Monday, January 25, 2010

I must learn to say NO!

I want to start by thanking Susan B. Anderson, author of the "itty bitty" books, for mentioning my blog on her blog. What a thrill. Thank you so much. I can only hope by the end of my journey that my knitting has improved and that my work resembles yours.

I am one week into Knitty thru the "itty bittys". I am loving it. It has been a fun week. HOWEVER, I haven't completed my Frog pacifier clip. Not because it is difficult. Not because it is tedious. Not because I couldn't find the time. The reason my poor little frog is sitting on his leaves, that are attached to the strap with a vine that curls around it, minus a butterfly and pacifier clip, MY GRANDDAUGHTERS!
When I decided to start this project, my 6 year old granddaughter, Luiza, was very curious about the whole thing. My daughter, Sarah, Luiza, and I live together. Therefore, anytime I get my "itty bitty" books out, Luiza sits on my lap and "suggests" what I should make and then requests one for herself . Then, when my other granddaughters, Ella & Mia, come over, she announces "Look what grammie is knitting", and they all decide what they are going to name THEIR critters. I MUST LEARN TO SAY NO! I can't keep making 4 or 5 of each project.

So.......the reason I haven't completed my first project, I am not only making the one Frog pacifier clip, but also, FOUR LITTLE FROGS for the girls. I have completed 2 little frogs and I have all the body parts knit for 2 more. They will be put together tomorrow. I have one small glitch with the pacifier clip. I had scraps of orange and blue cotton yarn for the butterfly on the pacifier strap, but, the cotton was a bit too thick and made the butterfly look like she was on steroids. My yarn shop closes so early on weekdays, that I won't be able to get there to buy the yarn until Thursday.

I thought you might enjoy this photo of my "grandson", Quinn. He is truly one of us. His favorite food in the world is pizza, followed by rolls. We had pizza for dinner tonight and hadn't offered him any. He was so distraught, he just laid his head on the table and moaned. Needless to say, he did get a slice. Oh, just to let you know, the placemats are being washed and the table was sanitized.


Melissa said...

Hi Barb,

I'm enjoying your blog. Are you on Ravelry? Can you let us know your raverly username so we can follow you there?

Thanks! Good luck with your venture!

melissabear (on Ravelry)

barb, grammie, mimi said...

Hi Melissa,

Thank you for your comment. Yes, I am on Ravelry, yerkeb

amyroz said...

I love the great dane pictures! My daughter has one also - BIKO is living with us for a few weeks recovering from being spayed. Until you have lived with one, a person has no idea how LARGE they are! Like taking the hamburger out of the frying pan as it is frying.... Uggh. BIKO is 6 months old, black with a white chest and white toes. How old are your great danes?

barb, grammie, mimi said...

Eli and Quinn are litter brothers. They are 7.5 years old. They are our first Danes. We also have 2 Yorkies. The Dane boys keep me laughing everyday. They are like having toddlers around all the time. When they were 6 months old, my daughter and I came home from work to find the couch and love seat had been EATEN. The arms and cushions were gone. GONE!