Wednesday, February 21, 2007

All you need is love....and a nice warm scarf

I made the 'rainbow' potato chip scarf - it's on the right. I cast on 130 stitches and followed the pattern. It turns out mighty long!!! This is now with USPS winging its way to England to my mom - I hope she likes it.

I had so much yarn leftover that I made two more - one in blues and one in pinks. I only cast on 100 sts for each of these. They are on their way to my Aunties in Wales.

I think these scarves are beautiful. I loved working with the alpaca silk yarn, it was so soft and, well, silky :-)
Teddy made this beautiful flower at school for me for Valentines Day last week. It is a coffee filter - teachers are so ingenious. The teacher also wrote down his dictation - he's talking so well, I think, for a 3½ YO.

There have been fun and games at Casa Disco since this past weekend. The boys are now sharing a room! Both of them were squealing with delight on Friday night when we had lights out and they were supposed to be going to sleep. There was shrieking and giggling and running around the house. Matt loves that he can get out of his bed.

So the first 2 nights I eventually ended up putting him in his crib. This weekend we'll take down the crib and then there'll be no going back.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

A couple of pictures from this weekend. We made our own pizzas for dinner tonight. Small, I know, but fully loaded :-) The small boys enjoyed doing it and are wearing the evidence on their shirts and faces. It was a lot of fun and v.tasty to boot.

Teddy started playing T-Ball at our local YMCA. This is Matt holding his bat.

I've been knitting potato chip scarves this week - the rainbow one turned out so nice I decided to make another in blues and another in just pinks. I LOVE the DB Alpaca Silk yarn - it is so soft and smooth to knit with. My favourite yarn so far by far. I only cast on 100 stitches for the 2nd scarf - it still turned out nice and long. About to cast on for the 'pinks' now.

Sunday, February 4, 2007


I have been collecting a couple of skeins here and there of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk - it is so soft and shiny, I love it. I sent some to my Knitty pal over at and she made a 'potato chip scarf' with it.

Well, she made a beautiful job of this scarf and I have to say I'm inspired to try one myself. The original pattern calls for a variegated yarn, so I thought I'd make mine with one row of each of the colours I have. Will it be pretty? Or will it look like Doctor Who's? Who knows?!

Here's a picture of my rockstar son, Matthew, lunching on his favourite pasta in tomato sauce. It's not ALWAYS this messy I promise. Although the kitchen table usually needs a good scrub afterwards. He really is as cute as a button.

And here's Teddy, hardly a mark on him.

This week I managed to enrol them both for pre-school programs in August. The school Teddy goes to just got really popular, deservedly I might add, because it is so AWESOME - so I was lucky to find a place still open when I arrived on 1st day of enrollment at 9.10am, enrollment forms in hand!!!

Phew! I look forward to 9 hours a week of carrying my own weight only.