Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year!

I can't believe it is already the last day of 2012! Crazy. We had a wonderful Christmas. Sawyer was very surprised to find his gifts on Christmas morning (we didn't get a tree and didn't have the presents out, so it really was a big surprise Christmas!) and really enjoyed opening them. He got a few new games and some coloring stuff, all of which have been big hits.

After breakfast, we went sledding, which has become a new tradition. We went last year and had a blast, so we decided to go again this year, and Sawyer had even more fun! He LOVED going down the hill.... going up wasn't his favorite, but it was worth it. It has been nice to have Weston home a bit more, he took a couple of days off around each holiday. Having him home makes the days run so much smoother!

I have started working out this week. Ugh. Working out is HARD! But, I've been holding on to the last little bit of baby weight from Lucy and I don't want to stop eating and drinking, so something had to give. :P I'm going to stick with it and hopefully I will see results which will keep me motivated.

I'm repurposing the yarn from Sawyer's sweater into felted slippers for my parents. I knitted them both slippers 3? years ago and they are due for new ones. I also plan on knitting Josh a hat for his birthday, so I need to get going on that as well. (And, Josh, if you read that, pretend to still be surprised.... which I guess you will be if I finish on time.)

I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year!

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Well, I've decided to rip Sawyer's sweater out. After a lot of thought, it is what's best. I'm only about 60% done with the knitting and I'm just not enjoying it. Plus, Sawyer will never wear a sweater with a hood, so I'm not sue why I picked this one to knit... I really want him to have a sweater that fits him right now, but this one will not be it.

I am going to finish up my last class sample here in a few mins and then I will be able to cast on something new! I made both of my parents felted slippers one Christmas (probably 3 years ago) and they have since worn holes in them (which makes me feel good. They are worn and loved!). So I'm going to knit them new pairs. They have already left for the holiday, but I'm thinking I should be able to get them finished before they get back. They will need the it as been so cold!

The other thing I am going to pull back out is the lace blanket I started before Lucy was born. It's back on the needles, so I just need to count the stitches and figure out where I am in the chart so I can get back to knitting it. It was going pretty quickly when I set it down, so I'm hoping it will continue to move as fast when I pick it back up.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! I'm really excited to spend it with my little family.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


So, now with my ipad, I can't put pictures up the same way I used to.... So apparently they are all crazy big and not fitting m format correctly. Sorry about that. I don't know of a way to fix it.....


We finally have a fair amount of snow on the ground and it is gorgeous outside! It has been perfect winter weather....20F and snowing.... My favorite!


Snickers felt left out that he didn't have his picture on my blog.... So here he is. Snickers is a great dog who loves the kids. He is very patient with them and let's Sawyer climb all over him. He is also very protective of them, and when Sawyer isn't here, he sleeps in his room and waits for him to come back..... I have two very good (although sometimes annoying) dogs.

Monday, December 10, 2012


I've been finishing a few things (my class samples) and planning lots of other things. I tend to plan far more than I ever finish. Since it is Christmas time, I'm mildly obsessed with ornaments and all things holiday. I found a pattern to knit scraps of yarn into little trees that stand on wine corks....a perfect use of two previously "useless" items. I also stumbled across a pattern for crocheted granny stars.... They would make a nice garland. Oh, and I still want to knit an advent calendar out of little mittens and knit the family colorwork stockings. Of course, this won't all be done this year, but maybe if I plan now I can have it done in a year? Maybe?!

My room is all clean and everything has a home. It is amazing. I go to find something and I know exactly where it is. And because I know where it goes, I have been putting things away as well. Now if I can keep myself focused on finishing what I start, we will be in good shape! (Right now I'm so torn on the sweater I've been working on for Sawyer. I'm so bored of it, but it is so close to being finished....I know I should finish it, but I'm half tempted to rip the darn thing out....)


My brother was over the other day and snapped some neat pictures with a new camera he has. You can check out pictures of both the kiddos on their individual blogs.... Here is a neat one that he took of Frito.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Colorwork Cozy

A quick picture post. Here is a colorwork sample I finished this past week! It is a coffee cup cozy, so you don't have to use a cardboard one.... I think it turned out really cute and I'm planning on knitting up a few more this week.