Saturday, March 29, 2008

9 Months

The boy is 9 months old today. Longer on the outside than in. It's hard to remember the early parts lots of days, it's fun to browse through the pictures. He's changed so much. He eats like a champ though this piece of asparagus was way more fun as a microphone. He cleans up every bite of his bowl of food then cries when we show him the empty bowl. He drinks out of a cup, but only with one of us holding it very tightly. He's starting to get the hang of a 'sippy' cup on his own.

Crawling will happen any time now. He's been doing all the yoga moves to prepare.


Downward Dog

No idea what you'd call this one....

He's got the knees part down and he rocks back and forth, but his hands are firmly planted when he's on his knees. Sooner or later he gives up and just rolls where he wants to go.

We also figured out the solution to a two fold problem in our house. Keeping him happy and the dog out of the kitchen while dinner is preparing. Just let them take care of each other.

We're off to Charlotte next weekend to visit as much of the family as we can cram into three days.
Hey Gramma..... how about a field trip next Saturday??

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I finished them!
Sock Madness Zombies
Knitting Notions Supersock Yarn Lilac
Started Thursday March 13 2:00pm
Finished Tuesday March 18 8:40 pm
As of 9:00 this morning there were 9 slots left in my division.
I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to see if I made it in time.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Quilt Trail

There is a project to put huge painted quilt squares on buildings around the area. You can find these is several parts of the country, but Western NC has a huge number. The arts council began the project locally while I was on the board and it has since spun off into it's own group.
Visit their website
Be sure to click the link for Mitchell/Yancey county.
The quilts are set up on driving routes and there are many blocks going up at artist studios.
I've been working on mine this week, I've got the first three colors painted. My block is 2' X 2'. We modified a traditional block depicting a butterfly bush.

Here's mine as of this morning. (The dark blue is tape) Yet to come is the green leaves and dark purple background.

I'm pretty excited about the project and I hope to paint a few more. If you're in the area and would like to paint they have a great facility set up at the high school, so you don't even have to have the space at home.

Madness I Tell You

On Thursday the Madness began again.
Sock Madness 2
Inspired by the college basketball tournament a pattern is released and hordes of crazy knitters race to be the first to finish. Or in the case of this first round be one of the first 40 in your division.
This pattern came to my email around 2 last Thursday. I finished the first sock early Saturday morning. I finished the second heel this morning before discovering that I was one repeat short and pulled it back out again.
You can visit the flickr group and see all the finished pairs and lots of socks in progress.

Zombie Socks
Knitting Notions Supersock- Lilac

This makes me happy!

Baby picture of the week!

Sunday, March 09, 2008


After 4 months of really bad internet connections I finally gave in to corporate US and signed up for DSL. Weeeeeee! It's maybe not as fast as I expected, but after dialup anything is an improvement.

But it's hurting my current computer knitting project. I usually keep one project here to work on while things load. But a preview.

My first real design project and I LOVE the yarn.
Dream in Color -Classy
Color-Lunar Zazzle
Purchased from The Loopy Ewe

And of course because some of you couldn't care less what I'm knitting!

The fourth tooth popped out yesterday.