March 23, 2013

Getting Ready for Easter!

So far we've made bunnies, frogs, and birds out of plastic eggs, and today we worked on edible birds' nests!

My little helper is a great crafter and future baker--this is definitely one of the good things about my boy getting older!

March 17, 2013

Stuck at home=beaded mitts?

Lincoln was sick and Mark was working nights, so I knit a pair of fingerless mitts in four days. I loved doing the beading--it kept me moving! The mitts are named for Lucy from the Narnia books, who was always my favorite. The colors of this deep stash yarn really felt like Narnia to be--especially when they returned to the overgrown Narnia of Prince Caspian.

Edited to add: This is how long ago I bought this yarn--it appears in a post from my first year of blogging! ( Darn--mobile version is fussy with links. Next time.)

March 13, 2013

More finished objects!

I knit Sarah a Magrethea shawl in Tosh Merino Light in Edwardian Velvet for her birthday! She loved it!

I knit myself a Zuzu's Petals in Shepherds' Worsted in a denim color and I love it! Yay for happy FOs--I have a few I'm not wowed about that I haven't even bothered to share!

March 08, 2013

Happy Birthday, Sister Cool!

I wasn't too sure about you 30 years ago, but I can't imagine life without you. Thank you for loving, challenging, and encouraging me. You are definitely a sharpening iron--and I am beyond grateful for you. Love, your bossy older sister

March 06, 2013

Prairie Rose Socks

I knit these in two weeks! A sock a week, Mr. Cool pointed out--although in reality the first sock took three days and the second 1 1/2 weeks. Still, not a bad average! I was fast because of making a shorter sock, and some fast karbonz needles.

Pattern: Simple free ankle socks
Yarn: Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in Prairie Rose