Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Want some candy little girl?

...eye candy, that is. LOL

Here are a few of the photographs taken by the Richmond Marathon official photographer, Brightroom Photography. The "old ball & chain" does make my heart flutter....

Crossing the finish line...
Somewhere along the course....
The finish line again.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ISO Knitting Time

The family and I have been running around so much lately that I'm starving for some quiet knitting time. Y'all know the drill...cooking, cleaning, trips, grocery runs, and work (the salaried version) have just taken over lately. I was able to squeak out my cousin's scarf in time for the marathon trip.

I'm taking another plunge into something new...mittens. I've never done them before, but seeing the lovely ones that Dianne and Linda made really inspired me (they and the cold weather too).

Finally, here's Wyatt in my first BSJ. By next winter, it should fit well. :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Marathon Highlights

We had a great weekend. Mohamed ran in the 2008 Richmond Marathon (26.2 miles)! Here are the highlights:

We stayed with my cousin, Kori, in Richmond. It was great to spend time with her and she was the soul of patience & hospitality as she guided us through Richmond.

Mohamed did the marathon with his friend, Bill.

The starting line.

Pumped up before the race.
Almost time.
And they're off!

Resting afterwards.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One of the reasons why I knit....

...is because I get to cuddle the person for whom I've knitted. :)
This is Gabrielle Elizabeth just last night.

She burped like a drunken sailor and went to sleep on my shoulder. ;)

And here's Libby enjoying Gabrielle's play thingy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Little Things

Hi all,
We're busy getting ready for both the Richmond Marathon (Mohamed's gig) and a Thanksgiving trip to Maryland (my gig). Mohamed will be in the marathon this coming weekend and he's very excited. :) Because I've been swamped lately, I've just been knitting small projects. This weekend, I worked up two calorimetries; one for Andie and the other for my niece, Taylor.

I also found a handspun scarf pattern on Ravelry that was designed by the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. It's one repeat and so very easy.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Day

(and I pirated this from Noolie's site). ;D

Last night I finished Larry's waaaaay overdue slipper. Becky and I had trouble getting our hands on Wool Pak's Bracken colorway and I literally waited eight weeks or more to get a hank. I'm going to felt it tonight and ship it to Larry this week. It's mate is already finished and felted.
This was a weekend Calorimetry project for my boss, Linda.

And my first 8-Hour Encore baby blanket. Dianne shared her

wonderful book with me and the patterns are excellent and easy to do.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Halloween Kids

Here's a parade of assorted Alexander "babies" at Halloween. Enjoy!


Hannah the Jaguar, Sabrina the Butterfly and Olivia the Elephant

Andie the Witch (with friend)

Hope you had a safe and fun Halloween. :)