Thursday, September 11, 2008

september eleven

Some garden updates:

A lot of red tomatoes. I'm just hoping that the ones that aren't ripe yet will ripen before it starts getting too cold at night. I don't want to lose any tomatoes.

My sunflower is doing great!

And my pumpkin is starting to turn orange!

Sean started class this morning at the Y.

He painted.

Had conversations on the phone.

And made his very own placemat.

He was a handful this morning though. He didn't want to sit at the table during art, screamed when they took away the glue, didn't want to sit during circle time on the rug, didn't want to stay at the table during snack time, you name it.... It was constant chasing after him today.

In yarnie news:

I've been winding mini-skeins for myself from leftovers - each one is the EXACT amount I need for one square on my blanket and even with a tad bit leftover (for leeway).

A close up of the mini-skeins. I need to count what I have here, but I still think I need a lot more for the project. I'm not repeating any colorway twice in there.

Updated view of the whole blankie so far. 64 squares.

And the last 4 added on. 1- Artyarns Ultramerino4, 2 - Dream in Color Smooshy in Some Summer Sky, 3 - Dream in Color Smooshy in In Vino Veritas and 4 - Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn.

Even Mack tonight at West Island Knits enjoyed the blanket, as it was mad freezing in the restaurant. Next time we go, I will bring extra blankets for him and a sweater for me.

Now that SP12 is winding down to an end, I want to show you what Cynthia made me. I couldn't blog about it earlier, as her pal Tara had received one and I didn't want Tara to figure out who her pal was that was spoiling her. But now that Cynthia revealed herself, I can show you! Cynthia made me a notions pouch large enough to put knitting needles in it. Isn't it just gorgeous? I admire Cynthia's sewing skills! She's awesome.

Speaking of sewing lessons, I'm still looking for a class to take. The lady I'd called that I had her number, she returned my call finally and the school is shutting down after 30 years, and the woman is no longer giving classes. Oh well. I hope something else turns out. I'm dying to learn a few techniques.

Speaking of sewing..... I had to make another bottle holder for Mack. We seem to have lost the first one I made. But now I'm a pro, and the new one is super awesome. I did a few things better on v.2.0. and I like it a lot more. I'm going to look tomorrow at the mall in lost and found to see if maybe it's there?

Happy birthday Jenn!


one day in the life of me said...

Hey, I was wondering if you knew of any easy knit patterns for the ever so popular baby legs. I just started knitting woal diaper soaker covers and think they'd be even cutter with a pair of baby legs.



Bea said...

I love your teeny tiny mini skeins!

Shelley said...

Wow...that is a ton of mini skeins! Is all of that for the one blanket, or will some of it go for Mack's blanket too?

I love the videos of Sean in the previous post - so cute! And it looks like Sean was enjoying himself at school. My nephew just started kindergarten and he's really enjoying that.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

The blanket is looking really nice and I can see a lot of great colorways in that bowl of mini-skeins. As you add each new colorway, have you come across any that you can't remember what the original project was that the yarn came from? do any go that far back in time?

Jennifer said...

the blankie is turning out awesomely and the mini-skeins are too cute!

i have TONS of green tomatoes still, so i'm sure not all of mine will turn (not that i am eating any...we found out that planting them next to our 100 yr old home most likely caused them to be lead-poisoned from paint washing off the house into the soil - never tested the soil but will use pots next year instead to avoid wasted the home-grown goodness).

the pumpkin looks great! our plants died so we pulled them out, and one pumpkin rotted (got a bug i think), but the other two are in the garage and we're hoping they last for awhile...we'll see.

kate-the-enabler said...

Hey Robyn :)
What do you have in mind as a sewing project? Is there something specific you're looking at?
Your mini skeins look luscious :)

g-girl said...

the garden is looking great! look at that sunflower and that pumpkin! is that the only pumpkin that made it? the pics of sean at his class are so sweet especially the one of him on the phone! teehee. the blanket's looking good. :)

Craftlover said...

I love those mini skeins, you sell them as a kit for making blanket, right?
I was thinking to buy them... but thinking HOW MUCH I NEED FOR ERIKA NOW?
really have no idea....

I love to see the picture of Sean with the backpack.. it's soooo cute. ;D
wow, he is almost 4 years old! time flies, right?

Tara said...

I just want to plunge my hands in that bowl of mini-skeins! They're just great.

And isn't Cynthia just the bestest? Of course, you knew that already...

dawn said...

The blanket is beautiful! I love that you're making bigger to be a throw.