Thursday, November 21, 2013

ProP 8.1 - The sound of one hand clapping

Proud Parent Update - Quickly, before Izik turns 9 months old next week, we need to do a quick round-up of the things that he's been up to lately. There aren't too many new habits going on actually. He still likes to practice standing up on his own -

Monday, November 18, 2013

Oh a silly hat

I made a few hats since the smashing success of Izik's monkey hat. I made a Mike Wazowski hat for Malik -

This was the point where Malik watched Monsters University day and night. He crouched at the foot of our bed and screamed at the top of his lungs to supposedly scare us. Rawrrr.

We pretended to be scared, of course, because that's what the kids did in Monsters, Inc. He wore a baseball cap on top of this Mike Wazowski hat and carried bags in our room. His inspiration? This -

And then I found a hat pattern that used dcs instead of hdcs. It worked up easier. I first asked Malik if he wanted to be an evil minion or a regular minion because really, Izik has no clue what's going on. Malik said he wanted to be an evil minion so I made Izik's hat first (it's easier to make) -

When I posted a photo of this on Facebook, a few of my friends asked if I could make similar hats for their kids. I can but it will take a while. Now I have a few of these lined up for Christmas.

Malik's evil minion hat was last in my hat list (for the time-being). The hat itself didn't take long to make.

But the minion hair was a pain to tie and unravel.

I am getting so much mileage out of the minion hats. I especially like it when Malik wears his evil minion hat and chases whoever is carrying Izik around the house. The sound of the boys' laughter when they play is well-worth the hours that I spend fiddling with my yarns. These are just priceless.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ProP 8.0 - Get up, stand up

Proud Parent Update - I wish I could carry Izik around in my pocket all day. He's the cutest! (This coming from his mother. Ha!) He has hair running down the sides of his head that curl at the tip. So cute.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Monchichi Boy

I'm having a fantastic time crocheting things for the boys. I can't say I'd enjoy crocheting for a living. But I very much enjoy doing it on weekends and at night after Izik's gone to bed. Here's another of my crochet projects, a monkey hat following this pattern for our very own monkey boy -

This took a while for me to finish. Prior to doing it, I only had practice working in spirals because that's what you did with amigurumi. This one required working in joined rounds. Since I haven't perfected that yet, you'll see the part at the back of the hat where I joined. Oh well. My monkey is clueless as to his hat's many imperfections.

I also had to unravel so many times before getting the size right. Here's my 2nd attempt. Too small. Sigh.

I didn't think counting my stitches was important. It's important! Here's a photo of my hat in progress (the one where I counted) -

A friend pointed out that Monkey Boy looks like Monchichi here -

I quickly Googled who this Monchichi is, and it turns out, he's right! Down to the part where my monkey sucks his thumb.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tickled Moms

Customer service is so bad in the Philippines that it surprises me everytime a business treats me right. Take, for example, my experience with Tickled Moms.

I was looking for baby carriers to circulate with our other carriers when I came across their brand. Their pouch is affordable (only P350) and the reviews were okay so I decided to give it a try.
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