...Cleaver that is... and I'm okay with that! With all of her glorious motherly ways.
I want to be the mom who bakes, sews and knits.
The only issue is... I don't really do any of those things well, so here's me sharing with you all my 101's.
Laugh with me or at me, I don't care. I just hope I can evolve during this process!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Thank Goodness For Rain!

If it weren't for the rain my poor outdoor plants might already be dead. Instead they're hanging on for dear life, which is kind of like torture, I know. But I used to be so good with my plants! Outdoor and Indoor plants. My orchids... my beautiful orchids... they haven't bloomed for a year now. My jade plant. Dead. And after my sister took such good care of them all while selling/staging/moving etc. I've always prided myself on my plant keeping. Every day I look right at them and think, 'Oh! Gotta water it!' But that's as far as I get lately.

Instead, my kids get fed and watered. So I figure, I'm good.

However, I do feel guilty about the outdoor plants. This year my fiance had the lovely idea to let me pick my plants for Mother's Day. Perfect timing and I was so thrilled! I picked Lilies and Mini Roses. But... alas... here are my roses now. Gasping for life after a rainfall. And the Lilies. Dead.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Race Against The Baby

Remember that post from May? More Than I Can Chew?
Well, I ended up putting it down for awhile, then made mistakes, had to rip out all 10 rows of 126 stitches and start over way behind schedule.

And now I'm on my way but racing against the due date of the baby that it is for! Early September a niece is coming and I really want this ready but... I keep hitting road blocks. The first 10 rows of Seed/Moss stitch were impossible! But now in the centre pattern I am able to knit without the worry of "where the *bleep!* did I leave off?".  Cause with a toddler and an infant you now I will have to drop it at any moment.

I'm LOVING the colours.

The blanket is in quadrants. Maybe the photos below will show you what I mean.

But I have messed up the Moss stitch coming up the one side too. But just one side is cursed. The other half has had no errors, so the 'wrong side' has to be forgiven once this is done because its just causing me so much grief! I stopped ripping out the mistakes. The Moss stitch is just not Mossy sometimes. Oh well.

The upper mustard colour is my Moss stitch gone bad. Lower mustard colour = good.

Look at those yummy colours!

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

What Not To Knit

I got this in one of my pattern subscription emails today. They must be running out of free patterns to send out. And I don't think I'm just being a snob here.

Crochet Snowy Lane Leg Warmers... no thanks.