Gotcha Day

Four years ago today Cole came home with us. Today Mr. Geek and I went out for cupcakes (Breakfast of Champions?!) and let Cole have the place to himself.

Here is one of my favourite photos of  Nubbs (from 2013).

He still does not really cuddle or sit on our laps. He barely tolerates being picked up by me but does not seem to mind Mr. Geek doing it, sometimes.



Knitting Round Up

“Sarah, you have not posted about what you’ve knit lately. What are you working on?” Ah, that is true, I have not posted about knitting in a while.

Socks! I am only on the first one and am loving it. “But wait, you’re allergic to wool. What kind of yarn are you using?” A Ravelry friend had sent me some Cascade Fixation, which is cotton and elastic, last year or so. It’s so sprongy!  I am following Silver’s Sock Class tutorial. It is well written and has lots of pictures. On the two parts where I’ve gotten stuck a friend showed me in person and then it made more sense. I am ready to start the second part of the gusset.

After years of being in squaresville I am loving knitting in the round. Back in the autumn I had made my first fingerless gloves.

The pattern was fun and easy but the yarn…what a pain in the ass. The ends are all fraying and coming apart. I loved using size 13 needles! Felt great in decrypted hands.

I made a ton of chair booties for the kitchen chairs. Lots of good practice for in the round. Good stash down project, too.

I made Cole a toy as a Christmas gift but he found it weeks before so he got an early Christmas.

In trying to use up stash I made another coaster.

Still plugging away on Harry’s scarf. It is about nineteen inches long.

Looking back I have been busy.

Links about projects are to my stuff  on Ravelry.



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27. Nighttime

Cole loves lying under the Christmas tree, esp. at night. He doesn’t care about the presents or ornaments or generally anything else. Just likes being under the tree. If that’s all he wants to do, that’s fine by me.

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Holiday Cards

16. Holiday Cards¹

Cards are starting to trickle in. As of this posting we got three more, two being international, which is always exciting, for me anyway.

¹ The theme was originally favourite holiday song (that I had flipped with outdoor lights). I had no idea how to go about photographing any of my top three songs, “The Holly and The Ivy”, “Carol of the Bells”, and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” so I just did something completely different.