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Two boys and knits

Kids, cloth diapering, quilting, knitting, me, recipes, Maine...

Thursday, February 23, 2006

ze lads

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Bears and boys

First, the bears...

AND the wild and crazy seahorse, fresh from the 70's:

What do the kids think about the snow? Let's ask them.
Nick, what do you think?

Tony? How bout you?

Let's ask the bush out back next to the patio.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Knitting and the boys

First, knitting:

Another shot:

And the kids, yesterday:
(sorry in advance if you read both blogs)
Dis my Nicky:

Braddums (Brad, my 3 year old nephew-

Nick, posing as a possum. He makes this face and a sound that says, "I will annoy you till I get what I want."

Another shot with Nick's mouth wide open. LOL he does this a lot!

Friday, February 03, 2006

Napoleon's got nothing on this guy, except some more hair. He was watching Thomas the Tank Engine, and it mesmerizes both boys.

If I may quote Nick, "AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!" Tony respondes, "Chill, dude."

Nick replies, "Whatever you say, my friend. Quit Bogarting the turkey, man."

Proof that Nick can behave for a picture, and this is indeed a rare shot:

Doncha care? Doncha even CARE?

Believe it or not, THIS is the best picture I could get. This is "Legends of the Shetland Seas," by Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill. She's knit up on size 2 straights- she insists on straight needles.
I started her for mom in December. Tony took one needle and broke it, and yanked the other out of the project. And then he thought he'd tear my everlasting soul to shreds by... brace yourselves... pulling the string and wrapping it around the chair. Clearly we need to sit down and discuss this. But here is most of the shawl, waiting patiently for me to finish her, which I will do this weekend when I remember to unpack my knitting needles.

A close-up of the stitches, colored, against the backdrop of the living room carpet:

It'll look better when it's finished, washed, and blocked, I promise. This is how much I have done, with the pin cushion for scale:

But in the meantime, I have this darling to work on:

THIS is 100% Baby Camel yarn, and it is delicious with which to knit. I'm making a surprise scarf for someone. This is a simple lace pattern, probably done a hundred times in different arrangements, and it's almost mindless. Perfect for me.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

It's been a while...

Did I tell you about my sister Violet? She has a Mercedes, sauna, and room for a pony.
Or not...
I am just getting the hang of this new camera, our other one lasted a good 5 years and then we had to bury it.
here are the kids: