Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The power of the cuteness...

Hey There! Winston here. Tell me again how cute the puppy is? Look what she did to my napping spot! Mom was very mad at her. Mom told Dad that the couch will have to go. I love my nappy couch. Thanks a whole bunch Toph! now we won't be able to see out the dinning room window! Oh well at least I still get to sleep on Bunky's bed at night.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Oh Yeah and some knitting.

Look! finished socks. I love them. I got the fit just right this time, they don't slip and bunch up in my boots. The yarn is the Frogs in a Blender colorway from Dyeabolical Yarns. (rav link) Her shop is closed right now but she will be back soon. I love her stuff.
I am now working on Dad's socks. Half way through the foot of sock #1. The STR Medium knits up so fast. I really hope he will wear them. Mom they are superwash but I would hand wash them if I were you. click on the link to see the color. I can't say enough good things about this yarn. I love it. Makes nice thick,warm socks.
Also cast on this week is the February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wayne The pattern is wonderful and I love the look of the sweater but I am bored with it. Half way through the yoke I put it down. Once I get through the yoke and on to the lace it should keep me awake. I am using the Yarn Mom gave me. I have knit and frogged this yarn twice now so this is it. I will post a picture when it looks like something.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Colors!

The top one is Gaia, Greek Goddess of the Earth or Mother Earth

The other is Nyx, Greek Goddess of Darkness.
So what do you think?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bunky Girl Lip Balm

So here it is ready for shipping. Bunky Girl Lip balm. I have 2 flavors listed in the shop right now with more coming today. All flavors are Bunky Girl approved. In case you hadn't guessed Bunky Girl is MG. (MB is Bobo). There will be some other products in the Bunky Girl line down the road. I want to do a bunch of things for girls Bunky's age. The soap and bubble bath from the party was such a big hit I am going to do some for the shop as soon as I sell some yarn. Speaking of yarn. I am putting up the fall listings over the next 2 days. I will let you know when they are all up. But just in case you can't wait to see here is another,

Dionysus: God of wine, parties/festivals, madness and merriment. He represents not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its social and beneficial influences. His symbols are the grape vine, ivy, and thyrsos. He is also God of the Theatre.
Deep purples and ruddy browns

Momus: God of Satire and Criticism.
Golden brown to Rich Mahogany.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Shop update Friday.

Here are 2 more for the shop. They will be up some time tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Bunch of random stuff today.

I am almost done with the shop update. I need a few more pictures and we have a thick fog here today.

I have a bunch of new colorways and a new bunch of fabrics to destash. These are mostly vintage wools from the old costume shop. Really nice stuff. I also got a swap package in the mail. I need to get pictures of it. Thanks Allison! Happy Fall.
Here is Monster Boy with the Estes Scarf. He's a Knight! He loves to play with the helmet. It's huge on him. Think he can take the Black Knight?
As for the scarf. I wear it all the time. It goes with everything and isn't too heavy. Perfect for fall. It has also grown about 6" in length.
Knitting wise I finished my brothers Christmas gift. One more checked off the list. I am almost finished with the FIB socks. When those are done Dad's socks are next. I'm using Socks That Rock in one of the Raven colors. Yeah! I need a non sock project for tv watching. I am thinking about a blanket for Jenny who is getting married around Christmas. This would mean buying yarn, but I know Jenny would really treasure something like that. Hmm have to think on that one. I want a soft washable wool. Right now I am thinking about some kind of square with the date and names knitted around the edge, then a nice border.
Oh in case you didn't notice I changed my name of Ravelry to Bunkybobo to make it easier to find me and my yarns.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A Sleep Over Birthday

Here is MG at her birthday party. Boy did she have fun. The girls stayed up all night. (I am not kidding about this. All Night.) As you can see they had great fun with the makeup kit one of the girls brought. The other picture is the little party favors I made up for the girls. They were a big hit. You can not believe the amount of noise three 8 year old girls can make. I finally got them to settle down around 5:15 am. They were all up by 7:00 wanting breakfast. Ah to be 8.

Friday, September 19, 2008

coming soon

Here is one of the new skeins. I am still working out colorway names for next weeks update. I have also been playing with over dyes. These are coming out so well I am thinking of doing a whole bunch of them. More soon.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Malabrigo Poncho

Here is the poncho. Yarn is Malabrigo worsted in the Stone Chat colorway. I used about 2.5 skeins of yarn. I really like it. I never really even considered ponchos before MG asked for one. I really like it. I think I will use it a lot this fall. MG tried to clam it but as the yarn was a gift to me from GAL its mine. The color is close here.

Now I need to decide what to knit next. Or maybe finish one of the other projects I have going.

Remember to check out the shop (link in sidebar) everything must go.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Shop News.

On Tuesday 09/24/08 I am going to pull everything out of the shop to make way for new yarns. The new yarns will be priced a little higher due to increased cost. Sorry about that but it won't be huge. Shipping will go up as well. It just can't be helped. So you have from right now until next Tuesday to grab whats left. these colorways won't be back anytime soon. Check it out here.
The new stuff is really pretty(if I do say so myself! hehehehe) You will be seeing it soon. There is also a new product in the works. I am pretty happy with it and I think you will be too.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Love

Today is Hubby's birthday. (The above picture is from father's day).
So Happy Birthday Hubby! I love you.
Now it is time to help your kids make birthday cake and wrap gifts!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September, 11

As a kid I remember grown ups telling me they remember where they were and what they were doing when they found out JFK had been killed. I have had my share of these moments in my life. September,11,2001 is one of those days. I left work early that day, worried that buildings in my hometown of Chicago would be next. I also remember thinking we would get Bin Laden for sure this time. I remember thinking that the day was a game changer, never would life in America be the same.but I had no idea the cost to our society would be so high. I had no idea that civil liberties and basic human rights would be thrown out. I had no idea people would use the memory of that day to try to make us live in fear.
I hope today we all remember the fallen, and the brave Men and Women who answered the call. Let it be a day of remembrance not a day of fear. Let us remember that we all came together that day as one people, united to say we will not live in fear, we will not change the things we believe in, We will not change who we are. We are all Americans. We are all citizens of the world.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Gift Knitting

Here is MB showing off a shawl I knit. Not going to give too many details as this is a gift for someone who reads this blog but I just could not resist posting this picture. I got the yarn at the Estes wool market. It is from Plain & Fancy Sheep Co and is only for sale at fiber festivals. I wish I had bought more. I loved knitting this. I may have to knit one for myself.

In other news: So far the day care is going pretty well DCG and DCB (day care boy and day care girl) are really nice kids and seem to enjoy playing with the MK's. DCG and MG have become fast friends. MG spent the night at her house last night. It is nice for her to have a friend she gets to spend so much time with. MG is starting to learn that girls can be really mean to each other. One little girl in her class that she was friends with last year likes to try to get MG in trouble with the teacher. Mrs. W is wise to the ways of 2nd grade girls so MG is not in trouble but did have to change seats. There was also a boy in the other 2nd grade class kicked out of school this week because he started a fire in the boys restroom. Nice eh?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Bad Blogger, No cookie

No pictures of pretty knitting again today. Soon really.
I have been trying (not well I might add) a little graphic design. The design part is not hard for me but the execution has been less than fun computer wise. I'll get it right one of these days.

The MK's and Hubby enjoyed their time with family over the weekend but are glad to be home. MG thinks it is cool she has so many Aunts and Uncles she had never met before. Hubby says his Grandpa is doing well.

In other Hubby related news He will be the ShelterSkelter this year. SS is a Halloween show that's been running for 12 years. It is made up of short plays that change every year. He and I were very involved with this show when we were first married.(the first 2 years it ran, The best years really lol) Should be fun to see him in it again. More info on the show later. Hubby gets to play a creepy bad guy. He loves creepy bad guys. The MK's will not be seeing this show. The creepy bad guy is REALLY creepy and VERY bad.

Also for Hubby the Movie he is in For the Love of Amy is being considered for the Sundance film Festival. Its 25 seconds of screen time but still... It's freaking Sundance! and Hubby gets pretty much the only laugh moment in the whole thing. Ya we are geeking out just a bit.

And as to Politics. This just keeps getting better and better. I have been watching the RNC. It is always nice to see what the other guy thinks. I must say they don't have as good a lighting guy. I found the whole program last night to be pretty blah. Tonight should be much more interesting.