Friday, November 21, 2014

Gift complete

But not given. So no revealing photo. Just a teaser. 

Yeah not much to see. Sorry

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I am out of my mind to do this

So we are big Doctor Who fans here. Each has there favorite Doctor. My oldest is the 4th Doctor (played by Tom Baker). The 4th is the one who wore the famous scarf. The scarf was orginally 12 feet long that stretched to 20. It's all garter stitch and I can imagine the weight of 12 feet of scarf would stretch quite a bit. Anyway my son has been begging for The Scarf. So I bought yarn and started. This is all I have done


If I'm lucky it's 15". This is going to be interesting. The color changes help and most are not that long. The problem is I'm knitting it at a tighter gauge so it doesn't stretch to 20 feet so after 20 rows or so my hands are screaming and I have to stop. He's worth it though



Friday, November 14, 2014

You get what you pay for

And that's the problem with free patterns. Now I know pattern writing is hard, I've done it. I check and redo many times. Though sometimes you come across patterns that make no sense what so ever. 

Case in point 
The flat disc on top is supposed to be a hat. 4 times I redid thinking it was me since I haven't crocheted in a long while. Then I checked out other peoples projects. It wasn't me it was the pattern. So I am doing my own thing ( that's what in the bottom half of the picture) and basically using the picture for inspiration. That is what I normally do anyway. It's just been really busy and crazy here so I figured I'll just follow a pattern and relax. So didn't happen. Oh well


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Halloween costume making

Just a tease on all the work I put into my kids costumes this year


More tomorrow :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Not as planned

I went to blog today and I found my Halloween post. It seems something was amiss and it never posted, just saved. Oh well. With Christmas being jammed down our throats already let's reminisce a little. 

Doctor Who and Paw Patrol starring my kiddies

Everyone except Hubby is a fan of the Doctor in our house. 
Here's my oldest dressed as The Doctor (number 11-Matt Smith)


Here is my second oldest as a Weeping Angel. 
Here is my second youngest as the TARDIS in a not great pic (hubby's fault)

And the baby. My little MJ as Marshall from Paw Patrol. 

It was a fun trick or treating. Several adults understood the Doctor Who theme and made my kids night. Especially the last two houses. 

All in all pretty good. All costumes cost around fifty bucks total. Good thing I'm crafty. These days you can't buy 1 okay costume for that price. 




Thursday, October 23, 2014

Things that can mess with tension

Knitting while watching a close hockey game. 
Hubby's Islanders vs my Bruins. 

Sadly Boston lost :(

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My knitters

So my girls are starting to really get into knitting. Especially my youngest. She finished her second thing she ever knitted. A hat. A freaking hat. She just dove right in the deep end. 
Yes she has a wierd face. We were on a field tripand they gave the kids about ten minutes to eat. So she's half eating in the picture. 
Here's a picture of the two of them from three nights ago working on their hats

They are all growing up so fast :(. I found out that the cut of for pre k is dec 31 so I get to have mj home one more year before school starts for him. Yeah!  I'll have 2!! In high school when he starts pre k. Crazy pants!