Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Mishmash

The winner of the discounted Green Lite Meals is:

Sue (Unknown)!!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me (40somethingsjourney@gmail.com) so I can put you in touch with my contact there.

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Our temperatures dropped nearly 50 degrees on Sunday and stayed well below freezing into Monday...and then it started to rain.  Here's a picture of our birdhouse, complete with icicles:
It's pretty?  Sigh...I am ready for the extreme cold temperatures to go away.

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I was doing some hand stitching the other evening and had two companions:
I am under no delusion...I know that Kip (the cat) was only laying with me because it was cold.  Paco, on the other hand, thinks the sun rises and sets with me, and was so disturbed that he had to share my legs with that interloper.  He continually sighed and wouldn't go to sleep until Kip finally left.

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Yesterday I got to spend some time with my favorite little guy, Davis.  He knows how to push the button on an iPhone to take a selfie:
 Pretty good framing for a 16-month old!

And he's also enthralled with the "bacuum":
 That retractable cord was super fun to pull out over and over and over...

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I bought two skeins of yarn when I was in North Carolina - one, because the dyelot was just so beautiful I had to have it...Malabrigo Rasta in Indiecita colorway:
 
Right now, I'm in the "I just want to look at this" stage with the yarn...I don't even want to knit anything just yet because then it will be gone!

I also bought a skein of Adriafil Knitcol, which is a self-striping/patterning merino wool.  I looked on Ravelry to see what other people had made with it, and found this cute, hipster baby hat, so I made it even though I don't know any cute hipster babies at the moment:
 
Pattern is Free Babee Chullo, yarn is Knitcol in colorway #62.
 
 It's too adorable - I almost can't stand it!

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Have a great weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Love the hat! Now I want to make one.

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  2. I do believe Paco is your Edsel.

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  3. Oh my word that hat is cute!!! Love it.
    And Paco on your legs/lap....aww!
    Davis sure is a cutie!
    Chrissy

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    1. LOL, I guess this post was full of cute today! :)

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  4. I love your hat!! And that yarn color for both skeins are just fantastic. (a little drool just hit the keyboard...LOL!!)
    Paco is so cute and loves his mommy!!
    Davis is a born natural with the selfies.

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    1. Davis is very comfortable with the iPhone...I think it's amazing. Wonder if he'll come over and fix my computer for me in a few years?

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  5. Love the hat Shelley, great colours.

    And I LOVE Paco, he is really the best dog in the USA. He's so cute and adores his Mom so much. Seeing this photo says that it's time to shut my computer down and go home to my own sweetheart.

    Have a great weekend sweety.

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  6. Heeyyyy, the best dog in the whole USA? Lets not get carried away :)) (shielding Sophie's eyes from the computer screen right now. She really is a sensitive little soul)

    Anyway, loved this. Love your love of good yarn. The hat is too fabulous!

    And a little boy already enthralled with machines! That picture is a classic.

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    1. LOL, poor Sophie. The best dog in the central part of the USA???

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  7. Guess what? I finally convinced Tony that it's time to get another dog - can't wait! I would love a lap dog like Paco - but I think that would be too small of a dog for Tony! Hope warmer weather is on the way!

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    1. YAY! Tell Tony a smaller dog means less food/poop. ;)

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  8. Davis is adorable! And Paco is definitely one of the most photogenic dogs in the world :)

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  9. Davis looks like you caught him buy surprise with the bacuum LOL!

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    1. He was so funny with it - I love seeing what everyday object little kids glom onto.

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  10. I have that same vacuum!! :)

    Hipster baby hat? Dang. I would totally wear it and I'm neither a hipster nor a baby! :)

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    1. I would wear it, too. Hmmm, now I need to look for an adult-sized pattern (and get more of that yarn, of course)!

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  11. I love passive-aggressive dog sighs! Jude has mastered those :)

    The new yarn is so pretty! And that hat is cute! I'm just sad it's for a baby and not a grown-up, I love earflaps.

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  12. Your warm weather must have been sent this way because today the temperature hit 53 degrees! The snow and ice are melting which is a welcome relief after a brutal winter.

    Love the picture of your lap companions! Your cat looks just like mine.
    The hats are adorable! Love the yarn!

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  13. The yarn was so pretty!! Hats are cute! Have a good weekend!

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  14. That is an adorable hat, and a VERY VERY adorable little man! Your animals crack me up!!!! Have a great week Shelley!

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