December 2009 in Review

1st – John gave me a high three and a high four!

3rd – Lydia tries to feed a teddy bear her cheerio. 🙂

8th – John calls a snowman, “It’s a noseman.”

14th – John sang, “Coooo coooomputer COMPUTER!” To the tune of Bob the Builder.

16th – Went to a local “farm” that had thousands of lights. John and Lydia had a great time.

17th – Aaron missed his flight by 5 minutes and ended up having to sleep in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport for the evening.

19th – Roared at seagulls to save Lydia from certain death… ok maybe just certain getting a chip stolen out of her hand.

22nd  – Went to the Naples Zoo. We saw the black bear behind the glass, but he was a ways away, so I took John around the corner to get a closer look. But John stopped and said, “No, mommy, scarys.” And then clung to me with a vice grip.

23rd – On the way to the Shafovaloff house from the airport, we stopped at Chick-a-fila. It happened to be family night and they had a cow dressed at Santa. Once again, when John saw the cow he FREAKED out!

24th – We played outside in the snow and built a noseman, and threw noseballs, and went sledding. John had a blast (and pronounces snow as nose).

30th – Aaron and I went to see a dramatic performance of The Screwtape Letters written by C.S. Lewis and performed by Max McLean. It was excellent.

31st – Brought in the new year with Shafovaloff Monopoly and Nertz.

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Gator Logo Afghan Block

This is the second block in the afghan I made for my brother and his wife… HUGE gator fans does not quite describe them! Anyhow, I set out to just make a block with a simple gator’s head design. I ended up with more of the offical Gator logo. (Especially since I can’t draw, tracing has been my biggest assest!) So here’s a picture of the block, with the pattern below.

Note: This is a stockinette block, the beginning of each row will be denoted by K or P, and the stitches by color. Since O for orange can get confusing orange is denoted with an R.

Cast on 54 with blue yarn.

St st 18 rows in blue.

Row 19: K – 17 B, 20 R, 17 B

Row 20: P – 15 B, 24 R, 15 B

Row 21: K – 13 B, 28 R, 13 B

Row 22: P – 11 B, 4 R, 24 B, 4 R, 11 B

Row 23: K – 10 B, 3 R, 28 B, 3 R, 10 B

Row 24: P – 9 B, 3 R, 30 B, 3 R, 9 B

Row 25: K – 8 B, 3 R, 32 B, 3 R, 8 B

Row 26: P – 7 B, 2 R, 3 G, 17 B, 2 G, 5 B, 1 G, 7 B, 3 R, 7 B

Row 27: K – 6 B, 3 R, 6 B, 4 G, 3 B, 3 G, 14 B, 8 G, 1 R, 6 B

Row 28: P – 5 B, 1 R, 11 G, 10 B, 13 G, 6 B, 3 R, 5 B

Row 29: K – 4 B, 3 R, 6 B, 13 G, 10 B, 11 G, 1 R, 5 B

Row 30: P – 3 B, 3 R, 29 G, 2 W, 3 G, 7 B, 4 R, 3 B

Row 31: K – 3 B, 3 R, 8 B, 4 G, 1 W, 28 G, 4 R, 3 B

Row 32: P – 3 B, 3 R, (1 B, 1 W) 3 times, 21 G, 3 W, 5 G, 7 B, 3 R, 3 B

Row 33: K – 3 B, 2 R, 8 B, 28 G, 2 W, (1 B, 1 W) 2 times, 2 B, 2 R, 3 B

Row 34: P – 2 B, 3 R, 4 B, 1 W, 1 B, 3 W, 1 B, 1 W, 6 G, 2 W, 17 G, 8 B, 3 R, 2 B

Row 35: K – 2 B, 2 R, 8 B, 17 G, (1 B, 2 W, 2 B, 2 W) 2 times 7 B, 2 R, 2 B

Row 36: P – 2 B, 2 R, 7 B, 1 W, 3 B, 1 W, 2 B, 2 W, 2 B, 1 W, 1 B, 2 W, 16 G, 7 B, 2 R, 2 B

Row 37: K – 2 B, 3 R, 6 B, 6 G, 2 W, 1 R, 5 G, 2 R, 2 W, 1 R, 1 W, 1 R, 17 B, 3 R, 2 B

Row 38: P – 3 B, 2 R, 12 B, 7 R, (1 W, 1 R) 2 times 2, W, 1 R, 2 W, 2 R, 2 W, 1 R, 6 G, 5 B, 2 R, 3 B

Row 39: K – 3 B, 3 R, 4 B, 5 G, 2 R, 1 W, 3 R, 1 W, 2 R, 1 W, 4 R, 1 W, 9 R, 9 B, 3 R, 3 B

Row 40: P – 3 B, 3 R, 4 B, 1 W, 1 B, 1 W, 3 R, 1 W, (2 R, 2 W) 2 times, 3 R, 1 W, 5 R, 1 W, 2 R, 1 W, 1 R, 5 G, 4 B, 3 R, 3 B

Row 41: K – 3 B, 4 R, 3 B, 5 G, 1 R, 2 W, 1 R, (1 W, 2 R) 2 times, 2 W, 5 G, 3 W, 2 R, 2 W, 2 R, (1 W, 1 B) 2 times, 2 G, 4 R, 3 B

Row 42: P – 4 B, 3 R, 5 G, 2 W, 1 R, 3 W, 10 G, (2 W, 1 R) 2 times, 10 G, 3 B, 3 R, 4 B

Row 43: K – 5 B, 3 R, 2 B, 11 G, 2 W, 1 R, 22 G, 3 R, 5 B

Row 44: P- 6 B, 2 R, 36 G, 1 B, 3 R, 6 B

Row 45: K – 7 B, 3 R, 1 B, 30 G, 3 B, 3 R, 6 B

Row 46: P – 8 B, 3 R, 18 B, 13 G, 1 B, 3 R, 8 B

Row 47: K – 9 B, 3 R, 1 B, 10 G, 19 B, 3 R, 9 B

Row 48: P – 10 B, 3 R, 20 B, 6 G, 2 B, 3 R, 10 B

Row 49: K – 11 B, 4 R, 24 B, 4 R, 11 B

Row 50: P – 13 B, 28 R, 13 B

Row 51: K – 15 B, 24 R, 15 B

Row 52: P – 17 B, 20 R, 17 B

18 more rows of st st in blue.

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