Tuesday, August 19, 2008

We had a swingin' good time!

Oh, the weather was lovely today. After class I had to babysit. The girls' parents put up some new toys over the weekend! There was a big ole knotted rope for Emylee, and a baby swing for lil Pumpkin. I had never swung (?) on a rope like this, so I had to give it a try. Let me say, it hurts the delicate knitting hands, but it sure was fun! ^_^

I also got some knitting in while the girls played. Yay!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Of Sadness and Cherry Pie

I start class at the college tomorrow. I am a bit excited, I suppose, but there is still a big part of me that doesn't want to let go of high school. I had a pool party today with some of my girl friends from Flag Corps and they talked a lot about the season coming up and all the new routines and stuff. My sister is in flag this year, as well. It's going to be difficult, at least until my closest friends graduate this year. *sighs* It's hard to be a part of something for four years and then just not be. :(

Anyways, on to knitting. I haven't worked on the mom socks becuase I have been knitting up dishcloths for a friend who is moving out of state for college. She is getting her own apartment so I want her to have something special to remember me by. I think I am going to bake up a batch of cookies for her, as well. ^_^

Speaking of baking... DJ and I are at his grandma's house right now and we just had some of her delicious cherry pie.

As you can see, I had a couple bites of the ice cream before I took the photo. Then I thought I would show you how yummy it looks. I am a brat, aren't I?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sail away...

Thought of that when I looked at little Pumpkin's blouse. ^_^

1. L'il Pumpkin blowing kisses. 2. Haircut! 3. SIP 4. Pumpkin again

These mosaics are quite useful. I made one of some of my favorite photos I found on Flickr and some of my own photos. Then I used it as my desktop background tiled over and over. It looks pretty neat, I think.

The Sock in Progress is intended for DJ's mother for Christmas. I have a few repeats left until I start the heel on the first sock. I am using the Fluted Banister Socks pattern. I hope she likes them!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Cutie Pie!

Today I took the girl I baby sit outside for a photo shoot. She is just so adorable. Here are a few of the images I took and edited this evening. I plan to do a series of four as a gift for the baby's parents, but I haven't finished the last one just yet.

Now that I look at them like this, I may just leave it as these three... Hrmm. Anyways, I learned a new technique in my Photoshop-esque editing program. I have wanted to know for a while how to have a black and white background, but have another part of it in color. It turns out it's not as difficult as I thought it was! ^_^

This weekend I hope to make significant progress on the socks I am working on. They are for DJ's mom. I also knit up a quick scarf and I want to photograph it and show you. I am getting an early start on my Christmas gifts... I know, I know. Don't say those words! Sorry! Hehe!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Nothin' Doin'

Or doin' nothin'... In any case, that's what we did (or did not) do this Saturday. Well, sort of. We did wash DJ's car, which he did mostly. I just rinsed. ^_^

Then we lounged. I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on the patio while DJ 'tanned'. Right... It was just a gorgeous day. We had to enjoy it!

I did wander around a bit and snap some photos... There were tons of bees floating around these flowers in the back yard. DJ is frightened of bees to the point of squealing when one flies even close to him. He's so cute! He probably won't like that I told you all that... Hehe... Hi, Deej! ^_^

After our afternoon of lounging (and some packing by DJ... He's going camping with his family until Wednesday) we went to a street festival and listened to his bro-in-law's band play. My ears are still ringing. Haha.

So here's to lazy Saturday afternoons. Hope yours was fabulous, even if it wasn't so lazy... ^_^