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dreaming of summer

  • Posted on March 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm

while looking for crochet hooks at michaels’ today i spied these cute metal chairs in the spring decor section. since they were buy one get one free i figured we should snag a couple. with the sale they were only $9 each, quite a bargain, since they are pretty much a perfect size for my minifees and i think, my littlefees, though i haven’t shown the chairs to the ltf’s yet.
dreaming of summer
there is still snow on the ground, but they have meg dreaming of summer!

crocheted amigurumi bear

  • Posted on March 9, 2019 at 9:00 am

once again this year i decided to try crocheting a teddy bear for my girls using lace weight thread. i started with a bunch of patterns, used bits and pieces from each and did a lot of improvising
amigurumi bear felted
For a yarn that normally felts if you look at it wrong, this was surprisingly hard to felt. I tried several sessions of wetting then tumbling inn hottest dryer with lots of balls/towels to agitate, then spent 1/2hour+ wetting and rubbing till my thumbs were raw just to achieve a slightly fuzzy look. Moral of the story to keep mal lace from felting badly, crochet with a small hook!
amigurumi bear felted
he also came out a lot bigger than i had planned. i was hoping for a 3 inch bear when i started, but quickly realized he was going to be at least twice that size. i like him anyway, but he’s def too big for my girls to play with

march 7 temperature tracker

  • Posted on March 8, 2019 at 3:37 pm

and another row done
march 7

feb 28

  • Posted on March 1, 2019 at 5:35 pm

not the end of a row, but here are the first two months done
feb 28

feb 24

  • Posted on February 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

another row done, i’m running out of interesting things to say about this project..
feb 24

monumental

  • Posted on February 22, 2019 at 11:07 pm

i needed to take pictures of a monument in my hometown for the esk yarnathon but i don’t live in a town, and i didn’t want to post where i actually live, so i am starting a series of pictures within driving distance instead.

in all these pictures meg is wearing a hat made from esk yarn last year, a cowl made this year and a jacket made from one of my first orders made back in 2010…

here are the first three…
milk river
milk river ab
commemorates the fact that many dinosaur fossils were found in this area, digs are still going on

vulcan
vulcan ab no explanation needed i trust? this is my dh’s home town!

stage coach robbery
this is a stagecoach marking the site of the only stagecoach robbery in alberta history

feb 14

  • Posted on February 15, 2019 at 10:56 am

the rows are getting longer and now take over a week
feb 14

meg’s new cowl

  • Posted on February 14, 2019 at 2:38 pm

i made a new cowl for meg and i love how this one came out. it was kind of a pain to knit, linen stitch on 1.5mm needles (i was using the wrong length for most of it too) but in the end it was worth it. i like this one so much i want to order more yarn and size it up for me!
megs linen stitch cowl

i’m not sure she was super impressed with me for not clearing the snow off the stump before i had her sit down though
sitting on a snowy stump

feb 5

  • Posted on February 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm

feb 5
got to use some of my colder temps this row

temperature blanket day 28

  • Posted on January 28, 2019 at 8:46 am

after a surprising number of above zero temps at the beginning of the month, i am now seeing more cold temps and this week stayed in the blues, dipping into the purples overnight
day 28