Archive for the ‘randomness’ Category

I can’t believe 2011 is over! What what a year it was! In March, I found out we were pregnant. In the Summer, I finally finished college (took me a million years) and by fall, I gave birth to a gorgeous baby boy!
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He likes his stroller!
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Meet Lucas Uriel – born on November 2, 2011. He weighed a hefty 9 lbs, 11oz, no wonder I was in so much pain at the end! I love this kid. We love this kid.
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Our Little Family
(ignore the creepy TV in the back)
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He’s my new favorite knitting model too.
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The best hat!
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The best hat!A red hat for Lucas
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A red hat for Lucas
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I have so much to look forward in 2012 – obviously most of it involving Mr. Lucas and our new little family. Happy new year!

Happy birthday to me!

I’m a day late on this, but I turned thirty-years-old yesterday! Someone asked how I felt about turning thirty… this question came after she told me about how she cried and cried on her 30th birthday. My answer? I’m happy. I have a husband that adores me, loving and supporting family & family, and two crazy little cats that like to sleep on my side. What is there to complain about?



Nothing. I feel incredibly lucky.

Sillyness

Apple
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We has a kitteh!
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Apple
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Apple is her name, isn’t she adorable?
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And we moved! Knitting shall resume shortly…

Granny squares
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My preferred craft when it comes to yarn play is obviously knitting. Recently, I’ve noticed that when it comes to putting off deadlines, like let’s say, the papers that are due at the end of this quarter (ahem, NEXT WEEK!), my procrastination seems to manifest itself in a desire to crochet! I learned to crochet as a kid, way before knitting needles entered my life. As a result of double jointed fingers, I’ve always had a bit of difficulty with crocheting and when I learned to knit, it quickly became my preferred craft over crochet (Sorry, mom).
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Last week, while waiting for The Salvation Army to pick-up our old TV, I sat on the couch and crocheted, once again, using my free time to NOT study. But why crochet? If I’m going to procrastinate shouldn’t I be at least knitting? Perhaps finishing my sister’s overdue birthday scarf? Nope. I wanted to crochet.
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Headbands
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A few quarters ago, it was crochet headbands.
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I can’t quite figure out why I do this, but the thought of it makes me laugh to no end. I even crochet in class, during the breaks! Last week, during the class break I finished making this a flowered headband using the pattern from Creative Yarn:
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Flower Headband
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Crochet is only the beginning of my “I need to do that, instead of this,” procrastination. I also find myself cleaning out the fridge, organizing my craft thing, or cleaning our bedroom – all things which generally don’t bother me if they are a little messy, but suddenly they must be cleaned – NOW!
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Ok, this week for sure I will start writing some papers… maybe.

I got married in a pair of pink chucks almost five months ago. Being the tomboy that I’ve always been, I knew there was NO WAY I’d wear heels or any girly shoes on that day. Some argued, “but Queta, it’s you wedding day, the one day you should wear heels!” to which I countered, “but (insert name here), it’s my wedding day, the one day I should be comfortable and ME!”
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Wedding teaser...
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Ultimately, I got my pink shoes and everyone that knew me completely understood. A while ago, I started tossing around the idea of embroidering our wedding dates onto my wedding shoes. I kept stalling though because I’ve never embroidered and kept imagining that I’d leave many holes of errors in the shoes. Last week, I felt inspired by the Two Color Embroidery Tutorial at the purl bee and I finally decided to put aside all my insecurities about embroidery and gave it a go:
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Wedding shoes
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I’m really happy with the outcome and I think it’s nice way to commemorate that special day and to um, you know…remember my wedding date! Although really, it’s impossible to forget the date since it’s the day before Louis’ birthday. In fact, the day after the wedding, his birthday, I let him open all the weddings gifts (OK – most of the wedding gifts)! Aren’t I such a nice wife? I think so.