Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Love you sweet pea

I finished another sweet pea shawl and I am just loving how it came out. I used Bernat baby boucle' and an I hook. I really like this shawl with the thicker yarn. It feels soft and cuddly. The colors don't show up that well in the pics but it is a mix of dusty pink, blue and just a hint of light green. I was going to fringe it, but there is enough going on with the texture of the yarn and the colors. I am going to call this done. It feels great when I put it on.

I have some lustersheen yarn I just got from Joann's which I was going to use to make another sweet pea as a swimsuit coverup, but I am so happy with this one I don't think I want to make another one. I will start looking for shawl with a smaller pattern.

Pictures are not great, but I hope you can get the general idea.

Friday, May 19, 2006


Since I have no crochet to share, hope you enjoy these pics. It has been raining on and off for about 2 weeks now. I am just about running out of stuff to do indoors with my little pumpkin. Today we finger painted and glued macaroni.

I have a few crochet wip with yarn from the stash but have not really felt like working on them very much. I put in an order from Joann's and hopefully when that comes in I will get the bug again. Or, maybe when the sun comes out and stays out, I will feel more in the mood. Right now I am just trying not to lose my mind with a 2 yo who can't stay still and gets into everything.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

I made this shawl for my mom as part of her mother's day gift. I got the pattern from a wrapper on a ball of yarn, don't remember which one. t is made with lion chunky, and has a little sparkle to it. I think she will like it. I just have to convince her this is to where all the time. watching tv, or going to church or sitting outside on a cool night. For some reason, she likes to put things away in case she has a special occassion and then then only wears them once every few years!

I also found an old picture of her, her brother when they were children in Puerto Rico with her father (my grandpa). she is so little, she probably doesn't remember taking it. i sent it to be restored and blown up and framed it. I think it is going to make her cry but in a good way. I can't wait to give it to her.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms -- enjoy!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

My Sweet Pea

I finally finished the sweet pea shawl i have been working on. I actually made 2. While I was waiting for my Endless Summer cotton yarn to come from Elann, I started one in some RH Super Saver. It actually looks really nice but it feels so rough. The Endless Summer is in peach whisper. Very pretty and soft. I am giving this one to my sister for mother's day. As soon as I find a nice textured cotton that is a little denser, I am going to start another one for myself. I think it would be great as a swim suit coverup.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

It's my party!!!

My little pumpkin pie turned 2 last week. She is getting to be such a big girl. I wish I could slow down the process so I can enjoy these yummy moments just a little longer. But just like her mommy, she can't wait to be a big girl. She had a big party for little one's just like her and entertainment that the little one's totally enjoyed. My daughter really got it right (unlike me!). The party was for babies and she did not worry about the whole if you invite this one you have to invite the other one. She made these adorable animal cupcakes, juice boxes and pizza. No beer, wine for the parents because it's a baby party! And you know, it was great. The little ones had a ball and the parents enjoyed watching them.