Showing posts from March, 2016

Yarn Along: Madalynn Izel

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

I have a lot of squishy goodness to talk about so let's get started!

Knitting: Izel Hat
At the start of winter I bought a new puffy coat. Now that winter's almost over, I decided to knit a hat to go with it. My timing is impeccable. LOL. I've never had a slouchy hat before so I hope I like it.
Pattern: Izel by Veronika Jobe
Yarn: Cascade 220 in colorways 2442 Fog Hatt & 9406 Northern Landscape X

Also Knitting: A Shawl of My Own Design
A few weeks ago I took a class at the Madison Knit-In with Jen Lucas called "Design Your Own Sock Yarn Shawl." Well, this is my design! The first stitch pattern I charted and knit didn't look like much of anything so this is "take 2". Right now it's kind of hard to see if I'll like the design or not.
Pattern: (it's my own design)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage in colorway 5618 Snow

Speaking of the Madison Knit-In, aside from a pattern and some needles, t…

Friday Wake-Up

March 25, 2016 at 7:34 a.m.
Two days ago, all of our snow was gone. Then blizzard Cindy hit and our world is white again. This morning I watched a low cloud roll through and leave everything in it's midst covered in frost. What an incredible sight to see! The dogs and I headed out for a walk before the sun could melt the delicate crystals.

Yarn Along: Gale to the Lost

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

Knitting: Madalynn Cowl
The only thing left to do on my Madalynn Cowl is kitchener stitch the ends together. I'm waiting for a quiet moment when I'm home alone to tackle that project.
Pattern: Madalynn by Leah B. Thibault
Yarn: Quince and Co. Chickadee in colorways 108 Delft (blue) and 150 Sabine (Gray)

Also Knitting: Gale
I just finished the front panel on my tunic. I now I need some quite time alone for this project as well since the cast on is a tubular one.
Pattern: Gale by Alicia Plummer
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky Tweed in colorway 670  

Reading: Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey 
This book follows Stella, an unhappy vicars wife, in 1940s England and Jess, a homeless young lady in modern day who stumbles on Stella's love letters from the past. A little bit of mystery. A little bit of love story. A little bit of historical fiction. A little bit of scandal. I am really loving this book.

What are you knitting/readi…

Hiking Plover River Segment - IAT

Christian and I recently checked out a new-to-us segment of the Ice Age Trail. The Plover River Segment is about 45 minutes north of our farm and winds through the Plover River State Fishery Area. We've previously hiked (and loved) the Dells of the Eau Claire segment so I was excited to get on another part of the trail in that area.

We started our hike at Sportsman Drive then went north to Highway 52. There we turned around and hiked back for a total of 5-6 miles. 

As soon as we arrived at the trailhead I was kicking myself for not bringing our snowshoes. Our snow at home was completely gone and it never crossed my mind to bring them! Luckily, the snow was compact enough that we didn't post-hole too much.

The trail meandered through open fields and rolling hills. I can't wait to come back in the springtime and see this area bursting with life! I bet the forest floor is covered in wildflowers.

While we were in the Plover River SFA we actually saw very little of the river. At o…

Wednesday Wake-Up

March 2, 2016 at 6:26 a.m.
I pulled into the gas station (which is about 10 miles from home) this morning on my way to work and realized my purse was still hanging on the coat rack at home. Good thing I hadn't started pumping yet! I had just enough gas to run back home and then back to the gas station. I ended up being a 1/2-hour late to work BUT I got to see this amazing sunrise over our farm as a result!