Friday, October 28, 2011

this moment

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yarn Along

Following Ginny's Weekly Yarn Along over at Small Things...

I'm still plugging away on my Cobblestone sweater.  The home stretch is almost insight though - just one more arm to go and then the join!  I always feel like it goes so fast once all the pieces are put together and just the yoke is left.  It seems the last of the weather in the high 70's are coming to a close and hopefully this sweater will be nice and cozy.  I'm a cozy kind of gal.

I just downloaded Austenland per my BFF's advice.  I don't often (really ever) post about audiobooks that I read.  It is mostly because they are embarrassingly romantic.  I need easy listening while I knit during the quiet nights and they fit the bill.  I'm excited to read Austenland.  I tried, unsuccessfully, to get it from the library a number of times but it isn't ever in and I have this 19 month who l o v e s books and screams with delight while I'm there.  Oh and pulls books off of the book shelves.  And yells "whoa" at every poster.  We muddle through it though.  I just have to tell myself that I'll get hours of peaceful little- boy(s)-reading bliss when I get home. 

I do need help though.  I'm spoiled with a very talented friend who is letting me knit some of her beautiful yarn for Stitches West.  BUT - What to knit!!  I just a can't decide.  Even though I can't start this until I finish my current knit and some mittens, and two hats...I do want to know  - now (so I can cheat and cast on). 

I get to use this beauty -

Will you help me?  Will you take a poll (over there <--- on sidebar)?  Which one do you like best?  Do you like something else?  Shoot me the link!

1.  Daybreak
2. Cladonia
3. Stripe Study Shawl
4. Green Line To Ashland
5. Terra
6. Whippoorwill
7.  Gabriella

Welcome back

Welcome back my friend.  I'm so glad to see you.  I plan on making you take lots of pictures of children and yarn.  How fun it is to be you.

Please don't break again.  For such a small expensive thing, you are very loved. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

This Moment

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Yarn Along

Following Ginny's weekly Yarn Along...

It has been a while since I've posted a Yarn Along (or posted at all for that matter).  It is amazing how much I don't take pictures now that my good camera is in the shop.  I hope it comes back soon!

Even though I've not posted, I've still knitted, a lot.  I don't think that will ever change.  Right now I'm knitting lots of Hexipuffs for the Beekeeper's quilt.  I'm up to 70 and one more on the way.  I enjoy knitting them.  I knit them everywhere...while I'm cooking, waiting in the car, watching my kids bathe and so on.  They are so portable!  Plus, the boys like to play with them too and have been a great manipulative for sorting and counting.  My youngest likes to throw them and take them out one at a time to say "UtOh" as it hit the ground.  Considering that is one of his three words he has, he practices it a lot. 

I also have a sweater on the needles for me.  Since my older boys are getting to the point where they'd prefer hats and mittens to sweaters, I might as well as knit them for someone who wants them - me.  Jared Flood's Cobblestone in SHELTER is an easy knit.  I'm modifiying it as I go along adding waist shaping and length.  I hope it turns out to be one of those sweaters that is worn all the time.  

The last three weeks have been so busy that I've not taken the time to really read much of anything.  I'm working on the activities section of Playful Learning and finishing up Organized Simplicity.  Both are great and are nice to pick up and read a bit here and there.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Late to the party

I'm a little late to the party. How is it already Friday?  I've been meaning to post a few pictures of our weekend.  I wish I would have gotten that done a bit earlier!

The past weekend we headed to my parents' house to see my brother (and parents and horses).  We don't get to see him often since he lives across the country.  It was a lovely weekend.  It was warm and sunny and so nice.

I think my boys are natural country boys.  They love being there with the dogs and horses and space.  They fished, rode, ran, mowed, kissed a fish, found water gritters, fed horses, and snuggled up.  It was great.
Tadpoles and frogs.  There very cool Nana had them looking for organisms under a microscope. 
One happy dog. 

There is something about tucking in horses for bed that makes little people feel pretty big.
Trotting for the first time. We had to stop him giggling.  Rene is trained so much that he was getting confused on if he should keep going. 
Yes I know.  He should be wearing jeans and boots.  His mother forgot those things with the weather so warm.  Mason, as always, made it work. 
Baby boys first real ride.  Insert tractor noises here and lots of giggles. 

--On another note- my good camera is broken.  I had to send it off the Nikon. I hope to make myself use the point and shoot so I can be a bit motivated to blog.  I just pray it is back before the holidays.

Friday, October 7, 2011

This moment

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Broken camera

My favorite toy is broken. Golly I love my camera.  Based on what I've read in my manual, I think it is the shutter release.  It has kept me from posting here all week.   

So have my kids.

My house.  My house is in organization mode.  Since my family uses every square inch of it, order is very necessary.  I really like this new blog I stumbled upon.  I'm a fan of "real life" organized homes. 

And (although you are not supposed to start a sentence with an "and") my dog.  My dog I found having a very violent seizure on the carpet (of all places).  His head was thumping so hard I could hear him from across the house.  Poor thing.  It wasn't like how my sweet Dani (rest her sweet soul) had.  This was a bit more scarry.  He was whacko when he finished. 

I've managed to capture of few happenings with my ever ready phone.  It has been such a nice week.  We've been busy playing outside, adventuring for leaves (made lots of beeswax dipped leaves) and enjoying this October summer. 

Logan likes to wear masks.