Monthly Archives: January 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

A week or so before Christmas, as I was working on some time sensitive projects this old computer of mine shut down and refused to power back up for me. While initially frustrated, I took it as a blessing and decided to focus entirely on our family and the holidays–distraction free! It does feel good to be back.

The Sunday before Christmas a cough started sneaking into our house. It was five days before Christmas though, no big deal, we had plenty of time to heal before the big day.  I was sadly mistaken. Never have we had such a long lasting illness. Christmas eve was filled with the pukies and Christmas day was spent in urgent care. Russ took Lucy in where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. We decided to try to make the most of it, and do everything that we could to make the day special. It was special. June, took off her diaper, as she does so frequently these days, pooped on the floor, picked it up, and carried it in the kitchen to show us. She was also  munching on something, but I am going with the idea that she found some floor bread right before she picked up her own feces to share with us. We streamed Netflix the entire day and order a pizza. It was truly a Christmas to remember.

June’s hat is called Silkefin. I knitted it up for June while I was pregnant. It was a slow project, but I am so pleased with how it turned out. Maybe because with the fingering weight yarn it really took some time, compared to the worsting weight that I usually work with, but this is the first piece I have made that truly feels like it could be an heirloom someday.

silkefin knitted baby cap

stringing cranberries

christmas tree

homade pasta

silkefin knitted baby bonnet

birthday cake