Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Anyone Else Smell That?

Or am I having a stroke?


I keep smelling cinnamon rolls! It's really weird and happens out of the blue. Do you smell it, too?


Last Saturday, before I had to go to work, we took the kids to something called KidSpree in Aurora. It's this huge fair for kids. Over 60 activities and all free! The boys made these really cool, silly hats...


The hats are very Mad Hatter. They love them! They wear them almost every day. While playing or watching TV or outside, whatever. I have to talk Trev out of wearing it to school almost every day.

They are made from two paper bags (one inside the other). You roll the edges really tightly and cover it with a swath of fabric. You got to pick your fabric and your sash that a staffer tied around it (above the rolled edge). Then you went to the crafting tables and hot-glue-gunned the edges of the fabric inside the bag. Then decorate! The table had tons of feathers, baubles, glitter, cards, fake money, foam shapes... you name it! We had a blast making these hats and I think when the boys have their next birthday party, this will definitely be on the menu of activities. Trev burned himself twice with the glue gun but after the initial screams and tears (he tends to overreact to these things) he kept going. Well, he kept decorating but let me work the glue gun. Dave worked Davie's glue.

My Baudelaires for TDF KAL are still coming along nicely.

Or they were...

See the hole? It's by my thumb. I had an extra stitch at the end of the pattern side a few rows back but fixed it with a k2tog. Then I had that extra stitch again! This time the k2tog didn't work. Big hole. I think I'm not placing my yarn right when I switch from the front needle to the back needle (magic loop method) and am inadvertently making a yarnover I can't figure out how to tink with magic loop so I'm using an extra needle to tink. Only I can't find the metal DPN's I bought at JoAnn's so I had to use the too-sticky bamboo needle. It took me a half hour to tink and replace 34 stitches of stockinette! I'm going to find the metal ones before I try to tink the pattern side.

Looking for metal, Ruth!

7 comments:

Chris said...

Those hats are totally Mad Hatter! Love 'em. Sounds like you've diagnosed the source of the hole - now that you're aware of it, you shouldn't have trouble with it.

Shannon said...

Those hats are awesome! I've been knitting a pair of socks and I keep on getting that extra stitch, as well. Aggravating grrr!

Tammy said...

Yep... I bet you're doing an accidental yarn-over. Been there, done that! But it's still my favorite way to knit in the round.

sophanne said...

Maybe you have 'the shine" and the smell of oranges was replaced with cinnamon rolls. If you sense danger, then believe it. Trev is the older of the two, yes? Most excellent hattage.

Susan said...

I LOVE the hats!!

Nell said...

The hats are really cute!

Stand. Raise your hand to shoulder height with your palms up. If you can safely, close your eyes and count to 20. Open your eyes. If one of your hands has lowered without you knowing, get checked out. But if you are blogging, I doubt you had a stroke. :)

Diane said...

Why can't he wear that hat to school? The teacher would definately notice him. lol