WONDERFULLY CRAZY

A space where family, friends and anyone else can follow our adventures. We are a homeschooling, crafting, music-making, back-flipping wonderfully crazy family living on the coast of Maine enjoying everything life has to offer us!

Friday, November 25, 2011

This Moment

finding time to join Soulemama for {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Friday, November 18, 2011

This Moment

stopping in to join soulemama for {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

 may your weekend be full of silliness

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yarn Along

Joining sweet Ginny for her yarn along this week, haven't joined in lately as we've been so busy, but it seems I'm finding a bit of time here and there.
I just picked up We Took to the Woods by Louise Dickinson Rich, She and her husband literally took to the woods of northern Maine in the late 1930s and made a life for themselves and their family.  I've only just started it, but so far I'm finding it witty and beautifully written.  Reading only as little as I have I would still recommend it if you enjoy this kind of thing.

As for knitting I just finished up a sweet little neck-warmer/cowl in my usual favorite malabrigo (I do kit with other yarn really I do).  The idea for this came from my dear friend who knit Molly the gorgeous owl cowl.  She then knit up one for herself with her own pattern, I wrote it down tried to whip it out at the hospital at 4:00 am and somehow couldn't manage it!  But at that point I wanted my own neck-warmer so the eyelet pattern was born.
This is a super simple pattern if you want to give it a try, great for a quick knit gift for yourself or a loved one.
I used malabrigo merino worsted and size 9 circular needles
the pattern is in multiples of 5 so it's very easy to make smaller or larger
this one is about 18 in around with a gauge of approximately 5 stitches per inch
CO 90 stitches and join for working in round
R1 p2, k3 around
R2 p2, k3 around
R3 p2, sl 1, k2 psso around
R4 p2, k1, yo, k1 around
continue in established pattern until desired length!
That's it, super easy and super quick, I think I'll link it up to Tonya's handmade holidays to share.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone is up to!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Right here, Right now

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air...
                                ~Ralph Waldo Emerson













Just checking in, right now we're finding time to just be outside enjoying life with friends and loved ones. How lucky we are, just being here together in this lovely place being present.

Friday, November 4, 2011

This Moment

Finding time to join Soulemama for {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Regrouping of Sorts...

I may not be by this space much for a bit.  It seems that life is pulling me in all directions right now.  In a good way of course, we are happy and doing lots but it seems hard to keep up with it all.  The housework is suffering, (those who know me personally are well aware of this) there is much school work to be done, and the chaos of holiday time is upon us.  There are craft shows to attend and many handmade gifts to be made (I have to make sure and have enough time for this or my hand-made holidays will come from someone else).   As the cold weather begins to settle in it has become apparent that some long overdue house maintenance needs to be dealt with as well.
I can't say how long I'll be "gone" or when I'll be "back", but I will be stopping in hopefully at least for a weekly update until I feel some order has been restored to the universe.
 unfortunately for my hungry family our dining table often looks like this lately
 and the chairs look like this
 The boy just finds a place amoung the mess to read his latest adventure series The Ranger's Apprentice .  Thanks Tracey for this recommendation he loves it!
 more piles...
Molly is of course crafting through the mess right along with me, she is my girl.  Hopefully We can all find a rhythm that runs a bit more smoothly and find just the right amount of time for everything.
Angie