2020

Post Holiday Happy


I hope everyone had as great a holiday as we did! In fact we had such a great time together that we stretched our Christmas over three days of fun, food, presents, games, grandkids, cousins, and the chaos that springs from six kids from 10 to 2 years old and seven adults who threw adulting aside for a couple of days.

CHRISTMAS REVEAL!

Giant Arm Knit Scarf/Throw

 

Trieste Hat

Trieste Hat and Mitts

 

Green Gable Socks

 

Leaf Face Cloths and Fancy Soaps

How was your holiday?

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. Buddha

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2020

Christmas Countdown


Ten days until Christmas and while I’m definitely in hurry up and get these projects finished mode, I’m not panicking. I am, however, hyperfocused and am determined to be finished by Christmas Eve. No photos as these projects are destined to be gifts, but here is a photo of the grandkids to ooooh and ahhhh over.

Susannah, Harper, Annabelle, Charlee and Emma

Shepherd

After a long dry knitting spell I think I’ve gotten my knitting mojo back and have finished several projects that were started pre-covid. I keep forgetting that one of the biggest reasons my knitting/pottery projects were in limbo was because I broke my arm in March. It’s impossible to knit with a casted arm!

My First Go at Arm Knitting

Trieste Hat

These two FOs aren’t gifts so I decided to go ahead and show them off. The arm knitting experiment was interesting and easy so I ordered 12 skeins of jumbo yarn to knit up into one of those ginormous squishy throws that keep showing up in my Pinterest feed. The Trieste hat is for me to wear when I walk Dixie. My ball cap just hasn’t cut it warmth-wise on our last couple of walks!

Details on these projects can be found here and here.

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. Epictetus

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First FO of December


OFF MY NEEDLES

First Christmas FO 2020

Trieste Hat and Mitts

No real details as this is a gift, but this pattern knitted up so easily and quickly it will definitely be in the gift rotation for a long time. Pattern details can be found here.

NEW HOUSE NEWS

Mr. iknead and I had our last meeting today with our builder to finalize our house plan and tie up the few loose ends. We’ll sign our contract the first of next week and by the first week in January, the slab will be poured and our new house adventure will have truly started. I’ve pinned and pinned and pinned on Pinterest and started project idea boards for each room. So what if I have champagne tastes on a beer budget—a girl can dream can’t she?? 🍾🥂🍺🍻

Everything you can imagine can be real. Pablo Picasso

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