The Belated Blanket

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Knitting, Levi Blanket | No Comments
The Belated Blanket

I just realized that I never actually posted a picture with our little guy AND the blanket!  Forgive the terrible photography in the first photo but here are a couple of shots so you can get an idea of how it turned out. This is the Levi Blanket Pattern.  I love the symbolism that the ...

My Sweater Diet

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’ve been waiting until the perfect moment to write this post.  By ‘perfect’ I mean that I’ve acquired nice photographs for before shots and photographs of the scale and all that.  However, if I keep waiting for “perfection,” this post will never be written.  Especially since, right now, my “before” shots will show a sleep ...

Introducing a New Member of Our Family!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Spinning | One Comment
Introducing a New Member of Our Family!

I want to introduce you to a new member of our family! Meet, Helen! Her entrance into our home was bitter sweet. I stopped in to our local spinning shop and noticed that all of the spinning wheels, along with much of the inventory was gone. I prodded a bit and found out that the ...

Warning: Taking a Break from Knitting May Cause Impatience, Short Temper, and Constant Feelings of Anxiety

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Socks | No Comments
Warning: Taking a Break from Knitting May Cause Impatience, Short Temper, and Constant Feelings of Anxiety

I took a break from knitting.  It was awful but I had to do it.  For most of August I never picked up a single pair of knitting needles.  I know… I know… How can I possibly call myself a knitter if I can manage to take such a long break from knitting? My problem ...

A Teenage Engineer

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I was trying to figure out if there was a way to make my own spinning wheel when I came across this video on YouTube and I was so impressed that I wanted to hop on here quick and share it!  This is a teenage girl who designed and built her own spinning wheel without ...

Finally starting to knit again!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Based on the amount of time that little N usually gives me between feedings, I have approximately 12 minutes and 34 seconds to write this post, so I’ll try to squeeze in what I can before I’m back to nursing my little one. I’m starting to feel like a real person again!  Which means I’m ...

My Heart and Hands are Full

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Our little Noah is definitely a Mama’s boy who doesn’t like to be away from my arms (or his food) for more than a few minutes at a time.  I haven’t been able to get any knitting done since he was born but I don’t mind much, although my fingers are really starting to itch ...

A Great Excuse and a Winner!

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I apologize for my absence but I have a great excuse!  We welcomed our fourth little blessing into our family on May 3 at 8:05 AM!  I have to admit that I struggled through the end of this pregnancy since this little guy decided to take his sweet time, but it was all so worth ...

Pregnancy Hibernation and Blanket Knitting

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Does anyone else have a tendency toward hibernating toward the end of your pregnancy?  Or is it just me?  I’m grateful for friends that are willing to pull me out of my little cave or I would probably come out after each baby looking like a wild Grizzly Adams!  I’m still waiting for Baby Starfish ...

I Wish I Were an Octopus

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Do you ever wish you had eight arms like and octopus?  Just think of all of the knitting or crocheting you could accomplish!   I would have no problem finishing the baby blanket along with a sweater, hat, some socks for my other kiddos and a lace shawl for myself. I was a bit of ...