Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mr. Cute and other pursuits

I have several pictures of Mr. Cute with his daddy

this is the most recent one

he is such a good daddy

(which, I might add, did not surprise me, since he's such a great guy!)

and Mr. Cute here looks curious about what we're doing here around him

(and honestly, I don't remember what that was, but who cares, we got this nice picture of the kid!)

yesterday we spent some time working in the garden -- spreading out the compost, tilling the first corner that we're going to plant (I used the new tiller -- so much easier than the old one, I had that area done in no time) -- beginning the process of removing some very damaged steps that were in the garden area (I used the chain saw -- what can I say)

it was nice to come in the house and work on a garden that didn't require so much heavy lifting!

almost finished covering the area around those two stones

I've been working on this project for quite a while now

and because I've never knit one of these before I'm not sure how to measure it to figure out if I'm done yet

(yes, I know, it pretty much looks like a "blob" right now, but I have great trust in the author of the pattern, so I believe this will actually come out correctly)

I have definitely reached the "are we there yet" stage with this one however

just listed this cuff bracelet out on my Etsy store

I've yet to be able to manage to list something every day, but I'm getting closer

if you want to take a look at the details, use the link by clicking on the photo at the top right of the blog

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

That's such a perfect father-and-son photo. Well done.

For the shawl, if you have two long circular needles to stretch the stitches all the way across, you can lay it out damp on them overnight to get a feel for the length it's going to come out to. Different yarns at the same gauge react differently to weight, yarnover hole size, etc.