Saturday, December 10, 2005

lori higgins fest!

finished another curly scarf! i really want to knit something for myself but, i must wait... patience, patience. i found voice of choice for december has my favorite artist from maui- lori higgins! she pours herself into the aloha of painting island life. i just love her!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

trip to mt. baker

took a spin up to mt. baker today. the sun was out and most of the snow down here had melted. so, going up the road for 45 min. we found ourselves in a winter wonderland. it was invigorating to inhale the crisp, cold air from the warm, cozy car. i had to take some shots of the drive. we stopped at milano's a great little place that has the best italian food. everything is handmade right on the premises. as we enjoyed our pasta we could see the whispy mists of clouds dematerialize and reappear as they crossed the base of the mountain. it was a wonderful drive; just loved it.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

love this time of year

it's so great to have a craft that can be utilized in all kinds of way. my family has been good about not giving me grief about my "granny hobby." they usually smile when they see me bring my knitting bag to events to fill in the time in-between this and that. it's been slow going on projects for the family; mainly, deciding what to make and for whom. as i get inspired i immediately get started and commit so i won't change my mind. finished one of the many initial washcloths to go along with the kanji soap. it was fun to mix and match the batches of soap. i used honey and goat's milk. decided to add a few more flowers to my granddaughter's poncho- her american girl doll will also have a poncho as she will be getting one from santa. so they will match. am on my second curly scarf and i hope i have time to make a kimono style sweater for my isabelle. soon will be putting up more greenery to counter all the lights my bf has put up. the blinking of red and blue soften the living room at night. it has snowed on & off so the light falling snow has created a softness all around.