Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Adrian and the Goats

Check out this hilarious video of Adrian at the petting zoo last weekend. The baby alpacas were especially sweet. Oh, and the mini-goats. The mini-goats were AWESOME.

Question: Anyone know why Easter seems to equal "petting zoo"?

In our city, we can have chickens, but not goats or any other farm animals. I've been wishing for some mohair goats of my very own, but not until the laws change. Seriously, how can those mini-goats be as annoying as an incessantly barking dog?

Monday, April 25, 2011

F.O.: Edward Arthur Pryal

He came 1 week early, weighed in at 9 pounds and 3 ounces, and arrived with head full of blond hair.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trains and Sweater Vests

Here's a video we shot of Adrian a couple of days ago.

It features the train table that Michael and I built (okay, he built, and I painted).

It also features Adrian in an argyle sweater vest that Mimi (my momma) bought for him. I'm IN LOVE with sweater vests on my kid.

That's my next pattern--a basic, quick-knit, little-boy sweater vest pattern. I'm going to call it "Roy" or something like that.

Here's why:

We love us some Roy 'round here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mohair Frenzy

I love mohair yarn. Love love love.

Whenever I hit a LYS, I always check the odd-balls basket for skeins of mohair. I don't care about color, weight, or anything--I just buy it. It is the ultimate stash yarn because it's so versatile.

Mohair? Versatile?


Here's what I've made with mohair over the last few months. Oh crap, I think I mean "over the last year," not months, at this point. Whatever:

From left to right [links are to my Ravelry project pages]:

Wisp [modified with Victorian lace trim].
Oread [a version of the Pi Shawl -- instructions here].

And that's just the shawls.

What's your favorite yarn/fiber type? (Don't say Cascade 220. Snore.)

--Katie Rose

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just when I thought...

...that I couldn't get any bigger...

[this is a picture from about a month ago]

...I realize that I'm wrong.

[this is a picture from this morning]

What's amazing is that, from the front, you just don't have an inkling that I'm the circumference of a mid-sized hippopotamus.

Oh, maybe you do.

2.5 weeks to go.

--Katie Rose