Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby stuff

My brother- and sister-in-law are having their third child in two weeks.  Josh's cousin is pregnant and the shower's at the beginning of May.  So far these are what I have:
Those are actually the same color, one just has the flash on and the other doesn't.  I don't know yet what else I'm making, but I have a few ideas.  They will come once they're done. :)

Friday, January 20, 2012


So for our wedding gifts to each other Josh and I each bought ourselves something we'd been wanting.  I knew I wanted some nicer yarn than most of what I use (whatever JoAnn's sells...) but wanted a decent amount so nothing too expensive.  I got this:
29 skeins of KnitPicks yarns. :)  Bulky all the way down to fingering.  I have things planned for 3-4 of the colors already and bought them with their projects in mind.  The bulky on the left will be the Twenty-Ten Cardigan.  The green and/or brown in the middle will be the Folded pullover.  And the light blue barely visible in the middle will be Kalajoki socks.  I'm not sure about the rest, but the colors were too much to resist.  And one of the colorways was on sale because it was being discontinued, so how could I resist? ;)

I got this for Christmas from my aunt:
It's actually a bit darker than the photo shows.  I think it's going to be the Tamarind Cowl.

Anyhow, all of this is to say that I'm extremely motivated to finish things I have started already because I don't want to start more new things!  I did make a little bag out of some leftover sock yarn (and still didn't finish it, which was the goal)... But otherwise, nothing new.  So I'm working again on my crocheted blanket I started ages ago, I'm working again on the sweater for Josh that I started at least a year ago, and I have a Christmas present to finish for my in-laws (need to get more embroidery thread before I can finish though) and a birthday present for my grandmother.  I also have a baby sweater that I started for a friend but will finish for my new little niece or nephew next month.  I'm feeling so productive right now!  Granted, it should be school-productive, not crafty-productive, but what can you do? ;) :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day trip

We took a little day trip up north today.  Josh is applying for new jobs so we went to turn in a resume and just made a day of it.

The view outside the restaurant we had lunch at:

 Josh was a good sport and humored me by getting out of the car for pictures:

The little harbor:

I've never driven the Mackinac Bridge before (I've always just been a passenger).  It's a little nerve-wracking, but I made it.  The clouds over the bridge were amazing so I had Josh take pictures.  He had a lot of fun with them:

That's me white-knuckle driving, laughing at him for taking my picture.  Fun times. :)
We came home and the sky was looking like this outside our apartment.  :)  We don't have snow (maybe this weekend I hear), but we have this sky.  You really can't beat that. :)