Saturday, December 20, 2008

My First BSJ!

Well, I just completed my first EZ Baby Surprise Jacket. I made it with the intention of giving next April for a 2nd birthday, but it's so darned cute, I may add it to the Christmas gifts!

I knit it with CotLin from Knit Picks, in the Kohlrabi color. My guys thought it wasn't a "boy" green, so to give it an added masculine touch I trimmed it in brown and added football buttons.

Everyone was right. Elizabeth Zimmerman = genius.

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Little Owl

A little owl landed at my house today. It came from my Reducio Sock Swap partner from Ravelry. It had a long journey all the way from Massachusetts! Here is what the owl delivered:

There are a couple forms of muggle sweets all the way from the UK! The tin with mints has a gorgeous magpie on the lid. I've experienced these talkative birds on trips to Colorado. The Gryffindor sock will go onto my Christmas tree and Luna (see post below) will enjoy her scarf as a bookmark since ScarlettB's reducio charm worked so well!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Lucky Me

Some of you may remember the 1957 Chevy I got to take a joy ride in during the summer of 2007. If not see it here:

A few months ago I got to ride in a 1929 Studebaker with Harold Wingerson, the owner.

What a blast!

I was shooting the car for the magazine's Vintage Vehicles feature. Harold drove me around in the park. I was surprised by what a great ride it was. (Also, kind of funny to see how "bare" the dashboard area looked compared to new vehicles!)

Harold's son restored the car for him and it's strictly a parade and show car. I feel really fortunate to have gotten a ride in this beauty!

Monday, December 01, 2008


Thanksgiving has come and gone once more. We had a delicious dinner at home on Thursday. Amanda worked the 5:30 am stampede at Target while the rest of us dispersed to other shopping destinations on Friday. Finally wrapped up and got home about 5:30 pm. Went to my sister's on Saturday and enjoyed extended family time with sibs and step-dad. Jeff was there and it was really nice to see him again. Here are some pics of the event!

We had just finished playing "Would You Rather" which Jeremy won by letting Sara draw a mustache and glasses on his face with an eye liner. (You had to be there.) He is not a Malawi warrior.

Gratuitous kid pics:

All in all I'd say that was a much better way to spend Saturday than in the Emergency Room, which almost happened. (But that's a story for another time and place.)

We drove home in heavy fog and drizzle, but thankfully the roads didn't get slippery. We got about 1/2 inch of snow on Sunday and the cold air is settling in.

Only 24 days until Christmas!