Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Thank you all for the myriad responses to the Robocop post. You made me feel a little less uptight, and I appreciate it. I thought you might want to know that either the neighbor reads my blog and knew he/she was busted...or someone's parents came home after a week away. Whatever the case, after one week of pot smoking morning and night (and sometimes noon), we haven't caught even the tiniest whiff of it in days. Case closed.

The other update I have for you is knitting-related. I finished Ellie's poncho last week, but I hadn't gotten around to sharing it. It came out so well, and she LOVES it. Every day since I finished, she has asked if it is winter yet so she can wear it. This couldn't make me happier! I got such a high off of completing this project that I wanted to launch into a dozen too-challenging-for-a-beginner projects because I felt so accomplished. After much hemming and hawing and extensive browsing on Ravelry, I finally settled myself down to reality and am working on something simple. Just because it's simple doesn't mean it can't be nice. Ellie's love for her poncho should prove that to me. I guess you could say I've actually made two projects already, because I made a matching poncho for Lolo. It doesn't fit over her massive head, so I have to rip one seam out, sew in elastic and a button, and we'll be in business. When I get around to that, I will post a photo. Meanwhile, here's Ellie in her mama-made poncho glory:


gail said...

Congratulations on your successful project! It looks beautiful, as does Elli with her big grin!

the dipe squad said...

Thanks, gail! One other update I left out was I finished the last segment of my Montessori coursework. I am a graduate! That means I'm ready for your reading list, whenever you send it my way!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous poncho and Elli looks SO HAPPY!

Meghan said...

PURR-FECT!! Wow you are one amazing woman. I know it's supposedly a simple project but teaching yourself to knit is a feat already! Fantastic color for Ellie - complements her rosy cheeks. Can't wait to see Lolo's. :-)

Congrats on the completing the Montessori coursework - where do you go from here?