This was a lesson in patience and adjusting expectations, but overall we were fairly pleased. Certainly Moppet was.
The ladies of our parish (all who could attend) got together for a painting party at Pinot’s Palette this evening. I had a lovely time and think everyone had a lot of fun. We all brought wine to share. I brought the “baby wine” that has only 6.5% alcohol, which is as much as my … Continue reading Painting party
There are those times when life seems to be speeding past you, events happening with a rapidity that leaves you breathless. Then there are the intervals that feel exactly the opposite: you’re wading through molasses, unable to do a single thing to speed things up. The fun part is when those two times exist simultaneously. … Continue reading Slow and fast
For a little while, my spot on the couch by the windows is an oasis. The small ones are napping, Flopsy is working on chemistry next to me, Pickles is doing math on the love seat, Ginger is working on Algebra at the dining table, and I am knitting a Christmas stocking commissioned for a … Continue reading Oasis
Some recent photos I haven’t yet shared.
I’m working with my glasses pushed up on my head. I need something like this. These are 8-0 knitting needles, 0.5 mm diameter. I need to use thinner thread. We’ll see.
This was really my first color-work project and it was lots of fun! I started it while we were on vacation but had to get additional supplies before I could finish it. See the listing on Cozy House Curios for more details.
By the time I finished the hat and sewed the buttons on the sweater (and with the rain outside) the natural light wasn’t enough to take decent photos. So these are just preview photos with artificial light. Better ones tomorrow.
Yesterday I had to run to Kroger for something that Walmart didn't have. On the way in I admired the lovely colors of the plants and pumpkins on display in conjunction with the deep blue sky. It finally felt a little like fall. On the way out I couldn't help lingering a bit and even … Continue reading Mums
[updated with photos of Mittens wearing it at end] Last December I knit a sweater and hat for Mittens. The hat was precious and still fits (being stretchy). At the time I put the sweater on her I realized I hadn't left any room for growth. Darn it. I put it away at the end … Continue reading Lengthening a hand-knit sweater