Sunday funday

Sunday was a dreary rainy day, sure we had a bit of excitement in the morning when we awoke to the dining room floor covered with water. However the weather outside made us all feel tired and lazy.

I decided that I would get a jumpstart on packing my yarn (and posting my stash on my ravelry page)

As you can tell I have a little bit of a stash going on, and that is after donating a good chunk of it. I believe I only posted about 8 skeins of yarn before I ran into this

My project suddenly went from a fun “two hour” expedition to a nightmare, three quarters of the way through I caved and decided to cut ties literally , I broke out the scissors and had a field day. Much to my relief I only parted with a little bit of yarn, and as I took breaks every now and then to finish old projects


After about four hours, I had finally got everything all nice and tidy ready for the move

20140402-211610.jpg ahem…those are the bins of yarn I am not currently using…I have another bin full of everyday projects.

Speaking of projects another one?!, why yes, I did start another


I know what you’re thinking, those are weird looking socks…? nope, this is a Moonkoosa, and they are super cute and easy to make. You may recall that last fall Toph got me the knitting book Woodland Knits, well this pattern is from the same woman who created all the patterns in said book. I was perusing her site Tiny Owl Knits the other day and fell in love with the pattern. I think the hardest part of the pattern was the two days I debated over whether or not I should purchase the pattern, I wanted to but we all know that I suffer from a little thing called knitter ADD. I am almost finished with the first boot and will continue to show my progress.

We had our last scout meeting last night, it was a blast. We went to an aquarium and Lorelai was excited about getting to touch the critters, she even pet a SHARK. Ok so a tiny shark but how cool is that?!

Her favorite animal however was a tortoise named Darwin


Have a nice night folks!!

Over the river and through the woods

to grandfathers house we go. In reality, if we were to go to my grandfathers house for Thanksgiving, the song would be more like “200 miles over the highway and 5 hours of traffic, to grandfathers house we go”.

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving, if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving then I hope you had a fantastic day all the same. Toph and I spent the day stacking the final two cords of wood that we ended up ordering. We ran out of room in the shed



And ended up having to stack the rest of the wood inside.

I made three pies

20131130-143609.jpg pumpkin, apple, & avocado and cooked my very first turkey. I’ll be kind and not post pictures as this was our homegrown turkey, and I know it can be a little sad to see pictures of a turkey you watched grow up to be on a platter ready to eat.

We had a good day, full of yummy food & lounging around. I ventured out Friday for all of ten minutes, I dropped off library books and then headed back home. I’m not big on crowds or stores, I’m big on sitting in front of the fire place, drinking tea, and making gifts.
I had time to work on the wellengang swell

Which is now halfway finished!

We’ve been busy the past week

We made some friends at the aquarium

Lost a couple teeth

Lorelai and I went on a tour to see what it was like for servants who worked in huge mansions during the gilded age.

I also tried in vain for a couple days to get Toph to agree to adopt one of these Great Pyrenees


Which can be found over at, he wouldn’t budge, he says when we own a house we will adopt but until then….I’ll keep bugging him. Moose needs a friend.

Big Fluffy Dogs is an amazing organization, they have saved so many dogs from high kill shelters, saved them from hoarding cases, and saved many abused & abandoned dogs. They have paid for many vet bills on their own dime. Please check them out!

Have a nice day folks!