Sister Shawl Saga: Part I Finished

It definitely came out a bit larger than I had intended, but I did have a lot of fun making it. Once I’m finished with mine, I will write up the story that goes with it. I have until Spring to get it done so that I can send it to my sister for herContinue reading “Sister Shawl Saga: Part I Finished”

Saga of the Sister Shawls

My new knitting rule is gifts are for birthdays and only for the most special and thankful of people. This is the first of the two Sister Shawls I’m making for my sister and me. I will be tucking it away for her birthday while I write up the story that goes with it andContinue reading “Saga of the Sister Shawls”

Happy New Year

We made it! 2020 is over. Only one of us didn’t last until midnight this year. We did not watch any ball drop or do a count down, but instead watched Princess Bride and then Men in Tights. I’m also trying to get a bit more organized again. I’ve been going room by room andContinue reading “Happy New Year”

Merry Christmas-Some Gifts I Gave

I know. I’m still behind! But at least everyone I saw in person got their gift on time! Ok, ok, so that isn’t saying much this year because we are all seeing less people than usual. These hats went to a few nieces. One of them even wore their hat for a little while (untilContinue reading “Merry Christmas-Some Gifts I Gave”

Happy Solstice

I’m a little behind, but Happy Solstice! The kids enjoyed their gifts from Mother Winter, who visits our house the evening before the Solstice. She usually brings them something cozy in preparation for winter. This year it was slippers, hot cocoa, mugs, and a board game. We talk about how this is the longest nightContinue reading “Happy Solstice”

I Like Christmas?

I’m actually really getting into the Christmas Spirit this year. It’s quite a shock. The holiday is usually so overwhelming, I tend to turn into a short-tempered grump. Not this year. All the decorations were up the day after Thanksgiving. Unheard of! My husband even put up some extra lights around the house. We’ve doneContinue reading “I Like Christmas?”

Quick Hats and Goofy Kids

It all started with me buying yarn to cope with grocery shopping. It was a big stressful trip and the yarn made it much easier to get through. I swear. It was chunky, and a deep purple, with flecks of just the right bits of white and brown. Such a comforting deep plum purple. I’llContinue reading “Quick Hats and Goofy Kids”

I Chose Knitting

It’s been a tough couple of months, and that’s saying something considering the kind of year we are all having. Things were getting better and life during Covid and under this administration were looking pretty manageable. Then my husband had a stroke at work and I watched him have a second one in the hospital.Continue reading “I Chose Knitting”