Monday, January 31, 2011


I dyed some yarn, fiber, and Amy's finished shawl. And ate kettle corn, apple pasteries, and enjoyed Arsenic and Old Lace. Thanks Annie and Joy for joining me!

Next post will be a finished project!




oh, and I got in a little mitten knitting...

Handspun Mittens in Progress

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Holiday Party for the Knitterly

Yes, you read the title right - a holiday party. Our local knitting groups decided we would have our gift exchange in January this year. It makes sense since we all live around here why make the holiday times extra busy and it gives you something to look forward to once all the hustle and bussle of December is over.

Our exchange is a version of Yankee Swap, where you can choose to open a gift or steal an already opened gift when it is your turn. I was stolen from quite a few times, but I ended up with a beautiful skein of cashmere.

I think I'll be making myself a little lace scarf with this skein. I have never knit real lace, but I think cashmere is a good reason to give it a try. I am liking the Ginger Leaves Shawlette by Christina Wall (photo is from knitpicks or Ms. Wall).

I feel the need to point out that I probably won't wear this so much like kerchief - that may be understood, but anyhow... at the party there was opening of gifts...
.... there were attempts to hide yarn....

... there was stealing....

.... and there was a lot of knitting.

It was a lovely time. We also ate delicious food and sipped mimosas, just lovely. Thanks ladies!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

What's Brewing?

Oatmeal Stout! Okay cheesiness, I know, but David has been working on a home brew and I thought I share some photos. And Claire, I know you are lurking, how long do you let yours set after bottling? Oh and for those who didn't know, you can always click on the photos to make them larger.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Photo Update

Time again for a photo update. The holidays were wonderful - with the exception of the flu (thanks for cleaning up Esther!), but it was short lived. I realized though that since I wasn't feeling up to par at the in-law's I didn't take any photos when we were down there!!!! Gah! So I apologize there aren't photos of our time in Arthur... but here are photos from the rest of our time in Illinois- be prepared for a lot of Zoe cuteness.

My fam ^

Zoe's Christmas hat ^

Z with her Great Grandma ^

And I just love this photo, I had to post it ^
(poor Z was teething so now and then there would be bursts of tears)

Handsome hubs ^

Tia and Zoe ^

Dad ^

Mom ^

Zoe modeling a sweater I made for her ^

Linds and Brad (pretending to be at prom) ^

Cousins <3>