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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
So I have been working super hard on finishing a baby blanket for a friend of mine and last night I did it! It was done. I washed it this morning before work and took it to work with me to dry flat. Here are the pics...
And needless to say...baby Austin was just a bit fussy, but I'm sure he will enjoy the blankie made just for him.
Written by: Miss Amy at 18:41
Monday, August 11, 2008
I have been very busy. Busy knitting. Knitting what you ask?
Well this of coarse....
This is the Alphabet Blanket in the book The Baby Knits Book by Debbie Bliss. I am nearing the finish and cannot wait to get this done and shipped of to my friends newest arrival. I will have more pics when I get this done.
Written by: Miss Amy at 07:29
Friday, July 25, 2008
So my oldest, Renae just got her upper braces and a palette expander. Once the expander starts doing its job then she will get the wires added. She was very excited (so was I)! She couldn't sleep last night because she was sooooo excited. And just so I have a before pic....here goes.
So this is the start of a 2 year process. The palette expander stays in for 6 months (or so) and then many fun events will soon follow. I'm sure this is only the beginning of the pics you will see.
Written by: Miss Amy at 13:02
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
So just to update with some pics...
Here is my oldest, Renae, holding her trophy after winning her championship game.
Mud and all. This was (as I said before) an AWESOME game!!!
And here are some pics of the sample sock that I knit up for the shop. This yarn is called Happy Choices. It comes prenknit in a scarf and you unravel and knit from it. Neat concept...
And here is the sock that I knit for the shop.
And I'll leave you with one last pic...here is Buttons, one of the 2 kittens that my mother has nursed back to health and will soon be getting fixed and finding a good home (hopefully). Enjoy!
Written by: Miss Amy at 23:18
Monday, July 21, 2008
So the final softball tournament game was 7/12/08. The game started at 5:30 in the afternoon and that's about when the sky started looking a little dark. During the game we were poured on, forced off the field for a 15 min break since lightening was in the area and then more rain. In the final inning we needed 5 to tie and 6 to win...and we won! Final score? 15 to 14! In the pouring rain and all. I will add pics later of my little champion and her trophy...mud and all.
It was an awesome game and both teams played hard! There were many tears from the other team as trophies were handed out. All players of both teams wanted it bad, and with a final score of 15-14 it definately shows. GREAT GAME!
In knitting news...
I finished knitting a store sample sock and will post pics soon.
I am also working on an alphabet baby blanket for a friend and will post pics of it soon too.
Sorry didn't bring my camera with me today....chill! ok!
Written by: Miss Amy at 10:04
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
So the official last "makeup" game of the season was on Monday. Thanks to all of the rain this season it made for a lot of makeup games. But we ended on a high note. We are ranked #2 in the league. So tonight is the start of the Championship Tournament. And as long as rain does not interfere, it will be everynight for the rest of the week into the weekend as long as the girls keep winning.
And now starts rec league cheerleading. From one thing to another. Both girls are in it and practices are on different nights of the week for each girl which keeps me and their dad hopping. And then add in the fact that my 13 year old is at the start of getting braces. I don't save much money in gas with all of the running I do. And then at the end of this month is sign ups for volleyball and Renae might join that too. No rest for the wicked...sigh.
Ok, back to knitting my cardi. I've finally hit the armpit area and have divided it out to start the fronts and back. Not liking how that pattern is so I'm improvising a bit. Hope it turns out. (me crossing fingers and wishing for the best).
Written by: Miss Amy at 14:33
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Hello blogland, long time no talk to. So during my busy time with my girls...softball, cheerleading. I have managed to keep knitting. And I just would like to share with you all 2 of my latest additions.
First off, I would like you to meet Sheldon. He's a gift for my friend Derek and his wife who are expecting a new baby boy. I'm sure he'll be loved by the baby.
Sheldon comes out of his shell but I didn't take a picture of a naked turtle. He's a little modest.
Pattern found here. I used mercerized cotton on size US3 DPN's. Pattern was a bit hard to read when it came to doing the shell. I had never done any color work before so it was like reading another language. So a little help from Ms. Vita and all was well. Also a little hard to understand from the pattern how all of the pieces came together for the shell so I just improvised.
Onto my next finished object...The Amanda Hat (free download on Ravelry).
Great quick knit. Started it on Thursday, June 26, 2008 and finished it Saturday, June 28, 2008. Didn't work on it at all on Friday though. Love this pattern! I definately recommend it. I knit this up for a store sample for the shop because it shows off the malabrigo yarn so well. Enjoy!
Written by: Miss Amy at 10:48
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Ok, yes....I know. Starting the season a little late...but better late than never.
So this is my oldest daughters first time ever playing softball and tonight was their first game. After many canceled practices and alot of rain, I was a bit worried that they would get their butts handed to them. But, they did AWESOME!!! Final score in the bottom of the 5th was 19 to 7. Enough to call the game. Thank goodness since it was freezing outside. And my baby girl got a double! Way to go!!!
Ok, back to my knitting....bye
Written by: Miss Amy at 21:00
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Ok, this is completely off of the knitting topic. But I just had to share in my joy. My youngest who is in 4th grade just received an award for being an outstanding student this month. The #1 Student of the month club. She will be getting an award certificate and breakfast this Friday.
My oldest, who is in 7th grade was just selected to be in her schools National Honor Society. I am going to the ceremony next week. I hope to get a few good pics if the lighting is good. And on top of my double whammy of AWESOME news she also brought home a report card with straight A's. WHOO HOO!
I am one proud mama!
Written by: Miss Amy at 07:47