October 11, 2013

Sorry I’ve been away from here for so long. I’ve written so many posts in my head, they just never make it to the computer. We’re keeping busy.  Same old, same old.  My little goose is at such a fun age.  Sometimes, challenging, but mostly a joy.  joshua and friends
He’s figured out how to take pictures.  And he takes a lot.  I have about 13 of this breakfast.  Pretty artistic for a little guy who has no concept of photo composition.
joshua's self portrait of breakfast
In my free time, I’ve actually been doing quite a bit of crafting, knitting mostly. I’ve got so many projects that I want to do, and of course I keep adding to the list. It got to the point where I made a physical list of my top priority projects. It’s been helping me focus.
my knitting to do list
I’ve been knitting pumpkins out the wazoo.  I started at the beach, when we went East for vacation.  I’m leading a KAL at work so I wanted to practice before the workshop.  Now I’m creating a pumpkin patch in front of my tv.  I do like pumpkins as decorations since they work through Thanksgiving.  I have an idea for a table runner for my pumpkins to sit in.  See, how the list just keeps growing?!
pumpkins for felting
Those pumpkins got felted and shrunk down.  They still need some finishing touches which I will do at our workshop on Wednesday and then I am done with pumpkins.  It’s been fun but the last one was just tedious.  It was also my 10th.  Yup, done with pumpkins.
herringbone cowl
One project that I finished up that was super fun was a cowl/infinity scarf for my cousin.  She is very stylish and wears a lot of scarves so I made her a neutral scarf for winter.  This is out of Misti Alpaca and super warm.  The pattern makes a really dense fabric.  Good thing she lives in Wisconsin.  I think it turned out well.  My only concern is that it seemed a little sheddy, but I’m hoping that the bath I gave it helped.  It was well received!
cloudy day
And my most recent finished project is this cute little beret.  It was a fast knit (less than a week).  The yarn was Elfin Tweed by Knit One Crochet Too and I love, LOVE this yarn.  I’m very happy with my beret.  I think I’m going to wear it to work tomorrow.

Well, it’s 10pm so I’m going to say goodnight and knit a few row of my next project.  Gotta get through the list!

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A few tidbits about me: I met my husband in college, flirting over tuba letters in the Penn Band. Our dog, CJ, and our cat, Sabrina, round out our family. I'm a sewist, knitter and needlepointer, and an occasional scrapbooker. I love organizing, reading, making jewelry, and hiking. A Chicago girl at heart, I am an avid follower the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.

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