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This is the “Mesosmock” pattern by Jen Sullivan.  Halle picked the yarn– Loops & Threads Incredible in Summerset.  It worked up pretty quickly.  I think I may have to try this pattern again, in a solid color next time.  Hopefully Halle can get to wear it few times before it’s too warm for sweaters.

Random Photography

These are just a couple of random photos I took while driving around with Erm today while he was out paying bills.  It was kind of a rainy day but the sky was still bright, so it made for great lighting.


Just a cute kid.

A Day at the Park

The kids and I spent some time at Lion’s Park today, having fun and giving Dad some time at home.

Unfortunately it was windy and cold, so we couldn’t play for very long.  We went to the craft store and picked up some projects, though, and the kids had fun crafting this afternoon.


We spent the day down at the Denver Zoo today, and the kids really enjoyed it.


Girl’s Day Out

Halle and I had a girl’s day out and left the boys at home.  We went to  the Children’s Village.  It was a lot of fun.


This is the “123-4 Knitted Jacket With Waves” pattern from Garnstudio.  I used the Phildar Horizons yarn I got at the Ewe Count sale last year.  The color is “Fjord.”  It worked out absolutely beautifully, and I got this done in 5 weeks.  The picture really doesn’t do it justice.  It’s soft and fuzzy and gorgeous!

Here’s a closeup:

Day Trippers

We had a great little family day trip today, out to Vedauwoo and then through Laramie, past the Lincoln Memorial.  It was still a bit too chilly, but we had fun anyway.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This is how Halle says "Happy Valentine's Day!"

Knit, Knit, Knit!

Been knitting like crazy this past month.  Started off with a nice cabled vest for Halle.  She picked out the yarn herself, Lion Brand Tweed Stripes, and the pattern, “#31 Girl’s Cabled Dress” by Amy Polcyn from the Holiday 2010 issue of Knit Simple Magazine. It worked up pretty quickly (just in time for her birthday) and she loves it!

Next came a simple garter stitch cap, made with a not-so-simple yarn.  I didn’t use a pattern for this one, simply cast on what seemed like enough stitches for the gauge to create the circumference (in a multiple of 2 of course), worked ribbing, then knit the body of the hat, then started decreasing evenly every few rows until there were only a handful of stitches left.  Then I just drew the yarn through and knotted it off.  Sounds like every generic hat pattern huh?  Easy peasy.

Next came a quick hat for Sam, in Red Heart Super Saver, Forest Fleck.  Only took an evening to finish this one off.

And last but not least, I whipped up another quick hat and then made a little cowl to match.  It’s alternating stripes of Skacel’s Urban Silk and Moda Dea Dream, which are so incredibly close in color that you can’t even see the transitions, and are both sooooooo soft!   This is a great set.