Friday, February 26, 2010

So, here's to my Sisters from afar!!!

Sofie, My first sister who is not so far!!I finished Sofie's scarf last week and finally got around to taking a picture of it!!! That's me modeling it!!!:) Here's to warm neck for my first sister!!!

If life had been different I would have been at my Waldorf Handwork teacher training, at the Fiber Craft Studio, this week. But I wasn't ready to fly across the country with my 8 month old son and stay in a strangers house and have said strangers watch Fin. I'm sure they would have been great they came highly recommended! But with that, the cost, and thinking about another child I wasn't sure I should continue at the moment. I feel sad though, missing my handwork sisters and all the laughter and work we shared!!! I really treasured those days spent with them working hard, learning, laughing and discovering myself and exploring more about this beautiful life I live on this amazing planet.
So, here is to my sisters, may you work hard, play often, laugh even more, enjoy the snow and delve deeply into the richness of the day!! I miss you all and am sending my love!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Finley's set of felt balls and vest as WIP

I decided to make Fin a set of felted balls for Christmas and with all the projects I had going didn't finish them until some time in January and finally took pictures of them the other day!! So here they are!!

The are knit from Knitting For Baby, they were supper easy to work up and I initially felted them unstuffed but didn't like the way they looked so I stuffed them and felted them some more. They are a little tighter than I wanted, (Fin has a hard time picking them up) so next time I'll stuff them and sew them up then felt them a bit so that they have some give for babies with very chubby hands!!!

My WIP right now is this awesome vest by Georgie Hallam called Milo I love the way this is knitting up!! And it's the first time I've ever done cables!!! And they are so not scary!!! I'm so glad I bought this pattern and challenged myself to make cables!! I love knowing I can do something that I thought would be hard and getting past myself to try new things. I am using Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep Company. I can't wait to knit another one!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A picture from December

A picture from December
These little gnomes went to the houses of some of my friends. We did a hand made ornament exchange. Very simple, each person make 10 of their ornament and send to the nine people in the group and you will receive an ornament from each of the other people in the group. The ornament must be hand made, and it should be smallish, to fit in an egg carton. This was so much fun!! Everyone really enjoyed it. I didn't get any pictures of all of the ornaments together and I've put them away, so next winter I'll have to photograph them and post a picture!!!

Hope everyone is having a lovely day!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A few odds and ends

Sofie's Christmas present on the needles and being worked a little each day!!! This is Malabrigo silky merino. I'm using Everybody's favorite scarf pattern found on Ravelry!! Love the yarn, love the pattern, love the scarf!!! Love Sofie too!!!!

This picture (of a bald eagle) was taken just after the new year when John, Jill, Lina, Fin and I went across the border to California to see the eagles there in the Bird refuge. It was amazing! We saw so many eagles! It was a very white day, a hore frost covered everything and it was beautiful!!!
And to wrap up the adventure we had lunch in Merril and Jill and I went to the fabric shop The Cowgirl Stitchery. I chose out a few of Anna Marie Horner's flannels, some owls and some beautiful stripes... I'm thinking of pajama pants and pants for Fin.

Someone loves his bath!!!