15 April 2008

Cupcakes

It's cupcake week on Martha Stewart, and look what I just made:

Cupcake set

The trendiness--Can you even stand it? It was a very cute set to make. And in fact, it is my first entry in Ravelry, for which I had to suffer WEEKS of waiting for a chance to join. I was SALIVATING to get on there and catalog my projects and snoop around at other's stuff. But then, when I entered this one, it wanted to know what kind of yarn, where did I buy it, how many yards did I use, how many grams did I use, and on and on! So many details! I didn't know it would be like this! My enthusiasm quickly flagged. But I hope to get reinvigorated because I really do think it is the best of ideas. A knitting social networking site. I have to support it just out of principle!

We are busy as bees around here getting ready for the BIG TRIP. We are plotting and planning, writing and cleaning, buying and listmaking. I am enjoying it, surprisingly. There's a reason people do Spring cleaning! It's satisfying! And you can find stuff afterwards.

05 April 2008

Easter Fun

Finishing touches

For the first time in years, we actually dyed eggs at our house. It was a big hit, especially since I had bought the Sesame Street themed dye pack. Whoever put it together was very in tune with the needs of a toddler, since it came with 100 stickers. Bella was kept busy for hours!

Easter, itself, I will complain about to anyone who will listen in hopes of reaching congress or the Pope or the United Nations or WHOEVER cares enough to have mercy on us and move it to a more springy date. March 23? Seriously? We were throwing eggs outside into the snow to make an "egg hunt" for the kids. If the Pope could see that--the kids trying to dig in the snow and fumble with the eggs because of their mittens--I believe he would have pity on us and move it to some respectable date in late April. Or possibly July.

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