Saturday, April 4, 2015

Glow in the Dark Socks for Claire

One sock complete.

Crazy, crazy day-glo sock yarn.  Girl of the House is excited.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Julevotter is ready for next Christmas

I did finish these in February!

They were so irresistible to knit.  Like potato chips, I just wanted one more.  

The knit along continues, and it's fun to watch all the other variety of the Christmas Advent calendars coming along.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hidden socks

We're sending this piece off to the spa.  

It will return to us fully renovated and ready for use as a media cabinet.  We've been using it for years as the landing spot in the entry.  

Baskets of mittens and hats were hidden inside.  The bottom drawer held all our table cloths and napkins.

We found another place for the table linens, but while emptying out that location, I found all my old socks that are desperately in need of heel and/or toe repairs. 

I have no idea how long they've been in there, waiting for attention.  Honestly, I totally forgot them all.

Darning is never as fun as knitting new...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


These are like potato chips - I just want to knit one more.

The backs are almost better than the fronts.  
They're so pretty!

Yeah.  I accidentally started knitting from the second page of the instructions.  Didn't even realize it until I was done with the 13.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Fresh Snow!

We're just on the outer edge of the band of snow, but it's been so long since we've had any fresh snow.

Don't you love it when the snow sticks to the window?

January was NaKniMitMo (National Knit Mittens Month).  I finished two more pair, for a total of three pair of mittens in January.

And I'm starting a February KnitAlong for an Advent Calendar of Mittens.  I've got my yarn ready!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Facebook and Ravelry ate my blog

Has it eaten yours?  With the time I spend on Facebook and Ravelry, I just haven't had the ambition to update my blog.

Let's see if I can improve in 2015.

I've got one mitten project finished.  These are a gift for Paul's cousin.  She sits with our dogs when we can't take them on trips.  But her real loves are feline.

Pattern is Moggies by Barbara Gregory.  

We had an amazing trip over the Christmas holiday.  For many years, we've been going to Grand Targhee with our children and this year we were joined by Paul's brother and wife.  It was our turn to have Ben and Bekky for the holiday, too.  We skied downhill and cross country.  We snowshoed.  We took an incredible flight over the Tetons, in a small plane.

Ben, Bekky and Claire

Our family

Don't look, Claire!

The views on this flight were unbelievable.  We flew over the Driggs valley, Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton, Teton National park and back over the Tetons to view Grand Targhee's ski area.  It was just us and the pilot, who gave a terrific informative tour.  I highly recommend Teton Aviation.