Thursday, July 15, 2010

Remember my Grad Sweater? Well here is a photo of "my grad" in Kazakhstan modeling his sweater and the other garments (hat, mittens, scarf, socks) that were made for him. It is kind of a blurry photo, but I think he looks happy. The sweater looks like it fits pretty well -- Yay! The white thing on the front is a tag from the scarf, I think.

North Shore Trip

This photo is one of my all-time favorites. I love that you can see the little girl on the beach throwing a rock. I was standing on a cliff overlooking the beach.
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This naughty squirrel kept sneaking onto the bird feeder for snacks, but we didn't really mind because he was so skinny.

We saw deer every day except the last day. This little fawn and its twin were taking a stroll with their mom.

Sunset over Lake Superior


Above and below are photos from a rocky beach on Superior.

There are bluebells growing out of the side of this big rock.

View from the deck overlooking Lake Superior

This photo was taken from Howard's boat while we were fishing on the big lake.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Stormy Weather

"Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky, stormy weath-ahhh..."
(Billie Holiday)

This photo is from the thunderstorms last weekend. It was a bit windy as you can see. It knocked out my wireless router (but not the actual internet connection, weirdly).
Kind of a cool photo, though.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sock Marathon 2010

I've made 10 pairs of socks for the Mittens for Akkol sock challenge this year. Hopefully I'll get a couple more pairs done. Recently I've been working on baby stuff for family and friends, but I may go back to knitting socks for awhile. The kids at the orphanage have really been on my mind lately.

Graduation Flowers

An unexpected gift from Mom and Dad. They are still blooming and super fragrant. Thanks :)

Baby Shower

Well, now the baby showers are done, so I can post about knitting for my nephew without ruining any surprises. I made him a Pembroke vest using Dream in Color Classy yarn. I've been wanting to use that yarn forever, so it was a great excuse to buy it. I had enough left over to make a little pair of socks, too. And I could not resist buying him little plaid shoes. I love preppy baby clothes!

I also made him a couple of Cabled Baby Hats using Knit Picks Swish Worsted.

Can't wait to meet the little guy! And see him in his handknits, of course!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mother Bear Challenge

I am taking part in the Mother Bear Challenge on Ravelry and have knitted three bears. Each week of the challenge has a theme. This week the theme is "bears that represent your profession," so I made Dr. Bear. She is wearing scrubs and a white coat with pockets. I made her a felted stethoscope which has a diaphragm and a bell.

In the next two photos, you can see bears that I made for previous challenges. For alma mater week, I made Carleton Bear, who is wearing the maize and blue to represent Carleton College. I made the bear with the pink and purple sweater for fair isle sweater week.