Tuesday, February 25, 2014


The weather has been cold and snowy, and Andy gave me his cold (thanks so much), so I've been indoors for way too much this winter. I've been knitting (and painting our walls and ceilings) like crazy.  Ravelry had a competition for the duration of the Olympics called Ravellenics, where you can enter different events and win medals. I have a cousin who is having a baby girl later this year, so I decided to try and make some baby things: booties, a hat & socks. Knitting for babies is so much fun and it is so quick too! I love these baby booties, although I didn't use a traditional baby color. This pattern called for a DK yarn and this was the only DK I had at home. 

I also made this shawl - one of my favorites!

Alex requested a Pokemon ball, so I crocheted up a few of these too!

Crocheted Pokemon Ball
I'm so ready for some warmer weather! Unfortunately, if the forecast is correct, I will have a few more weeks of knitting and painting. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

More Snow

It snowed most of the day today, although I don't think we got more than 2 or 3 inches. The kids went outside to play, but I chose to stay inside. I actually took most of the pictures through our (not very clean) windows, although I did open the door once. I'm really sick of the snow and cold this year, so I avoid going outside as much as possible.  We had some gigantic icicles outside our kitchen window that the kids had been eyeing, so they were thrilled it was warm enough to finally get outside and get them!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


We have been getting lots of snow here in the Chicago area, with more expected(could be 4-8 more inches) in the next couple days. I ventured out for just a little while Saturday morning, to take a few pictures and help shovel the driveway. Oh, I really don't like having such a long driveway in the winter. It snowed several more inches in the afternoon on Saturday - so I shoveled the driveway again! I don't think we'll see the ground for a very long time.