Friday, March 20, 2015

Partnering with Lion Brand

I am pretty thrilled to announce that I have been asked to lead Lion Brand Yarn's Spring Knit Along! Finally my hobbies all geling together!  I put together a little launch video that I love!  The LB gals told me it had the most hits in the first days it posted than their past videos! YIPPEE! Keep up the watching! You can vote for your choice for the knit along here!



Here are the choices for the knit along. I voted for the 3rd one down but now that I have tried them on, I think I like the first one! 





Thursday, March 19, 2015

I knit: Bias Cowl

I bought this variegated yarn inspired by the COLORS of the city of Chicago a long time ago, and recently got some sparkly blue alpaca---together they paired so nicely to make this cowl knit on the bias! It is SO EASY to knit on the bias! I loved making it!

Swatching to decide what to combine with my chicago skein.

ON my neck

See the diagonal???

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I knit: Cowl and Pillow

This slip stitch pattern NEVER gets old. I love all the different fabrics I have created using a variety of yarns from my stash.  I love the cowl that I made for Lolly's teacher so much that I made another one right after that to form into a pillow for Pickle.  I picked up the majority of the yarns from the epic 40% off sale at Purl soho.  These were so fun to make.




Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We Yarnbombed a PLAYGROUND!

We prepped the night before and found we weren't as ready as I thought we were!


We decided to yarn bomb the grocery cart temporarily! 



All packed up and ready to go!




Here we are transporting our gear to the site!



BEFORE







A few close ups of some panels --this one was put on sideways--whoops.


THE END RESULT was fantastic!








Sunday, March 8, 2015

BIRTHDAY


I officially have a teenager.

THIS, feels like 7 minutes ago.

I had a surprise party for my girl. It was pretty epic. Her FACE when she got off the elevator was AMAZE.


Those girls can SANG! They karaoked for a few hours and it was awesome.

She wanted headphones and a penny board. Done and done.

This is one of her besties and they are cray cray together....I love her close friends and I love seeing her grow up. She is a young WOMAN now and it happened in an instant and right before my eyes and I am handling 13 MUCH better than I handled 12.

Monday, March 2, 2015

my loves

Pickle:

This is my VERY OWN PUPPY (pulling a turtle by it's measuring tape tail)....
ME: What's your puppy's name?
Vuh-LOON-ka!

This conversation: ask me something, don't like the answer, and then you ask: WHY NOT? and it is the CUTEST inflection the most adorable thing I have ever heard, I just want you to task me WHY NOT every day.

Obsession with french fries and donuts.

You like to name your friends, and they can only be people around your size.

P: mom, look at my hair! I have ice cream in my hair....dontcha?


Lolly:
reflecting on pre-k...talking through all her friends from days gone  by: " And then, my best friend moved...to SOUTH AFRICA! I was devastated!" "And Jack, we would hold hands during music time but then the next day I was NOT INTERESTEd....I felt so guilty!"

Your positive energy is very contagious.

You are having a few friend issues and I really admire the way you are handling it with a mature attitude.

You are so devoted to your little sister. You play so well together.

You are getting so good at the flute!

I knelt down to pray and found all 3 girls "praying" across the tub from me.

Phoebe: 
sometimes I glance over at you and I am astounded at who you are! You are so grown up now!

We bought your first pair of adult size jeans at the gap this month (WHAT?) We are almost the same size!

When we talked to you about some family issues I saw some effort, which was nice to see your response.

Obsessed with ONCE UPON A TIME

Still trying to figure out how you can get a smart phone.

Jason:
you're the man.