Thursday, May 22, 2008

Remembering Aurora 1939 - 2008

My mother-in-law passed away this week. She just turned...would have turned 69 yesterday. We had a very difficult relationship. She was not easy to get along with. It feels strange to be semi aware that she's not here any more. I keep expecting her to call. She used to call too much. I was working on this Feathe and Fan as a practice before I made one for my mom, and was going to give it to her.

Now I don't know what to do with that. She was so eager for more grandchildren; I have two neices. It's just been an unbelievable shock.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wrap 'em up and Kiss 'em Good Bye

With Mom's help I finished the cropped baby sweater and Baby Surprise gifts for my co worker's shower just as my ride was driving up. I enjoyed working on them, but am happy I'm done. One thing finished, 80 thousand more to go before summer begins.

She seemed to really like both sweaters.

My mother especially liked the cropped sweater. I did an I-cord trim and rolled cuffs instead of the ribbing the pattern called for.

The Baby Surprise was fun. I finished it last night, leaving seeming and buttons for today - both done for me by Mom as I rushed around.

Mom's blog Knitting with my Mother's Hands is up, as I said, and she made a new post. I think its so hard to learn something new when you're life is chaotic, and she's really pulling it off, so BRAVA!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

They fixed it!

They fixed my mom's blog. Now she can work on it.!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Blogger Is Mean To Old Ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so pleased with the format of this web site when I started this blog. My mother loves searching the net to find the most interesting knitting blogs, and after I started one she wanted to make one of her own. She finally did, and frickin Blogger flagged her as being SPAM! HER BLOG IS CLEARLY A KNITTING BLOG!!!! Now she can't log in. I'm so sad for her b/c she was so excited about this. I really hope Blogger clears this up.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day & Why I'm pissed at Blogger

Before I actually start my mom tried to create her own blog...and the day after she finished it Blogger flagged her saying it was suspected to be spam. Two weeks later the site is still locked. She was so excited to do this and Blogger locking her clearly not-spam site and taking so long to open it has really disappointed her. An incredible irritation, especially concidering tomorrow is Mother's Day.

And now on with the show

10 Reasons Why my Mom Rocks

10. She's dedicated her life to helping children, and even now, when she teaches under horrendous conditions with students who treat her so poorly, she feins indifference, but still cares

9. She taught me about some of the best rock n' roll there is, from the Beatles to the Who

8. She's one of the few people I know that honestly doesn't really judge people on appearance

7. She knits anywhere, even during the Union Party

6. She has to be herself and doesn't care what anyone else thinks

5. She makes the best black beans ever

4. She can always tell what's wrong with me just by looking at me, even now

3. She showed me that a woman can run a household, raise a family, have a career, and have interests

2. She trusted me to make my own decisions, and was there to catch me just incase I fell

And the number 1 reason why my mom rocks...

1. She's become one of the best friends I've ever had

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Me and Mr. G

Mr. Grimm Witch and myself in South Park...

Friday, May 2, 2008

Pepper's Orange Tote Muppet

My sister made this bag she's calling an Orange Tote Muppet. She's on ravelry as pepperbal. I wish she'd write a relative version of the pattern for me b/c I'd like to make a Birthday Massacre Purple Tote Muppet

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My Favorite FOs

Baby Poncho from
Knit Baby Blankets
Berroco's Vintage

Ribbed Lace Bolero from
10 feet high
in Cotton Ease

Short & Sweet from
The Happy Hooker
in Caron Simply Soft

Wicked Bunny Baby Sweater

Griffin's Cotton
EZ Baby Surprise

Emma's Cotton Tot's
Debbie Bliss Baby Bolero

Griffin's Cotton Tots
Ripple Blanket

Sophia B.'s
EZ Baby Surprise

Yarn Harlot Sox
in Rio de la Plata
for Geek of All Trades

Grumperina Jaywalkers
in Regia
for Lupie

EZ Tomten
in Jarbo Garn

Noro Silk Garden
Top Down Crop Sweater

Green Woman Sweater
out of
Berroco Ultra Alpaca



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