22 February 2017
It's been a colorful week around here. I snapped those pictures of the sunset last night. The prettiest one we've had in a while.
I'm working on a new project called Inspira Cowl. It's a free download on Ravelry. I'm using an assortment of Lion Brand Amazing yarn. It shifts colors like Noro yarn, but it doesn't cost as much. I got each skein for around four dollars with a coupon at JoAnn Fabric. It's fun to start an inexpensive project and get good results. If you're on Ravelry there are a ton of projects using this yarn, so it's got a good track record. I made mittens with it last winter. They've gotten a bit knobby, but I still like them.
If I have extra yarn I'm going to make a hat for my son based on this same pattern. I think the hat pattern actually came before the cowl pattern.
Have a good rest of the week.
15 February 2017
The weekend before Valentine's Day. My husband had to work so the little guy and I stayed home and played with our blocks - his were plastic, mine were cotton. :) :)
We made some valentines too!
I read a good book on Saturday: "The Girl Before" by J.P. Delaney.
Hope your Valentine's day was sweet.
P.S. Linking up with Nicole at Frontier Dreams!
08 February 2017
We went out to the lake on Sunday to watch my husband and his buddies slip around on the ice playing boot hockey. Logan liked being pulled around on the sled and holding a hockey stick.
He's been really keen on putting his boots on in the house and tromping around. He can finally keep his balance and thinks he's a big boy.
Not sure if we're going to have a hockey kid here, but it sure is fun watching him grow up!
P.S. those are the sweet little hand spun mittens I knit him this fall.
05 February 2017
Last weekend I went up north for a quilting weekend with my sister. My mom watched our kids so that we could spend the day together with no interruptions - just a hot iron, beautiful fabric and some taco chips.
I'm working on a quilt that will be a gift for my sister-in-laws wedding this September. It's made from Anna Maria Horner's fabric - my first time working with her designs. I ordered the entire quilt kit from Craftsy - it's called Mod Corsage.