From Wisconsin, we drove 10 hours to Peru, Indiana, just north of Kokomo to visit DS1 and DDIL1.
DS1 and DDIL1 had her grandkids to visit, so it was a full house, with four adults, three kids and four dogs. The kids have grown up a lot since we saw them last. We visited the library in Peru to get…Continue
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope 2014 will be a good one. I lost my father last year and my husband was quite poorly for a while, so I am glad to say goodbye to 2013.
I shall knit a cowl in a KAL Group on Ravelry. I am just waiting for the wool to arrive. A new baby is expected in February. Not in the family, but a friend. …Continue
Added by Hazel Donner on January 1, 2014 at 1:16am — No Comments
We had a great Christmas visit in Wisconsin.
It was a white Christmas, and when it wasn't too cold, we had some play time.
The presents were lovely. For example, here's my Fabric Haul, part one. (More coming during a shopping trip to Kokomo/Indianapolis.)…Continue
After a lovely Christmas with number one son, I am back home and deciding what colour to choose for my cowl that I will start in the New Year. I didn't get any wool for Christmas and no gift cards either. I didn't expect any, so wasn't disappointed.
I started knitting myself a cardigan two days before Christmas with wool from my stash…Continue
Added by Hazel Donner on December 28, 2013 at 12:42am — No Comments
Happy Holidays Everybody!
I know...i know it's been a while since my last post but these past couple of weeks has been crazy/hectic/sense-of-contentment/exciting. Remember in my last post I was speed knitting 7 hats? For some reason that turns into 13 (and counting). Now all of the guys from my studio at school are really warm as we have been experiencing some nasty weather here in New York. I am not gonna post all of the…
Added by Matthew Lau on December 27, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments
Wishing you all peace on Earth...
...and the best of holiday joys with family and friends, good food and music!
19th December and I am almost ready for the big day.
Christmas tree is now in place and all decorated with lights and baubles. It is not as big as we used to have with only hubby and me to look at it, we have kept it smaller. It has a lovely shape and looks nice.…Continue
Added by Hazel Donner on December 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Soren's Green Pastures cardigan is progressing nicely. It should be ready for Christmas or shortly after.
It doesn't look too different from the same stage of Daphne's, although it's a size smaller. …Continue
As Christmas looms nearer I have managed to collect a Christmas Tree and it is outside waiting to come in and be decorated. Good job I got one now because the shops are beginning to sell out.
I am busy knitting away; a Cardigan for Catherine. I want it long to her skirt length so she can feel all cosy in it and maybe use is a coat. A…Continue
Added by Hazel Donner on December 10, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
It's been a hard week in the mountains of Utah. The weather was part of it.
That was taken Wednesday. We had several more inches over the weekend. I had to turn off the alerts on my weather app, because it kept waking me up at night and annoying me during the daytime. (As if I couldn't just…Continue
What a week! Soren and his entourage came for Thanksgiving, since we won't be able to be together for Christmas this year.
I spent most of the week cooking and cleaning. The kids arrived Wednesday night, and we had Thanksgiving dinner early in the evening on Thanksgiving. The dinner…Continue
I know it's been a while since my last post. But i have been super busy with schools as the semester is about to finish.
That being said, this Thanksgiving weekend is perfect for some relaxing time and knitting.
My Oh-so-expanding-Christmas-knitting list is getting lonnnnnnnnnger. I promised to all of the guys at the percussion studio for some hats. As the matter of fact over this weekend, I finished two hats already and i am dying to post the pictures here but i want…Continue
It was a busy week, as usual, The little rug from my weaving class came off the loom. It's almost finished. I still need to decide the treatment for the fringe. Here's the front.
The back is the same as the front, except that the colors are reversed, and the clasps show up. You might remember from last week…Continue
Last weekend was the rug weaving class with Jason Collingwood, "Four-end Blockweaves."
We met at the Officer's Club at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City. The class was sponsored by the Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild.Continue
As with many of us bloggers, I always have good intentions… seriously good intentions… I plan on blogging once a week, and always to have something new to show, since I knit, spin, weave and dye my own yarn and fibers, there is always something to talk about… after all, I belong to both a knitting group (Needles and Hooks) AND the Appalachian Ohio Fiber Guild.
My spring started out a bit bad… had to have foot surgery, and was laid up several weeks recuperating from…Continue
These two weeks had been cramped with back-to-back concerts + rehearsals; plus having to finish a 20-page paper in 3 days, in knitters term : MAJOR de-stressing knitting time. So what have I accomplished? Finished the sleeves of my Icelandic sweater, woven in all of the ends and block it. (Blocking means washing and just let it dry).…Continue
Added by Julie Prerost on November 11, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments
The first Waffle Scarf is coming along. I warped the loom for three, if things work out.
Of course, if I run out of weft (not likely) I can switch to a different yarn, but there should be enough warp for three. It's a waffle pattern normally used for dish towels. I found it on…Continue
On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!
This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.
We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on…Continue