Monday, January 2, 2017

Some 'Knittering' In The New Year...

Ha, I finished this Pointed Firs  Shawl yesterday and am wearing it already. (it is just around freezing over here, with some snowy remains from New Year's Eve) 

I wanted do some 'stash-busting' and decided my limited amount of DK yarn would fit the bill. (Madeline Tosh yarn) It was an easy knit and very comfortable for working on during the busy days of December...

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

With Love...

A few weeks ago I posted this unedited picture on Instagram. One of my wonderful followers mentioned that I looked so healthy. I thought that that was the loveliest thing someone has ever told me!

After having lost so many wonderful people, especially a close friend of mine,  this year, this is what I wish for you all: a Healthy 2017!   (and beyond...)

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Christmas Miracle Of Sorts...

Cast on was at the end of September, cast off was yesterday. Yay!!! This was the first time I made a sweater for someone else and the pressure was certainly there. So glad with the outcome though.  {smile}

Yarn is Brooklyn Tweed's Shelter (worsted) in the color Barn Owl. Blocking this yarn was a miracle in itself, the sweater came out so soft with a lovely drape. (it was rather stiff to work with...)

The sweater was designed by Ann Budd. It was knit bottom-up with both armhole and neckline shaping. Short rows in pattern on the sleeves, which was 'tres tricky'. All new techniques for me. I prefer the top-down method with more control over the whole thing, but I love how sleeve shaping worked out. (no raglan shaping!)

Mr. G. is wearing it as I write this!

Hope you're all having a wonderful time with your family and/ or friends...

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Let It Snow...

At 5:20 am all the phones in our house started ringing; Snow Day!!!

Last night we actually had some snow coming down. Not so much here at home, but definitely more in Seattle and surroundings. Since our area is very hilly and there are a lot of student-drivers, several school districts decided to close down for the day. We don't mind at all!  {smile}

The above pictures are from this morning in already melting conditions, but the one below is from last night.

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lord Frost...

17 F / -8 C this morning: so crisp and frosty out. I love it!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Little Frosty This Morning...

25 Degrees F / -4C this morning. Just enough to reveal a little bit of frost...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Snowy Mountains...


Click on the pictures to enlarge them...

Yesterday,  at 8:30am, I received a text from a friend: would you like to join us for an impromptu trip to Cle Elum, WA, i.e. the other side of the mountains?! Yes of course... {smile}

The first snow of the season had just fallen and oh boy, it was breathtaking...

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PS: Just about all of these pictures were taken from a fast moving car...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


I was going to tell you about our fun road trip to Vancouver B.C., Canada, this past weekend, tell you about the Dutch pancakes and 'kroketten' eaten by me (not at the same time of course) and all the other Dutch goodies that we purchased in Lynden, WA. I was going to tell you about the lovely hotel we stayed in, the pleasant strolling around Vancouver's downtown and about the actual reason of our visit, the renewal of my Dutch passport, but today all that seems so inconsequential. 

  1. 1.
    sore; throbbing with pain.
    "the cool air was a relief to my aching head"
  2. 2.
    feeling intense or wistful sadness; sorrowful.
    "an aching feeling of nostalgia"

Today, I ache all over... 

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Elegant Rose


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