Tuesday, September 14, 2010

To help her bring a basket of "sleep through the night" to Granny.

I recently finished Fenner's fall sweater. Well, I'm hoping it's one of two sweaters. This was sort of a fantasy project - I had an image in my mind of Fenner wearing a beautiful fall cape with fantastic buttons and prancing through the forest at the cottage.

Or walking to school on a chilly fall morning. The kind that we're starting to have now, and lo' I give you a prime example of my momentary perfection. Meet the Manos cape.
I recently fell down in a button basket at Lettuce Knit and took home some of the cutest buttons you've ever seen.
Can you blame Fenner for asking, "Is this the sweater for my bird buttons?" They are too small to provide functional support but are perfect for decoration around the bottom of the skirt. Like all of the beautiful buttons I've bought for Fenner's sweaters so far - I'll be reusing them on different garments as she grows out of these ones.
This button will be beautiful on a sweater for me one day....for example.
I love these buttons.
The model, in crazy evening light through our living room window. I'm hoping to get a 'going to school' shot tomorrow.
The hood was too hot this evening but she enjoyed having a big enough button to do up and undo over and over again.
Mission. Accomplished.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I've fallen and I can't get up

We recently lost our house computer, not recently actually within days of me starting my new job and giving back my old and very lived in laptop. I loved that laptop. I spent over 3 years working and living on that laptop.

By the end that laptop was grinding, poor Augustine. Since our home computer finally croaked after living on life support for 18 months we've been living our online dreams on our various iTools. We're beginning to feel like pretty substantial itools because of it.

It has however, afforded us the luxury of time - time to knit, play cards, cook and watch tv. It's amazing how much time we were spending hooked up. I still missed it but I find when I'm online now I'm much more efficient. It's changed my work habits, our family habits and our communication habits. It's pretty creepy actually.

To wit: jarred tomatoes on my bachelor weekend. Don't worry there was much wine consumed, movies watched to compensate for every household chore accomplished.
I've finished Little Red, a red riding hood cape for Fenner's fall sweater. Just in time for Indian Summer.
We've been really enjoying these last days of civil weather. I'm not sure how pleasurable grocery shopping with our bikes are going to be in the winter time. I'm choosing denial instead of contemplating it.