Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Finished Objects: I've been busy

Not that I'm not normally busy chasing an 8 1/2 month old around, but I've been especially busy this month trying to finish some projects.
First there was the gift exchange with the "yarn ladies".  Rules were, had to take two hours or less to complete and be made of some type of fiber.  I panicked, then went to my trusty crochet hook and made this in about 30 minutes.  Could have made it in 15 if I hadn't had a child to look after!  Got the idea here:  http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/01/crochet-neck-cuff-scarflette-pattern.html
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I also finished these for gifts:
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This was from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts and called Big Lace Scarf.  I only did two repeats.
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This is the Ribs & Ruffles Pattern from MistiAlpaca.
Both yarns are Misti Alpaca Chunky. Gorgeous color, don't you think?
I also finished this for myself from some Misti Alpaca Chunky Handpaint
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This for Mary-Claire
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It's Kristen Kapur's Thorpe Hat in Mochi Plus self striping yarn from Magpie's Cottage
And finally, a double duty pattern I made up and knit out of Schulana Cashmere
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Wrist warmer for me or
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Legwarmers for this darling baby!

Whew!  I need a rest!  But, as all knitters know, unfinished objects await!  So much yarn and so little time!

Merry Christmas from The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County & the Real Baby!




Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Beautiful Weekend

The pictures tell the story.  It was beautiful in more ways than one.  We are thankful this holiday season.
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Lots of fun for the whole family!

Happy Holidays!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot, well, a Little Like Christmas

For the last several years I haven't been that much into decorating for Christmas. We always go somewhere for Thanksgiving, and somewhere else for Christmas, so there's not much time to stay home and enjoy it. I made a small attempt this year and here it is.
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(no, I didn't make these, but I couldn't resist taking their picture!)
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Stockings for Mary-Claire & Paddy!
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Next year we'll have a tree - I promise!

Hope your holiday is off to a good start!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Thanksgiving Trip in Pictures - Another Post by the Real Baby

This time last week I was looking out the window and pondering our trip to Missouri. How far is it? How long will it take? Will Paddy be a good dog?
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It took a long time, but it was worth it. We got to see lots of family.
That's me with my great Granny
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These are some of my cousins - I'm the youngest!
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I got to open some packages!
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I met Winnie the Pooh
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I got to ride on an airplane with Mickey Mouse as the pilot!
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I got some new books!
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I tried to share with Paddy, but Grammy wouldn't let me! I'm sitting like a big girl in my great-great grandpa's high chair. Wow - that's old!
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And on Saturday I went to my first Mizzou Tailgate party in Kansas City! They whooped up on the Kansas Jayhawks, and I think I was the good luck charm!
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Finally on Sunday, we headed home
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What a fun trip to Missouri! I'm cutting teeth, so I better go take a nap!

The Real Baby of Sheboygan County

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All Bets Are Off - I'm Mobile! A Post from the Real Baby

Things have changed for me this week, and my whole world has opened up!  I can crawl!  This allows me to chase after Paddy and his toys!
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I have found lots of new things to get in to.  Baskets to pull over, paper bags to play with....
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And can you say "YARN?!"  I like the way it feels between my fingers.  I can see how Mama gets all wrapped up in her projects.  This stuff is fun!
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All this new activity has made for some early nights for me, too.  Luckily I have a soft place to rest on Daddy's belly.
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And did I mention that my top front teeth are breaking through? It's been a big week!

That's all for now!

The Real Baby of Sheboygan County

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gourmet Baby

We have a gourmet baby on our hands.
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She is really growing and seems to gobble up just about everything I make for her.  And we're not talking mashed potatoes here.  Not yet, anyway.  I got it in my head that since I was no longer working I would have time to make her food.  It's not difficult, just some steaming and whirring in the food processor, followed by pouring in the ice cube trays, then packaging into little plastic freezer bags so we can grab what we need when it's time to eat.  
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It's funny, because I've made things for her that I would probably never make for us, as we're not really vegetable eaters.  Yes, I even roasted two pie pumpkins and made my own puree. And guess what - she liked it!
I guess I'm hoping to have a child who likes more than hot dogs and chicken nuggets and peanut butter sandwiches. I pray that I don't become a short-order cook.  Or perhaps I should just refuse to.
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I'm glad she likes avocado, which was her first food after a little rice cereal, and also yogurt. She loves sweet potato and her new favorite is edamame!  
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She likes all of this. And especially these
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It's fun to listen to her whittle them down with her little teeth. She's such a big girl in her high chair that was a gift from Uncle Wilbur
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She's over 17 pounds now, so I guess all the good nutrition is paying off! Perhaps my effort is worth is. Of course it is!
My blogging has become less frequent, as I have other things to tend to - like this
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The rope is not her toy, it's the dog's--and it's heading straight for her mouth! Whew! Just in time!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County
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