Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Look at This!

My Khloe made a beautiful flower barette for me. It's needle felted. She did a wonderful job on it - I feel like doing some Latin dancing around the living room. She's very creative and loves to make things as much as I do. Unfortunately she's about as, um, disorganized as I am , too, poor thing. I just wanted to show off my baby's talent. Let us know what you think!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Finally some Pictures!

Well, here are some things I made while the computer was down. The bright pair of socks are the BFF pattern from Cookie A. They were so nice and relaxing to make. Jennie and I did it as a KAL - appropriate since the yarn was a Christmas present from her. The darker pair are the Coiled Cable and Rib pattern from Knitting up a Storm. I finally made a pair with cables down the heels - very cool. I gave this pair to mom as a gift for her aunt - I'll be knitting up another pair for myself, though. They're really pretty and the pattern kept my attention - no wantering bad thoughts! The top is the B'licious tank that was designed for me. I'm the first to make one - it's wonderful! The stitch pattern is stretchy and comfortable and it's kind of dressy but not too much. I really want to find a pretty skirt to wear with it - someday I may need to look nice, you know.
I had a bonding moment with my girl child last week. We went to get our ears pierced together. I now have three holes in my lobes and a right upper piercing. She's trying again - the last time her ears got sore and we had to take the earrings out. We got matching CZ's - we like sparkles. When I got my ears done the first time my dad took me and my sister and then got us diamonds for Christmas. Maybe now he can get his princess some diamonds for her little ears. I told her that she's too young to go to a tattoo place but I'd take her to get one when she's old enough - if she wants. Heh, maybe we can get matching ink!
I joined Twitter this morning. I'm feeling rather in touch right now. I'm actually not at all a computer-savvy kind of person. In fact, I can't even find the cheat sheet for adding a text link for the patterns I mentioned above. But now I can tweet! I think there's a link here somewhere - I clicked on the profile page to connect my twitter to here. Add me to your list and I'll add you to mine - we can all get to know each other better! I just checked - no link. I'll see what I can do. Meanwhile, I'm MsBobbilicious there.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Yes, it's been awhile since my last post. Our computer has been down and in the shop. I think the kids lets some cyber germs in and killed us. It took some time to get used to not having it, too - after a couple of days curled up in the corner having withdrawals I decided to get busy so I wouldn't think about it as much. My biggest accomplishment was finally hanging the pleated shades in the living room and getting rid of the eight-foot-long (not kidding!) metal miniblind that came with the house. Now I want to go through my fabrics and make some shimmery drapiness to add to the sides. Of course, I have to use what I have because the evil w-word store has gotten rid of the best part of the store - fabric and crafts. I've heard that a few bits of yarn are left but not enough reason to go there anymore.
My baby boy turned ten recently. He'll be in middle school next year. Time sure does fly, doesn't it? Soon he'll be all grown up - and will probably still get chocolate on his face when he eats a fudge round.
I've apparently lost all of my knitting mojo. Nothing has grabbed my attention, all attempts to start a project have crashed, even the new Cookie A book doesn't have me scrambling for needles. It's so sad. I've been slowly working on a cami but it's got boo-boos and will most likely get frogged for lack of desire. Maybe it's all of the rain and surprise snow we've had lately. Surely a good day of fun in the sun would be helpful.
That darn Jennie has struck again, too. She has introduced me to the world of zines. Zines are little handmade magazines that cover any subject matter and are usually very inexpensive. I got one in pdf already and another is in the mail. She's written one. It's really funny. I'm thinking about it - but I'm still on the fence about it. You know I love making things but even I must get sleep sometimes!
No pics again....oh, before I forget...Jen and I have been exploring the world of artist trading cards. Some of the kids in my life have drawn some up and they'll be in the etsy shop soon in case you want to check them out. I just need to scan them and add them to the store. I haven't finished any yet (I'm more of a collage/fiber type of person) but they'll be along shortly. Keep an eye out!