Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

October with a bit of September Thrown In

For as busy as we have been lately, I am sitting here trying to come up with what we have actually been up to....

The boys have been keeping up with their baseball and little miss and I have been staying steady with our soccer practices and games.

There has been knitting and dyeing and weaving going on.  A few patterns have been added to my Ravelry pattern page and I have more in the works (that have sat languishing for quite some time now...).  The weather was starting to get cooler and I wanted to use some of the Au Naturel yarn and some of the Outlander skeins so I paired them with my armwarmer obsession.

This is the Sassenach Armwarmer Pattern using some of the dark brown Au Naturel in worsted weight.

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Then I used a skein of Superwash Merino Aran in the Misty Hills colorway (Outlander Series) to create the Elder Mitts.

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After that, I decided to knit up another pair of Sassenach Armwarmers using my Superwash Merino Worsted in the Standing Stones colorway from the Outlander Series.

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These past few weeks have been absolutely insane (I started working FT hours at the school while our Office Manager is out on leave so I am basically Nurse and Office Manager all day M-F) so the productivity has been rather slow but in odd moments I managed to finally finish a pair of socks that I started last Spring. They weren't for anyone in particular when I started so they were going to end up in my sock drawer but as it turns out, one of my cousins has the same size feet as I do and she could definitely use a pair of handknit socks while she recovers from a recent accident so they are hers now :) Balance sock yarn, Gryffin Colorway from the Fantastical Creatures Part 1 Club.

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In the beginning of October, little miss and I headed to the Farm Crawl.  Normally we go as a family but the boys had an all-day baseball camp to go to so the ladies ventured out on our own :)  We got there early but it was crazy with so many people (it was a really nice day out so there were more people out and about than in previous years).  We hit the pumpkin patch first and that was the only place I took any pictures - just too many people in the other places.

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It was a nice little outing; we grabbed apples, apple butter, root beer, cinnamon rolls, and lots of pumpkins in varying sizes.

Last weekend, the hubby invited some boys that he coaches year-round down to the in-law's lake house. The weather cooperated for the most part and the kids got some fishing in, played ball, went for walks, wrestled around, climbed trees... There was a fire with smores and sky lanterns... We met many new insect/caterpillar friends (which were all let go), and enjoyed the changing seasons.

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 I can't quite explain this one.

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There was a really nice sunset.


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Sunday was cooler and a bit misty but we went outside anyway. 

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Believe it or not, there are actually more pictures on my Flickr page... It has been more than a month since my last post... I will be posting again shortly though because I will have more colorways to show - Fantastical Creatures Part 2 :D No idea what this weekend will hold other than a soccer game and a ball practice but hopefully, I will be able to get some things caught up at home! Wish me luck :)

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Go Wildcats!

Little miss had her first game of the Fall 2014 Season this morning.  She did pretty good and I am very proud of her, though to be fair, the entire team has lots of room for improvement over the course of the Season :)  This was their very first U10 game with the larger field and actual positions (including a goalie) so it's going to be a learning experience!

Here are a few shots of her in action.

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I was going to post these tomorrow since the weather is beautiful outside but I tweaked my neck something fierce right before her game and I get lovely shooting pains whenever I try to move it.  Good times.  So, stationary head = computer stuff I suppose :)  I might try to sit outside and knit in a little bit though.
 
I have gotten a bit done today though on the computer - I put up the next round of Outlander colorways in my Etsy shop and will finish charting yet another new pattern (I think I have 3 in progress at the moment with another however many patiently waiting...) when I'm done here.
 
Here are the 12 Outlander Colorways all nestled together.
 
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I also got word the other day that our Bakery Bear blanket squares made it safely to the UK! I decided to knit one myself and knit one using my Au Natural in the Suffolk/Alpaca Blend from last year's batch.
 
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Have a great weekend!