Friday, January 04, 2008

The First FO of 2008...and other tidbits...

A pretty basic little pullover for Clare. It's made from Lily Chin's Chelsea, an interesting blend of merino, cotton and acrylic that is strangly lofty without being bulky. I rescued 4 balls of each colour from Haley's Last Chance Sale at Knitomatic last season.

Our New Year's Eve celebration involved kids and velvet cupcakes from the mix purchased at Target. Have you ever seen such a revolting-looking batter. After putting the cupcakes in the oven, Gillian petted her dog before I could wash her hands. Haley looked like she had suffered a traumatic head injury.

And speaking of frightening red velvet creations:

This is my husband's response to the kids' inability to hang on to the TV remotes. He firmly attached all of them to a large block of wood, which he first lovingly covered not with red velvet, but red suede. The photo doesn't do it justice, the bright red suede is quite "eye-catching".

Oh, and one final Christmas present...a Wii! I'd purchased it before Christmas, but it would have so eclipsed any other present from any other relative that it seemed cruel of me to unveil it Christmas morning. Ellery invited her friend over for pizza and Wii this evening. DH and I have lost Friday date night forever.


At 11:23 PM, Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

Wow! Your daughter has an amazing resemblance to you!!

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Wannietta said...

The sweater is beautiful and you're right, not much could out-shine a Wii!!

At 7:24 AM, Blogger Yosemite said...

The sweater looks great! That Wii is a coveted item. I know many people that would have given their right arm for one. That's why we got ours in the summer. I couldn't handle a Christmas crunch trying to find one.

At 6:50 PM, Blogger knitty_kat said...

Fab knitting - the colours are great.

Eh, you'll get to play with the Wii eventually as well. Hope you all enjoy it.


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