Weekend at Home

My family moved to Oologah, Oklahoma. This is very weird, but also nice because they are much closer. I visited the new house this weekend to celebrate my Dad's birthday and my Grandma's 80th birthday! (I previously mentioned a shawl created to celebrate this occasion) . The two very exciting things that happened at home were finishing the aforementioned shawl and my family getting a new puppy!

Pictures!Grandma's shawl (sorry for the fuzziness)

Now meet Porthos the Puppy! He is an 8 week old white boxer, and pretty much the cutest puppy I have ever seen! I even let him lick my chin, which is a VERY big step for me. I'm sure after looking at this picture you love him almost as much as I do.

I will close with another picture of adorable knitted baby things. These are going to a girl that I work with who is about to pop.

Yarn: Plush


Baby Things!

Here are the pictures of the baby things I knitted for my cousin's new baby!

Baby Wallaby! This may be the most adorable thing that I have ever created. Keep in mind that it is baby sized.
Yarn: Utopia
Pattern: Wonderful Wallaby (modified)

Beautiful, unpractical baby blanket.
Yarn: Mission Falls Merino
Pattern: 2 Landscape Shawls (resized) sewn together

Basic yellow baby blanket. This is my go-to baby blanket pattern.
Yarn: Encore Worsted
Pattern: Big Bad Baby Blanket

Loopy Baby Cap and Booties. These are made using Plush yarn, but I think they look like they are made with peach ice cream.
Yarn: Plush
Pattern: Linden Original


Shawl Pictures

Here are photos of the two shawls previously mentioned.

Forest-y shawl for me:

Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot
Pattern: Fiber Trends Landscape Shawl

Lacy Wrap for Grandma:

Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze
Pattern: "Wisp" on Knitty.com (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTwisp.html)

All TA Training: Two Days of Trying to Knit Surreptitiously

Life Update:
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and Monday. This is how long I have to sit in Physical Sciences 201 and listen to training about teaching my first class. Although it is incredibly boring, I think they are doing a pretty good job of breaking up the day and teaching us a few things we need to know about TA-ship.

Knit Update:
I'm currently focusing on two projects: a very forest-y landscape shawl for myself and a lacy wrap for my grandmother's 8oth birthday! Now that the marathon of knitting baby things is over, my knitting has become relaxing again. I'll post pictures of the shawls soon, and pictures of the baby things once I get them.