OK, so I finally finished the Bubbles Baby Blanket crochet pattern that I modified. It really turned out well, if I might say so:
Here’s a closeup of the ‘bubble’ effect:
My only real modification to the original pattern (created by Deneen St. Amour) was that I used three strands of ww yarn instead of just 2.
Final dimensions: 36l x 22w
So yesterday, Ethan and George got ahold of the baby powder and shook it all over the bedroom. Of course they had to help clean up, and they had to sit for punishment, and I figured that would be the end of it.
I came downstairs this morning to find this.
No, that isn’t Caspar the Friendly Ghost — that’s Ethan sitting in that cornstarch cloud.
George had GIVEN Ethan the baby powder so that he could make this mess (I put it out of Ethan’s reach for a reason), then blamed Ethan. Amazing. I cleaned the bedroom while Daddy gave Ethan a bath. (What a productive start to the day.)
And George decided to show off his dictatorial side.
I am stunned by all of the media attention that Scooter Libby’s commutation has received. All of the ranking Democrats clawing for face time on the evening news, decrying how this administration thinks that it is “above the law.”
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who had demanded that Bush promise not to pardon Libby, called the commutation “disgraceful” and said, “History will judge him harshly for using that power to benefit his own vice president’s chief of staff.”
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama of Illinois said Bush’s action cements his legacy as one of “cynicism and division” that “placed itself and its ideology above the law.”
Senator Hillary Clinton of New York said the commutation “sends the clear signal that in this administration, cronyism and ideology trump competence and justice.”
But what of the pardons granted by Bill Clinton? Those apparently have been long forgotten.
And what of Sandy Berger, who only had a fine, probation and temporary loss of his security clearance after intentionally removing and destroying documents from the National Archives?
White House Press Release
Now, don’t get me wrong; as far as I’m concerned, you do the crime, you do the time. But 2 1/2 years seems a little excessive in comparison to Berger’s slap on the wrist, especially considering that no one was charged with a crime or fired for the CIA leak.
I’ve gotten a few requests from people who would like to know what crochet projects I’m currently working on. Since I seem to have at least two or three going at once, I added a progress tracking item on my sidebar.
I was searching for a newborn hat pattern the other day and found this really great charitable organization:
Afghans for Angels Project
They accept donations of baby blankets/hats/mittens, etc. and distribute them to parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth. If you crochet or knit, or know someone who does, feel free to pass this along.