Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lego Building

Yes I am building legos with knitting now too. My Husbands Lego group is having a huge show in November and they asked everyone that builds to please expand on their layout because they will have a ton of room. In talking with a few of the guys they decided I could build with them. This is my entry for the table. It is a coffee shop on the bottom and a knitting shop on the top. I have a garden with a pond out to the side. I know it seems silly but I really had fun making this up!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Rachels Birthday

Rachel turned 4 on Saturday and we had planned a lot to do.
We started out with getting her nails painted at the salon I go to. Lisa was her nail artist for the day.
She gave her flowers on her nails for her birthday.
We then came back and got Rob and John Michael and she wanted to go to McDonalds for her birthday lunch. We were doing ok and she played a little and then got sick. We had planned on going to see Where the Wild THings Are for the last bit of her birthday that afternoon but she was not having a good day. We decided to go home and it was a good thing we did.
So today we went to see the movie and had a really good time. It is a good movie.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pattern Sharing

This is the first time I have shared a pattern on my blog but I was so impressed by how these turned out that I wanted to share. I made them for my daughter who is turning 4 next Saturday and they match the new coat that my parents gave to her for her birthday.

I used size 10 double point needles 4 of them. I used Lion Brand wool-ease worsted weight yarn doubled for this project.

c/o 18 stitches, 6 per needle
knit 2 inches
k 1st needle, k1, m1, k1, m1, k4, k 3rd needle
k 1st needle, k1, m1, k3, m1, k4, k 3rd needle
k 1st needle, k1, m1, k5, m1, k4, k 3rd needle
k 1st needle, k3, slip 6 stitches to holder, k3, k 3rd needle
k next row and m1 stitch on each needle
knit 3 rows in seed stitch
bind off
knit 1st row and make 1 on each needle
knit 2 rows in seed stitch
bind off

sew ends in and make another

Breaking a Board

John Michael just completed a free karate program with a local dojo and in finishing all of his homework and going to 2 classes at the studio for his graduation got to break 2 boards. He had so much fun and really liked the instructor and the class. We had a blast letting him do it. They sent home homework every night they had class and most of it was repsect building chores, i.e. cleaning your room, saying please and thank you, doing things without being asked and other exercises.He enjoyed it and we are so proud of what he accomplished.