Monday, October 22, 2012

Knitting up Some Christmas

I've had a busy and productive week. I've been knitting up a storm. This week alone I have knitted four hats for my nephews, niece and brother and two new snoods. I've been busy I have three nephews from the ages of 7 to 8 years old and my niece is 4 years old. Hopefully, I'll be able to go to Joann's to buy some felt and make them individual stockings. I figure a hand-made hat and some small toys will make a good stocking.

Two of my nephews really love Spider-Man so I made them each a beanie in alternative colors so they can know who's is whos but I'm sure they'll be switching back and forth.



This is for my other nephew. He really likes Angry Birds. This was fun and challenging. I've never really made a character hat before this. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

This is for my brother Rudy. He likes the tigher fitting hats. Oh, it's reversible too.

This one is super cute. I had the hardest time trying to figure out what I should make my niece. I figure all girls like cute animals and what's cuter than a panda! I know my sister is going to want one but I've already made her  three hats. I'll make her one for her 17th birthday.

 Oh, did I mention we're going down to visit our families? I'm so excited!  My mom is besides herself with happiness. She's already planning what we're going to do while were down there. She really wants to take me shopping. I do miss shopping with her. Even if it was just window shopping.  We used to talk and just hang out. I talk to her a few times a week but it's not the same as being there in person. While we're down there we're also going to be looking into buying a car. We keep fixing things on the Toyota and it still has the same problem. It's stupid to keep putting money into something that doesn't work.

Jess has been wanting to take up hiking. I got a pair of hiking shoes a few weeks back. I think it'll be a good way for us to get some exercise and maybe meet some people. He wants to go camping next Spring/Summer. I'm kind of freaked out by the idea of sleeping outdoors. My father wasn't  the type to let us sleepover at friends house so camping was out of the question. It may be fun to go outdoor activities. Jess seems to think that I'll like it once I get a taste of it. 

We've also been preparing an emergency kit. We have a grab-and-go bag ready for Jess. Now we just need to get one ready for me and Ridley. We've talked about how things will get handled and who will do what. I know the basic items that need to go in a pack: medicine, glasses, first aid kit, etc. One thing I started to think about was feminine hygiene. I know that just because an emergency happens my period isn't going to stop.  It'd be nice if it did but then again it wouldn't be good for me. I started looking at reusable pads. Yes, I'm a pad girl. My period is light enough that using  tampons would be uncomfortable.  I decided to try my hand at making reusable pads. They'll work perfect in an emergency setting. They seem to last a long time and are there ready whenever you need them. I'll let y'all know how it works.

The weather has been getting colder. It's been sprinkling this morning and we're suppose to get some snow this week. We bought a humidifier. We've been looking at buying once since last year but it was $90 and I just couldn't commit to buying something so expensive. Let me tell you, I regretted that decision. We've been keeping our eye out on that and finally it paid off. This last weekend Costco had the humidifier on sale for $15 rebate. We jumped on it.  It's made a HUGE difference in our bedroom. I no longer get a that horrible dry throat where I feel like I'm going to choke. My face and body don't feel as tight either. It's nice even Ridley seems to be enjoying the moist air in our bedroom.

As always, here's Ridley-boy! He really likes wool yarn.



  1. O,that is unbearable adorable!
    You HAVE been knitting up a storm,and those beanies are amazing! You are going to be one popular Auntie!
    How marvellous that you're going down for some family frolics!HURRAH!

    Making re-useable pads is BRILLANT! I've been so light for years,that's all I use,only I didn't make mine.


    1. Thank you. He can pose really cute but sometimes I don't have the chance to snap a pic before he changes poses.

  2. What awesome hats, you talented knitter, you! I've never played Angry Birds, but I certainly know of game, and just adore your red bird cap - too cute for words.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Your knitted items are so wonderful, thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you. I'm really happy with the way they turned out.

  4. Love the hats, go Spidey.

  5. Thank you for your comment, very wise words...Cute Kitty

  6. You're so good at knitting, I'd like that panda hat myself it's so cute.
    Hiking and camping sounds great, we want to start doing stuff like that again next summer, Jake will be two by then so it'll all be a bit easier and we've spent the last two years building up our supplies so we'll be ready to go.
    Reusable pads is a good idea, I guess not so long ago that's all women had, though it sounds unusual these days, we're so used to disposables.
    Ridley is a gorgeous boy and I hope you have a great time with your families and lots of shopping trips with your mum. xx

    1. Thank you. I know that my mom told me my grandma would use "rags" during her period. It's amazing how so many girls are disgusted with their own bodies. It's sad that they are taught that anything that isn't nice/pretty isn't normal.

      I know that's easier to bring children on rips once they get older and can get around on their own. It's just easier.

  7. oh my god how cute are those! i don´t even know if i love the pandabear or the angry bird more;)

    1. Thanks. I'm glad that everyone really likes them.