We are currently living in South Dakota. This is our first “real” winter seeing as how we are from Texas. Needless to say–we are feezing. So I have been trying to knit things to keep us warm. Hands seem to be whats giving my husband the most trouble so I thought I would make him felted mittens. Long story short–they didn’t look to good. I would share them but I have already cut them up to alter them into fingerless mittens. BLAH.
Another thing I have been doing to stay warm is baking. I made chocolate chip scones for breakfast using this recipe. I used heavy cream and they were so good. Not to mention easy. Check’em out:
What has really been taking up the most of my time is this never ending shawl:
I am really close to finishing it however I am not really liking the way it is looking. I am going to overdye it with blue to make the colors blend a little better. I am going to dye it in sections using the same bath so that the tip of the shawl will be dark purple (hopefully) and then it will gradually become lighter, ending in the color purple I am working right now. I don’t plan on dyeing this last section. Pics will be up soon of the finished product.
My husband hasn’t been able to work in the cold since he pours concrete. We went to a junk store today where I picked up this huge thing of buttons for $3.50!
I love me some buttons.
Blogs I Follow
- Playing Your Hand Right
- Miss Bliss
- Painted Children's Furniture and Decorative Items
- Crafted in Carhartt
- Portobello Home And Garden
- The Elephant
- A Voice, Calling from Inside.
- Gerry Wilson
- Rough Drafts
- Sang Nusantara
- Robyn Spady's Blog
- The Wayfarer Chronicles