Friday, January 31, 2014

Vintage sweater

Today was Crazy Sweater Day at work. Fred didn't have a "crazy" sweater per se, but he did have this one that I made him shortly after we got married:

I'm really proud of that sweater because I made it without a pattern!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New hair!

Not much of a change, just slightly shorter:

Monday, January 27, 2014


Fred and I went to Charleston for his bar conference this past weekend. We had an adorable condo and lots of yummy food (oh, shrimp and grits, I miss you so!), but it was freaking cold, and this is as close as I got to the beach:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Jenny's squirrel hat

I was still in a squirrel mood after I finished Annabelle's sweater, so I started on a hat for my sister:

It went together quickly, but I just felt like it needed something else:

So I found a pattern online for these adorable knit acorns:

Voila! Hat with removable acorn tassle:

Just because she's cute

Friday, January 17, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Stopping by Syracuse

Annabelle's spring semester doesn't start until today, but she left on Saturday to spend some time with her friends in Syracuse. Here are she and Aurek, looking as adorable as ever:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"If I fits, I sits."

Funny papers

The Washington Post is cracking me up lately. First off, how funny is this? Orthopedists in a "joint corporation":

And then Animal Watch is always a winner:

I don't think I blogged about it, but one day they had a story about animal control being called to a house for a bat that turned out to be a sweatband!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Sweater story

Last summer I bought this online knitting class through, mostly just to get the pattern for an adorable sweater featuring squirrels, acorns, and fall leaves around the yoke. As a fairly experienced knitter, I didn't expect to actually learn anything new. Wow, was I wrong! Last May I wrote about the stocking cap I made instead of a boring old swatch.

By mid-September, I had completed the body and sleeves up to the armpits. I had a bad feeling as I was going that it was coming out too big (I think my gauge for plain old one-color knitting might be looser than my 2-color gauge). Sure enough, when I laid it out on one of Annabelle's sweaters, I could see that it was indeed too big:

So I ripped it out and started over! I worked on sleeves during our trip to Rochester in October:

My goal this winter was to get it finished so that she could have it to take back to school with her after the break. Here it is being blocked:

And the finished product:

I'm really pleased with the way it turned out, and wow, is it ever warm! I think I would like to make a similar sweater for myself with the same yarn but maybe a different motif for the yoke.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Eddie has a girlfriend . . .

. . . and she's kind of a hottie!

Monday, January 06, 2014

Go, 'Noles!

Tonight was the big game! Mike and Sarah were lucky and got to go to Pasadena to watch:

The rest of us watched from the man cave. (I watched most of it while peeking out from under a blanket, as I couldn't take the stress. Now that I know there's a happy ending, I think I would like to watch it again.)

Fred was going to be fine no matter which way it ended:

Here's a photo showing AB's support of FSU going waaaay back:

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

"Does this scale make my butt look fat?"

Eddie ponders his New Year's resolution: