Pretty In Pink

I have been busy knitting hats and scarfs for the girls. Here are some of them, D#2 picked the colors, Pink and Orange!!! what can I say.

             

The hat is a pattern I found on Through The Loops blog, she has the most amazing patterns.

                                     Pattern: Snowy Day Hat

                                     Wool: Left over yarn??

The scarf is a pattern I have been wanting to do for a while.

                                   Pattern: My So Called Scarf

                    
This hat and scarf were a very quick knit, I’m making more. I also made this hat.

   
                        Pattern: Inga Hat
I again used left over yarn, I also made it about 20 rows shorter than original.

I Thought It would Never Happen

I too got on the bandwagon for the Chevron scarf from Last Minute Gifts, I believe it was 2 years ago when I first started the scarf, I was so sure I would finish it very quickly. Well, talk about procrastinating, I just finished it, I have’nt even blocked it.

                    
                                       101_0090 by you.

 It has been so long since I started it, that I can’t remember the yarn I used. It is more of a burgundy, wine color that what the picture shows.

Also made these this weekend for the girls with leftover sock yarn.

              

                                  

They are pocket tissue socks. My girls love them for their backpacks for school.

Pumpkins

Last Friday the kids were all out of school (inservice day). My daughters each had a friend over to play, but that was just not enough kids, so my friend came over with her 3 children and her daughter’s friend. We spent the day carving pumpkins.

                           

There were also 4 teenage boys present, who are too cool for pictures.

Pretty Hat

    
This is one of the quickest hats I have ever made. It is crochet. I think she looks so cute but then I biased.

           Pattern: Snow Day Hat  From Through The Loops (I love this knitting blog)

                             Wool:  what ever left over yarn you have

           

It really takes about an hour to make, I have made about 4-5 already (many different colors), pictures soon.

For sizing I just use bigger or smaller crochet hooks. The flower on this one was a little big, so I have now made smaller flowers. Have a great day.

Balloons Aloft

My daughters school was one of the schools chosen to particpate in the early morning balloon aloft. So last Friday they had 2 balloons from the balloon fiesta come to the school at 7AM. My 2 daughters, D#1’s best friend and I dragged ourselves out of bed and went to see the balloons.

They had a blast. Hot chocolate, burritos, and coffee for me(a must at 7AM). They were able to go right up to the balloon baskets, and did’nt have to deal with the crowds.

In Love With Chocolate!!!

I believe D#2 enjoyed the candy bar!

Weekend Relaxation Not!!!

      

                          Three soccer games on Saturday

                    
                        Visit to the library to stock up for nightly reading for all.

                  
                      A little knitting in between soccer games.

Don’t forget food, laundry, and some one (teenager who will remain nameless) has to go shopping and get a haircut on Sunday. I’m not a TGIF type of girl, I am more of a Thank God It’s Monday they are all gone back to school and work, so I can now relax.

Count Your Blessings

I just finished 2 blankets, one for a new baby and one for her 4 year old big brother. It is a joyful and sad time for this family. The 4 year old was diagnosed with cancer when he was 1, he had to have his leg amputated and received chemotherapy. After finding out she was pregnant they also found out that the little boy’s cancer was back. My friend has spent her whole pregnancy working, going to tests, chemotherapy and hospital stays with her little boy. She just had a healthy baby girl a week ago, and with reagrds to her little boy, they just have to wait and see what happens. The future may include more surgery, radiation etc., but they were able to keep the umbilical cord from the baby in case of the need of transplant. The little boy’s cancer is a very aggressive form, so it maybe many months before they know the outcome. It makes you want to hug your kids every day, and realise how fortunate we are. I made this one for her daughter

                

                

 and this one for her brother

                     

                     
I really don’t have a pattern for them, they started off as patterns from a baby afghan book and then I did my own thing. They are both machine washable wool, I think they were Vanna White’s wool. I needed a type of yarn that was easy to take care of. The yarn is soooo soft.

Happy Birthday

    

Happy 11th birthday to daughter #1. I can’t believe she is 11 already, it seems like only yesterday she was born.  I won tickets at my girls school for the Vanessa Hudgens Concert with Corbin Bleu from High School Musical, it just so happened the concert was on her birthday. She was sooo excited, this was her first concert, she had a blast. Here she is at the concert,

                          

She is all sunburnt from her soccer game that day, (someone who will remain nameless forgot to make sure she had sunblock!!!!). One piece of advice if you ever bring your daughters to a concert, WEAR EARPLUGS!!!! or bring your ipod.

Bad Habits/Good Habits!!!

I have had a very bad habit for years, that 6 months ago I finally quit. Alot of people did’nt even know I did this, infact it never happened in the house, or car, only outside. I had tried many times to quit, used all the new tools for quitting but always  failed. Finally I quit cold turkey in Feb of this year, yes I quit smoking!!!.  Part of what helped me was running, I started the Couch to 5K program listening to Katia and Kyliemac podcast (yes I did get strange looks as I laughed out loud while running). It has been 6 months now since I quit, I am now running 4-6 miles a day with the help of Freeway to 10K. I had been saving my nicotine money for a special treat, here is what I bought:

             

                                It is the Trek FX 7.2 WSD.

I spent alot of time researching this, thanks to Chris from Stumbling over Chaos for all her advice and suggestions. So this week I have cycled 13 miles a day  for 3 days listening too Katia and Kyliemac, Lime & Violet, and Stash & Burn podcasts. I am really loving this bike.

             

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