Friday, December 18, 2015


I MUST have this book.

Loop's 10

Has anyone seen it for sale in the US yet?


Lady who can't live without silly little things like this book.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Change is good.

These words rarely ever come out of my mouth.
Change is my LEAST favorite thing. Good or bad, change scares me.

After several years of eating the same things, getting into routines of eating crappy food and always in a hurry, I decided I need to change. I'm not the one who does all the cooking in our house. This will not be an easy task.

Breakfast seemed like a good place to start.

My son has been on a lifting program with a buddy, and asked for a smoothie type blender for protein shakes. So I ordered a Ninja.

I've been drinking green smoothies for breakfast for nine days now and the difference is already measurable; in my energy level, weight and pants size.

Next on my list is to get my husband involved. I can't do this alone, and he needs to do it as bad as I do.

On to knitting stuff!

I finished these super fun socks.

This yarn was a dream to work with and the colors are so vibrant and saturated.

This Araucania yarn has been in my stash for several years. My daughter did a geography report on Chile and my Mom purchased this yarn for her to display with her tri-fold board.

This Campside pattern has been in my queue for months and I was dying to get this started.

It's 100% Alpaca and very, very itchy on my skin.

Some of my favorite stitch markers from my knitting buddy.

Sadly I frogged this project last night. The yarn has too much light/dark contrast resulting in the stitch pattern getting lost. I will definitely try it again with a semi-solid/tonal yarn.

I have seven skeins of this yarn (770yds.) and need to make something that will not touch my neck. I will need to make mittens with it or chose a different shawl pattern to gift or sell.

This skein of self striping yarn that I dyed a couple weeks ago has been calling me from the bookshelf across the room. Shouting to me, really.

I wasn't a fan of the fawn color at first, but its growing on me.

Even looks a little Holiday-ish! (And Oooooh, glitter polish!)

Looking forward to seeing everyone's projects this week!

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along and Nicole's KCCO today.



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Not much action

I've dyed more than I've knitted since my last post.

I've finished the first of these yummy socks. Yep, pasty white Minnesota-grown legs, and Hey! nice bunion!

Our tree is finally up! It is a big one, lots of work to get assembled and decorated, but it puts me in the spirit every year. Its very sparkly & twinkly in the evenings.

I dyed some yarn this past weekend, all for myself. A couple skeins of self-striping, one tonal/variegated, and two sock blanks.

So lots & lots of skeins to play with in the coming weeks. YAY!

Looking for ward to seeing everyone's posts of Holiday progress today!

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along and Nicole's KCCO.