Thursday, April 12, 2007

Yes Yes just another lovely SPRING day in New England. Mother Nature must have not taken her meds because she's all messed up! They (the silly weather man) are predicting snow again today during this Spring Season. Honestly...I think all the snow I've seen up here since I've lived here just about adds up to what I saw my whole 35 years in Kentucky. It's insane, I tell ya!

On the knitting's a bit slow. Still working on Lady Eleanor and casted on a pair of Horcrux Socks. Knit a Captain Underpants for Jacob and so far he has a body and one arm. I should really finish that so I'll have something for FO Friday.

Now for a Secret Pal 10 Contest. We are to write about our favorite knitting project and then our least favorite knitting project and answer the question "WHY did I make that?"

OK For my favorite...oh this is hard because most of the things I end up finishing I end up loving! All the hard work and enjoyment that went into the project.'s my choice.
My Cascading Leaves Socks in Heather's Witchy colorway of Sereknity.

My least favorite knit...well.... most of the stuff I finished I ended up liking because I finished it. But I do have one project that I started and all the knitting is done, but I have to now sew it together and I'm SO not wanting to do it. The pieces of this project are not even in the same places now (and if you know me I know you're not surprised about that!) But it's the Bunny Backpack from the Stitch and Bitch book. It's cute as can be. Done in Red Heart yarn, yeah yeah forgive me, I was a newbie! Here's a pictures of the finished panel with the bunny on it. Maybe one day I'll actually sew it up.

Tuesday Jacob got out of School early so we were lucky enough to get to go out to the Discovery Stop and meet up with Heather, Gina and Jackie and their adorable kiddo's! I swear..the level of cutest was UP in the playroom that day with all our angels! :o) The boys had a great time!

Here's Legs...I mean Jacob on an almost too small John Deer Toy Tractor.
Nathan performed a little puppet show for me. TOO CUTE!

Then yesterday Jacob's cub scouts went to the Currier Downtown Art Museum here in town. They had a special kids project going on that day and the boys got to make Parachutes!! It was fun.
Here I am making sure Jacob's strings are attached well to his basket of his parachute. Nathan is coloring (with a sharpie, he's still green!) his parachute.
Here is Mr. Jake testing his parachute out. Looks like it's a good one!
The lady running the project took us all over to a court yard and dropped the parachutes out the 3rd story window. Jacob and Nathan's did great! Floated right down.
And a special Happy Birthday shout out to Jackie and Mike of the Manchvegas Knitters! We celebrated last night at Famous Dave's. What happens at Famous Dave's...Stays at Famous Dave's. :o) yeah right!


Nichole said...

What a fun week you've had!!!!!

Sonya said...

You still have not sewn the backpack together??!! Sew it already!

Tabitha said...

Hey, no rush on that backpack, mine is still in pieces too...LOL!!!!!

YogaGardenGirl said...

I had such a good time with you, Jackie and Heather at the Discovery Stop. The "Hot Knitting Mamas" group will now come to order.....

Last night was awesome, wasn't it?

Your socks are also my favorite of your knitted projects so far...although we'll have to wait and see that Lady Eleanor......

So cool!

Amanda1 said...

Those socks are great...

Where is the Discovery Stop? Looks like a lot of fun. Do you think my son (3 y.o.) would be too young?

Hope things are going well with you, we didn't get a chance to chat last night!

Lora said...

Amanda, NO NO your son is the PERFECT age!! I take Nathan and he's 3 and Jakie takes her daughter and she's younger than Nate!

Melissa said...

I meant to tell you last night...your hubby is *hot*!! I mean, I'd even consider switching teams :o)

Also want to mention that as I was listening to the conversation about school issues...everyone learns in their own special way and I think you are doing a GREAT job, more than alot of parents do, and I bet you will be surprised at how much he develops and advances over the summer.