February 24, 2011

Cutie Pie Thursday: Bring on the Cute

Hey, everybody. Have you been missing my cute face? Well, I'm pretty much recovered, and feeling my oats as an almost-2-year-old. Ask mom about it.

I really like balls and horses. Sometimes I manage to balance my horses on a football. Impressive, no? The force is strong with me!

I also like to wear hats. The more, the merrier! I like to wear three hats--I also like to make mama wear a hat, even when she complains that its crunching her hair that she recently styled, and that she really doesn't like to wear daddy's stinky old hats. I don't care. I rule the roost! Oh, wait. I'll be back after some quick bedroom time.

I also really like riding my horse! He says "neigh" and so do I. I can mount him myself.

Sometimes he can get a little wild, just like me! I'm watching mama type this, and I'm yelling, "Baby and horse!"

February 23, 2011

Sock Blocking

After I finished my socks, I wanted to block 'em like the pros. So, I MacGyver'ed up some sock blockers out of wire hangers and electrical tape.

My blocking socks then hung fetchingly in the shower to dry.

This shot of the toe came out quite good, I felt, but it lacks a sense of the true color, which is much more of a deep, foresty green.

A shot of my feet luxuriating in Dream in Color Smooshy yarn, knit in a basic sock pattern. My gauge was a bit loose, and my knitting is not perfect, but these are truly the most magical socks I have ever worn. I can't wait to knit up more, and hopefully improve my sock picture taking skills!

February 21, 2011

A Quick (?) Scarf

Knit in alternating stripes of Patons Soy Wool Stripes, I started this scarf for my dear friend 2(!) years ago, and finally finished it in time for her birthday this year. I copied the idea from famous knitblogger Jared Flood's striped Noro scarf, but in a more economical yarn.

February 20, 2011

Cutie Pie Sunday: Recovery

The small bug has almost completely recovered from his small bug, and now that I've put new batteries in the camera, we should have some new pictures coming soon. I did still have left on the camera some recovery pictures, from his first really doing better day. We snacked on crackers and watched "Buzz & Woody."

February 12, 2011

No No Angora

Susie's Reading Mitts

Mama Cool gave me the dreamy Cascade Cloud 9 yarn (50% wool, 50% angora), along with the needles and pattern for these beautiful fingerless mitts. The yarn was soft, the pattern engaging, and I knit them up in four days. Sadly, my old bunny allergy reared its ugly head, and I knit them with watery, itchy, swollen eyes. I have passed them along to my beautiful Mama Cool, in hopes that she can enjoy them, and I plan to knit a new pair for myself, probably in an all-wool yarn.

February 10, 2011

Cutie Pie Thursday: Welcome to the Vomitorium

Tuesday began our first odyssey into the world of pukey children. We know we were pretty lucky to make it past 20 months, but we also now know that this is the toughest, grossest, saddest part of parenting. On Tuesday, he still felt chipper enough to use his "emergency" bowl as a hat.

Later, he began to feel sicker, so that most of yesterday was spent sleeping on mom. Today, he's still a bit sleepy, but definitely more chipper. He's been telling me about his toys, identifying coats and shoes, and I'm hoping we've turned the bend. Much thanks and love to all parents out there who have dealt with the Cool parents as sick kids, or dealt with sick kids of your own.

February 03, 2011

Cutie Pie Sundae, Or Ice Cream Cone

I liked it when you were feeding me ice cream with the spoon, dad. What's this thing? A "cone," you say? With ice cream in it? Ah, well, I guess I'll give it a try.

So, I put it in my mouth like this, huh? Pretty straightforward. I can do that! (His mama would like it noted that he did not get any ice cream on anything!)

Oh, yeah. That's the stuff. Ice creamy goodness.