It is our busy season at work (my husband and I work for the same company, so we are actually both busy - I'm busy in the office in the day - and back up to full hours, and he is working longer hours (very) for the next couple of weeks).
School is back in full swing - and the extracurricular activities that comes with it. We decided this year that the boys would not be doing any extracurricular activities outside of the school board, which is a good thing since they have both signed up for cross country, lego robotics, plus soccer for S and spirit club for N. Most of it is during school hours but 2 or 3 times a week, it is after school or in the evening.
Pottery class is back! Yippee! Nothing new to share yet, but I am working hard at improving my skills.
All this means that there is less time for crafting and sharing.
I have managed to finally finish of a new wool hat for N's birthday (being modeled on the ever cooperative S for the picture). A truly simple hat...cast on 80 stitches of worsted weight on size 4.5 needles, k2p2 rib for ages, then decrease 4 stitches every other row 6 times, and then every row 6 times, and then k2tog, k1 around for a couple of rows until you have a small enough number to thread your yarn through. It is my go to hat for N because he loves it. The orange yarn in there was dyed with Easter Egg dye a while back, and the grey was left over from his hat I made last year that was his favourite hat ever.the yarn I dyed with daffodils. I don't know that you can really see it, but the last two inches (right by my fingers) is green. That was daffodils too with an afterbath of copper. It is a really lovely colour in person.
In the kitchen:
Sorry, my computer won't let me rotate this today!
My parents recently made a trip to visit family in Quebec. My aunt sent me some treasures from my late grandmother's house. This book, for one - a surprise since she didn't speak a word of english, but I guess she must have just followed along with the pictures...and...
I'll be linking this up with Creative Friday at Natural Suburbia and Fiber Arts Friday at Wisdom begins in Wonder on Friday.