Friday, February 26, 2010

This Moment

Inspired by Amanda at Soule Mama, this is a moment I'd like to keep and remember.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wintry Afternoons

Not much crafting going on here these days. I seem to have an aversion to sharp objects (like knitting needles, scissors, and needle and thread) while carrying a certain boy around, which I am doing a wonderful lot of.

Instead I have been reading some lovely books, trying to stay on top of laundry and housework, watching olympics and the odd movie, and dreaming of spring.

This afternoon during Callum's nap, we have Harry Potter's Chamber of Secrets in the dvd player and I'm loving the herbology nurseries. Wonder what it would take to build one of those in the backyard. Sigh. I'm missing the garden.

The funny thing is that I love winter. That's why we got married outside last week. But with a tiny one to keep warm, it's difficult to get outside much, without lots of extra planning and tons of trepidation about his body temperature.

So here we sit, staving off cabin fever, bundled up in warm woolens, daydreaming of blossoms and fresh veggies.

Hope you're all keeping warm, M

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Snowy Elopement

This was the scene in snowy Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan yesterday.

Two star-crossed lovers and an officiant.

Then a kiss to seal the deal.

And a few smiling friends and family to witness it all.

Monday, February 08, 2010

David's Christmas Socks

Before I start this post, let me tell you that I love David very very much.

This is an important point to understand when I show you this next picture - David's Christmas Socks. Aren't they yummy?

But they are size 15. Yep, size fif-teen. The only pair of socks on which I have used all the sock yarn from two balls. And they are still only just above his ankles.

Which is why I frequently had to remind myself how much I love David while I was knitting them. :)

They are knit from a lovely grey tweed sock yarn from Knit Picks. Every time we wash them, they get softer and flufflier and more lovely.

And every time they get washed and pulled out of the dryer, I want to knit myself a pair. Or three. Or ten. (I'm just going to nip down stairs and see if I have anymore in the stash!)

More importantly, I will undoubtedly knit another pair for David. Because I love him. (And maybe because of a little bit of yarn lust.)

Happy February crafting, M

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Tartan Experiment

This enormous quilt was one of David's handmade christmas presents.

It was a timely enormous quilt as our bed is family-sized these days.

I made it from one-metre cuts of each of these tartan fabrics, adding a border to each. I then quilted each of the large blocks in a quilt-as-you-go method.

I have to say I really didn't enjoy the quilting-as-you-go. The joining part of the process leaves the quilt with a strange unfinished feel to it, for me.

Maybe there's a better way to do it that I haven't found yet. For now, I can say I've tried it and I'll leave it alone for a while.

It's pretty hectic around here these days but good, all kinds of good. Our baby boy is growing like crazy and becoming his own little person at every turn. All of it amazing.

Hope you're all crafting away, M