Tuesday, October 24, 2006


We had our first frost here yesterday, so it's a good thing I finished a fresh pair of wool socks last week! These are the Jaywalker socks. I'm especially proud of them - they fit well, they are definitely INTERESTING to look at, and I dyed the yarn myself with kool-aid. You can read about that here.

I started these back on September 7 and finished them on October 19th in celebration of Socktoberfest. If I can find the time, I'm going to dye up some more wool in kool-aid colors and make another pair because I like these so much!

P.S. Pictures were taken in my office on Friday. Hence, the picture books. :-)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Quote from Matt

"I looked around and I noticed - the ratio of teeth to people is...not what it should be."

Friday, October 13, 2006

Back, with stripey tote goodness to share

We did go to Florida and I'm feeling fine, though not so much like a vacation happened. Just like something else got checked off the To Do list. The weather is gorgeous though. Lots to be thankful for.

And I'm finally getting around to showing off a knitting project I finished about a month ago. It's the felted striped tote from the book One Skein by Leigh Radford. I liked the pattern, although I messed around with the stripe pattern and sizing a bit. It took just over three weeks to knit, felt, and dry, while working on other projects at the same time. I used Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in five colors - chocolate, chestnut, cloud, blueberry, and chambray.

Here it is before going into the washer for felting.
(Book for scale).

And after felting, it wasn't drastically smaller.
(Again, book for scale.)

I think it's very cute for fall.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

I'm sick again

It was only two weeks ago I had a little cold, now I think I have the flu? Bleh. I would appreciate any prayers for my well-being. We're supposed to go to Florida tonight, but I don't know if Matt wants to take a sick girl on a car ride.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

So, so pretty

I wish everyone could be in the mountains today. Well, not really, because these two lane curvy roads can't take a lot of traffic, but it is so beautiful. Today it is so easy to see creation crying out in praise to God.

I rode out to a rural (it's all rural here, I guess) elementary school this afternoon for some storytelling and really enjoyed the drive. Imagine this: coming over a hill in the road to see two dogs galloping through a grassy mowed field with a backdrop of rising hills covered in undulating greens, golds, and reds.

I think we may have to have a fire on the porch tonight to celebrate this weather.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Meet Mr. Coffee

He has sweet, hot, caffeine waiting for us every morning. I had hoped we'd stave off the caffeine addiction until we had kids, but, alas, we're not that strong. We did however, buy the 1/2 caf blend so we're not jittery and Matt still usually makes sense. Combine an artistic (read:scattered) brain and too much caffeine and things get interesting around here. Right now, the coffee actually seems to help him be less scattered. Me, I add a lot of dairy to my coffee- I like it to be a light tan color - so I'm not sure I'm getting much from it, but it does taste good.

Right Now! (bathroom update)

Heehee! Look at what's happening right now! Matt is very calmly cementing (or gluing or whatever you call it) the tile to the floor in our bathroom. It's taken a long time, but this is definitely a big step.

Next - we grout!