Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Currently on the Needles

Well well, I am on my THIRD fair isle hat out of the three I am currently knitting.  The red one is finished and only needs a soaking and blocking spa day.  The blue one is the last one and I am making great strides since I took the above photo while the daylight was out and about.

My reading is a little slow.  While I'm enjoying this book, I keep falling asleep at night.  So I should read during the day but the knitting is taking precedent to meet my goals.  I hope after this weekend I'll have more time to read.

Oh and I'm still reading Alexander Hamilton and love my history lessons when I do set aside 30 minutes a day.

Did you see my finished trees?

What are you knitting and reading this week?

joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Through the Trees

I am happy to share with you one of my super secret knitting projects.  These little trees were a ton of fun to make and I might have made 33 of them...yep.  I was in a tree knitting frenzy!

My husband and I have an odd habit of saving the used corks of wine bottles for no reason at all.  Then every now and then I throw them out.  Over the summer I decided to amass as many as possible.  I remember seeing this pattern and knew that I'd like to use the corks.

I decided to use worsted weight wool and loved how they look chunky!!  So adorable in person.

Ravelry notes are here

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Weekends are for memory making, 
relaxing and enjoying quiet moments of our days.  
If you would like, please share your weekend moments 
in the comment section with a link to your blog.

We've been doing lots of Christmas shopping over the weekend.  I'm slowly making progress and hope to be done by next weekend (a personal goal).  That gives me a few weeks to leisurely wrap presents and not be in the crowds of last minute shoppers.

After last weekend being busy with traveling and seeing family, I enjoyed the slow pace of this weekend.  We dawdled about, taking our time yesterday.  We continue to attend Saturday night Mass and I continue to miss my Sunday pew neighbors.

I'm still digesting that we are in the second week of Advent...!

Earlier today, we attended a banquet and got all dressed up.  I'm back into my jeans and cardigan wearing outfits and I must say, I'm quite comfy.

The tea is waiting for me, I am gonna watch some shows on Netflix and hopefully finish knitting a hat.  One more left to knit!  yay!

How was your weekend?