Monday, October 27, 2008

Little Feet

I have not posted much knitting progress lately.  Mostly because just about all the projects I'm working on are of the "super secret" variety and I cannot share any info as of yet.  Once I can, though, there will be some nifty stuff to see.  Take my word for it.  

There is, however, a particular project that I have not mentioned.  I am lucky enough to collaborate with the amazing Sharon of Stitchjones.  She of the dazzling handpainted yarn and fiber.   We worked together recently on a new product she is offering:  The Little Feet Kids Sock Kit.   

Sharon has created a series of fun colorways for little people (my daughter has already chosen her favorite).  My contribution?  Four fun sock patterns to mix and match for girls or boys.  Click on the links to check them out:  Bows & Arrows and Chutes & Ladders.   

These are fun and fast projects that will keep little feet and toes toasty warm.  And, most importantly, will take a ride in the washing machine thanks to the Superwash sock yarn.  So, if you'd like to surprise a little one or a knitting friend, keep these kits in mind.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Birthday Girl

Our smart little cookie is now six years old!

Her Dad and I are so proud of her.   She's such a talented kid.  She's been doing so well in school and, most important, really enjoying her class time.   We're so happy that she loves to read.  If I can't find her, she's usually sitting in a comfy corner somewhere in the house or in the back yard reading a book.  The Magic Tree House series is her absolute favorite.  

All proud parent bragging aside, she really lives up to her blog name:  

The Incredible Digit Girl!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

What The Heck Has She Been Doing?!

Making a baby quilt for a cousin in San Diego.

Building a pond in the backyard of the aforementioned ranch.  Still needs to be painted.

Walking to the school bus stop.

Taking my children to Karate class with Sensei Marilyn.

Enjoying the joint birthday party of the Incredible Digit Children at the Portland Children's Museum.  We couldn't keep them out of the water room.

No, I did not make this cake.  
The talented baker at the Fred Meyer Bakery made this cake.......and it was goooood! 

Spinning with my fellow PDX Knit Bloggers at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival. 

Brought the Incredible Digit Children the next day to check out all the furry & woolly creatures.
They liked the Jacob sheep with their four horns instead of two.  Although the Incredible Digit Boy looks pretty ambivalent about the whole scene in the picture, he really did have fun.

Enjoying a little "Glow In The Dark" Bowling at a children's birthday party.  Believe it or not that picture was taken at roughly 4:00pm.  Seems like it should be 10:00pm. 

and, finally, watching my children climb trees in our backyard.  If I focus on taking the picture, literally and figuratively, then I don't focus on wondering if they're going to fall.  Nobody fell.

And that is what the heck I've been doing all this time. :-)