Friday, March 13, 2009

Extra Special Super Exciting!!!!!!!!

Now that everyone who I had to tell in person knows, and it's all over my facebook...

Matt and I are officially engaged!

Way cool, huh?

Gabu Babu

Yay! Tanner's toy is done. It turned out so cute! Well I think so anyhow. I was a little concered at first about how the color was changing in the first few rows but once the rows lengthened out it looked pretty good. It took me a few tries to get the antenae the way I wanted them. In the end I made one right handed and the other left handed (I won't tell you how long that took) so that they would mirror each other. If any of my genious friends has a better idea on how to do that I would LOVE to hear it.

Ooo and as a little tid-bit of useless information: Babu (bah-boo) is Napali for "baby boy." I have a friend whose cat is named Babu. Just a coincidence when I was making up a silly nonsense name for my post I remember after I typed it. Now that you're curious, Moiya (MOY-uh) is the word for "baby girl."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

In other news

I just started a new project tonight for my little Tumpkin, Tanner. He's my youngest nephew. (He'll be 1 year old in May!) I'm about half way done, just something simple for him to chew on. I'm using Lily Sugar & Cream Cotton Yarn called Summer Splash and a size D hook. I'm stitching it rediculously tight so hopefully he won't get any fuzz in his cute little mouth. The pink line is my stitch marker so I can count my rows and stiches. I find it easier to not have to move it and it doesn't get in the way!

The pattern is The Gabu by Tamie Snow, the owner of She also has an awsome book out (Tiny Yarn Animals: Amigurumi Friends to Make and Enjoy ) with lots of adorable patterns. I can't wait to try them all!

There's no place like home...

I just got home Tuesday from a fantastic trip to Fresno, CA to visit my boyfriend and to meet his family. I had so much fun! His mom is about the sweetest person I've ever met! Everyone was super friendly and I know I haven't laughed that hard in months. We got some oranges right off the tree. (I know, you sunny life people don't get it but Kansas Girls get excited about that.) He got me a super special present but I'll write more about that later.