A Design Journey..the final stop..

This is the final stop on our design journey…our sample is done and the final checks for the pattern are underway. When we left stop #3 we had finished the hat body and just needed to complete the brim then write the pattern. Completing the brim went nicely. My choice for a bind off was […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day ~ May 10, 2015…..will this be the last snow storm until winter? May your Mother’s Day be beautiful…no matter what the weather is. Happy Knitting ~ Jean

A Design Journey…part 3..

The 3rd stop on our design journey is the actual knitting of our sample hat, and making any design changes that might come to light while we’re knitting. As a designer, sometimes you’ll find that an element you previously choose, works better a different way. For this hat, the bias strip for the body knit […]

A Design Journey…part 2..

With the basic design for our chemo hat project determined in A Design Journey part 1, we’re ready to continue with the next step ~ swatching & working out the details of the hat body. (This step was a pleasure with the yarn Yvonne of Lavender Sheep sent. At the end of this journey I will post […]

A Design Journey…part 1..

Come…take a journey with me…a design journey. Everyone experiences events that changes their life…how we perceive things…future plans…or simply how we approach everyday life. A recent event for me was the diagnosis of cancer for a family member. And because of that, designing hats for chemo patients is an idea I need to pursue – […]

Signs of spring..

According to the calendar, today is the first “official” day of spring – at 4:45 pm MST to be exact. Is spring really here? I think maybe so….here are some signs of spring around my home…. What signs of spring do you see? Happy Knitting ~ Jean

Silly, silly, goat…..

OK Desmo….we’ve had this discussion before….the muck wagon is NOT a toy, it is NOT a shelter….even if you look totally cute playing with & in it. Now, please put it back on the wheels and go play on the rocks. Thank you.  

Today we remember….

One year ago today, a fire began that eventually covered 14,280 acres – and came to within 1 1/2 miles of my home (a pretty small distance when a fire is spreading quickly). June 11 – 20, 2013 were the most stressful days I’ve ever experienced. The stats: 489 homes destroyed 37 homes damaged unknown number […]

Too Cute!

I just had to share this with you – it’s so cute! This is what greeted me when I went in the barn this morning to fed the goats and open the barn. We had put the bucket there so our lame goat could eat his hay more easily. The cold weather really affects his […]

A Story, or Two, About Goats

In my last tutorial post I said I would tell you why I was late posting November’s tutorial. Well, it’s a goat story ~ or two. Over the last couple of years we’ve acquired a small herd of myotonic (fainting) goats. Most of our little herd came to us a couple of goats at a […]