Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First Project of the New Year

Today I cast on for Winter Arboretum by Erika Flory.  I'm using Brooks Farm Ellie colors OK13 and Ok14.  The edging is a purplish while the body of the shawl is a multicolor.  I started with 4 ozs of the purple. (I'm hoping weighing the yarn will help me determine if there's enough left over for another project when I finish this one.)   According to the labels I have 400 yards of each color.  The pattern calls for 200 yards of two colors.

This is my first time using Brooks Farms yarn, although I do have two other skeins from Rhinebeck 2011 in my stash.  Ellie is 50% fine wool, 50% silk slub, it is sooo soft!  I'm really enjoying knitting with it.

My goal is to finish this by the end of February.  Not too exciting yet, but here's a picture:

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Year of Projects

I'm jumping into A Year of Projects 2013-2014 a bit late.  As a teacher I'm used to my year beginning in September.  So for me, it makes sense, lots of new beginnings at Baby Is Boss! right now :)

I'm going to do a monthly list as it's easier for me to focus on smaller goals.  This month's goals are pretty simple:

1.  Organize the UFOs and pull out 3 to complete (or frog) by December 31st.
2. Make Annies Market Bag for Babygirl to use on our trips to the farmstand.
3. Complete one pair of knit socks. 
4. T-shirt Quilt project: Cut the rest of Babygirl's outfits so I can back them in October and November.

I started Annies Market Bag Friday night at Knit Night with some friends.  I've got a cone of Peaches and Crème cotton in pink.  I'm hoping I'll be able to get two bags out of it.

Tomorrow I will be stash diving to find yarn for the socks.  I'm thinking plain vanilla socks, so I'll need to pick a fun yarn.

As for the t shirt quilt I've already cut half the outfits.  There's really no deadline to finishing this, I've just added it to this list so it doesn't turn into a UFO.  I seem to collect those!  The number of projects I have that just need finishing (buttons, seaming, etc) is ridiculous. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Back With A Challenge

It's been a long time, so long that it took me three tries to login.  Yikes!  I've been thinking about my little blog here and meaning to get back for a while now.  It took a friend issuing a challenge on Facebook to lit a fire under my rear.  Thank you, Kari!  Kari's Challenge is to blog her way to her birthday.  I will be joining her for the next 35 days. #35to36

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

I'm so excited!!!  Melissa and Doug have just released their 2012 Terrific Twenty Holiday Toys List.  Just in time for me to begin my holiday shopping.  A few things from the list have made it on to *my* shopping list!  First, the new tie-dye swirl trunki  really caught my eye.  Babygirl got the Rubi trunki last year, but I'm seriously considering adding the pink swirl to her collection!  We often use her Trunki when we go to visit Grandma and Grandpa, but she also uses it to put toys in and pull them around the house.

Here at Baby Is Boss! we love Melissa and Doug! Babygirl's toybin is already filled with so many wonderful Melissa and Doug toys and puzzles. Babygirl loves the toys because they are fun, while I love the fact that they are educational and high quality.  In addition to the Trunki, Santa's eyeing the bella butterfly tea set for Babygirl.  And possibly the switch and spin magnetic gears toy.  Seriously I just love Melissa and Doug!  This mailbox is just too cute!  From my own childhood, fashionplates like these kept me busy for hours!

The wonderful people at Melissa and Doug are giving away toys from the 2012 Terrific Twenty Holiday Toys list   over on the Melissa and Doug Facebook page. Head on over and check it out! In addition to the giveaway on their facebook page, Melissa and Doug are allowing me to give away one item from the list to a reader!!!  I'll be giving away the Switch and Spin Magnetic Gears Board.   Be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter below.

After you enter here, be sure to stop by my friend Nancy's blog Stuff Mom Loves and enter there as well!  Good Luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was given a toy and offered one to giveaway to a reader for participating in this campaign.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Boo At the Zoo!

I will not look at you.  I will just try to pick up this pumpkin!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

From our recent trip to NYC @The Children's Zoo in Central Park

WIP Wednesday

Wip Wednesdays:

WIP Wednesdays with Tami's Amis:

I've got two projects I'm currently working on.  The first is a sweater I'm hoping to wear to NYS Sheep and Wool.  I've got just about a month to get it finished!  I've added a few rows since Sunday and am about to bindoff the left side.

The next is my travel project.  This pair of socks lives in the car.  Every so often I add a row, usually while I am waiting for the boys I watch to get out of school.  These should be done soon.