Wednesday, October 12, 2011

So I started a new project for Ella out of some Araucania I had sitting around.
The pattern is Elvira by Sanne Bjerregaard. It hopefully will eventually look like this...

So cute!!
On the baby front, my sister is almost due. She's so uncomfortable. My nephew is coming any day now. I'm so excited. I can't wait:)
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Baby blanket done!

Took me long enough!

A little smaller than I would have liked. And I think I bound off too tightly. But he can tote it around when he's Ella's age...
She's trying to walk:)

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

No knitting this week

I got to meet my nephew as close up as possible, with sonogram. He is beautiful.

At one point he turned towards me. It was a different experience than when I had a sono, but it was just as amazing.

School has started. The kids seem cool. I'm super excited! I wish they'd all just understand that when things run smoothly we get to have way move fun; field trips, activities, events in school. I see all my kids from last year every day, but I miss teaching them. They are a terrific class and make teaching enjoyable.

This weekend we are celebrating little Elle's first birthday. My friend turned me on to a photo app called Hipstamatic, so I used it to document yesterday.

We went to the toy store on the hunt for the cuddliest Grover Monster we could find.

Mr. Grimmwitch had more fun than Ella did, I think!:) So, you see how the app produces an aged pic.

Ella did not like her cake. Due to her food allergies she has not eaten a large variety of foods and is unaccustomed to texture in her food. She puked up her tiny crumb of cake:( She wouldn't even eat the liquidy mix I made for her with formula, poor thing. Oh, and we got the awesome moment on video... from two points of view. Americas funniest home videos, here we come.

Other than that, Ella had a blast.

Here we are flippin' out.

Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in some knitting at some point this week.

In addition I want to get back to keeping up with Lesser Known Skeins, a group and web site my mom started on ravelry to link together many smaller blogs...button on the side here.
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Monday, September 5, 2011

The blanket ain't done

Sadly my sister's shower came and went and I have not yet finished the yellow and blue blanket
We did, however, have a great time. She was not surprised but I think she had lots of fun!!:)

Babywitch was her usual cute and crazy self. Here we are trying to get her to pass out.

Ella has been expanding her knowledge of the crawl level of the house slowly. She has now gotten into the living room. I think the table guards need to be released upon the room now.

- Posted by GrimmWitch

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Come'on, Irene

Waiting for the storm. I may have gone overboard with the prep shopping.

The NJ governor was scaring me crapless on tv and this was the outcome.
Ella and I are killing time until Mr. G comes home from work.

Ever striving to improve the house, we have begun to work on the once mouse-poop-littered sunroom.

We had the room empty for the workers, but the storm forced us to shuffle furniture around.

We here in Jersey rarely have terrible hurricanes, but we did have a very snowy winter like other parts of the country.

So, the big business...
Ella walked two steps on her own yesterday. She hasn't tried again, but I'm sure she will today. Like my mom would says, 'you're not going to carry her to college.'
In knitting news...
Benny's blanket is a little more than half done, but may not be done for my sister's shower:(
It did, however give me an idea for a two sided blanket. I need to look on Ravelry and see if one is on there.

Got naptime knitting done!

So I need to do about three more sections of the basket weave, then I want to go around in garter with a mitered corner trim that's thick. Time's a' ticking...we'll see how far I get before shower day...

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

The loss of an Amazing Knitter

Lena of Lenal has passed away. She was an incredible designer and knitter, and one of the nicest women I've ever met online or off. We will miss you so much.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011


The rib's getting some kind of elastic thread sewn in or something. I can't keep ripping this out. It'll be next summer before I'm done! No, no. Elastic or it gets forever frogged. It's better suited for wool, but she's allergic to synthetics and wool so I chose cotton. Eek.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Long time no Write

This is why...

Baby Elle is almost a year old. I have done pretty much no knitting at all...but I'm starting up again.
Here's a horrendous shot of a hat I'm working on right now for a friend of mine.

I've since ripped it out and started again. This is it's 3rd incarnation, having gone through needle and color changes.

Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson

Lion Organic Cotton

I've also been working on a simple basket weave pattern blanket. My sister is having her first child in November and it's for him:)

Lorna's Laces Fisherman

Wish me much luck:)

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10 feet high
in Cotton Ease

Short & Sweet from
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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
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Berroco Ultra Alpaca



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