Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Sweater for Soren and Kraft Paper Boxes

I finally used the pumpkin yarn that I bought this fall.  Was going to make a different baby sweater, but it wasn't looking the way I wanted it to, so I went back to this pattern.  It had just the simple elegance that I wanted, for such a bold color. 

I added my usual booties, and the norweigan cap.  I'm loving these modern color combinations, a favorite these days being gray and yellow.  In fact, I have a shawl I hope to finish this year in those colors. 

This little sweater is for a sweet boy named Soren.  Love that name!

I made macarons for my family this year, but didn't get much more done.  I had fun wrapping them though!!  I have a serious thing for Kraft Brown paper anything. 

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Hand-Knit Christmas

We live in a real treehouse, almost. 

Has something to do, I think with the fact that when you drive up to our home, you see the deck first, surrounded by large cedars. 

We decided to go with the woodland theme, and knit ourselves some well, some MUSHROOMS!

I followed this very easy, no-sew pattern for Knitted 'Shrooms  on this blog.  For the red ones we glued on some white felt dots. 

This was inspired of course, by the many mushrooms that we are finding near our home, and are fascinated by.  (Though not ready to eat anytime soon, if you were worried.)

We put together a small tree of our favorite hand-knit ornaments.  We stuffed in some of our hand-knit gnomes.  And I knitted a star ornament for the top of the tree, from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac

We have always had affection for gnomes, fairies, and woods, so we created a display area in the front entry for such. 

Merry Christmas from the Treehouse!! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Today we woke up to marvelous snow. I have awaited this day since we first got the news that the house would be ours. School was delayed, and the kids and I went out to discover the magic of woods and field in white.


Pond starting to get icy

Throwing Snowballs into the pond


As I sit here blogging I am watching snow falling on the cedars out the window. 

View from the deck

Time for a fire and some knitting needles.