Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yarn Along :: Organization


I've been feeling dissatisfied with my latest knitting projects.  I took a break and organized my most often used knitting notions (looking at my picture I see that project bags would also make my knitting basket tidier).  I decided to re-visit a simple pattern I knit for my daughters third birthday.  I wrongly blamed the pattern and have realized it was the yarn that made for the poor fit of my first In Threes sweater.   I'm moving along well on this version, I'm going to add sleeves to extend the project.  There's also a swatch for a Heathered Cardigan and I'm really (really) excited to start it.


I'm half way through The God of Small Things.  After a library book sale and a visit to my sisters I have a nice big stack of novels to choose my next read from. 

Joining Ginny for a Yarn Along

Thursday, February 13, 2014


 a shiny ribbon dress and crown for a niece who just turned four

 a retro inspired turtle print baby blanket and burp cloth

recycled sweater mitts & strawberry jam for a wonderful teacher

Valentines Day gifts for the kids (extra bonus: when the boys outgrow those slippers, they'll be mine!)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


~fresh yogurt waiting to be strained and put away, this batch gave me a lot of whey
~dinner is in the crock pot and dinner for tomorrow night is prepped
~waiting for my son to return from Cuba this evening
~hoping my littlest is ok at school today
~today, I got to see the excitement of a kindergarden class that discovered their first quail eggs
~looking forward to visits and celebrations this week 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Yarn Along :: knitting & frogging


I'm focusing on one project for now, a mama vertebrae for myself.  I was very careful figuring out my yardage but I'm still worrying about having enough yarn!    I've also been frogging the rainbow sweater from last year.  It just turned out too boxy (my fault, not the pattern) so I'm going to make the yarn into something new.  As my youngest enters a new size range, (out of the toddler sizes and into girls) I feel almost justified to buy a new pattern.  First though I need to organize my knitting basket knitting tools.


I found a copy of The God of Small Things at a thrift store.  I'm very early into it so there's not much to say yet....I'm sure it will be better than my last read!

Monday, February 3, 2014

All Bagged Up

I suppose it's a stay-at-home mom phenominon but I do love Mondays, my afternoon school volunteer stint keeps me near home and focused on a busy morning and a good start to the week.  

This morning after snowshoeing and starting some rice pudding I finished up some wet bags I had started over the weekend.  There's new pad wrappers too, in black and white chevron.   Some of these prints I haven't used for wet bags yet,  I'm excited to see what you think!   

There's a big (really big) stack of pads to sew over the next week or so too.  For now though, there will be new wet bags and wrappers going into the shop.