That’s a lot of snow!




And it’s still snowing. Yes that is right, we got about two feet of snow and are in the process of getting another 10-14″ and you know what, I’m part of the minority that is absolutely loving it.


I recently purchased four knitters pride dreamz crochet hooks and sadly have misplaced the size H. I have torn every room apart looking for this hook and alas it seems to have disappeared, however it has inspired me to organize my tools a little better. I got a good chunk of the organizing done this morning before the kids were released early from school.



Then I ran out of steam, not even the two large mugs of coffee helped. 


I am hoping to pick right back up this evening after they go to bed. Don’t let that board fool you, I have twice as many circular knitting needles than what you are seeing.

“Did you find your hook?!” I found several H hooks, though not the one I am searching for. 

Hopefully I get this project finished soon because I bought some pretty fabric that I have plans for and I’m ready to start cutting


One fiber related project I am hoping to finish up today is this Divine Hat that a friend asked me to make for her to match the mittens from the previous post



I have another fun fiber treat coming my way in the mail, I ordered 4oz of beautiful merino/silk/yak roving from StickChick it’s my first time ordering from her shop and I am very excited for this roving to arrive!

That’s all I have for you this week folks! Hope the rest of your week is fantastic!

Welcome to New England

Where you can experience 70 degree weather, snow, & rain within a 72 hour period, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This weekend we decided that Carrick was in desperate need of a trim, he had a couple dreads going on from where rain happened to get into the shelter under the solar panels where his hutch is. We plan on building him an out door summer hutch, but for now he has a nice 8′ x 8′ pen to play in on warm sunny days.

  
Moose gets tired watching others hard at work

  
We got several pieces of cattle feed lock panels and zip tied chicken wire on the bottom, so Carrick won’t be able to escape.

  
As you can see, it also makes a great pen for little kids 

  
As you can see Carrick had a lot of hair, probably about two inches

  
Here he is after his “awful hair cut” as the kids like to call it, my goal wasn’t to make him pretty though, it was to cool him off. 

This week in quilting we finished 15 quilts, for the newborns at the hospitals near us. Which by the way makes me very excited as I have several expecting friends right now and how cool would it be if they ended up with one of the quilts I made ­čÖé

  
This the top of a quilt I made on Monday

  
Followed by several of the quilts that were finished by the time lunch break rolled around.

  
This week at the school, they are trapping leprechauns, so I made this pot of fools gold for Leif to take in.

Speaking of Leif, Toph bought him a hammer over the weekend, so he can help build the portable pig shelter and Leif turned around and built his sister a shelf 

  
Have a great day folks!

Finally!! 

I finally have time to post and it’s thanks to this beautiful fluffy stuff falling down from the sky

  

It started yesterday with a mix of freezing pellets, we couldn’t go anywhere by car (still can’t today due to the ice on our road), so I bundled up the kids and we walked over to the neighbors across the street, so all the kids could go sledding together. They own 230 acres over there, they don’t farm it but they had plenty of snowy hills to sled down and there was plenty of fun to be had. 

I cannot be more excited, about the snow. I have been in the Christmas spirit for so long 

  
I even hung tinsel garlands and let me tell you, I don’t care much for tinsel, but the excitement of decorating my house…my forever home, was just the greatest thing to me. No rules or restrictions…I can do whatever I want!!

Now I have been meaning to write, I finished at least two of the three projects I had planned for Christmas, but I have a good excuse….I know I know, excuses are like…..well you know the saying, and everyone has them. Well things got a little haywire the week of Christmas, and I wasn’t expecting to have to renovate part of my kitchen.

  
We had an old (1970’s) electric stove that was not cutting it, things were not cooking right and it needed to be replaced. We purchased a new stove the same day we closed on the house and had been waiting for the gas guy to come switch things around that we needed. Well he finally came and said “hey, you need to cut half an inch of both sides of your side cupboards and an inch in the top cupboard for it to be up to code. I’ll come back tomorrow”

  
So we now have a new stove, we put the counter that had been on the otherside back and have decided that we are going to wallpaper the drywall and put in a spice rack and mount a pot rack on the wall. The kitchen certainly feels bigger since we took the cupboards out.

So now back to projects, I did not finish the scarf, however I did finish the mitts

  

For the most part anyway, I finished them Christmas Eve….or Christmas morning rather around two am. I just need to add the flaps to cover the fingers. These mitts were called Ragg Convertible Mitts by Meghan Babin, and I found the pattern in the interweave knits gifts 2015.

And now folks, I leave you with this picture I snapped the other day. Ailey always attacks Moose when the camera comes out, but I was able to catch them in their true form while they slept.  

   Have a great day folks!! See you in the New Year!!

I’ve got sunshine

Yes, the sun has arrived brining warm days (50 yesterday woohoo!!), Snow is melting (though we are getting more this weekend) and we have been able to spend more time outside without umpteen layers of clothing weighing us down.

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´╗┐The green trees on the mountains, are a beautiful sight!

I’ve been working more on the cosplay costume, though I don’t have an updated picture right now, it pretty much looks the same, just a little longer.

With the help of my father inlaw, the case of the “what the heck is wrong with this stuffed bear”, has been solved. There was too much fabric in the legs. This problem has now been fixed and the final part is being sewed up tonight!!! 

I have been trying forever to make a granny square, the first one of which I did not take a picture of turned out to be a circle, the second was a bit more…..square-like 

´╗┐´╗┐The third, with better instructions from a friend 

´╗┐´╗┐turned out much better. I want to keep practicing and hopefully use up a large chunk of my yarn stash.

I also made a pencil grip this week, Lorelai has been complaining about how her hand works while writing….while I am sure this will only work for a few moments, it was fun to make.

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Have a great day folks!!!