Sunday, January 3, 2010

Two finished objects, on the third of the year

The Ten-Stitch Twist blanket has been completed, tested, and has been found satisfactory.

I like it much better than the sweater the yarn was in its former life.

The Noro Kureyon makes a pleasant light weight afghan.  Finished size is 42 inches across, just right lap size.

This pattern doesn't require a great deal of attention when knitting.  This made it a great knit for movie watching, or visiting with company. 

Hippocampus mittens knitted with leftovers from my Kauni cardigan.  They have gone to live with Bekky.

They were so much fun to knit that there is another pair on the needles for Girl of the House.

Have you discovered Settlers of Catan?  

Girl of the House received the game for Christmas, and we've been playing quite a bit while we're huddled around the fireplace for warmth.  (Once again, it's severely subzero in Minnesota.)

It's good for three or four people, and there's an expansion set to make it fun for more people.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Did you do something memorable to bring in the New Year?

Did you do something pleasantly memorable to bring in the New Year?

I'd like to think my days of doing regrettably memorable things for the New Year are far in the past.  So far, so good, I must say.

In honor of the rare New Years Eve Blue Moon, we snowshoed out into the subzero temps to fully experience and celebrate the frosty glow.  Even the dogs frolicked in the cold snow.

It was difficult to get decent photos - my fingers darn near froze off.  Naked hands for photography did not work so very well.  I finally had to give it up and be satisfied with what I had.

Do you think, in 19 years when there is another New Years Eve full moon, Girl of the House will remember the bright, cold snowshoeing celebration she had when she was 14?  Will she tell the story?  Will it be pleasantly memorable?