Friday, October 26, 2007

Not in China

We are supposed to be in China right now. Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip while we were back home with Mom in September. I didn't feel comfortable being at home without our passports while they were processing our visas. So, we made the executive decision to hold off on our trip. Guess that is one more trip to add back on to the list of places to go.

Did I mention that we are spending a week in Hawaii (Big Island) next year? Oh, I did. Sorry! ; )

Thanks for the comments about my recycled bag-bag. I don't feel like such a loser now, lol.

KaLu has given me the "You Make Me Smile Award", and I was an honorable mention on Kim's blog. Thanks, chicks!! You both would be on my list also! It will be hard to pick 10 bloggers that haven't already been chosen...I have well over 100 on my Google Reader, but here goes....
1. Deece - Because I love the fact that you put your family first. And you crochet!! I got lots of info on Saipan just by reading your blog.

2. Chiloe - Your progress on your projects is inspiring! And I love the posts with your kids.

3. Heather - You are a single Mom and you manage to keep it all together. I admire you! I couldn't do half of what you do on a daily basis.

4. Little Cat - I love watching your projects grow and your pictures of Riley are adorable!

5. Aunt Tamie - Love the fact that you blog. And you now stitch! Yay! I enjoy reading your posts, makes me feel more like an insider to your life.

6. Bev Q - What can I say? I admire your craftyness, your humanitarian work and I absolutely adore your free pattern database. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

7. Kendra - I love looking at your blog, it is just so cheery. I can relate to many of your posts since "The Baby" and Connor are close in age.

8. Carolyn - Your blog graphics are awesome, I love the fact that you change it frequently. I admire your drive and commitment to cycling and exercise. I wish I had 1/10th of it!

9. Jennifer - Your stitching and finishing is exquisite! I know firsthand. I love wondering how you are going to finish something, and then seeing your pictures.

10. Melanie - I feel connected to you when reading your posts. You are one talented lady! And who wouldn't smile when seeing your kids? They are so cute!

Seriously, I had a hard time going through my reader and picking out blogs that hadn't been nominated. I didn't even get all the way through my reader actually *blush*.

Did I tell you that Connor will be delaying his first year at college because his Grandpa spent the tuition money on a vintage tractor for the kid? (Kidding about the college thing, not the tractor)

Seems that my Dad has a picture of himself on a 1954 Mc Cormick Farmall kid's tractor when he was about 6 months old. He has been on a mission to find the same tractor for Connor. He was successful. He went to an auction and got into a bidding war with another guy for this restored vintage tractor (*hello*). The guy later asked him how high he would have gone, my Dad's response was, "As high as it would have taken." Oy!

Without further ado, here is our son, sitting on his Freshman tuition:
He is climbing around on everything, and working on standing alone. He has two tiny little teeth on the bottom now, just barely in. And he loves the dog. Her feelings for him? Notsomuch love, more like tolerance. We are still nursing, I can't believe it either. I never would have thought that we would make it to 6 months, let alone beyond 9 months.

I have been knitting more dishcloths, I should take a picture of the ones I have done so far. I also crocheted a scarf using a variation of a pattern that another blogger gave to me. I have a question though...the pattern is based loosely on a published dishcloth pattern, so if I were to give the scarf pattern on my blog, is that a violation of copyright? Inquiring minds want to know.

I had this off label acrylic yarn from Mom's stash. I know, I know, it's acrylic. But you would not believe how soft this stuff is. It is beyond-science-scary. I used just about a skien and a half (approx 225 yards I think) and an "I" sized hook.

I have another skien and a half, I think that I am going to work on a simple knitted shawl... knit two, yarn over, knit to the end, repeat kind of thing. But on big bamboo circulars...maybe 10's...?

Speaking of knitting, I made out my wishlist for the parentals for Christmas ideas. Am I a total snot for wishing for a set of KnitPicks Options Harmony Interchangeable Needles? AND an 80gb iPod? LOL. Okay, maybe asking for those plus the 8 books that are on the list are a bit much... So many choices.

I am going to participate in the NaBloPoMo in November. Should be a challenge for me, but I am looking forward to it. Anyone else going to join?

Next post I will talk about festivals (fiber & craft related), quilting & thrifting...and whatever else I can ramble out.

If anyone else is on Ravelry, I am mhighfill (real original, I know). Just incase you want to friend me or anything. : )



chiloe said...

Thank you Missy!!! I love your blog a lot and I enjoy reading all your posts. Connor is so cute on his little tractor. Too bad for college but I'm sure he'll get a lot of girls thanks to this picture !lol His grand'pa is great!!!

Vonna said...

Your baby is SO cute! What a perfect picture!

Melissa said...

No you are not a snob for wanting those Harmony knitting needles! I barely knit and am obsessing over owning the whole set. They are beautiful.

Regarding the iPod when I bought my 30g many years ago, 3, I think. I was waiting on Circuit City to get in the new 60g but the sales guy asked me "How many songs do you have to have on your iPod?" I said as many as possible! So I see absolutely nothing wrong with wanting an 80g iPod. I want an iPod video big time.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the award. You are so cool. I admire you a lot. Connor is so cute on the tractor and my son would have loved it. I love your scarf's nice and pink. Your knitting is coming along nicely. I love watching your progress. Have a great weekend.

KaLu said...

OMG! connor looks so cute! whatever your dad paid it was sooo worth it lol the picture is adorable...i cant believe he's already climbing and has two teeth Alondra didnt even want to crawl... and since she's to chunky she doesnt want to stand either ...=( and no teeth in sight either

Kendra said...

Hey, thanks for the award! This is the first time I've ever been part of one of these kind of I need to do my part and pass it along. Like you, it requires some thought...

*CUTE* picture of Connor on the tractor. If he's trying to pull up to standing, it'll only be a matter of time before he's walking. It seems they really develop a lot of new "tricks" between 9-12 (or so) months of age...LOL!

Pragmatic Plato said...

Boycott Porky's!


Aussie Stitcher said...

Connor looks so cute on that tractor. You scarf looks great, and I love your bag made out of bags.

Deece said...

Thank you, Missy! Glad I make you smile. You blog makes me smile too - especially the cute pictures of Connor. The tractor pic is absolutely adorable!

And I totally want a set if interchangeable needles too. :)

bigsoxfan said...

Are there hidden wires holding little Connor upright on his tractor. Way cool ride, by the way. The pumpkin wants one now, but he's getting a fire chiefs car like I had. reconditioned old toys are a lot better than the plastic junk. Great smile, from Erdene