Sunday, January 1, 2012

A heavenly week ...

This past week the whole family was on vacation. I greatly enjoyed it. I'm a homebody so I love just being at home. Having the whole family home was wonderful. We all slowed down, no looking at the clock, no rush to be anywhere ... That is one of my ideas of heaven.

Ideally I would have liked to do more knitting or spinning. ... but I didn't, and it's totally fine.

I did start spinning another braid of fiber that I've had sitting in my stash for a while.

Tinkerbell colorway for (photo from Forbidden Woolery)

It is a treat to spin. I predrafted it and it's spinning up pretty finely. I do believe it's BFL

On the knitting front, I'm still working on a vanilla sock. Nothing very remarkable there.

I did start teaching myself how to crochet. Wow, is about all I can say. Many years ago I tried teaching myself how to crochet out of a book. I was doing crochet very, very wrong.

I'm currently working on dishcloths to learn and get familiar with the single, double and treble crochet stitches.

Single crochet through the back of the chain. (Not sure if that bit is important to know)

Double Crochet (through the back of the chain)

I mentioned to someone that this was like potato chip knitting. It really was so quick to make up these dishclothes. Two hours tops. It's almost compulsive.

Now I just need to learn how to read a crochet pattern.

Because there was not much snow yet this winter we spent a decent amount of time out at the land this week. DS received a football for Christmas so him and DH have been tossing the ball.

DH also built a deer feeder. The property next to us was logged out this past summer. The critters made a move over to our property. We were a bit concerned about the critters since they lost a major food source. We are also hoping to keep some deer in the area for next hunting season.

Last night and part of this morning there was a snowfall so I don't think we will be spending too much more time out at the land. We do have a couple sets of snow shoes so we will be able to get in and keep filling the feeder the rest of the season. There is a trail cam set up and we hope to get some good shots of the critters that are coming to the feeder.

This is a shot of a baby Norway Pine (I think) that was growing along the side of the trail.

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