Saturday, October 22, 2011

Little bits

It's been a crazy week and I haven't had a whole lot of time to do anything exciting, so here's some random stuff to keep you entertained.

Random thing 1:
I've started a baby blanket

The blanket is Serenity. I actually tried to make this blanket a few years back, before I had much experience with shawls. I was using the written instructions, but wasn't following them well. That, coupled with the fact I was using cheap acrylic, the project was abandoned.

But, one of the babies from the recent boom is due in just 4 weeks. It's a "gender surprise" baby, so I thought a neutral blanket was the perfect choice. The pattern is the thing that makes it special.

Random thing 2:
Inspired by mom's recent clean-out of her wool room. I tackled my house today. It's amazing how much a clean house can lift your spirits.

Random thing 3:
I had a helper with the cleaning
Every time I turned around, he was underfoot. Upstairs, downstairs - he doesn't even mind the vacuum. The other three were all hiding in the bed.

Of course, all that following is tiring work - so he took a good long cat nap. And when I say long I mean it - he takes up the whole loveseat!

Random thing 4:

Mom's new sock machine has been busting a little bit of my stash, as well as hers. I gave her some Top Cat and some Alley Cat and she returned them as socks!

A pair for Daveand a pair for me!

Random thing 5:
Tomorrow I get to see my best friend - who I haven't seen in months. So - better blog post tomorrow!


Delusional Knitter said...

Awesome randoms. Love Mopar, he's so cute!!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Serenity is such a beautiful pattern; can't wait to see yours! Cute knitting machine socks, but are the toes baggy?

Monika said...

Love the Mopar (did you tell us about his weird name?).
Wishing you lots of fun with your friend!

gayle said...

Long is right!

Mustang Eddie said...

I was telling Hubbie about Mopar and I said I thought he had such an unusual name. Hubbie looked at me like I was crazy. Apparently Mopar has something to do with motor parts-which everyone but me knows about. Hubbie, a car fanatic, thought it was the coolest name ever.

Araignee said...

Ooops...that was me commenting about Mopar. The computer was signed into Hubbie's blog and I didn't know it. I didn't want you to think some weird guy was stalking your blog. ;)