Saturday, March 19, 2011



Today was a chill day around the house.
We kept Sean and Mack home today from skating.
They're both still coughing slightly.


Quentin and I headed outside for a little bit today.
Do you recognize this outdoor wear? (That's Sean in Feb 2007)
Or this little cute bear in it too? (That's Mack in September 2008)


No later than 5 minutes after we put our old sofa to the curb (and said goodbye to it), did a friend call my cell phone (luckily I was back inside or I would not have heard it), to ask if I was still getting couches. I took down the "FREE COUCH" sign we taped to it, and about 30 minutes later the couch was gone, as well as another couch that was in my playroom that we were getting rid of. Two more couches in our basement to go. I think we'll put them to the curb tomorrow (where this black one was) and put back up the sign FREE COUCH! (Well, couches, as there are 2 more). This de-clutter feels good. Get 2 couches new, getting rid of 4 old couches. It's feel good spring cleaning! (And ps- I smell Spring!)

Can I tell you how incredibly smart Sean is? He knows the days of the week in order. He knows the 12 months of the year, in order. He can tell you the day of the week we are today, the month and the date of the month (so like Saturday, March 19th). He also told me that spring is coming on the 21st. Unreal. Do most 4 year olds know this information? I find it quite impressive.

I've been working on that new design of mine, I should be able to show you what it looks like about mid-April. Though... you should totally go on over and check out the Kit that I'm designing it for. It's for Nestucca Bay Yarns' Spring Lambs Yarn Club. The club looks like a lot of fun, and you should go sign up! You will be getting Madelinetosh yarn with at least one of the kits (not sure if all are knit up in Madelinetosh yarn), but I am very excited to be designing the sock pattern for the club. I actually might be designing both March & May's sock designs.. so go check it out!

I did take a few breaks from knitting that sock and today I whipped up 2 more of those Pompom Crochet hats this time in green. I'm not 100% in love with the yarn I used, but they're cute. Maybe someone will like them to have their newborn model in it. If not, that's okay too. My hat prop collection is growing, and I hope to have enough of a collection for moms to pick from. Pink, blue, neutral colors... you name it. I actually am looking for a newborn girl to photograph. I picked up the most deliciously gorgeous newborn size tutu that was handmade by a friend of mine, and I must find a baby to photograph in it. Too bad everyone I know who have recently given birth, all had boys. I have someone due shortly, but she hasn't given birth yet. Maybe I can wait...! For the crochet hats I did today, by the time I was done both of them, it was too dark to take any photos - (I'm a natural light snob) - so... photos are coming tomorrow. PROMISE!

Today’s Link Love:
- These origami stars.
- This origami tea. Aren’t those tea bags amazing?
- These awesome Drinklips
- I am adding a yarn bowl to my birthday wishlist...


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to those origami stars Robyn! And I am curious to see your new design. You are one busy lady.

sapphireblue said...

Decluttering is so nice!

g-girl said...

love, the goggles!! goofball. ;) sean is definitely a genius. i don't know many 4 year olds who know the days of the week and the months! glad you were able to get rid of the couches so easily. love the origami tea bags! the 3-d stars are awesome too. the drinklip is very interesting.

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dawn said...

I love the swim/safety goggle Mack is wearing! Woohoo spring cleaning!

Tara said...

Hah, that shot of the boys chillaxin' on the couch outside is a hoot!

Bea said...

Yay for decluttering! Still working on getting rid of Chris' stuff, but he's got a deadline now. I think I do recognize that outfit he's wearing.