Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bag of Treats

My brother Ethan is 8 years old. He is, quite possibly, the world's cutest brother. Don't believe me?  Here's proof:

See? World's cutest, for sure. Anyways, E and I have a Halloween tradition. Every year I make him a treat bag to match his Halloween costume. I think this year is the 6th year we have done this. Here is a picture of E as Robin with one of the first bags:

This year he is going to be Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe. I can't say it was one of my favorite bags, but it turned out pretty well!


Finished bag:

Hopefully the bag helps to collect lots of candy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On the Needles. . .

I find myself wanting to knit quite a bit lately. I think it must be the cooler weather that has me wanting to knit up lots of warm, little things.
It's hard to tell from this photo, but this little lovely is soon going to be a baby cardigan.
I'm working on the Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) by Elizabeth Zimmermann. The pattern was originally published by EZ in her newsletter in 1968. It's a really fun pattern to work on because the whole sweater is knit up in one piece. When you are finished all you have to do is seam up the sleeves, sew on a few buttons, and you have an adorable little cardigan!
Here is a little better look of how the finished sweater will look.
See - it's almost a sweater!
To knit this up I am using a size US 4 circular needle and a beautiful 100% cotton yarn (made in Italy!). I have a friend at work who is pregnant and due in January. She isn't finding out what she is having (although she is certain it's a girl) and I am really hoping for a girl so I can give her this sweater! I do have a few ideas for baby boy gifts that I hope to get to this weekend.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ready or Not...It's Fall

Fall is here and I think it's here to stay. Here in West Michigan, the Fall colors seem to be at their peak this weekend. I like the idea of Fall - apple cider, crisp air, pumpkins, football games, fall foilage, but overall I'm not a huge fan. Summer always seems too short, and then it's Fall, and after Fall is a good solid 5 months of snow and cold. Fall would definitely be better if I didn't know what we were in for next.
I do enjoy bringing touches of Fall inside and around my home.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Finally...First Post!

Finally - I have a blog! I've been wanting a blog for well over a year now. I read so many great blogs every day and figured if everyone else could have one, why not me? I hope to use this as an online journal to record things I make, cook, and design. I always have at least a few projects going - now I will have a record of them all! And because a post isn't a post without a photo, here is a picture of me on the Amalfi Coast of Italy last summer.

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