Saturday, July 30, 2011
Peanut with Grampa, and Peanut with Dollface! Look how high she is! But today she goes home.
We should see her again in TWO WEEKS, for the wedding. . .yay!
Yep, there has been wedding talk, and there has been wedding prep, but mostly it's been cuddle-the-Peanut time at our house. This makes me smile!
The wedding plans are now all but final. The hall is all set, and we have a plan of attack for setting up and decorating, AAAAND we have all of the supplies we need for that on hand. The gifts for the attendants have been purchased, and are almost all put together. Everybody has a new dress (well, not the boys. . .THAT would be odd for this family. . .but they get to wear fancy suits!), and new shoes to boot! There are still a few checks to write and things to buy, oh and cupcakes to make, but we are almost there!
And just in case you really don't care too much about wedding plans, and in case the pictures of Dollface and Grampa don't make you smile, check out this video! If it doesn't make you laugh, you are made of stone, my friend. . .
Now, on this quiet Saturday, I am off to mold some chocolate, do some laundry, work on wedding crafts, and knit on some socks. I hope that your day will be what you want it to be.
Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I like to knit. I know that I like to knit, because I have a LOT of yarn at my house, and I always seem to be knitting.
Hi, I'm Pretty.
I am planning a wedding. . .for my daughter. . .who still lives at my house. Sometimes she and I disagree, but overall I like her.
Hi, I'm Pretty.
I just finished knitting a sock. It's for Christmas. Right now it's July. I know that it is July because it is very hot outside, and everyone keeps saying how hot this July has been. I will not wear my Christmas sock in July.
Hi, I'm Pretty.
I also just finished knitting a wedding garter. I still need to add some ribbon and elastic, but so far I think it's pretty, well PRETTY!
Hi, I'm Pretty.
Hi, I'm Pretty.
So there you have it. Short term memory loss from an overburdened (but pretty) brain. My mind is mushy today, and you've just had a look. . .whad'dya think? On second thought, nevermind. I don't think I can take it, but you know what?
Hi, I'm Pretty.
And off I go to cuddle my pretty Peanut.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
And Dollface called me on it sometime on Sunday. . .
"Mom? You do know that there are FOUR weeks until the wedding, don't you?"
"Four weeks? I thought it was three. . ."
"Huh. OK, then I have one extra week to get everything done, right?!?"
"I guess so. . ."
Yes, the lady who needs a row counter in her knitting EVERY SINGLE TIME thankyouverymuch, apparently also needs a week counter to keep track of her planning! Not too surprising, I know. . .and now I say it again, Three Weeks and Counting until the Big Day! There is so much to keep track of. . .
I can keep track of a LOT of things on most days. For instance, we have a multitude of deliveries to the Pretty Knitty house each week. Between fix-it parts that Sweetie has delivered here for work, online craft and yarn orders, and our nearly-but-not-quite-out-of-control love of QVC shopping, it's quite unusual to not see a box on the front stoop or in the living room!
Even the cat knows that these boxes are to be expected. She does not appreciate the fact that they are sometimes stored so near to her favorite windowsill, but she doesn't get too worked up about it.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Because Wednesday is for winners, I will not leave you hanging! The winner, chosen by the random number generator, is Julie of the Twisted Strands blog! Congratulations, Julie! If you have not already received an email from me, please email me at PrettyKnittyJewelry [at] yahoo [dot] com as soon as you see this notice for instructions to receive your free counter from the shop! Or, if you would rather, I can send you a surprise prize! I can't wait to hear from you!!!
Thank you to everyone who entered, and best of luck next time. By the way, look for some major sales and updates in the Etsy store this fall. . .I hope to be clearing out and re-stocking the virtual shelves as soon as all the wedding madness is over!
You know who else has been a winner these days? Why Pretty is a winner, of course! She counts herself a winner for being able to finish a sweater (really a tank, but still. . .it is FINISHED!!!) - Yay!!!Aaaand, Pretty has also started some Christmas socks! After all, who doesn't like a little Christmas in July?My knitting pictures and photo sessions have been a little rushed this week, so the colors are not perfect, and I don't even think the tank is finished in that photo (it IS finished, but the color of the yarn shows so much better in this pic than in the one finished pic I managed to snap). . .that is NOT winning. . .but Charlie Sheen isn't here, so I suppose it's ok. :)
But then, even the knitting has been a little rushed and scarce this week. Grampa and I have more exciting things happening in our Pretty Knitty lives lately. It's bathtime for the Peanut, and we are just loving every minute of her visit! How could you not love clean baby smells and smiles?!?So that's where we are, and that's where we'll be for the next couple weeks. Still, in any spare moment, I am sure that I will be knitting!
Congratulations again to Julie, and thanks to you all for stopping by! I hope that you will all find some time this week to Knit in Good Health!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Counting up the pennies, nickles, fifties and hundreds spent on wedding things.
Counting the laughs we had at the bridal shower and through the years.
Counting up the brain cells I have left, which seem to be diminishing daily.
Counting the hours and minutes, treasuring the woman my daughter has become.
Ninety-two pictures taken by the mother of the bride. What can I say? That's just who I am...the lady behind the camera! (Sigh! She's got the camera again...smile!)
Counting it up, treasuring it all in my heart, and still knitting in the stolen moments that I find in each day. Enough stolen moments to finish these warm, fall/winter socks for Snake (I took the pic with them on my feet. . .they are too big for me! lol!)
Now, I know that there are things in life that are much worse than ripping out my knitting. I just wish that I did not feel like my knitting had gone backwards after the 4-hour knit-a-thon that is our Thursday night knitting group time! But then, as always, it is what it is. . .and I will get back to the forward motion again soon enough.
But not right this minute, because guess who came to visit?
We are excited to see you, too, Peanut! And we are happy that Army Boy, Wifey-Poo, Puggle-Face and Beagle-Brains have come for a visit as well. It's a crazy time at Pretty's house for the next few weeks. . .but it's crazy GOOD, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I hope that you are counting your blessings today.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
. . .and the farm is where I sometimes knit with my friends, AND it's where I learned how to needle felt myself a pumpkin!. . .
. . .and a chicken! Because, you know, I neeeeed more hobbies. . .
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Well, it is at this point that you can be fairly sure that a wedding is underfoot! Today we are at four weeks before the wedding, and there are many deadlines to check, and checks to write, and final plans to make. . .but I am putting all of that off because tomorrow is the day we will shower the bride-to-be with gifts for her new home. . .see the pretty favors?
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
. . .and watch "the boys" play corn hole (that's Sweetie with a couple of our nephews). . .
So, that was my Fourth of July weekend. . .relaxing, family picnic, wedding plans, and yarn. Happy Birthday, America! I hope that your holiday was just as much fun as mine was!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
. . .or perhaps it's the way the Father of the Bride is just rolling with all of the plans, refusing to get stressed out (doesn't he know that I need him to be crazy, too?!? on second thought, maybe this is better). . .
So, that's where I am these days! Look for more countdown, and more crazy, in my Pretty Knitty life in the next 5 weeks! You are a brave, brave soul to stop into Pretty's "Crazies," and I thank you for checking up on me. . .so far, still sober.