Wednesday, January 28, 2009

mmm Pancakes!

You Are Buttermilk Pancakes

Your prefer traditional, old fashioned foods.

You shy away from anything fake, and you like meals with simple ingredients.

It's not likely someone would find margarine or diet soda in your kitchen.

Instead, someone might find a loaf of homemade bread baking or a soup simmering.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Rhonda sent me the pictures of Rowan in the kitty cat hat I made for her. She looks absolutely purrrfect in it! I'm planning on making another in a bit heavier yarn because the baby yarn is a little thin for this cold weather we've been having lately. I'd like to make one for my neice too, I'm sure she'd look like a doll in it. :-)
This pattern is from an old Patons Beehive Book, Issue 420.
(I've acquired quite a few of these little books over the last year.) Kitten Bonnet & Mitts called for Canadiana Fingering 4 ply or Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy. I would love to get my hands on some Fuzzy Wuzzy, too bad it's no longer available, I check on their site. The picture they show was done with it and it looks so cute. I just used some 4 ply baby yarn that I had in the old stash. It also used 3.25mm needle but I used a 3.5mm just because I was itching to try out my new knit picks needles that I got for Christmas. After wearing the hat on her for over a week now, it's gotten quite loose so when I do this hat again I will use the smaller needles. :-)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Baby Pants

I got a phone call a little over a week ago from my sister and she had a favour to ask of me. Her friend is having a baby really soon and I guess she bought a knitted outfit at the hospital gift shop. It's the "going home" outfit for the baby but she was disappointed that it didn't have pants to go with it, so ofcourse my sister told her friend that I knit and that she would ask me if I could knit her some "Mary & Joseph Blue" pants. Her friend is from Haiti (moved to Canada not long ago), so my sister had to scratch her head a little on that colour and they came up with baby blue. *LOL*. After looking at pattern after pattern, I was having the hardest time finding exactly what I was looking for. Everything seemed like it was going to be too big for a newborn baby. I even started a pair out of a Debbie Bliss pattern book that I borrowed from Rhonda, but I ended up frogging them (they just seemed too large) and doing a little more searching on the Internet. I finally stumbled upon this pattern and decided to just go with it, the due date is fast approaching (February 1st). I just had to do a quick pair of booties to go with them too and on Friday I put them in the mail. She should get them sometime this week! :-)
I also knit a kitty cat bonnet for Rowan, but I have yet to get a picture of her wearing it. It was from an old Patons leaflet. It's too adorable! In search of finding a pattern for baby pants I also found a really cute pant pattern for Rowan as well. It's Baby Bell bottoms from the Blue Blog. I've never been a big fan of knitted pants but these are CUTE! I also want to do a moss stitch cardigan for the girl as well. It's just a pattern from the ball band of bernat baby softee and I thought it was sweet looking. All this knitting for Rowan and I think I need to find something to knit for Paisley...
Well that's about it for another weekend that came and went (too fast), we had a good one though. Saturday we dropped Rowan off at Gramma's house for the night and we took Paisley to a movie. She wanted to see The Tale of Desperaux but it wasn't playing around here so she settled for Bedtime Stories. It was fun for all! It was really nice to just get out and spend some quality time with just Paisley as well, I think she had fun but she was so tired (we missed the 7pm movie due to huge line ups and the new cinema on the Stoney Creek Mountain, so if you're from Hamilton and planning on going there...give yourself lots of time. It's a maaad house ) so then we came home again to check the times and the next time that feature was playing was 10:15, so we ended up going to Ancaster instead for one that was playing at 9:30. She was pooped out and fell alseep on the way home (it didn't help that she was sick all day the day before).
Well, I'd better get to bed. The baby's been a bit cranky all day today and hopefully she'll sleep a full night.