Friday, December 30, 2011

How to train your kitty

bahahaha, i crack myself up.
this is after about 20 minutes of trying to get the wind-up train to ride the track around the kitty's neck and laughing hysterically at him. he just sat there. he takes so much abuse from the 2-year-old i figure this was probably relaxing for him.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas review

My Christmas was good. Devin had a good one too. Lots of toys, but I am most excited about the games. Most board-type games are for ages 3+ so we are attempting to teach him to play them. Attempting being the keyword LOL. He doesn't have much of an attention span still, but I think he mostly understands the rules. Following the rules is a different story.

The entire weekend was good. I had a chance to catch up with my high school girlfriends on Friday night. We had snacks, games, and gifts. Like we usually do around this time each year. I love that we do that.

Saturday, we were at my parents' house and went to church in the afternoon, had dinner and opened presents. I gave 2 of the 3 pairs of socks I've knit as gifts. 
for my mom

and two. these are actually slippers though.
for my littlest sister

Sunday, we had Olson Family Christmas with my dad's brothers' families. This has always been my favorite event of the year. It has changed over the years, but I think it's back & better than ever, because of the babies! Even though there's only 3 of them so far... all boys.. what are the chances!

I was almost actually anxious to get back to work and away from trays of christmas treats on Tuesday. haha. Though I can never get enough of staying at my parents' house and hanging with my siblings. Seriously, we played Wii until the wee hours (hehehe) each night, Friday through Sunday night. Now I think I need one. :)

Even though I had a great weekend, we also dealt with some hard stuff and I have an amazing sense of relief right now. I am so glad to say that my office closes at noon tomorrow and doesn't open until 8am Tuesday and I have not one single plan in between. I hope to keep it that way!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WIP Wednesday

i only have a quick second, but just in case you're wondering there is only one project on my needles at the moment.

love this chroma worsted. I got mixtape.. :)
Im making a calorimetry. (or probably two)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WIP Wednesday

if it is in fact wednesday(?)... i've lost track this week.
I just wanted to show off my purple mittens.
these things are making me happy.

i know. i keep saying i don't really like variegated yarn, but this one i had to try. it was part of my cyber monday order and this colorway was close-out clearance price, and you know me and deals, so i went for it.
 I love how big the stitches are and this chunky wool means the mittens are the perfect thickness and pretty warm.

these have been really quick to knit and they are just about done, just in time for snow in Fargo. which, by the way, it is almost unbelievable (and really awesome, in my opinion) that we don't have any right now.
the christmas lights look kinda funny without snow covering them though.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

{TUSAL} Final

this picture is crap and also following the full moon, rather than the new moon - my bad!
here we have it. my final entry of the totally-useless-stitch-a-long.
there is a piece of every project i've knit in the last year in this jar.
that, i think, is the cool thing about this project.

I also think i might feel bad when I dump it in the trash lol.

for more info on the totally useless stitch along, go here.
there will be a new one starting in the new year!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


i hope everyone is feeling happy today!
i am!
my (lone) cyber monday package came today.
guess what i got?
i'm sure you're shocked and thrilled that i bought more yarn.

I got a vaiety of colors that I am pleased with, and I got some of almost every weight. besides sock. which i had intended to order but got lace instead (the silver ones). it'll do anyhow, but oops. and this time it's not for socks.

speaking of.. i think i've had only footwear on my needles since finishing the carefree cowl knit-along. i'm almost completed with my 3rd pair.
now that is shocking, since my first and second (and third, in a way) sock attemps were complete failures and left me feeling very hopeless against socks and now... i guess i like them a little. And I'll show off all 3 of my pairs here pretty soon.

i'm pretty sure i caught him talking. it's funny.

so anyways. i can die happy and maybe knit some Christmas goodies in the next 17 days {17 days!?!?!?!?!? aaaahhh!!!}

this and this also made me smile today.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

sorry about yesterdays vague-ness. we are going through some drama with rob's mom and her divorcing her husband. we didn't get to relax last weekend. and that is what i do on weekends. if it doesn't happen i become kind of bitter at whoever or whatever ruins it. rant over.

here's a little cuteness to make up for yesterday:

Devin wanted pictures of all his stuffed animals one day and stood in front of me begging until he had a shot of each one.

concerning my haircut. i got about 8 inches cut off and let me tell you something...
for the last month or so i've had some serious shoulder, neck & back pain, as well as headaches.
*poof* just like that, i feel about 85% better now that my hair is short. gotta love that!
also, my hair is so soft and easy to brush now that like 3 years worth of split ends are gone!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 5, 2011

i like cake

and the icing on top of the shit-cake we had this weekend was...
my car not starting this morning.
at least cake is awesome.
which makes me think... i may have to make some tonight.
chocolate cake.

p.s. i have short hair now. and bangs.
happy monday!