Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Knight

Happy Halloween,

Here is our knight in shining armor.


Mitchell enjoyed his knight costume. We dressed up early to go get photos with "Rapuzel" and her little brother, the dragon, but the timing didn't work out... they were eating dinner.



We did manage to get several good shots while the sun was still up, though, so it was not to no avail.

Note the spider in the background in the photo above. That is our neighbor's yard. The spider is animated and lights up, so Mitchell goes to visit it whenever we come home after dark. They also have a small fish pond in the front yard that Mitchell likes to peek into. Occasionally, we find a frog visiting the fish, too.


Mitchell practiced some sword play with the skyrocket junipers in our front yard. Since we have been battling bag worms over the last few weeks, I didn't discourage him. I'm about ready to cut them down and burn them, anyway!

"On guard, you dasterdly tree! Defend thyself!"

Running with a sword in your belt that is longer than your legs can be a tricky business.


The neighborhood is safe for another Halloween of trick-or-treating.

Happy Halloween,
Lisa Kay

October Sock Done

Hi,

I finished my October knit along sock last Saturday, and I've been waiting all week for sun to take pictures. It has been raining in St. Louis all week. It is gorgeous, today, though, looking good for trick-or-treating.


I really enjoyed this yarn, Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets, Zohar Sock. You can get it at Crazy For Ewe, and Ellen has pictures up on her blog.
Here's my earlier post on the sock and pattern.

Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay

Bubble Bath

Hi,

A traditional treat for little ones, the bubble bath remains a favorite.



I had to resurrect the jacuzzi bath from long dis-use with a couple gallons of bleach and three dry runs (well, not so dry, but without humans in the tub), to get it back usable. Mitchell had never used it with the jets on, before. I've had duct tape over the jets for years.



It was somewhat tame until I put the jets on high, and then the foam really got going. Daddy was moderately alarmed when he saw what was going on, but I coaxed him to get the camera. Excellent!

Happy Bathing,
Lisa Kay

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mitchell Gets Around

Hi,

You can go to Mary's (MLiz's) blog to see some pictures of Mitchell from today, with a neighbor's granddaughter, over where he spends the day (Gma and Gpa's house).

He also has another good friend, Madison, he enjoys playing with during the day. She is going to be Rapunzel for Halloween, and Mitchell is going to be a knight. Hmmm...


Mitchell says he is going to marry Madison. He has kept up this refrain over several months. I have resorted to saying that he has to ask her dad. One time when we were arguing over who was the boss, I told him he would be the boss when he grew up and had a little boy. He said, "When I have a little boy, Madison is going to be the mommy." Goodness.

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Sunday, October 18, 2009

October Sock

Hi,

I ordered some gorgeous sock yarn from Crazy For Ewe, when Ellen got in the wonderful Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets Zohar Sock colors.

Strazzberry:


Aquamarine:

Black Olive:

I used the first one, Strazzberry, for the October KAL from Wendy D. Johnson's, "Socks From The Toe Up."



I've got one sock done... These are the, "Mock Cable Socks."

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Fall Photos

Hi,

We went for a drive, looking at leaves and generally just getting out. Mitchell said he wanted to, "go for a long drive."



We stopped in Elsah and played at the park. Mitchell and Daddy went up on a footbridge to look at water bugs.


I also snapped a shot of the high chair. Mitchell is just about grown out of it. We like to use it, because it keeps him in one spot. We are going to have to give it up soon!

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lattice Sock

Hi,

I finished the second Lattice sock and got all the pattern updates, made. It is a long pattern (10 pages) because it has all the math for any size/gauge. There are example tables for a baby bootie, child's sock, and the women's "lattice" sock, with instructions for modifying gauge and size. It can be downloaded here for free. It is called, "Formula Toe Up Socks For Any Size."


Here is the previous Lattice sock post.

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Little Boys

... like their toys. Mitchell likes his trains. Actually, I think Daddy may like the trains even more. We have a hodge-podge, growing GeoTrax set.



Stephanie started a blog for Dane. I put it in the link list, on the right, too.

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn in the Air

Hi,



It was a beautiful fall weekend, fall crisp in the air, and we got out for a drive. We stopped to see some horses on our way to Lebanon, IL. We thought there was a craft fair, but it was only one day, apparently. We drove around the campus, and Mitchell saw the fountain. He likes fountains, especially throwing in pennies, so we stopped to let him run around.







Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay