It's no secret that I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the monsters I've been knitting. I love them, but I do like some variety in my projects. When I entered my latest project in Ravelry I realized the monster I finished yesterday was the 4th one. I'm done with monsters for a while. … Continue reading Rut Race: Days 1 & 2
It's been a wonderful vacation week here at Casa Knitalone. Chad & I took the week off between Christmas & New Years, as Eliza has had ski camp/practice nearly every day. So, we got to ski nearly every day too! I took today off, as we'd decided it was going to be a short day … Continue reading 2012 – Here we come!
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!
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!
Well, as the month progresses and the holidays approach, I get more and more excited. Tomorrow we are going to a Tea Party hosted by Eliza's Dance Company. I volunteered to make some cookies to bring. One of my favorite cookies to make and eat is Spritz - the pressed butter cookie. They've been tested … Continue reading Starting to look a lot like Christmas!
Not much. The weekend is winding down, but I can't complain. Today was Small Business Saturday, but I didn't go shopping. I tend to do as much shopping locally and at independent stores year round, so I didn't feel an overwhelming need to jump out and buy something today. I'm hoping to take some work … Continue reading What’s new?
This morning, things weren't looking great for today. Both washers were running (clothes & dish and none of us had a lot of motivation. Suddenly Chad looked up and said, "we're leaving in 45 minutes." Of course Eliza & I both wanted to know where we were going. He'd decided it was a good day … Continue reading Making the long weekend count
I'm going to pass on the Booking Through Thursday post today. It's a great topic: What book or author are you most thankful to have discovered? Have you read everything they’ve written? Reread them? Why do you appreciate them so much? I don't have a quick answer to it, and I wouldn't want to short … Continue reading Thanksgiving
It was an absolutely beautiful day today. Three weeks ago I was slogging my way through a snowstorm. Today I decided I could take advantage of the weather and go for a bike ride!
I have one child. Like most children she has a lot of interests. We tend to encourage her to try things so she can experience as much as possible. Each season brings a new concentration. One of her serious interests is dance. While classes are based on the school year, fall is one of the … Continue reading Back and Forth