Monday, February 9, 2009

Just In Time for the Heat Wave

I am SOOO glad I finished Cal's scarf last week, since it's going to be practically tropical here soon.  I mean, we're talking 50s, folks!  Confession:  I will probably still be wearing a scarf, but I know I'll see people out and about in tank tops.  It never fails.

But, back to last week when I finished the scarf.  First, let me say.... I FINISHED THE SCARF!!!!  I actually knit something!!  It has a bunch of (visible to me) mistakes, but it is so fun that I made anything out of yarn and needles that I could completely care less!  Calvin is happy too and even asked to WEAR IT TO SCHOOL TO SHOW HIS FRIENDS!!!  Can you believe that? Well, me too, because he's still 5, but you know that isn't going to last long.  He also tested it out in the FRIGID snow and when I asked him if it kept him warm, told me confidently....

.....no (and then laughed).  STINKER.

OK, fine, you want to play that way?  Maybe I'll just steal it for myself.  I wear it indoors though; this short haircut leaves my neck cold.  Brrr....


Tate's scarf has been started now.  Below you can see the lovely plum purple that he chose.  I gave him a choice between that and a multicolored one with purple in it and there was NOTHIN' DOIN' with the other one.  "I want ONLY the purple Mommy.  The other one has green in it and I do NOT like green."     ......hmmm.....      Okey-doke.  Purple it is.

I took it's picture on top of the shelves where I have been keeping it away from the kids, because it shows a little corner of our lives and home that I really love.  I also set my coffee up here, as you can see.  I'd say it is to keep the hot coffee away from the kids, but really it is almost never hot.  It's more to keep the lukewarm coffee from spilling and staining anything.  Cal's library choice from school is there.  They get one book a week and it is so fun to see what he chooses.  One week he brought home a book that we own already :-)  On the left are our public  library due date cards.  I pull them out of all the books to keep them from getting lost and so I know that if a set of cards is left over, we still have a book somewhere in the house.  Lastly, that picture is a very treasured thing.  It's actually of Mike, although it looks SO much like Tate.  Mike's grandmother took that (and, yes, he is crying).  She was quite the photographer in her day and had her own darkroom and everything.  She won a contest with this one:


Hope everyone has a lovely start to the week.  I'll be around.  I've got some sewing to fit in this week.  Some I can't show you, yet.  Some, hopefully, I can.  You know, if I manage to get it done ;-)

8 comments:

sherrie said...

I love your scarf! My Grandma tried to teach me when I was nine, I made 2 doll blankets, but she alsways cast on and off the needle so I have no idea how to start or finish or follow a pattern!

Laurie said...

I am so amazed with your endless talents! I love that picture Grandma took...I'm so glad I pushed Mike off the swing that day and made him cry!

nicola said...

oh! i am sooooo impressed. i do not lie when i say i understand exactly how you are feeling about this right at the same time as you! (i blogged about knitting today, too!)

nicola said...

oh, and i noticed the crying toddler photo before i read the background. i love it. i have one like that of my daughter when she was ~2. what a treasure. thank you for sharing the corner of your home. one of my favorite things to see on other people's blogs.
nicola, whose coffee and tea tend to remain in a lukewarm, reheated, lukewarm pattern all day.
http://whichname.blogspot.com

A Day That Is Dessert said...

I am very impressed with your scarf! I love the colors and the textured look. And that last shot - great composition! Glad it's warmed up. xoxo

Artfulife said...

I love the scarf! The mirror that you took the picture in, it is the coolest and the pic of your hubby as a little guy....well I just think it's the sweetest thing. What fun treasures you have in your home. Can't wait to see what you are working on.

Erin said...

Ooohh.. what a gorgeous scarf! I haven't knitted as much as I usually do this winter, but you are inspiring me to want to start again!

Anna said...

Wow. The picture your Grandmother took is amazing. The tears, the curls ... what a treasure!