Showing posts from November, 2016

Yarn Along: Striped Apolonia

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

Knitting FO: Striped Shawl
I just finished this striped shawl. The ombre yarn that changes from peach to pink to lavender is one that I dyed myself. I've been wanting to see how my ombre yarns knit up so this is a sample. 

Kind of a fun pattern in that you start with one skein (in my case the charcoal color) and knit with only that color for awhile. Then you add in another yarn and switch off every 6 rows. When you run out of the first color, you continue on with the 2nd until your run out of that one too. And then your shawl is done!

I like to wear a shawl more like a cowl and this one looks pretty cool when it's all bunched up. Super cozy!
Pattern: Striped Scarf by Hiromi Sakurai (free on Rav) 
Mods: Switched from Sport weight to Worsted
Yarn: Cascade 220 Worsted in colorway Charcoal Gray and my own hand-dyed ombre yarn.

Reading: Apolonia by Jamie McGuire
This book has gotten very mixed reviews on Goodreads. People either …

Cyber Monday Sale in My Etsy Shop

Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase from my Etsy shop, kejeara. Use coupon code SHOPKEJEARA at checkout. Code expires at 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, November 29th.

I have a lot of cool vintage tins for sale right now. Use them as gift boxes for your holiday gifts or keep them for yourself for storing your trinkets or crafting supplies. Are you a baker? Use one of my vintage tins as a pretty package for your holiday cookies or fruitcake. Or disguise a gift card by placing it inside a pretty tin. Many of these items are one-of-a-kind so get them before they're gone!

This is just a sampling of the items in my shop. Click HERE to view them all.

Wisconsin Wake-Up

November 5, 2016 at 7:46 a.m.

Hike 100 NCT Challenge (Miles 65.1 to 67.6)

In celebration of the National Park Service's Centennial Anniversary, we are hiking 100 miles of the North Country Trail in 2016.

Miles 0 to 7.1  |  Miles 7.1 to 18.9  |  Miles 18.9 to 30.4 Miles 30.4 to 42.4  |  Miles 42.4 to 44.9  |  Miles 44.9 to 50.6 Miles 50.6 to 60.9  |  Miles 60.9 to 65.1

Our last day of backpacking in the Porkies was much like the previous day in that we put on a lot of miles but only a few of them counted toward the Hike 100 challenge. We had an ambitious itinerary - going up and over both major ridges in the park - but we've done it in the past and knew we could handle it. In fact, day 4 ended up being much easier than day 3 even with all of the elevation gain and longer miles. Good trail counts for a lot. This is the first backpacking trip where I wasn't ready to come out of the woods, take a hot shower and get a burger and beer.