Recording the journey…and knitting

Oops! January 30, 2012

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Sorry, I almost forgot to post today! So this past weekend,  Tim was gone all of Friday and most of Saturday at the yearly ritual that is B-Fest.  What? You do not know this thing that is B-Fest?  It is 24 hours of horrible, terrible, eye ball wrenching movies and all the people who also love them.  Check it out!

So you maybe asking what the child and I did.  We had a fantastic tea party with little chicken salad sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, blueberry scones and raspberry tea.  Then for desert after dinner I made Chocolate fondue, with strawberries, mandarin orange wedges, banana, cantaloupe, and pound cake.



WIP January 25, 2012

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I am in a group on Ravelry that you complete projects for points.  It is their off month and I haven’t really been working on much, to save it up for when when they are back on (only have to wait till February first-woo hoo!) I do have one finished pair of socks and I have been working on my Easter eggs.  The Socks are my own design in my favorite Two-at-a-time technique.

The color in this picture  is all wrong, this is what the yarn really looks like:

Isn’t that nicer? 🙂


Ten things to make January 24, 2012

1.   This Scarf for Tim’s Birthday.  Worked in two shades of red, He was inspired by the book Night Circus.

2.   TARDIS socks

3.   I’m pretty sure Petunia needs another sweater.

4.   This one is a two Part-er. So I am going to spin some sock yarn and

5.  This is the socks I what to make.

6.  I don’t know when, but I really like the simplicity of this shawl.

7.   I was going to do a braided rug, I cut up like six shirts and even started the braiding.  But man it’s slow going. so I’m going to crochet a rug like this one with all those shirts!

8.   I will be making my own chalk board paint some time then every surface in my home will be a chalk board! Mua haha haha!

9.   This is just so cool!

10.   Who doesn’t like playing with play dough!


New Job January 23, 2012

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So it’s Chinese New Year, so happy year of the Dragon to all.  I now have a special interest in China.  I may have mentioned that my sister-in-law and her family are living in Hong Kong for a wile.  It has been interesting with them being on the other side of the international date line and so on.  We do get to talk on Skype. More on this later 😉

Wile  Today Tim starts his new job, so yea to that! New adventures are abounding.

And I made This!

Inspired by my recent adventures with Pinerest!



*This Moment* January 20, 2012

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{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


Thank you to Soule Mama to starting this wonderful tradition


Home made socks! January 19, 2012

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Nothing in the world like them. They are colorful, warm, non binding, and just so nice.  They are all made by me, and I have made 25 pairs (as of today), one more is on the needles and two are being planned.  They are not all for me, I have made them for my son, my husband, my moms and dad and sisters and a few others.  My Husband loves the durability and warmth of the socks, he also likes that I can make them ans wacky as he is!

I had originally resisted making socks, they just seemed like alot of knitting on tiny needles for something  hidden by shoes.  How wrong was I.


Favorites! January 17, 2012

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I hope you will enjoy checking out some of my favorite web sites, Most of witch I visit everyday!  Some you may have to join to get the full experience, but I highly recommend you do!

1.   Ravelry; This is a project storing, sharing, social site for those with a love a fiber! I come here multiple times a day!

2.  Soule Mama;  The blog of another Mama whom I admire.

3.  Pinterest;  A new find! I love and I go several times a day for all the loverly inspiration!

4.  Facebook; yeah…you know it.

5.  Cakewrecks; cracks me up.

6.  Girl Genius;  This wont be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you like steampunk or sequential art or ray guns or mutants or love stories or any combination there of, try it out.

7.  Think Geek; cool geekery for sale!

8.  Rhythm of the home; Lots of nice down to earth things to do with the family or things to contemplate.  I love that this is made up of other contributions and it changes with the seasons. You will want to come back every so often to so the new things.

9.  My local Library; I can check the schedul of events, browse there catalog , learn a language, and so much more!

10. Set Phasers to LOL; This is such a guilty pleasure, and I do love my meme.