life, kids, knitting, and whatever else is going on

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Thanks Cassandra!

I joined one of the swaps on swap-bot for wool yarn and got a great package today. Thanks so much to Cassandra for the pretty red wool with the multi-colored specks. I can't wait to get something started with it. I didn't have time to get a pic, so here is my son Joey with his favorite birthday gift....Jen (With special thanks to Auntie for always knowing just what Joey likes! XOXOXO)

Happy Birthday Joey and Niko!!

My son, Joey, and my nephew, Niko, two, are both September babies. The numerous kid-the-family parties were getting out of hand, so my sister and I decided to split the work. She handled the family party and I handled the kids' party. This is the sweater I made for Niko. He still hasn't worn it, as it has been too warm. It should be just perfect in a couple of weeks......Jen

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Caps to the Capitol

Here is my contribution to the caps to the capitol campaign. They are crocheted because I crochet much faster than I knit......Jen

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Sorry, no new pics today, too busy to do much. I did make a couple sets of stich markers, they will be sent in the packages I will be making up for the swaps I have joined. I am also working on a felted crochet lady bug hat for my daughter, without a pattern. Talk to you soon....Jen

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Well, I just signed up for the Secret Pal 9 exchange, and i'm really looking forward to getting started. Also, I finished my first pair of socks. They came out pretty good, and I can't wait to try another pair. This pair was made using the Yankee knitter classic sock pattern, using

a worsted weight. They are very warm and cozy, great for under my ugly work boots. More FOs soon I hope...


Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Lots on the needles.....working on another Lopi sweater for my neice, trying to get the whole sock thing, lots of little things in progress. This pic is of the sweater kits ladybug sweater, and modeled by Jamie. It came with a pattern for a matching hat, but I really hated working with the chenille yarn, so I never made it. That's all for now, time to pack up the knitting and go to work.....hope to talk to you soon......Jen

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Hi everyone......

I am new to this, so if i am boring, oh well......

Those are my two awesome kids, Joey, 7 and Jamie, 3.

As you might imagine, they keep me busy. I work outside of the home as both an RN and a paramedic in a very busy urban hospital-based EMS system.

Anyone else out there knit or crochet while sitting in an emergency vehicle or ICU? When I first started about 12 years ago, I got some very strange looks, and more than a few odd questions. However, since then, most of the people giving me the stink eye have either been recipients of my handiwork, or have received a knitting or crochet lesson.

This sweater is my latest accomplishment, made mostly while sitting in a paramedic truck in Lawrence, MA. The pattern is from the book Best of Lopi. Lots of mistakes, but I'm happy with the result.

Also, the other female medics and I have been making crchet hats for the Caps to the Capitol far, I haven't been able to get any of the guys to join. Oh well, I'll keep working on them.

That's about all for now.....hope to hear from anyone soon............Jen