Friday, October 31, 2008

The Difference a Year makes...

Asalam Alaikum,

Have you ever wondered the difference a year makes?...if you've got a little one it can hit you hard.





And this is the Difference a Year makes--





This has been the most crazy/wonderful/awesome year of my life, Happy Birthday Little Man!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I love socks...mostly

Asalam Alaikum,
I made my first ever pair of socks awhile back, they turned out ok, and didn't take too long to make.(pics in the far future as said pair of socks are currently in Pakistan for reasons not currently known) So after that I decided to cast on for the DH's pair...with size 1's and sock yarn that feels more like sewing thread. My DH wears a size 13(in the US) shoe. I think that this might just be what puts me over the edge. I knit and knit and knit and they don't seem to get any longer, so they are currently hibernating. But you get a pic anyway.



Before you ask, yes I did stab my knitting with the needle.

And also here is an Update on what I think I might call "The Confetti Shawl"

Monday, October 27, 2008

Updates of knitting and a little cutie

Asalam Alaikum,

So SOMEONE thinks that I should blog more often, and I totally agree so here we go!

First up, I just cast on this colorful little blur, it is going to be for me, I know I know its a red letter day! This is my own little spin of EZ's Moebius scarf, except that I want it to be sort of a shawl kind of thing so I am trying to make it a little on the big side, so it will sit on my shoulders.


Now this is photographic evidence of my slightly obsessive nature,two an a half BSJs...The brown and grey is for my DS, the pink/purple is for my SIL's Daughter, and the green is for her new son. Two and a half and no end in site, this pattern is a bit on the addictive side!


Here is the DS modeling for you, that'll show me to try and take his picture right after nap time.



Further proof of my insanity...

I, for reasons still unknown even to myself, bought this Barbie, and spent 4 hours, (4 hours people!) making this little outfit for her. Just so that you know, it was made with the leftovers from my suit, so not only do I sew doll clothes, I sew them to match me.

AAAHHHHH!!!!!! A ghost!!


Hey you paparazzi get outta my face!


And finally this is a tease for you, you know who you are!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Eid Mubarak...(a bit late)

Asalam Alaikum,

For Eid this year we went to the Sheik Zayed Masjid. This is our second visit, and the first time I got to see the main prayer room. It was very beautiful.

The outside from the courtyard-


Me, the DH and the DS in the courtyard-


The DS on a lighted flower panel-

Me and The DS


A really big chandelier(one of three) in the main prayer room


Now, for the knitting-

First up I provide proof of the fact that having a long-time UFO is not a good idea-


This vest was started when I had first learned how to knit, my friend and Mentor Sister Z. had picked this for our group project, it has enough of everything that you may need to know. Some cables, duplicate stitch, some basic lace, so we could all learn together. Then I had to move like 11,000 miles away, and it has taken almost a year to finish this. Point being, the front was made while I was still in the states, and the back made later on after I moved here. The back ended up larger, and looser, I guess my gauge loosened up with my experience and so there ya have it, my life lesson of the day-finish what you start quickly.

I do have more stuff to post and I will get it up here as soon as I get the pics taken.

Until next post
Asalam Alaikum