Wednesday, January 26, 2011

finally finished!

Remember these socks?  It's taken a while because I had to take a break for Christmas gift making, but they are finally done!  They are soft and squishy and wonderful.  I love them from their ribbed cuff down to their little star toes.

Not sure why that one stripe on the left toe came out so wide - ah, the mysteries of self-striping yarn.

The pattern is Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt, from the Favorite Socks book.
The yarn is Serenity Sock Weight by Premier Yarns, in the Amethyst colorway.

Check out those puddled jeans - too bad I don't know anybody who does alterations, huh?

Monday, January 10, 2011


 I love you, but I'm not going down there to make photos for you.  All photos today will be from the porch.

While our friends and neighbors a little north of us were getting lots and lots of lovely snow, we got this:  ice pellets, with a little frozen rain and snow mixed in.  I said it looks like a big slippery sheet of uh-oh, to me.  Including my driveway.
 But the ice on the trees is sort of pretty, though this photo doesn't do it justice.  And I'm just happy we have power, and heat, and water.  We feared that we would not, given the weather forecast.  So I shall stay inside and enjoy them all today.

Monday, January 3, 2011

new student

We are back to homeschool today, after our vacation for the holidays.  We were fortunate to have a new student in class today - Milli from Team UmiZoomi!  The napkin holder made a nice desk.  She already has mighty math powers, but apparently she needs to brush up on her alphabet.

The snack she brought, though, was a can of "boo-boo cream" from Lydia's animal hospital play set - perhaps I should share some of my snack instead?  ;)

Update:  I am so flattered by the requests I have received to make sets of Team UmiZoomi dolls.  Even though it breaks my heart, I turn down these requests due to copyright issues, CPSIA red tape, and lack of time.  My purpose in writing these posts was to gather information, so that we parents could try and fill the gap Nickelodeon has left for us.  I continually refer people to the first and second posts in this series for sewing and crochet pattern ideas.  Hope that helps!