Friday, May 22, 2009

Crossing Over

Its official, I am a "Designer". For those of you on Ravelry, I have my first pattern download for the Hey Jude baby sweater pattern!

I guess this also launches Eleni's modeling career too.
Sweater photo shoot

Special thanks to Anna for all of her encouragement and help along the way!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The start of something big

Nothing screams spring like a big wooly blanket.
The pattern was popularized by Brooklyn Tweed, but is one of Elizabeth Zimmerman's simple masterpieces. [Ravelry Link]

I figure this project will stall through the summer, but I really wanted to get it started. I like the yarn, it is Cascade Ecological Wool and I am hoping I over bought by a ton so I have enough for a sweater. The blanket is made up of 4 pieces. Two small and two large. I have one of the smaller pieces complete and have started one of the larger pieces. Nice mindless knitting to keep my hands occupied during the hockey playoffs. Lets go Pens!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A day for Mom

Yesterday we squeezed in all of the moms visits so that I could selfishly hog today. We have been quite productive this morning. (special thanks to my mother-in-law for the garden tools for EJ to use while she helped)
Mother's Day 2009 Veggie Garden
Kevin was able to work on his golf swing a little... at least that was what I told him as he broke up the dirt and removed the layer of sod. I would certainly still be outside pulling up the grass had it not been for his help. Sure, a few worms lost their heads... I couldn't save them all.
Mother's Day 2009 Veggie Garden
It wasn't all work and no play. Eleni made sure we took a few breaks to have some fun too. Riding in the lawn cart was much more fun than the wagon for some reason.
Mother's Day 2009 Veggie Garden
We where lucky to find the spot we dug up was crawling with earthworms, and the soil was not as bad as I had anticipated. Our project only took three hours or so from start to finish.
Mother's Day 2009 Veggie Garden
I planted Peppers, Cilantro, Basil, Parsley, Roma tomatoes and Early Girl tomatoes.
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Now if only I can keep the groundhog away from my plants. She is back, I spotted her a few days ago and today I noticed a Hosta further from the house has been munched clean if its leaves.

I hope the rest of you Mom's had an enjoyable day too. Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Big Green

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Big Green (1)


Big Green


Big Green (2)

and Finished!!