dirty laundry.

it’s laundry day.
when the diaper bucket is full, that’s our cue.  we have been cloth diapering for awhile now.

i love it.

no blow-outs and no buying diapers!

and it’s raining and b has some boat projects he needs to get done, so we’ve been chillin’ in the marina laundry room.

here is a sweater i made for the little fish (very recent photo – he’s almost 4 months old now).  it is from the f.pea knitting blog, click for pattern.  i have actually knit two, but gave one to rudder’s cousin who is three months older.

i never did get a button sewn on.  i had another cardigan ready, but didn’t get it blocked and finished before he grew out of it.

do you know how hard it is to find mini wood toggles without ordering off the internet?  i swear, when i find some i’m going to stock up!

oh, and i wanted to share his halloween costume.  i know, when he was a little tiny thing, he didn’t need the hat to pull off yoda….

i made the hat out of a fleece remnant i found at joanns.  it is loosely based on this tutorial though i stuffed the ears with grocery bags to make them stick out.  the  robe is made out of a tote bag that was lying around the house.  his dad made him the light saber fashioned out of a glow stick (cut the tip off, add a little duct tape and sharpie some buttons on).  total cost, under $5 and it took literally less than 20 minutes.  the cutest yoda, and possibly the cutest halloween costume ever!   😉

’til then.




a rainy day full of announcements.

i haven’t been on here in so long that i almost forgot how to post!

everything is well, it’s just been harder to post with the nicer, longer alaska summer days, weekend warrior trips, working full time, and my never ending want/need to take naps after work!  but today is a rainy, dreary day so here i am.

anyway, to explain my tiredness and the blog being the last thing on my mind:  buku (my partner for the past six years) and i are expecting our first child the first week of october!

we are ready and very excited about it – though, it might come out saying “duuuude” as that’s what b says in reference to the growing belly.  we are planning a home, water birth through Geneva Woods Midwifery and Womens Clinic.  they are amazing ladies and we have friends and acquaintances who have had incredible birth experiences through them.  i actually just bought some cloth diapers on craigslist from a lady who had the same midwife as i, and talked to her about her experience for awhile.

so far the pregnancy has been great!  and i’m not sugar coating it.  it’s made me more calm then i’ve ever been.  i didn’t have any of the typical pregnancy symptoms – morning sickness, crazy hormones (ok, maybe like twice), weird cravings, hunger issues, etc..  i don’t really feel pregnant other than being able to fall asleep easily, the expanding belly and milk factory, and the kicks from the inside!  my abilities at work start to wane at around 330pm, but i try to get in there early enough so i’m not completely useless by that time of day…

anyway, enough about being pregnant, i’m sure you will hear more (if i can get it together to blog a little more)!

and an even more important announcement:

buku’s little brother had a baby boy yesterday – i’m an aunt!  tristin michael:

i have been in the garden and sewing a lot.  mostly baby blankets and burp rags as gifts (many friends are expecting) and a few things for myself!  a few friends and i also tie-dyed some onesies (the weird one piece contraptions with the buttons at the crotch – for those of you who don’t know – JODY!).  i will post pics soon.  just want to get this posted.

’til then…

baby kick.

everyone seems to be having babies these days.  so i’ve been making baby stuff.

i’ve been knitting small hats and little thumbless gloves (the ones they recommend so your baby won’t poke their eyes out or scratch themselves).  i found this awesome stretchy sock yarn in unisex colors:

notice the pom pon.  i made it with my pom pon maker!

i’m making a few hooded towels knitted out of cotton yarn. super fast and easy:

oh and the ipad cozy i finished last week for my bosses wife.  i really like how it turned out.

during blocking .  the handle was hard to get flat (i know her husband would appreciate my methods):

yesterday i talked corinne (didn’t take much talking) into meeting me at joann’s and we got stuff for baby blankets.  luckily all the flannel prints were on sale!  i got enough fabric for three blankets for $18.

and put this one together last night in about an hour and a half – way too much ironing – but still an easy project!  this is for buku’s little brother who is due in june (i think).  he will also get the dino print one:

more to come!

let me know if you want instructions, i may be posting some on my etsy (which you should check out, lots of cool yarn for sale) soon.

’til then…

attn: fiber lovers!

i know this is WAY late, but if you love fiber, head down to the ConocoPhillips Atrium at 700 G. St. and check out the vendors at the Fiber Festival.

i met some really nice people down there with really beautiful hand dyed fiber and yarn for really great prices.
there are booths with other trinkets (spindles, stitch markers, buttons) and hand sewn items as well.  on exhibit are some very beautiful and interesting garments, quilts, and art pieces.

this event was very poorly advertised, and i  was lucky to remember it at the last minute.  it will be open until 5pm this evening— so hurry!

i will post my finds shortly.

’til then…

fashion show.

watch out victoria’s secret!!

buku, corinne, and i made these little onesies for our friends sergios and moksha rahmatoulin after the birth of their little girl sofia.  they ditched alaska and moved (got deported? 🙂 ) to cyprus (serg’s homeland).  smart people.  we miss you!!!

moksha and sofia (the front – serg’s favorite greeting):

serg and sofia (the back – serg’s other favorite greeting):

we miss you guys!

and that’s all the time i have for today folks.  going skiing…..

’til then…