1/14/2015

foxes & books

 I've said it before and I will say it again, knitting for the little people is so much fun. 
I can just imagine some chubby little cheeks in these sweet bonnets I just finished. 
I had never knit a bonnet before.
Started another one for one of my nieces. I supposed you could say I have a bee in bonnet because I am not done knitting them. Great for using bits of left over yarn in my stash. Which is one of my goals for this year….
My project pages are here, here and here.
The foxes are for me. I love them! I love foxes. Can't get enough of that little woodland creature!
My stranded knitting still needs work. I suppose though the practice will make perfect. The hat fits perfect. I want to make another, maybe for my nephews.
In between knitting project I'm reading a few books.
I came across this interesting article for you Agatha Christie fans that you might enjoy. 
After reading it I got inspired to read one of her books, 
I borrrowed 4:50 from Paddington, since I've never read that one before.
It's no secret around here that I love the Miss Marple mysteries.. 
The second book is Raven Black. Another mystery, surprise surprise!  I really hope the tv series will come over this way some time soon…. 
In the meantime Hinterland is amazing if you haven't already seen it.
The third book is A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Dystopian society, made me think of Orwell's 1984… an interesting read that's all I have to say.
For those of you who were addicted to Serial like I was, you might like this . FUNNY!
I only follow a couple of knitting podcasts. Its seems like they are popping up everywhere...
I thought I would share some of my favorite non-knitting podcasts you might like that I quite enjoy.
The Allusionist.
As it Happens.
No such thing as fish.
BBC radio 4 Bookclub
Backstory
GPS


I'll leave you all with an Agatha Christie quote,

“Sitting here with one's knitting, one just sees the facts."

how true…






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1/05/2015

new year new projects

Happy New Year to you all!
We rang in the new year very quietly.. in fact I didn't even stay up for it. 
In the morning we were up bright, really early and we decided to go for a little drive to the beach with the dogs.
The dogs love the beach so do we. We don't go often enough…
It was beautiful and the sun was shining but the wind was cool and crisp. I collected shells, he collected skipping stones. The dogs ran and played in the sand. We talked, laughed and reminisced about all the good times. 
 We had a wonderful year and the best part was being able to spend christmas with my family. It was so amazing. The drive to Canada was long and the time with my family was too short. We drove through sunshine, snow, freezing rain and clear skies.. There is nothing like driving through Oregon. Its my favorite. I wish we had more time. 
There are a few big trips in the works for this year like a road trip back to Texas to see the mister's family. Another camping trip to Utah and possibly another trip to Canada… so far 2015 looks good!