Showing posts from May, 2014

Friday Wake-Up

May 30th, 2014 at 6:06 a.m. The view from our deck of the Little Wolf River Valley.

Well, Hello!

Christian and I just got back from a much-needed vacation. We spent 3 days at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, 4 days at Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee/North Carolina, and then a few days in Chapin, South Carolina visiting friends. We saw temps in the 80's - something we haven't experienced for 8 months! And everything was so lush. The leaves are just starting to pop here in Wisconsin but it was already summer in the south. I'm sure I'll post trip photos in the future, but for now we're just playing catch-up.

Yarn Along: Lattice Winter

I'm linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.

Knitting: Cap Sleeve Lattice Top
I just cast on this top that I've had on my to-make list forever. I purchased the yarn for the top years ago so there's really no excuse for not starting it earlier. I needed an easy project for a long car ride and this seemed like the perfect thing to knit.
Pattern: Cap Sleeve Lattice Top by Purl Soho (free on Rav)
Yarn: Kimmet Croft Softie in Natural Medium Grey and Kimmet Croft Fat Fairyhare in Natural

Reading: One Night in Winter: A Novel by Simon Sebag Montefiore(repost from last week) I won this book off of Goodreads so I wasn't sure what to expect but so far I am loving it. The setting is Moscow. A group of privileged kids (sons and daughters of some of the most powerful government officials in Russia) form a club called the Fatal Romantics. When an accident happens, the kids are taken from their homes and interrogated while their parents must keep quiet because no one can spea…

Winston - One Year in His Forever Home

A little over a year ago we brought Winston home from the pound. It feels like he's been a part of our lives for so much longer. He was a bit pudgy when we got him yet he didn't eat for the first 3 weeks at home. Stress, I guess. He's trimmer now (about 10 pounds lighter) and he's so much more energetic and adventurous - no longer clinging to my side on walks but out exploring alongside his brother. Sometimes he snores like a lumberjack. I think that's my favorite thing about him.