Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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I have finally attended a wedding shower that wasn't my own :) Misty did a great job with the food and didn't make us play any silly games. It was a lovely, grown up time. I'm only sad this was my only semi-decent shot. I really need to work on my indoor, less than ideal light shots.

Monday, September 29, 2008


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Ok, last picnic picture, I swear. It's hard to describe how much fun Little Bit had. She was visiting with all of the adults and children, playing with the balls and balloons, jumping on the trampoline, chasing the dog, looking at horses, mooching food. She was quite the center of attention.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


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More pics from the picnic... sorry. They had this fantastic, huge backyard. And at the very back of it were horses. Little Bit loved them, but I think they were bigger than she thought they should be. They were rather friendly and didn't seem to mind posing for the camera.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


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Perry & Brenda Lacy at the company picnic. We had a really good time. Surprisingly, for a work event, there wasn't much talk of work. At least for me. Of course, that may have been because I spent most of it chasing Little Bit around... :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Autumn Test

A fun little quiz passed on by loribird. The results, I think, are rather accurate:

Your Autumn Test Results

You are a dynamic, vibrant person. You aren't afraid to pursue your passions.

When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.

You prefer change to come slowly. You need a long transition period when your life changes.

You find solitude to be the most comforting thing in the world. Being alone with your thoughts feels very peaceful.

Your ideal day is spent in contemplation. You enjoy a quiet day where you can take time to think and day dream.

You tend to live in the moment. You enjoy whatever is going on, and you don't obsess over the past or future.


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Dark & light.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


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My new soaker project. The Little One is growing like a weed and needs some new sleep pants.

This stitch pattern is stretchy and fun to knit. I can't believe how much I knit in one night.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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Cable on me Bonnie. This is coming along nicely. I'm almost done wtih the first repeat of the big cable; and am about 2 skeins in.

Bonnie: Cables

I really like the difference in the cables as it keeps the knitting interesting round after round.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


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Hello, fall. Can you tell the ragweed to stop focusing on sex so much? Thanks.

Monday, September 22, 2008


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My first shawl. In allhemp 6. I'm really liking it. And it knits up so fast! I think shawl knitting is here to stay.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


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Geometry in our driveway.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


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Little Bit thinks sweeping is fun. We'll take it!

Friday, September 19, 2008


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Sock # 2. Nothing new to see, but its what I've been working on :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008


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"How about you get in my carseat and I'll drive."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


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The sky has been the most amazing blue ever. Ike blew through and then left crisp clear weather behind. I think fall is here to stay!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


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C'mon tomato plants. Give me some tomatoes!

Monday, September 15, 2008


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Sleepy girl.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


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I just love the contrast and colors in this picture.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


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Ike has come and gone, and everything is nice and wet. Thank goodness we had no damage.

Friday, September 12, 2008


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Lace and decrease detail on flora. I loved the way this turned out. And it's just long enough that I think Little Bit will be able to wear it next year too.

FO: Flora

Its done! Well, mostly. I just need to get some elastic thread and figure out what to do for straps. I'm thinking a sand stitch band will work well, and be consistent with the texture of the top.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


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YARN! Not only did Little Bit secretly go stash diving in MY stash, but she also was getting it ready to start a project. I have a verfiable fiber fiend on my hands. Steps must be taken to protect my stash.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


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Learning to wrinkle one's nose is entirely too cute.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


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Sock number one is finished! I'm loving it! 

One down, one to go

This is certainly one of the more fancy socks I've knit :) Can't wait to have a finished pair!

Monday, September 8, 2008


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Here is a better shot of the stitch pattern for my SKA September sockdown sock. I'm also going to write up a version of this without the purls. My mom is going to test knit it for me, so I can't wait to see it! This will be her first toe up sock. Should we tell her its hard to go back to top down after you take the plunge? :)

This has been an interesting experience, as I was figuring out what I liked and didn't like from my original stitch pattern. I'm really happy with what emerged, and you can really see each little bit of it in this colorway. I should finish this one tomorrow, then its back to the 2nd Shalimar. Can I finish 4 socks in one month?

Sunday, September 7, 2008


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Goodbye, lake. We had so much fun! See you next year!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


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Little Bit gets a lesson in photography from Grandpa. It's all about the buttons

Friday, September 5, 2008


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Look at the lake sparkle! The weather is cool, and there's hardly anyone here. Lovely. Can't wait to play in the water with little bit!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


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SKA Sockdown progress. Isn't this orange just yummy? Heading to the lake this evening, can't wait!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


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And more rain. Thank you, Gustav! The Louisiana air has been wreaking havoc on my system, and I've been sneezing almost constantly since it started drifting our way. I'm hoping this goes away soon so I can enjoy our weekend at the lake!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Butterfly Fly By pattern is now up


So it took quite a while to figure out my PDF printing problems, but the pattern is now up in my Ravelry store.

Let me know if you're not a member, but would like a copy and I'll email it to you.

More patterns coming soon!


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Mushrooms are an unusual sight in September. Aren't they just the cutest little things?

Monday, September 1, 2008


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And the AFTER shot. Ah, weeds have been pulled, fresh mulch laid. Order has been restored.