“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Tuesday, March 24

Gramps for Hubs

I finished the Gramps sweater for hubs, I'd planed on giving it to him as a retirement gift, but I just couldn't wait for him to have it.

He loves it and has worn it every day since. I made the M/L size it took just over 7 balls of Patons Canadiana  and 11 days to knit it.
I love the fit of this sweater, it's so his style, I'm considering knitting more... Cari said she'd buy the yarn if I'd knit her one, and you know I wouldn't mind having one for myself.

my project notes are on Rav if you want to check them out.

Saturday, March 7

what a winter...

it has been a such a long cold snowy winter, I was thankful for a little break from all the shoveling snow, and actually enjoy the snow, we took in the Jack Frost Children winter fest, that took place at the end of February.
The kids had the time of their lives at this place, and so did I. It was great to get out and enjoy the snow instead of complaining about it. with that said I hope we are done of the snow for this year... my poor back can't take anymore.

I thought this was a cool shot the boys are looking at me  through a huge block of ice

Helping to build an Igloo 

Julia is the one in the purple coat, she was beyond excited to meet Olaf !

Emmet  was a huge hit with the boys

 I got tons of knitting done in the last few months...I made 3 sweaters 3 pairs of socks lots of slippers and a few hats I don't think there was a day that went by that I didn't pick up the needles.

Birthday socks for Nate

Ribbed Socks for Kids by Susan B. Anderson

January Sox made for me but ended up living with Cari

Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

February Sox

Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Another  gaptastic this one I got to keep!

GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley

Classic Cuffed Hat made in a white and pink 

Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho

grandma slippers

My Grandmother's Slippers by Kathy North

Flax for Julia 

Flax by tincanknits

and I just had to make a Flax for myself 

Flax by tincanknits
   and I am not through yet,  I have a Gramps sweater on the needles that I am making for Julia, and just waiting for some yarn to come in so I can start on an adult size Gramps for hubs.

edited to add a picture of the finished gramps for Julia

Friday, February 6

{this moment}

{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. To see more, check out the comments on Soulemama

Thursday, January 1

My Christmas haul

I always feel so spoiled at this time of year and this year was no exception.

  Hubs gave me 4 pair of jeans and 4 tops and cash

 Kelli gave me a Coronation Street calendar and a blender so I can make  my smoothies  

 Cari gave me Mirasol Yarn Paqu Pura yarn and a set of knitpicks DPN's The Set Includes 6 needles per size. (2.00mm)(2.25mm)(2.50mm)(2.75mm)(3.00mm)(3.25mm)

So on boxing day I made myself a fruit smoothie and casted on the sockhead hat. the hat only took a few days to finish and I am so happy with the way it turned out.

This is going to be perfect for our long cold winter

Happy New Year 2015

 We had a nice family Christmas this year everyone had the day off of work so we had lots of time to enjoy everyone's company.

New year's eve was spent alone watching TV and knitting, Hubs was working the night shift but this will be the last new years eve alone because he will be retiring in June no more working major holidays yea!!! you have no idea how happy this makes me! :D

here is a look back on the 2014 knits... wow... I made a lot of socks this year!

2014-04-042014-04-06FinishedBaby Shrug512 meters
2014-08-012014-08-08Finishedtoddler hoodie359 meters
2014-08-082014-08-26FinishedMenehune349 meters
2014-09-092014-09-12Finishedmiss Julia bear331 meters
2014-09-142014-09-22FinishedMrs.Bakery Bear330 meters
2014-08-162014-09-06FinishedPlain Vanilla Socks303 meters
2014-07-012014-07-08FinishedJacquard & Stripe Socks #104303 meters
2014-04-122014-04-20Finishedsocks303 meters
2014-03-192014-03-25FinishedSocks303 meters
2014-11-082014-11-11FinishedBella's Mitts270 meters
2014-11-152014-11-23FinishedBriar201 meters
2014-11-152014-11-22FinishedBankhead192 meters
2014-10-202014-10-25FinishedNewfie mitts190 meters
2014-10-172014-10-18FinishedAnja's Hat190 meters
2014-10-122014-10-16FinishedBarley190 meters
2014-03-072014-03-08Finishedrye182 meters
2014-01-172014-01-19FinishedBalaclava in 5 sizes163 meters
2014-04-232014-04-25Finishedfootsies151 meters
2014-04-012014-04-06FinishedNate's Socks151 meters
2014-01-092014-01-12FinishedAnkle Socks151 meters
2014-01-012014-01-03FinishedBasic Fingering Weight Tube Sock151 meters
2014-10-012014-10-06FinishedKirby147 meters
2014-05-152014-05-24Finishedknitted sunflower doily107 meters
2014-03-152014-03-16FinishedRye94 meters
2014-02-252014-02-25FinishedMario Washcloth54 meters
2014-01-212014-01-21FinishedMini Sweater Ornament for the tree52 meters
2014-07-172014-07-18FinishedKipper38 meters
2014-04-262014-04-27Finishedcoffee cup cozy / pop can cozy37 meters
2014-10-182014-10-27FinishedBaby cowl
2014-10-222014-10-22FinishedSimple Flower for Absolute Beginners
2014-10-112014-10-13FinishedGap-tastic cowl #2
2014-10-082014-10-10FinishedJulia's Slouchy hat
2014-09-252014-10-05FinishedGAP-tastic Cowl
2014-06-282014-06-28FinishedBluebird of Happiness
2014-06-142014-06-16Finishedlego mitts
2014-03-012014-03-02FinishedGigi monster
2014-02-072014-02-10FinishedHermione's Everyday Socks
2014-12-142014-12-14FinishedSmitten (a Holiday Garland)
2014-12-062014-12-10FinishedAnja's Hat
2014-11-052014-11-11FinishedAnja's Hat
2014-11-012014-11-11FinishedWaiting for Winter Mittens & Fingerless Mitts
2014-07-162014-07-19FinishedOwl Puffs
2014-07-062014-07-07FinishedBluebird of Happiness
2014-06-142014-06-27FinishedFat Quarters
2014-06-262014-06-26FinishedBluebird of Happiness
2014-03-282014-04-09FinishedSocks for Kids
2014-03-132014-03-13Finishedrecipe of the month :: hood hat
2014-03-082014-03-08FinishedFruit Cozies: Knit Version
2014-03-042014-03-05FinishedConvertible Mitts
2014-03-012014-03-03Finishedknitted armchair protectors
2014-02-182014-02-20Finishedgauntlet mitts
2014-02-152014-02-17FinishedFancy Socks
I have no knitting goals for 2015 I am just going to knit what grabs me!