Friday, March 25, 2011

FO Friday!

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!  This is going to be one of those this 'n that, catch-up rambling posts, so grab a cuppa your favorite beverage and here we go...

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LOOK! I actually have not one, but two FO's to show... proof that I really do still knit (and my UFO pile is starting to decrease, even if very slowly).

The Breeze Baby Block hat is one of those patterns I go back to again and again.  I think this one kinda looks like an Easter Egg, don't you?  Not sure just who it's for yet...

I started hats for my sister's kids and what a surprise didn't finish them before spring supposedly sprung, so they will be Christmas gifts... which meanss I'm one up on the great Christmas Knit list for 2011!  I did the Tasseled Topper - minus the tassel - from 60 Quick Knits for Amber (Twisted Torque from the same book is OTN for Austin).  Her only request was pink, but I figured I had better pick something that was easy for her Mom to care for... Trip to AC Moore resulted in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice.  For a 100% acrylic, I loved working with it.  It was easy on the hands and comes in a decent selection of colors... yes, I'd use it again.  The second photo is more true to color. 
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Although I haven't exactly been cranking out the stitch markers lately (I really do need to work on that), I am happy to report that Lapdog Creations markers have been recently added to two cool Treasuries on Etsy... check out "Greetings From New Hampshire" and "Boogity Boogity Boogity - Let's go racing!"

Anyone catch my Bruins put a whopping on the Canadeins last nightWhat a game!  "A 3 on 5 shorty... back to Montreal they go, soundly beaten!" - that just might have been one of the best plays of the season! It's almost playoff time... Go B's!

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RESCUE - Adopt a Pet!
I just received the adorable "RESCUE - Adopt a Pet" tag that I won in Sugar The Golden Retriever's giveaway and I heart it!  Check out the other cute pet tag accessories for your key chain/bag at Sugar Paw's House - they also have some great ID tags for your pet, collars and treats too.

I'm leaving you today with some Friday Fill-Ins... Happy Weekend everyone!

1. Why does it have to be so difficult.

2. Your voice is equal to mine.

3. My favorite breakfast includes bacon... because what breakfast would be complete without it.

4. You Had Me At Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness was the last book I read and finished.

5. I am SO glad there is a "block" button on Facebook. 
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Miles Smith Farm, July 2010

6. Flowers would make me feel better right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a new episode of Fringe, tomorrow my plans include a visit to Miles Smith Farm to pick up the prize I won in their scavenger hunt and Sunday, I want to knit, watch the Fontana race, and have a quiet day!


13 comments:

Channon said...

Very cute hats!! Congrats on having TWO FOs!

The tag's quite fitting for your pack too.

pam said...

http://www.sl-designs.com/images/free-backgrounds/smiley-flowers_sl-designs.jpg

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Those hats are just wonderful. Beautiful colors and patterns. Have a great day.

pawhugs, Max

knittinwolf said...

LOL Randy doesn't like your choice of breakfast food! He says "eat turkey!"

Awesome hats!

Marjie said...

Nice hats. Glad your UFO pile is decreasing, no matter how slowly. A quiet weekend is a good one. We have no snow coming, so I'm trying to direct the sunshine toward you!

Kathy R said...

Mmmm...bacon. (Say it like Homer Simpson.) I love bacon!

Your hats are great. Congratulations on getting a head start on Christmas! Yeah, that's the best way to think of it.

Sue said...

The hats are adorable and isn't it nice to have a few things checked off the Christmas 2011 list already?

I'll forgive the Bruins for soundly beating my Canadiens. The Bruins are probably my second favorite team.

Dutch Hollow said...

Mmmm, bacon.

Grace said...

Love everything about your post!

WonderWhyGal said...

Great FO's plus getting a head start on Christmas knitting.

As always, love Fill in Friday!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Glad you received the tag. LOVE your Friday Fill ins ... YUMMY Bacon (usually my parents weekend breakfast - which I'm not allowed to it.) Hope you had a great day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Bubblesknits said...

Love the hats! You're doing better than me. I'm not really knitting on anything lately.

Billy Rhythm said...

Sorry I am so late; busy weekend! My answers are over at The Philosophy of Chairs.