Showing posts from January, 2015

Wednesday Welcome Home

January 28th, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. I love the purple and red sunsets of winter. 
The snowmobile trail runs down the length of the road alongside our barn. This winter has been quiet. Not enough snow. I would love to get out snowshoeing. Just may have to take a trip up north in order to do so.

Yarn Along: Sunnyside Company

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

Knitting: Baby Sunnyside
I just finished my Baby Sunnyside cardigan that was supposed to be done in October for the KAL. Oops. Just a little bit behind schedule... In any case, I'm glad I slacked off on the project because Christian gave me those perfect pottery buttons for Christmas. I was really excited when I sewed them on and exclaimed, "Isn't this just the cutest thing you've ever seen?!!" Christian intoned, "Yes, dear." He just doesn't get excited about knitting like I do.
Pattern: Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee (free on Rav)
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering in Colorway Chestnut
Buttons: sheppardhandmade

Reading: In the Company of Others by Jan Karon
This is my first Karon book and I've been wondering why I haven't read some of her books before! The Irish accents really come through in the dialogue and I love that! And the sense of place... [SIGH]

Every winter my little libr…

Yarn Along: The Great Sand Fracas Cowl

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

Knitting: Chunky Lace Cowl
When I first started knitting this cowl I cast on 121 stitches. I quickly realized that I wouldn't be able to get a wide enough cowl out of just two skeins of Bazinga. So, I frogged the cowl, CO 105 stitches, and added trim in Pima Silk. My hope is that the cowl is still long enough to wrap it twice around your neck. Time will tell!
Pattern: Chunky Mochi Lace Cowl by Barbara Breiter & Susan Druding (free on Rav)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pima Silk in Colorway Regal and Plymouth Yarn Bazinga in Colorway Lime Grape.

Reading: The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County: A Novel by Jerry Apps
This book could have been written about my own town as we have been trying to stop a frac sand mine from coming into our community for over 2 years now. Actually, the fictional town of Link Lake is located in the same neck of the woods that my Wisconsin town is so it's really fun for me to read about the nearby places. …

Yarn Along: 2014 Knitting Recap

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

In this new year I wanted to take a look back at the knitting projects I finished in 2014. Sometimes it feels like I'm not getting anything done but I completed 21 knits last year. I'm kind of impressed! Of course, most of the knits are just little things but that's okay.

Favorite Knit Gift:Booties for Noah

These booties for my cousin's baby were kind of an afterthought. I had some yarn leftover from leg warmers that I knit for Noah but not enough to complete both booties. So, I added in another yarn from my stash. I just think they're so cute! They remind me of moccasins. 

Hardest Knit:Follow Your Arrow Shawl

This knit was a challenge for me. I had to watch numerous YouTube videos on how to do certain things in this pattern. And the time that I put into this knit, whew! Parts of the shawl took me 45 minutes to knit 1 ROW! But, I'm really happy that I stuck with it. Out of everything that I've ever kn…