Mid-week hello …

Hi friends, and happy Wednesday!

How are things going in your corner of the world?  I didn’t mean to go quiet for quite so long, but I had dear friends visiting for a long weekend, which was lovely, but very busy.

One of the byproducts of our long weekend visit was not much knitting got done (for good, fun reasons).  Right now, everything seems to be in a state of approaching, but not quite being, almost done:

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I’m well into the last stockinette section of my Arroyo Arrosa, then just have the edging to go. I’m a little worried about the size — it looks small to me, but it’s also pretty scrunched up on the needles.  My Favorite Socks got the teeniest bit of attention on the weekend–a few rows–but are still languising at the gusset.  And my poor Constellate hat has been neglected for at least a month!  I brashly proposed that I would finish all of these projects for My Sister’s Knitter Stash Down KAL, which ends March 31.  I think I’ll be lucky to get one project done at this rate!

Luckily though, there’s lots of knitting and relaxing in my future.  I leave tomorrow for a week with my family in Virginia!  My mom and I are planning on casting on Southwell Cardigans while we’re together.

Linking up with Crafting On over at Frontier Dreams this week — and as always, I love to hear what you’re upto in the comments! I’m still figuring out what post-Yarnalong Wednesdays will look like here on the blog, but didn’t want Wednesday to go by without at least a quick hello!




Dispatches from the West

How’s your weekend been friends?

Things have been busy around here.

The mitts have gone to the bath:


Some super secret knitting has been declassified (more on this soon!) with very happy results:

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And we’re currently enjoying a  minibreak in Santa Barbara:

Hope all’s well in your corner of the world. I’m currently selfishly hoping that all this talk of snow on the East Coast adds up to my Tuesday night flight back to Philadelphia being cancelled, giving me an extra day or two out here … keep your fingers crossed for me, will you?

Happy Sunday!


Christmas Round Up and a New Year’s Eve Tradition

Christmas Round Up and a New Year’s Eve Tradition

Hi friends, and happy Thursday!

It’s hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone already! It felt even faster than usual this year.

My last minute hot water bottle covers got finished (on Christmas Eve, I might add!) and gifted to happy recipients:

My original hottie, which I use almost everyday, on the left, and the two gift hotties on the right!

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Happy Holidays!

Red Deer, New Zealand, 2013

Our bags are packed, the last minute Chritsmas knitting is (almost) done, and we’re about to set off to Virginia for the holidays, hoorah!  I’m so looking forward to spending time with family, eating lots of good food, and, of course, knitting (with my mom and sister, woohoo!)

I’ll try to pop in as and when over the next week, but wanted to take a minute to say happy holidays, if you’re celebrating!  Safe travels, happy knitting, and see you soon!

xoxo Katherine