Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Columbus Day Weekend

We had a lovely Columbus Day Weekend. It was relaxing, fun and very productive.

Cleaned house - Check.
Laundry done - Check.
Crafting - Check.
Worked out - DOUBLE Check!
Baked cookies for the Bake Sale at my son's school - Check!
Fixed broken pipe under my kitchen sink - CHECK!! (That's another story for a later time!)

I love long weekends! I get so much done and then there is always time to hang out with friends.

Here are pics from our visit to a local Cranberry Bog Farm:

Me and My Pumpkin

My son (center) with two of his friends

And of course my son HAD to get his face painted as the Joker!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Baby Uggs?!?

Yesterday, as I was browsing Ravelry, I came across a knitting pattern for a pair of "Suede Baby Booties," AKA Baby Uggs. I literally shrieked with delight when I saw these booties and decided that my friend's unborn daughter, Olivia, NEEDED them. Big time!

So last night, I got down to business and made one boot in a few hours (as I watched Big Bang Theory and The Secret Circle.) Here are my results:

I think that this is really the most stinkin' adorable project that I have ever knitted. It is easy and fast. My friend loved the boot (along with my co-workers) and requested that I make Olivia pink Uggs too! I wish that there was an adult size!!! ;)

If you want to knit these Adorable Baby Uggs you can find it on Ravelry or at Knit and Crochet Now! for FREE. (you have to sign up for a user name on Knit and Crochet's site - but they have a lot of free patterns — totally worth it!)


Thursday, October 6, 2011



Yes, I am still alive and well. It seems that I got caught up with summertime fun, but now I am back! I may not have been blogging but I have sure been busy!

My summer highlights include: Camping, lazing around in my pool, going to the Beach, seeing the animals the Zoo, trips into Boston, throwing a B-Day Roller Skating Party for my son, and having half days on Fridays from work. Now that summer is over - I vow to be better at blogging!

Aside from from all my adventures, I have been crafting up a storm! I have discovered the book "60 Quick Knits."

The projects are fast and easy - it only takes me a day or two to complete each project! Many of the projects are going to be Christmas Presents. Here are some examples:

Bobbles & Cables Cap
Made For: My Mom

Striped & Bobbled Hat
Made for: My friend's 3-year-old daughter

Textured Tam Hat
Made For: Unknown :)

I have also knitted many other items but they are secrets! I have two friends that are pregnant with girls (both are due on the same day!) I have been crafting away on those various projects but I cannot reveal them just yet!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Sorry that I have been MIA lately! I am having a very busy summer! (Though I hope to find time to blog again soon, as I have a lot going on!)

Happy Birthday America!

I look forward to seeing my friend and family (and the fireworks!) Do you like my flag cake?