makin'it in the mommyhood - colds & crafts

it's done!  i finally got my deirdre shawl xmas pressie finished!  

i LOVE it.  so pretty and acutally quite a quick knit for lace.  my problem came with the blocking.  i really need to get myself some blocking wires.  i tried my best but the blocking could have been way better.  you live and learn though.  i still think it will look gorgeous on the recipeient and i cannot wait to see her in it!

pattern: deirdre by linden down
yarn: ella rae lace merino in teal (love this yarn!)
 i also couldn't resist sneaking a shot in here of the lovely and oh so yummy yarn that my fabulous pal hannah of ummashin's goodies (her shop is so great - go check it out, my girls wear their hats all the time) sent in the mail for me! what an awesome surprise! if my back hadn't been injured i would have done cartwheels.  i mean look at that color..and malabrigo...drool!!!!!!!!!  thank you so much hannah! and thank you mr. yarn for your awesome packaging! i love the sticker and clever!

QL Slouch by wooly wormhead
and here's another peek at another xmas pressie i finished and blocked.  love the way it turned out!

i also finished harper's quilt!!!!!!!!!!!  all bound, washed and dried!  love it! so comfy and cozy...i can't wait to curl up with it after xmas.  i'll post more pics of the whole quilt soon!  i also got a last minute gift done for both girls that allowed me to get on poppy the pfaff for a few minutes the other day and boy did it feel good!!! can't show you yet though, there are too many eyes around :)  i also am freakin' excited over a project i made for the hubs yesterday that he doesn't know about so i can't show you pics till after xmas but it's killing me.  i'm dying to show you all!

but in the meantime this is what we are up to.  kleenex, orange juice, coffee, halls, vicks, tv and knitting.  i'm just hoping the river that my nose has turned into goes away before christmas and that my little girls are both better soon too.

what are you all up to?  are you surviving?  what projects have you gotten done?  any left to finish?  show me your pics - i'd love to see :)