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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Finished Objects, Rachel Ray, etc.

So, since the last time we've been together there have been a couple of covert projects that snuck in and, believe it or not, got FINISHED! First off was a fun little knit that I love, love, love!
Cute huh? It's a ruffly scarf made with Online Linea 194 Solo yarn. So easy. So fun. It makes me feel like I'm wearing a boa! tee hee. I got the yarn during our most recent trip to Asheville when I saw the shop model and HAD to have one just like it. Very satisfying knit. Now if it would drop back down to below the 70's so that I could wear it, I would be happy. (Can you believe that it went from mid 50's to upper 70's and 80 degrees here overnight and it's still that warm? UGH! It's Winter and Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. It needs to be cooler!)

Oops, tangent rant. Let's get back on track shall we? The next covert project was a result of this little one's early arrival
That would be Baby Girl C. She came into the world 9 weeks early as her mommy was having some serious blood pressure issues. She is the daughter of my cousin although I call her my neice. That picture is of her the day after she was born and she's now 2 1/2 weeks old and looks like this: Look at all that hair for a preemie! So, so cute! Anyhow, she warranted the immediate cast on and completion of this beauty:That would be the Pinwheel Baby Blanket done in 3 different colors of Cotton Ease; snow (white), strawberry cream (light pink - d/c'd color - rats) and bubble gum (dark pink - d/c/d color - rats again!)

So, after being derailed b/c of Baby C, I finally got back to working on my SOTS (which I was woefully behind on anyway). I don't have any of the most recent pictures of it but it isn't to far from this: I've done more of the middle back portion but really haven't gotten back into the "meat" of the lace knitting yet. But I'm going at it as much as I can.

Let's see. Oh, DS and I waited for about 5 hours to meet my cooking goddess who was extremely nice in person. Poor thing had signed over 1500 books by the time we got to her and was still smiling and talkative to both myself and DS. Here are a few shots from the book signing:

The silly woman in white who stood RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of the photos was her publicist. Geez, y'think she would have known people were photographing the signing? UGH!

We've been going to a couple of holiday parties and I've gotten to get dolled up. YEAH! Love to get to play dress up from time to time. Here are the pictures (of course)

That's about it for now. DS is in the school's chorus and has quite a few performances coming up. I'll have to post about them and further knitting/crafting projects next time.


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At 1:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You met Rachael Ray!! Others can rag on her all they want, but nobody can deny that the woman really knows how to make the most of thirty minutes :)

At 6:31 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

I love Rachel Ray too! She makes cooking on the run yummy and fun.

You are one hot momma in those pictures. Your hubby must have been so proud.


At 7:18 PM , Anonymous Gail said...

Wow... you've been busy. The blanket looks great and it must have been a blast to meet someone as amped up as Rachel Ray. I love her cook books.

At 8:01 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

omg - you look like you should be on the red carpet in the last pic. that dress is gorgeous and you look mama!

so jealous that you got to meet r.r.

the blanket is beautiful and the baby...omg the baby...soooo precious!!

At 9:44 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

I am so envious that you got to meet Rachel Ray! You would think a publicist would know better than to stand in the way of all those pictures. I can't believe how much your niece grew in 2 1/2 weeks; it's wonderful that she is doing so well. And you look gorgeous in all of the party pics! Rraarr!

At 9:37 AM , Blogger teabird said...

I'm a closet Rachel Ray fan, too...

I'm going to be making a pinwheel blanket this winter - if I run into trouble, will you be my pinwheel guru?

teabird / ravelry


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