Saturday, December 27, 2008

Knitting Project

Just started knitting this sweater (from Lion Brand Yarn) for myself:

with this Plymouth Encore yarn:

It is knit in three sections starting with the cable yoke. From the yoke (which I am working on now), I will pick up stitches and work on the body. Then I will finish the neckline.

I'm pretty excited to take on such a detailed project, and will post pictures as I make progress.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thinking ahead....

I meant to begin thinking and praying about my goals for 2009 four weeks ago. I didn't. Well, I didn't do it in the way that I thought I would - you know, all contemplative and with my journal, maybe a new journal and a new pen, maybe a night away in a cushy hotel room ...

Even though I have mixed feelings about the whole New Years Resolution thing, I do think there is a great deal of wisdom in having a time to evaluate the past and set the course for the future. For me right now, it is happening when I get to open a new calendar on our wall for a new year.

So, as I get quiet moments (basically when I shower) I've been thinking about the new year. My biggest problem is that I need a place to remember what I'm thinking.

So here I am on my blog. Thinking about things for the new year.

Some of my ideas: reading (2 books a month?), writing letters (1 a week?), weight loss (10 lbs a month?), gym (4 times a week), community (???), Masters (in what, when, where?), church (?), homeschool (?), marriage (?), kids (?), crafts and hobbies (?), blogging (?)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

My color

Your rainbow is shaded blue.

What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Fun Book

I got this book from the library today:

Each page has a pattern that if you follow it, leads to a unique, intricate snowflake design. I hope to post some of our results later this week.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


Wish I could blog this smell! Breathe in deeply.
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