sillyrabbit pretends to knit

Saturday, April 28, 2007

And my Secret Pal is.....

Emilee!!! Look at this great package I got!

Two delicious candy bars (MAN, those things are good), a pack of Burt's Bees treats, mmmmmmmalabrigo (NOW I get what the big deal is about! I love that yarn) and a Nautie.

Little Man wants to show you how much he likes Nautie, right up close.

Actually, I tried to get a picture of him sitting with Nautie, but he decided he would rather play with the camera than pose, so this is what we get. He brought Nautie with him. Maybe Nautie was supposed to take the picture. I don't know.

SO Malabrigo is FABulous. It's still wound up in the skein for now, and I'm just petting it, looking for the perfect project. I'm going to make something for me, I know that. I'm just not sure what. The color is gorgeous. It's called Holly Hock. Love, love, love.

So thank you, Miss Emilee. You are the best!

Friday, April 20, 2007

See my helper?

Max LOOOOVES LL Shepherd Worsted.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Status Check

My cousin was interviewed on her blog, and she sent me five interview questions to complete as well.

1. What snack food could you not live without?
I have to pick one? Chocolate. I am definitely a snack food junkie, just ask my pants, but everything else kind of comes in waves. I'll have a craving for Doritos, then a craving for ice cream, but the craving for chocolate is pretty near constant.

2. Do you apply makeup everyday?
Currently, no. It was my New Year's Resolution to start at least fixing my hair and wearing at least mascara and lip gloss, and it's not working out all that well. I didn't do those things before having Little Man, but even though nothing has changed, now people assume I'm not fixing myself because of the baby.

3. If you had to trade all of your worldly possessions for just ONE thing -what would it be?
A Black American Express Card

4. Are you a night or a morning person?
Really, neither. Or both. If left on my own, I'd probably get up around 8 and go to bed around 10. Little Man is actually following that schedule almost exactly now. That's pretty funny. I do find myself staying up a little later because that's the only time I get to myself.

5. If you could change one thing about yourself (physically or emotionally),what would it be?
I'll answer both. Physically, my weight. That would probably change all the crap that I don't like about myself outside right now. Emotionally, I would like a better attention span.

Want to play? Here’s the scoop:
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

The sage yarn has been ripped out and banished to a corner. Actually, all my yarn has been banished to two dressers downstairs. My husband's parents and grandparents are coming into town this weekend, so I needed to get all my yarn out of the guest room (It was getting a little overwhelming in there). It's all in the dressers now, although not necessarily organized. That can come later, when I have time and motivation. On tomorrow's list of Things to Accomplish is to bring my knitting books and magazines downstairs to organize.

I'm working on my Clementine Shawl in Blue Sky Alpaca and Silk in Black, and I'm working on something that may or may not be submitted to a pattern contest if I can finish it by the 30th. So, it will not be submitted, most likely, but it's fun to dream.

Monday, April 09, 2007


I hate sage.

I ordered this yarn with the thoughts of writing it into a pattern. It looked like a very pretty celery, springy color on my computer. I should have known from the name. It got here, and it's sage. The same color as my bedroom walls, and I keep saying to my husband, "I really hate this color. We need to paint these walls blue."

I know lots of people love sage. I know I claim to love every color as long as it's a color. Well, I guess I found the one color that I don't like. I only recently started embracing greens, because grass and celery and springy greens are so pretty and I like wearing them.

My MIL burns Yankee Candle's Sage and Citrus candles in her bathroom. That doesn't help, because I love sage-the-herb, but now when I smell it, it smells like a bathroom. NOT what I like to associate with my chicken.

So, anyway. I have the yarn, I wound one skein into a ball, it's ready to be knit. I'm waiting for it to tell me what it wants to become, and every time I look at it, I just end up remembering that I hate sage.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Catching up...

So it's been a really long time since I posted. I have lots to share. I haven't been posting because I am not so sure about this new Blogger...I can make everything look beautiful in the Edit view, but then when I publish it, it's a big hot mess, as Tim Gunn would say. Very frustrating.

First of all, I have presents from people. My SP8 Secret Pal sent me yet another fantastic package that I love. Beautiful Noro, Cadbury mini eggs, sillyrabbit related sillyness, and there was a duck that quacked, but Little Man has developed a duck obsession, so he's made off with that cute guy. My secret pal is teasing me with a few clues. I know she's from MA--her postmark says Cambridge--and that she's 24, newly married, no kids.

Suemoon from the Sweet Swap has now sent me three wonderful things in the mail. This is the last package...I think the other pictures are on my other computer (Did I mention I got a new laptop? My mom decided she wanted a green one, so she got one and gave me her old one. It's really nice. Maybe someday I'll get everything transferred.) In addition to this fabulous package of chocolate, Sue also sent me some beautiful alpaca and silk yarn and several patterns by my favorite designer, Alan Dart. I have had a really hard time finding them, and LOVE every one of them. Sue found and sent me patterns that I didn't even know existed, including a knitting bear. I'm looking now to find a good yarn for them, and hope to get one started (and finished...) soon!

I love getting mail...both of these ladies have me feeling so spoiled!

My husband's birthday was in March and he requested a hat. I made him the Fake Isle hat from Magknits. It was a really quick knit and I loved the way it turned out. He...was less than enthused. It was kind of a bummer, actually. I've tried to knit him a hat four different times, and none of them have been right. This hat was the first that fit him perfectly, but I don't think he really likes it. It's possible that he's not liking it so much because he wanted Little Man to have a hat to match. I have another skein of that Noro, so I think I'll make Little Man one. The small size should fit his gigundo melon by the time winter rolls around again. I will probably make myself one in a brighter Noro, and then we can be a whole matching Fake Isle, gigundo melon family. Can you get away with this stuff when your kid is little, or is it still kind of dumb?
I really like the top.

In Little Man growing and developing news, he's crawling, pulling up, and eating a little bit of "people food". I would say the ratio of mouth:floor is maybe 1:3, which is not bad considering he's not eight months old yet. He's getting there...practice, practice.
Can you stand the cuteness?