Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Year

For all you knitter's out there. I suggest you celebrate Leap Year by frogging a project that you've had sitting around for more than ten years that is less than half complete.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

This morning my older daughter ran over to our bedroom and wished me a Happy Valentine's Day. My husband had already left for work. I had been out knitting the night before and purchased helium-filled balloons for the girls. T. had found hers at the foot of her bed and was delighted with it.

Later that day we had lunch at my folks' house and Dad showed me his favorite comic from their morning paper. It showed a man and a woman at a rack of cards, each chose a card for the other, they exchanged cards right there, placed the cards back on the rack and declared they'd put the 5 dollars they just saved on seeing a movie. Somewhere the comic was labled The Long-term Relationship. Dad and I shared a good laugh over that.

The valentine I received that morning, however, was way more funny than that comic strip. I found it on the kitchen counter:
"Beth, I took $20 from your purse. Happy Valentine's Day. Love, B"

Truly, it is the most favorite valentine I've ever received. It made me smile a big smile when I read it. I think it does exemplify a healthy long-term relationship and that's right where I want to be right now.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cardigan Complete

I've been working on this jacket from Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss for six months and it is finally done. It feels great that it fits my little one and bettter yet, she likes it. I absolutely love the way it turned out and what a joy to work with the baby cashmerino yarn!

Pattern: Debbie Bliss Jacket
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino - Periwinkle #605
Needles: US 2 and US 3
Buttons: from Kaleidoscope Yarns inVermont
Start date: 8/10/07
Finish date: 2/9/08
Notes: I used just over 4 skeins, for size 24-36 months.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Happy Groundhog Day

Part of the tradition in my home is to make groundhog cutout cookies. This morning I was lucky enough to watch a live broadcast of Punxsutawney Phil's prediction - "As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be."