Friday, December 14, 2007

Birthday, Christmas, Knitting

Okay, I've been busy. The Girl turned three this week. THREE. How did that happen?

It only takes a moment to go from here:

To here:

I'm enjoying every second of it. Here she's posing with one of my favorite toys. Her new Fisher Price dollhouse. It comes with a mom and dad and two twin babies; a boy and a girl. She's named the babies Bluey and Pinky, the Mom's name is Sweetie and the Dad is Cheatie. I love playing with this so much, but I worry about that dad.

I've been trying to do a little Christmas shopping here and there, but it's so hard with the kids. I think next year I'll start a bit earlier and do all my shopping online. The next week and a half will be pretty busy with parties and shopping, and my Mom-in-law coming on Tuesday, so may not have the chance to blog again until after the holiday. Of course, I have no hand knit presents, which disappoints me, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I'll have Matt's sweater done after Christmas. I was hoping to finish it up before, but that is just not going to happen. I have two sweaters planned after his; a skull and crossbones pullover for The Boy and a hoodie or cardigan for myself.

My one and only FO to show:

Pattern: Danica Scarf, Winter '05 Knitty
Yarn: Patons Soy Wool Stripes, Natural Earth - 3 skeins
Started: August (I put it down for a while)
Finished: December 13, 07

I was planning on knitting this for a gift, but changed my mind. The last time I saw this person, she had a beautiful scarf that she made herself (sewn) and I figure it wouldn't be worn. I have a second person in mind, but I really don't know her too well, and the wool is a bit scratchy. I'd hate for her not to wear it for that reason. I think I'll keep it instead.


Blogger Lora said...

Awesome Scarf!! Cute "big" Girl. time does go too fast!!
OMG what's up with the daddy in the dollhouse?!? LMAO!!!!!! She cracks me up!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the little one! I remember buying my daughter a doll house and enjoying it so much (maybe more than she did).

The scarf is gorgeous!

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your daughter was a beautiful baby and is a beauiful 3 year oid. I love the scarf. Marion

8:09 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Happy Birthday little girl!

The scarf is beautiful! Clearly, it was meant to be yours... =-D

1:37 PM  
Blogger SleepyEyes said...

OOOH, the scarf is awesome! You finished that SO fast, J!

The little one is so big now and I still want to pinch her cheeks like mad. Tell her I'm coming over to play with her dollhouse asap!

Such great pics....

6:46 PM  
Blogger LMardenNH said...

Had to laugh - my first thought when I read that you might not be able to blog for a while was that I had the real live Heather to enjoy anyway!!! neener neener neener!! (that's my gloating sounds, for the curious...)

see you soon!!!

8:58 PM  
Blogger LMardenNH said...

Just realized my mistake. As usual, the whole Jackie --> Heather continuum confuses the hello out of me. Plus, I have a good excuse - I am a little frazzled. Check out my blog for why.

But anyway, I get the real JACKIE!!! neener neener neener!!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Haha! I nearly spit out my coffee when I read your daughter's naming.

I only did two handknit gifts for this xmas, but I don't feel too bad. I have lots of family birthdays in Jan/Feb/Mar so those people are getting handknits and it will give me more to commit to each one. :)

10:21 AM  

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