Saturday, May 7, 2011


Aaaaaaaaaaand I'm back.

Whoa!  It's been a while!  Did you miss me?

So, what's new at Casa De Rentschler?

Picklebug has graduated from baby to toddler - and so has his nickname.  Gone are his Picklebug days - he is now affectionately known as Bear.  Why Bear?  Besides the fact that he hibernates (my baby is officially the best sleeper ever - just as Guinness) he also lumbers around the house yelling and threatening our cats.

And he is rather cuddly like a bear.  :)

The whole family is settling in nicely to our new house and LOVING all the bonus features.  In fact, MG and I like to play the "what's your favorite part of the house" game where we take turns pointing out all the cool stuff we have access to now.  You know, like back yards, attics, bad-ass-ice-making-refrigerators, the usual.

Home ownership does come with it's downsides.  MG had the distinct pleasure of mowing our lawn last week (and he only did it because I threatened him with the fact that snakes love tall grass).

As you can see he doesn't really like cutting grass.

And me?  I've began knitting again.

In the fall of 2007, just as the leaves were falling off the trees and the temperatures began to drop, I got the urge to make something.

I come from a family of crafters.  Both my grandmothers were sewing machine savvy and my mom was good at just about anything she tried.  I've always enjoyed doing things with my hands, and so in the spirit of my ancestors I went to wal-mart and bought a pair of knitting needles and some blue yarn.  I was determined to succeed and for the most part, I did!

My first finished project was full of mistakes but I was SO proud of myself for figuring out how to do it.  Over the next few months I became obsessed and began hoarding yarn, collecting patterns and started all kinds of knitted projects.

Mr. Goo was a fan.

When Bear came along in 2010, my passion for knitting went on hold - but now that we've settled into a nice routine and I'm finally reclaiming some time for myself, I've picked up the needles again.

I'm currently working on two projects that, so far, I think are turning out beautifully.

First, a scarf for me!

And second, a blanket for baby Grayson!

That's it for now - but hopefully I'll be back again soon!