Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hope you have a joyous celebration and a safe evening. I'm watching the Knit Girllls, hanging with my munchkins, doing some blog updates (more to come in the next few days...) and some laundry as well. And knitting of course! Sending much love and happiness to you all!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Current Mood?

This is GnomeAcres in the Peppermint Mocha (a seasonal color way ) on her DK Bedazzled Gnome base which is 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon and 5% Sparkle. I love it and am so excited to have a second skien in another seasonal color way. The socks are Lumberjack by Tincanknits which is available on Ravelry-I, of course, had to make a few mods because I like to be difficult like that. 

Hope your Sunday is going swimmingly!

Saturday, December 26, 2015


I broke 5000 meters in FOs...for the year (please just forget that it was a stash dash goal...mmk?).
Almost to 4.5 lbs as well...which is a bit off of my 7lb goal but whatever...there's still 5 days left in the year...

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Visions of sugar plums have been dancing around their heads all day-massive headache meant we spent most of the day in bed and resting. Hope you all had a very merry and bright Christmas day!!

P.S. If you'd like to see something absolutely gorgeous, there is an absolutely gorgeous gradient Hitofude out of handspun featured on the front page of Ravelry (it's about halfway through the first post on that page).

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

6 months...

Hi! I'm alive!
I actually went to write something the other day but saw that my last post was on 6/22 so i figured I would just wait until today to kinda catch you up on what's been going on...

A) I totally failed at Stash Dash...I haven't even broken 5000 meters for the year yet though I am hoping
B) I also failed at the "yarn in vs yarn out" version of a yarn diet...
C) I finished Bridge Swim! Made it in about 5 hours and 40 minutes...only thought about quitting half a dozen times. We were very excited to not get kicked out of the river by lightening this year.
D) There is snow on the ground here...I have officially driven in snow. I don't love it when its on the ground-but man is falling snow pretty.
E) I did take a knitting break after Stash Dash but now I think I'm back for awhile...
F) I bought a sweater quantity of yarn (for more than one sweater actually...) This may be part of what lead to B above...
G) I had a field mouse in my house this summer; I was not a fan. This most effective defense against field mice in this area is I decided to foster 3 of them. Four plus months later, they are all still with me.
This was the three of them cuddling with me in bed the other day. They are a wide variety of ages (17.5, 12.5 and 2.5); I adore them and love every minute I get to spend with them and be their "mama". 

I am still working at getting pictures of FOs and will keep updating the side bar as that happens. Maybe I'll even post some knitting pictures here on the blog later this week...though no guarantees. 

If you are Christmas knitting, I hope its going well! Look forward to catching up with you all and maybe getting back into writing more than once every few months :) 
Xs & Os