Saturday, October 30, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

10.28.10

10.28.10

Took the boys to Dawn Baby Salon for their first pro haircuts. Otto did great, Henry had a really hard time, but they both look fantastic!

More pics here and here and here.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

10.27.10

10.27.10

Sean and James check out the new issue of BANG! together. James is 5 months old today! More Jamespix here.

10.26.10

10.26.10

10.25.10

10.25.10

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sweaterpants!

sweaterpants front

I was cleaning up my studio this morning and came across a bag of wool sweaters I'd bought at a thrift store and then felted in the washing machine, so I decided to whip up a pair of sweaterpants for James. And I made them too big/convertible (I can take out the stitches in the waistband to unfold it and unroll the cuffs), so they should fit him for a while, maybe even until it warms up again in spring!

I used the sweater's sleeves for legs, a piece of the body for the butt panel, and the neck for the waistband. That little patch going the wrong way on the left leg is covering two holes.

sweaterpants bum

10.23.10

10.23.10

Otto's fall socks

Otto's fall socks

Otto asked me to knit him a new pair of fall socks, so I picked up this yarn (Patons Kroy Socks FX) in a nice fall colorway. Nancy Lindbergh's Knit to Fit socks pattern (my favorite) on US size 3 needles. I decided to make them a little too big so they will hopefully last until next spring/summer.

Otto's fall socks

10.22.10

10.22.10

Friday, October 22, 2010

10.21.10

10.21.10

Fuck you, squirrels! We grew all these pumpkins in our garden, and the damn squirrels have been taking them out one at a time. And of course, they're not content to just keep eating the ones they've already destroyed. Can I put poison in a pumpkin? Or maybe I just need a BB gun.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fire-Breathing Demon Halloween Sweater

baby's first pumpkin patch

I made this sweater about a million years ago (ok, only ten) and just now got around to taking a picture of it. Used the instructions in Kate Buller's "Style Your Own Kids Knits" and Rowan Cotton DK yarn. This was my first sweater, and my first colorwork ever, and I messed up the tension, so the demon is a little bumpy, but I still love it. I even made the buttons.

James seemed to like wearing it on his first trip to the pumpkin patch, too!

10.18.10

10.18.10

Went to the corn maze and the pumpkin patch! So fun! Lots more pictures over at flickr!

Monday, October 18, 2010

10.17.10

10.17.10

Introduced the boys to the toy record player. They loved it. Now we need to find a bunch more "you can read along with the book" records.

10.16.10

10.16.10

Dawn has the best bathroom wallpaper ever. Period, the end.

10.15.10

10.15.10

Took Sean out to Izakaya Meiji Co. to celebrate one year of him being in business for himself. Took this one while we were waiting at the bar for our table (and having a whiskey toast).

Monday, October 11, 2010

ABCs

ABCs

Painting commissioned by Jen for her classroom. 12" x 24", acrylic & enamel on canvas.

Anyone interested in purchasing a print, let me know!

10.10.10

10.10.10

Matt ripped out our old fence. The negative space where the fence should be just looks so bizarre to me.

Friday, October 1, 2010

9.30.10

9.30.10

Sneak peek at the painting I just finished.