit is decorating her coloring table.


It's been a crazy few weeks. I'm so behind on editing and posting pictures, I'll just apologize now. I guess I could try to be proactive and get with it today, but I think I'll take a shower instead. This is exactly why I'm so behind. :)

That, and I've taken the speedtest test...

90 words

Speed test

C'mon, take it. You know you're curious. :)

It's funny, but at church I was "volunteered" (I have yet to find out who put my name into the hat) to be the typing part of the Apostle Paul typing out an email to the church at Philippi. (Hey, you've got to modernize it sometimes, right?) Anyway, the idea was that someone would read the letter, and someone else would be typing it (and another person would be holding the mic which I occasionally bump... :S) It has been surprisingly a big hit, who knew? But, anyone who has done dictation typing will know how crazy/difficult it is to type in "real time" even if you already have the text in front of you. There is nothing like the pressure of being on the big screen.

Let's see, since we last talked, I have still not finished my second Baudelaire. Summer came all at once, and the thought of putting on alpaca socks, is well, not delightful. That, and I've lost interest in the pattern. I have the dreaded SSS (Second Sock Syndrome to those of you who have yet to come under its spell).

Magknits has gone under, taking with it the fingerless gloves project that I was planning on doing next. The pattern still hasn't resurfaced :( Which means I can either take some close looks at the pictures and reverse engineer it, or I can do a different pattern, or I can just be patient. None of which is appealing. So, I've kind of stalled on that front. Nothing sounds good.

I decided I wanted to try stranded knitting, so I was going to put this skull motif (from So Much Yarn, So Little Time) onto this soaker pattern (from Curly Purly). But then I saw this video, which is a confusing combination of a song about humbling yourself in order to get forgiveness, and a video montage of soldiers shooting at things in Iraq. Opinions on the war aside, I was struck by how inconsistent the tone of the song was with the images, and then thought about how inconsistent it would be for me to put a symbol of death on my daughter's diaper cover. Now, I might decide later that a pirate skull is a pretty cool thing to put on her diaper cover, and I'm not saying that anyone else who has put skulls on things is promoting death (so please, no flaming).

Just for the moment, I decided that I'd put a peace sign on her bum instead... of course, I couldn't find one I liked, so I made one. I've probably set myself up for failure because I've never done a stranded knitting project, so I don't know what works and what doesn't, so my design might be entirely unworkable. Who knows. I'll let you know :)

Well, I've got to run if I'm going to get my shower in before the little one wakes up. Hope your Saturday is restful and filled with love.


Friday, May 2, 2008


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More playng with our friend E. I love the way this picture catches the moment of the two girls interacting with each other.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


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Little Bit's first work of art :)