A few weeks ago we hosted the Williams Carnival Alpine events at our local mountain. The carnival is always a great chance to see some fantastic skiing. What I didn't expect was to see some fun fiber-work as well! As I saw the racers at lunch time I noticed a few of the girls were … Continue reading Crochet?! Design?!
Someone came to visit my office this week. After meeting the people he came to see, he decided to hang in the library. Somehow he managed to miss his ride to lunch. Fortunately he wasn't too disappointed, and had tea with us in the afternoon.
The bird houses were a huge hit. My mother in law loved them! She hung them up in the kitchen right away: She thinks they'll be perfect for wren houses, so she's saving them for Spring before they go outside. We had a wonderful holiday. We started with Hanukkah on Friday: And Hanukkah is not … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
While my holiday knitting was done, I was still feeling the pressure, because it always takes longer than I expect for the pieces to dry. While often the drying is the last step in the process (in the case of the slippers I made a few years ago, the birdhouses had a bit of assembly … Continue reading Some Assembly Required
Today I finally finished my Cambrian Cowl. I'm not sure exactly why it took me so long. I love Ravelry, but it can certainly keep me honest. I started it in October. It was definitely a relacely quick knit, I just wanted to take mt time to sew on my buttons. Basically, I'm happy with … Continue reading Finished the cowl!
Halloween is E's favorite holiday. Hands down. She may disagree on Christmas morning, or when the whole family is sitting around the Thanksgiving table, or lighting the Chanukah candles, or when she's learning about the 10 plagues (okay, that may have been a stretch), but I think Halloween is at the top of the list. … Continue reading Branching out
Working on my sweater provides a lot of quiet time for reflection. I do not consider myself a seamstress. I am not good at sewing by hand. However, in the past month I've managed to do quite a bit of it, and some I actually volunteered to do! One of the things I'm learning, is … Continue reading Musings on Hand Sewing