not quite

not quite
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I’m trying to create a hat for Lorelai – I’m using other patterns as a guideline and this is the version 1. So far, I’m not too sure. There is a mistake in the brim, and it’s not quite big enough for me – nor is it small enough for Lorelai. So, yeah. I may or may not finish this one now – I think I would rather start anew – I have a different idea now.


Finished – the weekend and knits

This weekend went by in a bit of a blur. We had friends and their dog down for the weekend. Their dog Bailee is a bassett hound and Lorelai thought he was just the funniest thing ever. Poor Jackson 🙂 We saw “The Dark Knight” – OMG. I thougth it was very well done, raised some interesting points, had a good story flow, Christian Bale is growing on me, I still adore Heath Ledger. Violent though – I covered my eyes several times.

Friday I finshed the “Laurel Toddler’s Basketweave Cardigan” I knit for Schaefer. I am pretty sure the colorway is Emily Dickinson The best buttons I had were a kind of raspberry, and I think they add a punch of color:
Model Knitting
button closeup

With the completion of that project I can return to some lingering projects. I’ve got Lorelai’s Halloween costume in progress (I’m one of those people who hates seasonal items out of season – like Christmas items for sale before Thanksgiving, etc. I saw candy corn for sale at the grocery store already. UGH. But to make something seasonal is different right?) I really want to get going on my Central Park Hoodie (need needles) and I’ve signed up for the Ravelympics Afghan Marathon for a gift for my mom (hoo-boy, if I finish that I’ll be thrilled!)

Possibly there’s more destashing to be done as well. My “craft room” looks like a hurrican hit – i’ve got yarn / magazines / needles all over the room trying to sort through it and get a plan together. Should get back to that now actually.


Fifty things you didn’t know about me. At least I don’t think you do.

1. Do you like blue cheese? Sometimes.

2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? Yes, hated it.

3. Do you own a gun? No

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? I’ve never been to Sonic!

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? No.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Dachshunds!

7. Favorite Christmas Song? Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song”

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee & orange juice

9. Can you do push ups? one or two

10. Favorite movie? Say Anything, Singin’ in the Rain

11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? my engagement ring

12. Favorite hobby? knitting and photography

13. Do you work with people who idolize you? Sure, Lorelai doesn’t really know anyone else, and I’m the source of Jackson’s treats

14. Do you have ADD? no

15. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? I’ll answer it later (procrastination)

16. Middle name? Given: Mary but Officially: My maiden name

17. Three thoughts at this moment: I wish it wasn’t so hot / humid, I hope Lorelai is having a good nap, I should be working on that sweater…

18. Three things you bought yesterday. blueberries, peas, peppers

19. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly. Coffee, orange juice, water

20. Current worry right now? my brother is off on a two week hiking trip by himself

21. Current hate right now? drug commercials

22. Favorite place to be? laughing with family / friends

23. How did you bring in the New Year? We had dinner with the in-laws.

24. Where would you like to go? the beach, New York City

25. Name three people who will complete this. whoever else feels like it!

26. Who’s answer do you want to read the most? Um, see #25

27. What color shirt are you wearing? black t-shirt

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Can’t say I’ve had the opportunity

29. Can you whistle? yes, but my mom can’t!

30. Favorite color? ocean blues

31. Would you be a pirate? I’ve got a little of the Captain in me.

32. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don’t

33. Favorite girl’s name? Lorelai

34. Favorite boy’s name? Nathaniel

35.What’s in your pocket right now? lint

36. Last thing that made you laugh? Lorelai

37. Best bed sheets as a child? flannel penguin sheets

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had? giving birth

39. Do you love where you live? I love the people I’m with, I love the people I’m near. This isn’t a perfect town, but I love New England, so I’m content

40. How many TVs do you have in your house? 2

41. Who is your loudest friend? Betsy when she gets going

42. How many dogs do you have? 1

43. Does someone have a crush on you? Just my husband

44. If you could marry a movie actor/actress who would it be? Brad Pitt

45. What is your favorite book? Little House on the Prairie

46. What is your favorite candy? Mike & Ikes, Jellybeans, good’N’fruity

47. Who is your favorite sports team? Jets, I guess.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral? I have no idea… Time to Say Goodbye (Andrea Bocelli)

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? sleeping

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? That was not a good dream.

Picture Story – Baby

(I’m almost done with my sweater seaming… hopefully this afternoon…)


Oooh, toes

On my own two feet
Lorelai stood, by herself on her own two feet, no support other than her own being. Two seconds, then she plopped back down. Little one, you are almost doing this too fast for me!!

My new favorite photo: Happiness.
I Feel Happy!!