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what am I doing here?

in which susan proceeds to get caffienated and knit all day. if only I could get paid to drink coffee and knit... that would so be the shiz-knit.

babies!!

remember that commercial? no? well, then. here it is. such a classic.

but, seriously. we're really only talking about one baby. the one inside wendy's belly! it looks like everyone who's anyone's blogging about the big shower, so I figured I should do a little blogging myself too. let's not even discuss how long it's been since my last post. or when the last time I had anything at all to say about knitting. anyway. first things first!

we threw a vintage circus themed baby shower for my good friend, wendy, who is expecting her very first little baby in just a few more weeks! after much planning and roughly a bazillion emails a day, everything came together beautifully. a great time was had by all (I hope)!


my big contribution was the buttload of candy. yum!

I finally got to try making marshmallows (something I've been meaning to try forever) and everything you've heard is true. they're really easy and they taste, look and feel so much better than store-bought! and, somewhat last minute, I decided to make a batch of graham crackers as well and get myself a mini blowtorch so I could put together some urbanite s'mores. I must say, I was quite pleased with them and I will definitely make them again. someday.

and, of course, I had to make something for the baby too. I went back and forth on what I should make for quite some time, but then finally decided I'd attempt a crocheted totoro, since wendy's a big fan (no pun intended, I swear!). I did make a few changes, like shortening the ears and using felt for the eyes. I studied practically all the totoros on ravelry to find just the right look and I'm really happy with how he turned out.

I am in a total knitting funk right now. it's been really hard to get myself excited about anything lately. maybe now that tv is back, I'll feel the need to watch and knit. we'll see what happens. hopefully whatever happens will be something good! and something I will remember to blog about...

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  • Blogger Yoli says so:
    10:46 AM  

    You are a very talented lady. I love owls. Where do you sell your work? top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    1:28 PM  

    weee! yes, you need to blog more! i feel like you've knitted a lot of stuff that hasn't made it onto the blog. but i know how blogging takes.. y'know.. effort. and i LOOOOOVE my totoro!! top

  • Anonymous wendy says so:
    1:29 PM  

    oh. i dunno how it came out as anonymous. i entered my name, really! the internet is being stupid. anyway. that was me. top

  • Blogger Traci says so:
    2:48 PM  

    Yay! Susan's back!

    Great post...and again, FANTASTIC job on the candy and marshmallows and s'mores...mmmmm...

    And just so you know...I laughed out loud at the "big fan" comment. tee hee. top

  • Blogger insaknitty says so:
    8:06 PM  

    thanks, yoli! the only things I sell are the neckwarmers I make. I do have some free knitting patterns as well - all over tehre on the side bar. :) top

  • Blogger Rita says so:
    8:59 AM  

    Thanks Susan!!

    Good job on the candy bar and I loved the marshmellows, they taste soo much better thans store bought ones! :) Andrew and I are still in awe of your Totoro! top

  • Blogger Acornbud says so:
    7:36 PM  

    Love Totoro! top