It's the final hours of July 31. My goal was to finish eight long forgotten wips plus maybe a few extras to make up for June. Presenting the July Orphans. I have nine finished or frogged projects. While quite a few are for gifts, several projects also came from the wip bins. Here's a close…Read more Liberated Orphans of July
It's officially summer here in the Pacific North West. It's hot. Most of us don't have air conditioning. That means we aren't sleeping, and we're grumpy. One of my favorite ways to combat a case of over heating grumpiness is with a float. Here's my adult root-beer float. It also means I'm mostly working on…Read more Best Ways to Beat the Heat
Stage Six of Tour de Sock posted late Wednesday night. It's a lovely cabley toe-up pattern called Entanglements. Toe-up socks aren't my favorite. It could be I've simply made more cuff down socks. It could be I've never found a heel I really like. It could be I need more practice this way. It could…Read more Final Stage of TdS
On Saturday, one of my local yarn stores was having a Makers Market featuring local artists. I meet M.K. (Malabrigo K) for lunch and shopping. There was hand dyed fabric, jewelry, buttons, pottery and much more. M.K. found some really amazing wooden buttons that were finished with bees wax. They looked amazing and even smelled…Read more Makers Market
This week marked a special occasion for the British Hubby and I. To celebrate, we decided to make a family favorite: chocolate covered marshmallows. While you can use special equipment, we used a small sauce pan, wooden spoon, skewer and parchment paper for our chocolate adventure. The combination of milk chocolate and marshmallow was a…Read more Marshmallows & Meditation
July seems to be all about knitting hats (with a side order of socks). I love knitting hats. It's portable and relatively quick to knit (especially baby hats). They make great gifts. The British Hubby and I even have some for various holidays. I love to put on a new hat when it starts to turn…Read more Shall I knit you a hat?
Today is a national holiday in the United States. Many Americans will celebrate with food, family, friends and fireworks. The British Hubby and I celebrate by watching Jaws. We have quite the collection of Jaws paraphernalia. Over the years, we've purchased t-shirts, hoodies and mugs. One mug even changes when you put hot liquids in…Read more We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!