I've always loved freaking out the muggles by knitting in public. I've even combed and carded wool at the park while the girls played. Today is no different, I'm knitting on a new project - a hat for my dad for Christmas. I'm using my handspun that came out to an Aran/light bulky weight and… Continue reading Park knitting
I'm slowly making progress on my middle kiddos fingerless mitts. The first mitt is about an inch away from binding off, then just the thumb left. She loves it so far and the yarn is really nice to knit with. I decided to put the Milo vests in the basket of ignored projects until after… Continue reading WIP Wednesday and plus a cast on
I had full plans to blog this weekend. Knitting plans and spinning and that all went down the drain. Little Miss 4 year old got sick with middle sister's cold on Wednesday last week, then by Friday she was miserable. On Saturday she added a fever and tummy troubles to the mix. Once she started… Continue reading Wool and woes
Today we had my dad over for Thanksgiving lunch. My mom had to work and I didn't want him to be stuck at home alone. Since our two youngest are still dairy-free and one is soy-free as well, I made everything from scratch. We had turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, and… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
Every year I say I'm not going to knit for the holidays. And every year I end up trying to cramp a bunch of projects in the queue in time for gifting. While it's not a huge deal if I don't finish these projects in time, I'd still like to get them done quickly. The… Continue reading Christmas knitting fever
I just finished weaving in the ends on my husband's late birthday / early Christmas socks. The yarn was nice to knit with and I have plenty to make another project or two with the left overs. I might make a pair of mittens or a slouch hat. For now, I need to finish a… Continue reading Hubby’s socks are done!
I started blending the multiple shades of grey in my Cormo fleece so I have a more even shade. Most of the locks are a medium grey but some are very light. There will still be some differences between the bundles but I think it will blend better than if I didn't do this step.… Continue reading Blending and combing
When I'm not knitting, spinning or doing "mom" stuff, I enjoy gaming. It goes in spurts actually and the times I do, I often feel guilty that I'm not knitting, spinning or doing something on my chore list. It's something I'm always trying to improve on, self care is always beneficial. I finished the first… Continue reading Other hobbies
A late WIP Wednesday, oops! Both of hubby's socks are past the heel and into the ribbing. I have about 2 inches left on the back sock then I'll have him try them on again before I bind off. My next project will be fingerless mitts for my middle. But since I can't find any… Continue reading Almost done!
When I teach myself a new hobby, I typically jump in with both feet and my eyes closed. Basically, I go crazy buying everything I might need and ignore the fact that I don't have enough time for the hobbies I already have. The same happened when I decided to get back into spinning a… Continue reading From raw fleece to cozy sweater