Monday, October 25, 2010

10.25.10 :: 199 weeks old


Sean is 199 weeks old today.

Since I couldn't photograph this yesterday as I finished it after sunset:


Pattern: Munchkin Hat by Jeannie Kubricht (My Ravelry Link)
: A photo prop for after Baby 3 is born
Yarn: .40 skein of Red Heart Ltd. Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool in Ivory and .40 skein of Red Heart Ltd. Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool in Peacock
Needles: US 10 - 6.0 mm
Size: Newborn
Timeline: October 24, 2010 (One day of knitting)
Modifications: Knit pattern as written. (Knit this one starting with ivory, where the first one I started it with the peacock colorway, just to be different).
Opinion: This one looks like it'll actually fit a newborn.


Here is for size comparison from the first one I knit, with the one I just finished.

I also made some progress on Vestee. It's seriously so close to being finished. Just debating whether to make the hooded version or not? What do you think? Hooded or not? I'm indecisive. I started this vest back in June when I was taking Mona Schmidt's finishing course, but got side tracked from it, and really didn't have much left to finish at all... so I hope to get this off the needles very soon. This is on my list of things to do before baby boy arrives. (It is for him, however, it won't fit him for a very long while).


I got some good mail today. Not too long ago, I ordered some felt online. After searching a few stores near me and not finding what I wanted, I searched online. I found this great company called Dudley & Tyler. The customer service from this company has been absolutely wonderful. I definitely recommend you order from there if they have anything that you like. Steve, who has been giving me great customer service, has a coupon code to for all my blog readers. You will get 20% off your purchase, excluding shipping, valid through Nov. 30, 2010. It can be used as many times as you want by as many customers as want to use it. The code is knitpurl-emhe and you will need to enter this code at checkout.

So the moth situation from last night is under control. I picked up moth balls today (all I could find to eliminate moths), and Jamie tackled opening the cabinet and cleaning it out. Everything that was in there, was thrown outside and he said there were only about 10 tiny moths. PHEW! Disaster averted. He thoroughly cleaned out the cabinet. I have no idea why they were even under there, but thankfully they weren't reproducing. Hoping that's the end of them.

I had a nice visit with my neighbor whom I made Magnificent Mantle for. She LOVED it! I am so glad. She loved the color, loved the shawl, and says it's perfect, because she's always cold and she always wears a blanket and it's getting heavy to walk around with a blanket over her shoulders. I am so glad. This made my day today. I was kind of nervous about giving it to her, since I wasn't sure if she'd appreciate it or not. She's getting very scared for her double mastectomy next week. I have faith that she will stay strong & it's the right decision for her to be doing this.

ps- I'm running out of easy meals to make, and I can't stand on my feet very long. If you have any suggestions, please toss them my way! Thanks! (Nothing too fancy the kids won't eat...!)


dawn said...

Love the cute hat! Ewww good thing you caught the moths early.

Tara said...

So glad your neighbour liked her shawl :) And glad you have nuked the moths, that goes without saying, heh.

Julie said...

Hood or no hood--hmm. Hoods are so cute, but then I think of the poor little mite sleeping on it and being very uncomfortable :( So, will it be an out and about in a sling or an on my back in my crib kind of sweater?
Moths--yuck! I think they come in on boxes from the store (attracted to the glue perhaps). I seem to have trouble with them in the cabinet that I store cereal boxes in in the kitchen (I should say used to, for I now keep the boxes in plastic containers) about every other year. Since they have been in the kitchen I couldn't use moth balls. I do know that the eggs are so small that they fit in he seams of the cabinets. Anyway, good luck so glad it wasn't your yarn.

sapphireblue said...

You make me so want to knit that! It's gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Hamburger casserole

lightly season and brown hamburger
make a box of kraft dinner

add can of mushroom soup to hamburger and let simmer for about 5 mins

add kraft dinner to hamburger and let simmer for about 10 mins

If you are in a hurry, you can eat right after you add KD but I like to let the flavors meld together.

My 5 and & 7 year old love it as do my husband and I.


IrishGirl said...

This is a recipe I got from Target one day and it's quick and a hit at our house.

Pasta w/Mushrooms, Peas & Bacon

8 oz. bowtie pasta
4 strips bacon diced & cooked (more if you have carnivores in your house ;)
8 oz. fresh mushrooms (I've used canned in a pinch)
1/2 frozen peas (or other veg)
1 lemon (I use half of a lemon)
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1/4 c. parmesan cheese

- Cook & drain pasta.
- Meanwhile...cook diced bacon in skillet until crisp, remove bacon & set aside. Discard all but 2T of drippings.
- Saute mushrooms & garlic in drippings for 4-5 mins. until tender, add peas and heat thru. Remove from heat.
- Grate 1/2 teaspoon of peel from lemon; reserve half of lemon to squeeze over pasta.
- Toss pasta w/bacon, mushrooms, lemon peel, cheese & some fresh ground pepper. Squeeze in juice of half a lemon & toss.

Serve immediately.
This can be done in stages if you tire, so you be the judge. It takes me no more than the time it takes to boil the pasta.

Hope you get some rest though!


IrishGirl said...

Oops! 1/2 CUP of frozen peas in the above recipe.


Lacey said...

123 Tuna Pie
1 frozen pie shell
1 can of Vegall (mixed veggies in a can) drained
1 can cr. mushroom soup - not diluted
1 can of tuna in oil (Mema says the "in oil" bit is very important)- drain

Tip the frozen pie shell out of the pan and place on waxed paper.

Mix all other ingredients in a medium bowl.

Pout into the empty pie pan.

Put pie shell on top of the mixture (tent like- upside down).

Cut a few holes in the crust to vent- do not seal the edges.

Bake shell until golden brown.

This is sooo yummy ( I want some now) and so cheap n' easy. It's made and DONE in less than 20 minutes. It doubles (tripples) easily too. I'm not sure about what you can/do eat, but we love it at my house.

g-girl said...

yikes..10 moths? well, at least he got rid of them! thanks for the link. they have interesting stuff! that is awesome that your neighbor loved the comfort shawl you made for her! oh, i think you should go with a hoodless vestee. i like the shawl collar. there's a super simple pasta recipe that I watched giada do. i've been trying to google it but come up with nothing. basically it's pasta with cream cheese and you can throw in frozen peas (or whatever). it's yummy!!

Threadless said...

It's not healthy in the least, but it's fast and simple.
Mexican Soup
1 yellow onion, diced small
1 box Velveeta, preferably the "mexi" blend, cubed small
1 lb browned ground beef, seasoned with 1 packet taco seasoning
...1 can kernel corn, drained
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 jalepeno, diced fine

Cook on low for a couple hours, serve with corn chips or top with those tortilla strips.

I haven't tried this on Evie yet, but my ex-hub and I used to make a quickie florentine pasta thing. We'd season two chicken breasts with italian dressing (or buy them pre-seasoned), grill them, chop 'em up, and toss them over curly pasta (I like fusili), with one package of frozen spinach (cooked and drained), and some shredded parmesan cheese. Yummy and fast.

Amelah said...

I like the hood version :) Very cute! But it depends on if you have enough yarn & time?!?

Glad the moth ball situation is under control and that your neighbor loved the Magnificent Mantle!

That was nice of Steve from customer service to make you your own coupon code! :)

Bea said...

That hat is so cute. I'm starting to think that I may have to make a couple for some friends of mine.

Rosebelleknits said...

Very cute baby hat. Got to add that to my knit list.

Oh felt is so much fun to play with. Whatcha makin'?