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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Where did February go?

I just looked up and it's the 22nd. February is the height of the busy season for me at work. I've had more than a few 10-12 hour work days in the last several weeks. I sort of feel like the groundhog, peeking up to see if there will be 6 more weeks of winter.

Groundhogs aren't really the animal of the month at my house, though. It's this guy:

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Squirrels are eating my house. Well, not my house, but the wood trim around my 2nd floor office window and our patio door. DH will be putting new vinyl windows in the upstairs rooms and replacing the wood trim with vinyl on the patio door.

I'm thinking about getting one of these motion activated owls to keep them away. I wonder what the dog would think.

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Granddaughter Project explained

The thought occurs to me that I never explained what the Granddaughter Project is. At the moment I have 3 granddaughters. I say at the moment because there is another grandchild on the way, but before there was this 4th grandchild to consider, I decided that this year I would make something each month for one of the girls, starting with the oldest. This works out so that their birthday months are also their gift months. Complete coincidence.

I finished made this skirt for Lydia. I hope to get pics of her in it this weekend. I had put the ruffled hem on it, but I didn't like how it rolled. You know stockinette stitch. I frogged it back to the row where I had added stitches for the ruffle, but used a K3P3 rib instead. I'd finished the Icord on January 31st, but I didn't realize it was the right length until I measured it on February 1st. I'm calling the first Granddaughter Project technically finished on time.
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I can't say as much for my January Stumptown Knits KAL. I'm about 3 pattern repeats away from 1/2 way. This must be why StarAthena decided a hat would be a good 2nd project. I downloaded the pattern for the Mount Hood Snow Cap last night. Lemme just say, "love the bobbles."

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Link update

Got this pic from my son. It's his roomie wearing the hat I made him. DS3 says he hasn't taken it off. Happy birthday, roomie.