16 February 2013

belly shots

We took some photos of my sister's belly today - she's thirty-seven and a half weeks along. Beautiful and graceful. So wonderful with her little daughter. The women of our family - Mom, Ash, Jenny and I (wish you were here Traci) spent all day in the kitchen at the farm. Between snapping photos, drinking tea and dying yarn we had a busy day. Little Hannah orbited between us chasing the kitty, demanding attention, charming us with her smile and finally being carried off for nap time (which wasn't her favorite event of the day) - I don't know how we ever functioned without her.

Here's what came out of the dye pot today: Mermaids in the Basement. The inspiration for this colorway comes from one of my favorite snippets of an Emily Dickinson poem.

I started Early - Took my Dog -
And visited the Sea -
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me 

Ashley's calling this colorway Forever in Blue Jeans - yup let's all channel some Neil Diamond. I can imagine knitting a pair of socks out of this yarn and then dancing in them to their namesake song. We plan on having these two colorways, plus a few more uploaded to our shop by the end of the weekend.

While we had our backs turned Hannah did some color-work herself. She really likes to stick things in people's shoes.

We made a leg of lamb in the crockpot and had grandma and grandpa over for dinner. All in all a wonderful day. Tomorrow will be busy a professional shearer (I think that's a real word) is coming over to shear our thirty sheep. We'll be up to our armpits in soft soft wool.

I'll be sure to share some photos. Hope you're all having a good weekend.


  1. Thanks for creating beautiful memories with me...what a special weekend.

  2. You are lovely. It was a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. At first I thought it was a little odd that my sister would want some pictures of her belly, but after we started and as we saw how the photos were coming out I realized we would never forget that day.

  4. I am envious from the top down. Miss you all.

    1. We miss you too. Next time you're home we'll bake and take pictures and arrange for you to find some crayons crammed in your shoes!

  5. I can only imagine! I bet it was a delightful weekend! I love those belly shots!


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