Knits etc

Mother’s Day Madness

As for most, Mother’s Day has taken on new meanings as I’ve gotten older.   As a child the focus was all on my own mom, making her day special. Making a hand written card, or breakfast in bed (why everyone thinks that is a good idea and a special treat I really can’t say)…… Continue reading Mother’s Day Madness

Furry and Feathered Friends

Small Successes

Happy Weekend everyone! This week was filled with success.  But not the completion of the T-Shell cardigan.  That’s quite alright.  There is no occasion specifically I was trying to finish it for so there really was no true deadline, but it would have been nice to have had it done before starting on the Mom’s…… Continue reading Small Successes

Knits etc

Two Fronts and a Frog

I knew as I was wrapping up the left side front of the T-Shell cardi that something wasn’t right about the cast-off neckline.  It was much too pointy.   I zoomed in on a previous picture so you can see what I mean.  That little tail at the corner of the center neckline. A few…… Continue reading Two Fronts and a Frog

Knits etc

T-Shells and Favourite Socks WIPs

While I was under the weather I really didn’t work much on either of my current WIP’s.  I’d had such a foggy head that I did not trust myself behind the needles.  But I have made progress on both the T-Shell Cardi and Emily’s Favourite Socks so thought I would share. To be honest, I…… Continue reading T-Shells and Favourite Socks WIPs

Utah Hiking Trails

Second Try Success

K and I were finally able to take our second hike of the year.  In years past we would have already accomplished several hikes by the end of April, but between being sick, M visiting for Spring Break and the cold, wet, rainy/snowy weather of the last few weeks we’ve only managed 1 hike before…… Continue reading Second Try Success

Health and Wellness

Oldie but Gooder?

Its amazing how head congestion can affect the ability to think, thus the gap in posts. This sinus infection had stubbornly refused to give up its hold up to the very end of my course of antibiotics . After a few days of improvement I had awoke to severe pressure from my brow all the…… Continue reading Oldie but Gooder?

Health and Wellness

April Showers bring… pollen, allergies and guck!

Lately, it is not my knits that have me all, ehem, unravelled.  Instead it is my allergies!  I’ve made mention of asthma a time or two since starting this blog and there are all sorts of triggers for it sometimes pollution and air quality, sometimes a change in barometric pressure with an upcoming storm, sometimes wind…… Continue reading April Showers bring… pollen, allergies and guck!

Knits etc

On Board the ‘Travel Knit’ Train

See the luggage and the row of chairs? K and I took M to the airport this morning for her return flight after spending her Spring Break with us.  As an unaccompanied minor she we accompanied her to her departure gate where, after waiting an hour for her to board, they cancelled her flight altogether.  It…… Continue reading On Board the ‘Travel Knit’ Train

Home and Garden · Knits etc

Project Progress

It’s not part of the plan to participate in a “WIP Wednesday”, but since I’ve been happily busy on several this week during my stay-cation from work it made sense to share some of the progress with you all. There are the projects on the needles of course, but also the ones in the yard…… Continue reading Project Progress

Furry and Feathered Friends

Speckled Eggs

We’ve been anticipating it for weeks and it finally happened.  The Button Quail have begun to lay!  We think there are 3 cocks and 2 hens, thought it could be 2 and 3 respectively.  So far we have only had 2 eggs in a day, but we are only a few days in.  I don’t…… Continue reading Speckled Eggs