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.
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.
Cole looks so peaceful sleeping.
We get a lot of birds around us. I am trying to learn what the different smaller birds are. I can recognize blue jays, robins, crows, chickadees and cardinals. A lot of times I will just call small grey birds finches. Some day I would like to get a bird feeder and a book to help myself learn what the different birds are. For now, I will rely on friends.
A few days ago I was able to get a couple of quick shots through a window of something I did not recall seeing around here. Turns out it is a starling. Well, I’m pretty sure they are starlings. If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.
We had a good view of something hanging out in the tree next to the building since the leaves are not full yet. Better camera means better photos, even through the bathroom window.
I am thinking it is a chickadee. Again, if anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.
Cole even got in the bird watching this time.
2013 was a year of firsts for me. It all started on New Years Day when I tried Brussels sprouts. Turns out of l love them! Other firsts include but not limited to (mostly knitting related): making an i-cord (so damn easy, why was I so afraid?), tried crocheting (did not go so well because of my hand problems), holding a fairly newborn (becoming an aunt count? I think so), using a round loom (love), trying shampoo bars (and loving them), trying a pumpkin spice latte (love).
Holding my niece for the first time was pretty nerve-racking. I never held a newborn.
I was pretty prolific in my knitting, twenty-one items. One of my favourites was owl bookmarks. I made one for Mr. Geek and one for me (brown for him, grey for me).
I also had fun making Cole a bow-tie.
I finally finished the alpaca scarf. I decided to make it an infinity scarf. Before washing it I was having trouble wearing it, afterwards, it’s fine. This makes me very happy. Yay an animal fiber I am not allergic to!
I’m starting to formulate plans for my knitting in 2014. It’s time I finally try knitting in the round and making Mr. Geek the scarf I said I’d start this year. I see a trip to a yarn shop in our future soon to pick out yarn.
Hope everyone had a lovely holiday, what ever one you might celebrate. Have a wonderful new year!
2013 really is a year of firsts for me. I’ve gone up a level in knitting again! Tonight I did the Russian Join. I found this video on Pinterest. Very clear and does not go too fast in showing how to do it.
The alpaca scarf is coming along. I just finished the first ball last night. Hence, the join.
I still need a name for it. Specs here.
Friend’s baby shower was this weekend. I had made some baby slippers. Two pair because they are having twins!
My niece wearing the bonnet.
How stinking cute is she? Seriously.
In other news, I made and actually ate a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! I love the flavours of pumpkin pie (see obsession with Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte) but never liked the texture. A Ravelry friend suggested I try a vegan pumpkin pie. I loved it! Harry and my in-laws liked it too. I’m wishing I had a slice now actually.
Mr. and Mrs. Geek on Thanksgiving Day.
Now we’re getting ready for the winter holidays.