Sunday, January 25, 2015


I'm taking a Craftsy class on sketching ... this is my first attempt at a still life. The instructor said a great tip for when you're not too sure of your work ... ask someone if they recognize the item, can they see what it is ... if yes, then its not half bad, LOL!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Penguin Appropriate Weather

I am working on this as a silly gift for a friend.  Its a penguin pillow ... today is snowing pretty good, seems very appropriate weather to be knitting on a penguin.

I'm thinking I might want to block these bottom pieces before seaming though ...

I debated blocking the separate pieces before beginning knitting in the round, but I didn't want to stop knitting for a day or two to do it.  If I continue up and finish the top, I can block the bottom and side seams while knitting on the other pieces (wings, feet, etc.).  I would like this to be done by 2/21 when we have plans to get together with this couple.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Felines Vol. 2 2015

Why ... oh why do all the cat toys end up in 
the room they are not allowed in?!?!?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Local, Fresh Maple Syrup!

So ... one of the Officers I work with taps some local trees and makes maple syrup ...  

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Snow Gulls

When I pulled into this parking lot, I was wondering what the weird lumps were in the snow ... 
Snow Gulls!

Click photo to embiggen.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Felines Vol. 1 2015

My husband got the cats a new scratching post for Christmas ...
they've annihilated it already ...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FO: Deep Blue Sea: Shark Mittens

These  mittens were fun and ... challenging.  The mittens themselves were super easy ... embroidering the teeth was a big pain in the butt and the french knot eyes took a little research and practicing.  These are a fun xmas gift for hubby ... so they HAD TO BE DONE by Christmas!

The mittens are worked, then the fins and mouths are separate and sewed on. 

Pattern: Deep Blue Sea: Shark Mittens
Start: 12/11/14
Finish: 12/23/14
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (Grey) and Cascade 220 (Red)
Needles: US 7 DPNs
Notions:  A tapestry needle and A LOT of patience ....