New Obsession

This is the time of year for cookie baking, turkey eating and under the mistletoe kissing. Where there will definitely be some turkey eating on my to do list this year (no cookies, since I no longer have my own kitchen), also on my list is playing with this:

Sing to your hearts content. This little beauty contains such songs as Time after Time, Take on Me and of course the favorite Brick House.

I've been playing thing pretty much non stop the last few days that we had it. Sure, I should be doing some Christmas shopping, finishing that sock that's been WIP for months and months, or the Sweater for little baby that was born on Dec. 14 (Happy Birthday Little Baby!). Nah. I want to sing Blondie's "Call Me" and Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" and the Odds' "What I like about you"....I want to sing it all.

So if I'm too busy eating turkey and singing Karaoke Revolution to be posting in the near future, please excuse me and have a great holiday!!


No Place Like Home

We are all moved out! (mostly)

The weekend was spent moving all of our stuff from our 'old' house to my mom's house. Our 'new' house is not ready yet (only at foundation stage) so, the next 2 months will be spent living in my mom's basement.

I can't believe how much stuff we accumulated while living at the 'old' house for only a year and a half. We had started moving stuff weeks ago, and it seems that it just never ends. All the large furniture was moved on Friday (with u-haul rental truck). Saturday was more moving stuff and cleaning the house. Sunday was more of the same.

Now that it is Monday, I am soooo beat. There is still a few things at the 'old' house and there is a decent size delivery we gots to make for second hand donations and the food bank. This moving stuff will wind down soon (we loose possession of the house on Wednesday) and hopefully, I will be more rested in time for the long holiday weekend....


Who Lives in a Pineapple...

...Under the sea? This guy:

I made this cake by special request of my brother for his gf's birthday. My reward was being able to keep the pan. Spongebob has pink tie and socks because after 2 hours of icing the cake, I was tired and didn't want to do it anymore...

In other news, I still haven't been able to photograph my shrug and the baby sweater I'm working on, but will soon!

Also, Kat from Pinku recently put some Japanese crafting books up from her collection up on eBay. I won 3 of them! I am excited to recieve them. Definitely will post some pictures when they get here all the way from Japan!


The Weather Outside is Frightful...

So close to a brown Chistmas! It's been snowing non stop for the past few days. This morning I woke up to a blanket of snow and had to shovel off a weekend's worth of snow off my car. People are still arriving to work because the traffic out there is CRAZY!

Anyways, I figured I'd post a little one, since I have a few minutes, and I haven't posted in a while. I hope to have pictures up soon.

I finally finished the shrug! So exciting. I think that is the biggest project I have every actually finished. It ended up a little on the big side, so I think if I ever make it again, smaller needles and shorter sleeves.

I've also started a second project. There's a baby due on Christmas, so I thought I would try my hand at a baby sweater. I didnt' want to do anything too complicated and I had some
KnitPicks Color Your Own sock yarn I had already colored in a self-striping fashion of a Sweet Tart colorway. I'm not really a sock knitter (yet?) so I decided to use this yarn for Last-Minute Stripes Pullover. I've finished the front and a sleeve, and I'm excited to do the remainder 2 pieces. I'll have to block them (my first attempt) and run them through the water forsure, because while I was knitting, the color was coming off onto my hands...so we'll have to see!

Will post pictures soon!