Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Look out world, this boy (ahem, young man) is FOURTEEN years old.
Hard to believe isn't it?
He still loves Legos and comics and teasing his siblings. He plays dinosaurs with the twins and "finger people" in the front window. Lionel and Dingo are still present and sleeping with socks on is a favorite past time. He giggles if you even say the word "tickle". In so many ways he is still a little boy.


But, in many other ways it is becoming increasingly clear that he is turning into a young man, and a mighty fine one at that.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Well, it seems I took the month of March "off". You might not believe this, but I didn't even pick up my camera one time in the last 3 weeks. Sad, right? Especially when there is so much going on around here and so much to report. Like, the fact that today is Finn's birthday!

I am currently in the process of cleaning the kitchen so that the twins and I can make him a birthday cake (marble, at his request) more on this to follow.

First, how about some eye candy? We got our bike trailer yesterday and the twins took their first ride to the playground with me and Ruari.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Seed Stitch Shower Cap

I can't really decide if this hat is as cute as I think it is, or if it is too closely related to a shower cap. I've been knitting like a mad woman lately, I think I've picked up needles every single day for the past two weeks, but I haven't finished a single project in that time. Sure, I've got 3 pairs of French Press slippers all seamed up but they haven't been felted yet so they are not in fact "finished". I also bound off one side of a cotton baby sweater, but fat lot of good that does me since it still needs arms and a chest piece. I organized my life yesterday to find that I currently have (correction, HAD) 6 projects cast on, no wonder I've been doing so much knitting!

This morning I decided to finish something, decided that if I didn't get the satisfaction of binding off and weaving in, then I just might have a break down of sorts, and so I dug out the seed stitch hat and got to work. I'm not really sure how I feel about seed stitich, which is hilarious because I am gearing up to begin the mother of all projects, THE SYLVI, which is a gorgeous sweater worked primarily in seed stitch! What have I gotten myself into?

Anyways, I was very enthusiatic about this hat a few weeks ago, but started having reservations at about row 28 and set it aside for a few days, which naturally turned into a few weeks, even this morning I was contemplating tearing it out and starting fresh, but I'm glad I didn't.....