More Dweebies

My daughter and her friend have been playing “Dweebies” together. Last night they decided to draw some of their own Dweebies characters so we could enter them in a contest to be put up on the official website. This morning, it turned into an interest in making their own cards, so I pulled out paper and cut it up into the right sizes.

The neighbor had to go home at this point, but my daughter took off with the idea. I even joined her to make 2 cards.

In the picture of our cards, the top ones are our original Dweebies. The lower ones are my daughter’s copies of the game’s Dweebies. The other 2 photos are of the drawings that started it all.

Scratch Returns

We finally got around to putting “Scratch” back on the computer. My son immediately started drawing different Kirby characters. These ones are: Magic Kirby who shoots pigeons and cards and has a wobbly balloon clown that comes out of his hat, Fire Kirby with the dragon’s fire breath, Spark Kirby who can charge up and shoot powerful attacks, Hammer Kirby who can smash things, Sword Kirby who can slash enemies to death, Ice Kirby who can freeze guys, Bomb Kirby who can throw bombs, Smash Kirby from the Super Smash Brothers games, Diver Kirby who can go underwater, Mic Kirby who unleashes his bad, creative singing, and finally Crash Kirby.

More are on the way.

Lego Island

My daughter and the neighbor holed up with Legos for a few hours and created this island. There are different individual rooms… 1 for the girl, 1 for the boy, and 1 for the monkey named “Oo”. The girl has a collection of heads and hair to pick from. She also has fruits and vegetables. The boy has weapons, armor, and meat. They each have a horse. The monkey has apple trees in his back yard to grow fruit for the girl. He also has a spit to cook the food. There are 2 boats at the dock and 1 holding the meat.

More knitting-this time booties

I recently got invited to a baby shower for one of my relatives. Then I became excited searching for knitting patterns for babies. I found a cool bootie pattern that is worked in the round and after a bit of trial and error did figure out how to make them. I am not so sure I like the pooling in the yarn though. I am sitting on this project to see if they grow on me as I am very tempted to knit a third and see which one it “matches” better. This is hand-painted yarn, so pooling and patterning are just things that happen. The yarn is Knitpicks Stroll Sorbet Multi.

Finished Mitts. :)

I just finished up the fingerless mitts I was working on. These are the first project I finished using the two-at-a-time magic loop method. Both mitts were knitted at one time using a really long circular needle. This pattern was really straightforward, being all rib stitch except for the thumb gusset. The only issue I had was not paying attention to needle size. I thought I was working them on a size 2 1/2 needle, but later figured out I had misread and was using a 2 1/2 mm needle which is actually a size 1. Lucky for me I have slender hands, lol.

Not sure if I will keep these or gift them. The ribbing makes them a good fit for a bunch of sizes.

Anyway-here are the pics. The yarn is “Seven Dwarves” from Knit Picks.

Finishing Another UFO

I finished the Totoro bag and the fingerless mitts I was knitting and still wanted to work on more projects. I decided to work on a pair of socks I had started before the move, but when I went to get them out of the cedar chest, I also found some other unfinished objects (UFO’s).

One of them was a crocheted cotton bag I started over a year ago. All it needed was the handle to be finished and the yarn ends woven in. One telephone call to a friend later, it is finally done!

Tween Night

The kids went to “Tween Night” at the YMCA on Saturday. They swam, ate, danced, and played games for four hours while J. and I went out for dinner and had some downtime at home.

They were playing “Alexball” when we showed up… volleyball without the net and with bounces allowed.

Both kids had a blast and can’t wait to go back.