Simple Thoughts

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Yep, still here! Trying to get a grasp on the craziness that life has to offer. I am hoping to calm things down after we (hopefully) buy a house, get settled, and make some changes to the business. I’m trying to take each day at a time and think balanced thoughts. We are still really awaiting Spring here in Colorado, hope you are all having a beautiful May!

Happy Easter

Yes, a finished knitting project! And, just in time for baby Isabella’s 1st Birthday (and Easter).

Mr. Bunns in his natural environment:

Yes, I did say Mr. Bunns — that is what I was calling him. He is a very secure man-bunny with the pink bow and all!

Pattern: Loveable Toys by Marion Edmonds. Published in one of my all-time favorite knitting books, Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight in natural, 000.
Needles: US 6 (4.00mm)
Measurements: One size
Started: March 23, 2010
Finished: March 29, 2010
Other Details: The bunny looks like anything but a bunny when you are knitting it. Then you stuff it and put on those ears… aww!

Have a very Happy Easter and Passover!

Stained Glass

I love how colorful this is.

It’s Spincerely roving in a beautiful 60/30/10 superwash merino/bamboo/nylon blend. The color is called Stained Glass, and each turn of the wheel brings out new colors, new hints of shades I never noticed. I am so thankful that I bought up the full 8 ounces of this colorway! I’m planning on using it for a baby sweater, and think I’ll have sport/dk weight yarn. Any pattern suggestions?

That’s Me Dyeing in the Snow

I don’t think twice about it, but some people thing its so funny/hilarious/awesome/crazy that I dye yarn outside year-round. Now, this isn’t really a choice, its more of a fact that I have zero studio space. I refused to continue using my kitchen as the studio when we moved to Colorado, and I have been standing firm. It does stink on some colder/snowier days, but I really do enjoy being outside and I’m never short of fresh air. I will hopefully have an amazing studio soon, but for now, I am enjoying the outdoors..

Simple Picture

The view from my front door yesterday morning after the storm cleared: