FO, WIP & Unblogable Knitting

I was taking pics of some unblogable knitting - the Knitty.com submission deadline is closing in!
and I took a pic of Colins stocking completed.

not the best, but not bad for my first go at color work - IN THE ROUND NO LESS!

I used the leftover red and some cream from my stash to whip up a scarf for the Red Scarf Project. Hopefully it'll be done this year!


Sound Tigers!

Check Ryan out! does he look like a Hockey pro or what? Hmmm.. I'm having Halloween ideas..... As you can probably tell, the boys attended their first hockey game tonight - The Bridgeport Sound Tigers! (BTW-I have it on good authority both the arena and the parkign garage are on a sound foundation! pipe piles in case you were wondering ;) )! their friend Schuyler got to play between periods with his team. It was really cute to see all of the little kids on the ice! Kinda reminded me of watching D-league! it was only my second game since RPI and it brought back a lot of fond memories! the smells- the sounds- even the music! Big difference was I was actually sober and I was also breastfeeding... none of the obnoxoious chants ("what's the Color of Shit? BROWN!" or "KFC-KFC-KFC")- nothing red being tossed onto the ice.. but hey.. not every game can be freakout... the coolest part was watching the boys! Andy and Ryan were FAR more interested in the snacks, tho Ryan did get a puck after the game! Daddy took him down by the ice so he could see better and one of the staff gave him a puck! Colin was intently watching the entire first period. He was playing with and chewing on "Baby Po" through the second and nursing through the third. And now he is screaming for his jammies and a tuck-in.

The best gift of all...

I almost forgot to post about the best gift our family recived this Christmas... HOPE! Hope for my Dad's health. see, his Gout has gotten bad.. really bad. I think he had it so long and so bad that he'd given up. He can hardly use his hands and his flare ups just move around the body without a break. We have been buggin him to see a rheumatologist (sp?) but he has been putting it off- probably b/c he gave up. BUT on Christmas eve, se stopped in to visit some friends visiting from out of town. One of which is a Rheumatologist (again ? with the spelling). she offered to take a look at my Dad while she was in town. as it turns out.. things aren't as bad as he thought! surgury can restore MOST of the use of his hands, tho he has had it so long that he will still have some permanent damage. She also wrote down new dosing instructions for the meds he is on and a new med comming out soon will give him even better relief! so Todd gave him the number of his hand surgeon and now he is getting a referral to the rheumatologist. THANKS DOC!!!! I will refrain from naming names out of respect for her. she is a professional. Just for the record. I have a few Dr friends and I would n't think of asking any of them for free medical advice.. but she offered adn there was NO way we could say no since Dad was willing to go.

oh- I also finished Colins stocking.. finally!


Merry Christmas

So. I didn't finish Colin's stocking in time....

GI Joe and his platoon had a covert operation on the tree

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All in all a good Christmas here. now.. to finish that stocking....


Christmas came early! - a Photo Essay

Since Todd's parents will be at his brother's for Christmas, we had our celebration a little early! I forgot the diaper bag - which was a problem with cloth, but would have been a CRISIS in disposables! Colin's bumGenius 2.0 (in Grasshopper!) saved the day! He asked Santa for one in Butternut too...

Now we are off to get our tree today.. and some fire wood... and some Christmas wine.. Did you know Jones' has a winery now? still need to make cookies for the teachers and I havent even CO Colin's stocking yet!.. and I'm atempting color work! I've also got a few more diapers to sew for Colin for Christmas. A few other odds-n-ends to pick up and then it is time to WRAP WRAP WRAP! and I HAVE to bake Grandma's bread too.. and of course do all of Dad's wrapping for him. It started b/c my Grandmother used to do it all for him, but then she passed away so I did it - I was still home. but every year his gout is worse and wourse and now I'm not sue he could do it if he tried. but it is part of out family tradition now :)

ETA: Try the Strawberry Splendor! yummy and ON SALE!


Firday is for FOs!

A little while back I was lucky enough to win a yarn contest over at the Steel City Knitter's blog . I was the proud recipient of 4 balls of black fun fur. I know.. you are wondering why I would be so excited to win black fun fur.. aside from teh rush of winning yarn.. I wanted to make a kitty bed and some toys. Initially I was thinking wool - felted with the FF trim. but then I scrapped a sweater I started (homepun + cables = VERY BAD IDEA!) and I used 1 strand homespun and 1 strand fun fur and did the top edge in 2 strands fun fur. I crocheted little circles with 2 strands fun fur for kitty toys. Oddly enough the cats immediatly took them and hid them.. no cat models were available at the time of this photo.. they were playing wiht new toys!

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Unfortunately, there was not enough fun fur left for another one to be donated to the shelter, but I have plenty of homespun for more beds and enough fun fur for toys. I want to drop off some toys before christmas, but I know if I try to dothe beds then too, I'll make myself CRAZY if I try. I am working on a pair of custom longies and I need to make a felted bowl for Sunday and then there is also Colin's Christmas Stocking.

I had to take a break from the longies to knit a scarf for Andy. he went outside for recess the other day and had an asthma attack. he coughted so hard he vomited... so I ran out and picked up more wool east T&Q and made a simple GS scarf to match his hat.

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what else....

we saw SANTA!

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and Ryan turned 4!

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Merry Christmas! this may be out Christmas card picture

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