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14 hours agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Miracle

I finished her arm! And then I started messing around with her hair! And THEN I thought, “Argh I forgot to take a picture!” So I took one: I’m trying something different with her hair than I did with the Girl’s hair. So far it’s not too heavy.

That moment right there

16 hours agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Harlot

There are a lot of things about knitting that I like. I like that I’m making something, I like that those things are (mostly) beautiful.  I like that it’s good for my brain, I like that it’s good for my … Continue reading ?

What to do if you’re not getting gauge

Sweater knitting season will soon be upon us, my dear knitter friends, and if you’re like me you’re already knitting twelve new fall sweaters in your mind. Well, I am also currently knitting 1 sweater in actual reality, but the … Continue reading ?

Studying China

Rounding out our study of China with Egg Drop Soup and Honey Ficken (‘ficken’ = fake chicken). Ellie helped cook. I promise that I’m working on that second mermaid arm. And a Rooster.

chalk lots giveaway

Hey friends! Remember the chalkboard placemats? Well, we finally named them (Chalk Lots!) and are doing a little giveaway over on Instagram. So, if you are on Instagram, follow @chalklots and you will automatically be entered into the contest. Show More Summary

Actually, in Reverse

For something that started so quickly, that cowl is totally going the other way now. The spinning and plying flew by and now…  The problem is me, like it always is.  I started knitting the cowl, charging along – following … Continue reading ?

happy faces

I thought I would give you a quick Trouble update since some of you have been asking and it is National Dog Day! (How long have these National Days been going on? There seriously is a day for everything.) Trouble has gained weight. Not all that she lost but close. Show More Summary


Whoosh, that’s the sound that the last week made as it blew right by me. I’ve been so determined to enjoy what’s left of the summer, before everyone gets all the way back to work, and the weather turns. There’s … Continue reading ?

Weekly Wrap-Up: Lesson 1

Best. Week. Ever. We explored the five senses, talked about territory, started piano lessons, played a bunch of games, studied China, reviewed word families, sang songs, knit, recited verses, read books, composed sentences, had a friend over after school, went to Play Group at the park on Friday, and That’s not even everything. In case […]

welcome mocs

I have needed a few little baby gifts and these baby moc's caught my eye. I found them completely irresistible. I grabbed some sock yarn from my stash and a pair of size 2 needles and voila. I had a pair of the cutest baby mocs ever....Show More Summary

Kitty Knitting

Just a sneak peek at what went on the first week of school: The little kitty pattern can be found at The Magic Onions. When I saw that post, I knew the scarf would just have to wait a week. Our only modifications were to seam flat across the top of his head (to make […]

almond milk j o y

Last February, I purchased the book At home in the Whole Food Kitchen. Love it. Would love to spend more time in the kitchen with some of the recipes. But for now, the page that is dog eared is the almond milk recipe. I was instantly drawn to it. Show More Summary

a new look

Hey friends! Just wanted to stop by with a quick hello and let you know the good ol' blog is getting an update. My awesome, amazing friend, Raz, has been busy behind the scenes sprucing this space up. I think we are almost there. There may be a few things within the next week that we (he) will have to tweak. Show More Summary

Randomly on a Wednesday

1. I don’t know what came over me. Despite being behind on so many things, when a chance to go to the cottage for 24 hours came up, all I could think about was swimming in Georgian Bay, knitting in … Continue reading ?

princess fiona

It felt so good to finish a sweater. It's been a while. I must say, I am really happy with how it turned out. It has an a-line shape, so there is a little bit of swing, which I love. The yarn I used worked pretty well, however, I could see using something else that would give it a little more drape. Show More Summary

It might as well have candy filling

Progress on the granny squares blanket continues, my knitting friends! Well, today we shall be crochet friends, I suppose. I am now on my 62nd square (of an ideal 304, I have decided), which means I am making pretty tidy … Continue reading ?


I have a little bit of a crush on our school room. We’ve been hanging out up here a lot. I hope we like it just as much when school starts on Monday.

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