Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hannah's Day!

Our local pizza place -- Flying Pie Pizzaria -- has a "It's Your Day" person every day. The cool thing, you get to go in and make a pizza your own way, wear a silly hat and have a ton of fun. Well, Hannah's day was this past Sunday. She had so much fun making her own pizza, and now her ambition in life is to own Flying Pie Pizzaria, by the time she is 20:) She has wanted to work there ever since she found out Larry and I both used to work there before we got married!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Some FO Goodness:)

This week has been a slow knitting week. I only got 2 hats done;) I wanted to use the yummy Malabrigo my Secret Pal sent me -- so I searched and found the Brangelina Hat. It looks super cute and fits really well! I made another version with Wool Ease thick and Quick -- I need to make some adjustments for it to fit Larry's head and started another one to hopefully accomplish that goal.

Here they are:Me, modeling the Malabrigo Version!
And the wool ease version:)

I have been working on my socks and the Swallowtail shawl. Sometime when I get done with a row of the lace, I am shaking from holding so still. Hopefully by the time I am done with the shawl I will have more lace confidence:)

Hannah started soccer this last weekend. The team is so cute -- they are all 6 or younger and the youngest is 2!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A quick update

I realized this morning that I have not updated my blog in a while:) So, quickly, I have started the swallowtail shawl and it is coming along, slowly, but, surely! I am almost done with the fist big chunk of repeats and cannot wait to move onto the next phase:)

Anders and Hannah both start soccer this Saturday, so my week has been full of shopping for lots of soccer stuff! They are both so excited and can't wait to play.

I knit my mother a scarf and it is so beautiful -- unfortunately, I forgot to take a finished picture:(

That is about all the time I have right now. I will try and update more later!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Something Accomplished!

Back in November we had the house painted. Most of the walls are a very pretty tan color and i had 1 wall made into a red wall (I have always wanted a red wall:). The plan has always been to make the red wall a picture wall. I saw this very cool picture wall kit online. All you did was buy the kit and it came with the frames and a piece of paper that you hung on the wall so you would know where to put the nails in to hang the frames -- thus eliminating the holey wall that normally happens when I hang pictures:)

Well, the price (over $1000.00 for 6 frames) was a little much. I decided I could do the same thing with some blank newsprint and it worked! All the pictures line up well and look very cohesive.

Here is what I did -- got a piece of paper the size of my picture area( my area was 6x4) and then laid out the frames on it till they looked how I wanted them to. Then I traced around each frame and marked where the hanger was on each frame. After that, we hung the paper on the wall, made sure it was level and made the holes in the wall for the nails. Then we ripped the paper off the wall and hung the pictures. A total piece of cake:)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!