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A girl and her garden slug January 20, 2010

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yep, thats right, i said slug.

remember back when i was so committed to starting this project?

well, i did indeed finish the first “prototype” slug, but as with every first try, there were elements to be improved. The goal was to finish the first slug for my friend Kaitlyn’s baby girl, Journey, upon her arrival since i was flying to California to see them just 6 days after she was born. But, when i saw what could be improved on the prototype i told Kaitlyn i would make Journey a REAL garden slug.

Confused by the strange creature

Mom! I'm a little scared. . .

Well. . . it took me 6 months. The prototype happened before we closed on the house, before a hot and sunny Seattle summer and a busy busy holiday season. Kaitlyn, her husband Jeremy, and Journey decided to come to town for Christmas this year, so i had to kick the elf workshop into high gear and get that slug done. So, on a sunny Seattle winter day, we met at Pike Place Market and I delivered Journey her slug. I think it was better this way, because she’s old enough to really be able to play with it.

Now i’m working on a mommy and daddy slug for the busy parents to round out the bunch, lol. Once you get the hang of it, this is an addictive little knitting pattern.

 

goals for the weekend. . . May 8, 2009

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while d is in chicago for the wedding of a dear childhood friend, i have several things on the agenda for this weekend. . .

1. My volunteer group from the Olympic Sculpture Park is going on a field trip to the Green River Watershed tomorrow. Yay nature walk with hilarious art docents (you know the type. . .)

2. Tomorrow night i need to finish my mom’s day gift, and learn how to knit this:

garden_slug

I bought the pattern from Cheezombie a couple of weeks ago but haven’t gotten into the knitty (ha!) gritty of learning it yet. I am terrible at reading knitting patterns, but the slug is just so darn cute! I have several friends who are expecting and i can just see the little ones slobbering all over this little guy. Perfect!

3. Have an awesome brunch Sunday with my mom, two of my aunts, and both my grandmothers. what a great way to celebrate [other people’s] motherhood. I’m bringing a sample of the compote for the crepes my dad and i are going to make.

Stay tuned for some opinion questions later in the weekend, i’ve got some big purchases to make and i’m terrible with decision making. . .