Wednesday, April 30, 2008

my first intarsia!

so excited I just had to post. this is one of the pockets for Anouk and also my first attempt at intarsia. so happy it turned out well!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I've been working on getting Anouk finished for Gretchen before she starts crawling and dresses will be more of a pain to put on her. since she's ALMOST mobile I've been busting my butt. she went from stationary last weekend to rolling/scooting all over the living room. once she figures out how to get on her hands and knees its all over and life is over as I know it. ha!

enjoy my model- my teddy bear Rosie which was my grandmother's and given to me when she passed away.

in the pattern Anouk just has tabs on the side to hold it closed, but I'm thinking of seaming the sides starting where the blue/green meet and up to the arm hole. might work better for a wee one wearing it.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

potty training and books...oh my!

I've been way too tired to knit lately so I've been reading books. I recently finished The Other Boleyn Girl. fantastic read, highly recommend it if you're into historical novels. since then I've started reading the sequel to that book The Boleyn Inheritance. I'm about 1/3 of the way through and its very fascinating. definitely enjoying this author and want to learn more about that time period in England. because from the family rumors somewhere way back in time I might be related to Mary: Queen of Scots. who knows? I mean...I know my family is originally from England. its fun to think about at least and to wonder if any of the people mentioned in the books are really my relatives.

Potty training. finally. bout freaking time. M is 3.5 years old and until this week has had absolutely no interest in going the bathroom. I'd offer it to him and he'd scream his head off. finally someone suggested bribing him with M&M's. its worked like a charm. he's had barely an accident since Wednesday. he's still in diapers for naps and bedtime, but will slowly be phasing those out.

update on the car situation: finally have all the paperwork filed for our GAP insurance claim. just have to wait to hear from them I guess. I'll probably call on Wednesday to make sure they got everything in the mail. hopefully we'll still get something back on the car. looks like it would be a max of $1200. but we still lost all the money we put into the car in car payments. which freaking sucks. I have contacted a lawyer to see what our options are suing wise. sent him the information he wanted just waiting to hear back from him. so who knows. we just want to be able to get a reliable vehicle. its been nice to have my parents car, but it doesn't fit three car seats in it all that well. so we need something bigger. so for now we're still looking.

Friday, April 11, 2008


My parentals are visiting for the weekend so no knitting for me and none done during the week as I was busting my butt to clean. fun fun fun. I know we all loooooove cleaning so much, right? right?

anyway, my happy news of the week is a lovely washer and dryer. the lovely Renee from SnB and her husband helped move it into our house. we were able to purchase them from another SnB'er for a very good price. I'm beyond excited that I can actually do laundry in my own house instead of going to the laundromat. first time in the 5+ years of being married that I can stop going to the laundromat. yay!

other happy news is that we have new wheels. well its actually my parent's car. they're leaving their car here and taking a rental home. they have another car there. we have the option of buying the car from them when we get our tax rebate or continue looking for a car that we want. but it gives us time to check things out thoroughly instead of being under a time crunch which is very beneficial. so we'll see. their car is actually the same as the car that got totaled. just 15 years old. and with about the same amount of mileage on it as we had on ours. ha! go figure, the older car has less mileage.

but I must get sleep. must sleep. going to see "Menopause: The Musical" tomorrow at Centre College's Norton Center. should be fun, I've heard its hilarious and I love seeing plays.