Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tales of UFOs


Now "UFO" means an entirely different thing to my husband than it does to me. To me it is a frustrating word because it stands for Un Finished Objects. Of which I have way too many. Probably because I am like a dog and a ball, or a squirrel, and am easily diverted from projects that take too much time to finish, no matter how much I want the finished object!
See that sweater? Several years ago I fell in love with it and with a certain Homespun yarn. I dont mind knitting with Homespun yarn, and I like the feel of it. I think it is great in afghans. Anyway, got the yarn and started knitting. Several years ago. Stopped knitting, and after some tme I found it again and thought, sigh, I should sit down and finish this. Much to my suprise, all I had to do was put it together!
And I did. And then I found that this is a very bulky, very warm jacket. And I set it aside.
Then we had our door issues, and getting sick and all, I found it was wonderful for wearing in the house to keep warm.
And then I discovered the other downside to this yarn.....it stretches....it really realy stretches....I think the arms are now long enough for my husband.....and I cannot even use the pockets because they are so far below my arm length to be useless.....this started out well above my knees.....now it is at my knees and creeping longer....soon it will truly be the bathrobe it has been turning into!
Am going to try washing/drying it to see what happens.....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

End of 2010 and Beginning of 2011 Mish Mash

Arent they cute!!!!! You can barely see her "Ruby Slippers"....and that is a vest I knit for her. She is a typical 3 year old....when she is good, se is very very good......and he is a very very smart 5 year old!
Cheese! This little 2 year ol has the BEST belly laugh you have ever heard! And he loves to give hugs - when he wants to that is. His biggest loves are trains and trucks - he HAD to ride the train at the Oakland Zoo - didnt care about anything he saw while riding it, he was just thrilled to be riding it - and his favorite part of PaPa's Village is the train of course!

Didnt realize that we spent all that money on the built ins just to provide a foot stool while he was playing his games!


Lots of beautiful things to see at the Oakland Museum (the most fun was the 1960's!!) but I totally fell in love with this painting by Julian Rix. Good thing it is way too big for our house....LOL!



He loved riding the cheetah....and by the way, yes, MeMaw made that sweater for him...




Katie took Owen, Kaia, and Connor on the roller coaster while Jack was riding the airplane and Luke the Cheetah. They were all riding at the same time so luckily the area is small cause I had to hustle between them to get photos!






Christmas Day dinner ... the little guy on the left LOVES crab....he ate lots of it the night before with PaPa and then lots of cioppino this day too!!!





Look - it snowed in CA! Not only that - but INSIDE the house!!!!! Hubby came up with the idea of wrapping a football for son in a huge box filled with shredded paper....so of course, that meant a "snow" fight ensued! We are STILL cleaning up.....I dont think the dog really enjoyed this!!!