Month: May 2011 (page 2 of 4)

The Wendy Knits Mystery Shawlette

As I mentioned before, I have jumped on the KAL bandwagon and started the Mystery Shawlette by WendyKnits. So far, it is one of the most fun things I have knitted! There’s just something about knitting something that’s a mystery. She only gives pieces of the pattern every week, and you have no idea what the finished product will really look like until you’re done and it’s blocked. It’s like putting together a puzzle, but without the box to look at the picture.

Here’s what I had at the end of the first chart:

Mike was kind enough to hold it down so you could get an idea of what I have so far. i’m loving the yarn; it’s Araucania Ranco Multy. Wendy suggested not using something too variegated, so that the pattern would be easier to see, but I don’t think this will be too bad. The yarn is a pleasure to knit with, and the pattern is easy and knits up super fast. And the coolest thing is that there are a bunch of knitters knitting this same thing right now along with me, my sister included! So when you have questions or just want to see what other people are saying about it, you can go to Ravelry and look at the worldwide conversation going on, and feel like you’re knitting with friends. I think I might have to find more Mystery Knit ALongs after I finish this one.

I’m almost done with Part 2, so I’ll be posting that as soon as I finish!

Emmet’s Birthday

Emmet’s birthday was a success. The house got cleaned, the yard was mowed, the rain held off and lots of Emmet’s friends were able to come. It seemed like everyone had a good time.

There was ice cream cake~

And there was an extra special present that all the other kids seemed to like more than Emmet~

And just good times seeing his best buddy again~

Then the next day we woke up bright and early and went to another friend’s birthday party. This one was at a wildlife reserve.

The kids were educated about the smaller wildlife (bugs and frogs and turtles) ~

and they got to muck around in the water catching bugs with strainers~

It was a great time had by all, and the rain held off the entire time! Back at the main house, we had pizza and cake for the birthday boy, Cooper~

THEN…..I raced Emmet home, gave him a bath and we both got very dressed up and ready to go meet Daddy over at cousin William’s christening party~

How gorgeous is this child?? And Emmet got to play a cut throat game of musical chairs~

Do you see the money all over the floor? Yep, it was a Greek celebration with lots of people dancing around in a circle and throwing money around. The food was fabulous!

So now you see, my friends, why not a lot of knitting has been going on. But I think I’m back on track now. I just started a Mystery Shawl from WendyKnits. It’s my very first Knit Along. My sister is also making the shawl. We thought it would be fun to do together!  I’ll take pictures soon and post them when I’m done with the first chart. Right now it doesn’t look like much.

Soooo busy!

I feel like it’s been a while since I posted, but I’ve been so crazy busy lately, that I didn’t even have time to knit until 2 nights ago! Last Thursday, this little guy turned 4 years old.

And so Wednesday night was spent making these for his daycare party:

Then Thursday, after a great day of cupcakes and people treating him special for his birthday, Mike and I took the birthday boy out to eat at American BBQ, and there we were joined by Emmet’s little friend Cooper. They are one day apart…Cooper’s birthday was the next day.

Friday I took the day off from work to clean the house and get ready for Emm’s birthday party on Saturday. Yes, it took the whole day and night and into the next morning. No knitting for me! Thank God for having birthday parties or our house would never get this clean.

So, I have a few party pictures to post, and more, but all I really want to do right now is knit! So I’ll post the rest tomorrow….and I’ll tell you what I’m knitting, too. It’s my first Knit Along!




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