Monday, September 28, 2009


I'm so excited! I have finally made a really good soup without any recipe! :D I've been trying to do this for about 4.5 years. ;) It is still simmering away in the crock pot, so hasn't had the official tasting by the crowd that it will get at dinner time, but I keep tasting it and it is really yummy! I am also pleased to say that it is mostly organic! Almost all of the veggies are from our CSA share, and the hamburger is from a cow that we got from a local family as well. Neither of which are certified organic places, but if they aren't organic they are 99% better than Wal*Mart, and really they mostly just lack the certification.
I also thought I would share my current knitting project. Although it certainly doesn't look like it yet, this is the first of a pair of slippers for Jenny. :) Once I finish all the knitting, it gets folded all up and seamed to make a cute boot slipper, then you felt it to make it nice and warm and sturdy. I really can't wait to share the finished product with you! As soon as I finish these I have yarn for a pair for Anthony; the same grey and navy.
I am also about to take a big leap in my knitting/mothering adventure and knit my first pair of longies! For those who don't know, they are the out most layer for some styles of cloth diapering
. Made out of wonderful wool, they are supposed to be amazing. And the fact that they are absurdly cute doesn't hurt either. ;) I just have to locate the proper needles and then I will be starting those! My Anthony is very sensitive to man-made fibers, which makes my desire to dress us all in only natural fibers even more important. It has been a challenge to find diaper soakers (the cloth part that looks like a diaper) that do not at any point use micro-fleece. I have found a few Etsy shops that sell BEAUTIFUL diapers made from organic bamboo/cotton fleece (!!!!!!), and I have splurged on one to try, but think that if it all works for us like I hope, I will start making my own. I am excited to start this next step, and will keep you all posted as I learn about it! :)

I don't know if I will be able to post tomorrow, since it is a busy day for us. It is our first year celebrating Michaelmas, (not only a fun Catholic feast day, but also a way to incorporate the Waldorf that I love so much!)and in the evening it will be my first yoga class! I am taking it with my mom and possible my sister, so even if we aren't crazy with the class we will have fun together, and it will be a nice break from the littles! This is our first class, so we will be able to decide if we will be making it a weekly thing or not. I know that some avoid yoga because of the religious background, but I really feel this is something my body needs (I have really messed up joints), and I am taking a "glean what works" approach to it. :)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Fresh Start

I would like to start by saying that I am writing this while wearing not only socks, but a sweatshirt! And my fingers are still cold! Yes, fall is finally here. :) I am so excited to start our new schedule and routines on Monday! I know that we wont hit 100% the first day, or maybe even the first week, but I am excited to have a goal to be working toward. :) My big goal is to make sure that my bedtime is firmly in place so that *hopefully* by the end of the week I'll be getting up at 5:30, and getting some coffee/prayer/quiet time before the day starts! I know it sounds super early, and it might be pushed back to 6:00, but Anthony is up by 6:30 most days, so in order to beat him out of bed I have to really get up early... I am hoping to have lights out by about 9:30 though, so that is still a good night's sleep. Well, there will be more to come on all of our schedules later, tonight I just wanted to share some recent finished projects. :) Oh, and also, please notice that I added the subscription option over in the right hand side bar, as well as a "search" feature. I hope that makes your blog reading a bit easier!

This is just a little pocket-sized heart. The pattern is available Here, if any of you would like to knit one. I simply love it! This one is for a friend of mine, for those days when you just need something small to hold. I think we all know those days sometimes. (Raveled HERE)

This is a flannel blanket I made for my sister-in-law Heather, who's baby shower I hosted this afternoon. It is two sides of flannel, with a satin binding. (I hope to make a tutorial for these soon, they are just the best blankets, and are SO super easy!) I also made a matching boppy (nursing pillow) cover, out of the ladybug flannel, with red piping, but I didn't get a very good picture of that.

This little love is my gift for my soon-to-arrive niece, Noelle. I had so much fun knitting him (he is my first knit toy!) and I think he turned out rather well. The variegated yarn is a lovely wool, and the pink arms and head are an acrylic/bamboo blend. He feels SO good to squeeze!

A close up of the face. I embroidered the face in the same yarn I used for his bow; it's Debbie Bliss baby alpaca in a lovely cranberry color. :) For the eyes I just used brown felt.
(Raveled HERE but you do have to have a Ravelry account to see it)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Less is More

Go take a peak at my family blog for an update on what's to come!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I love this hat!

Incase you too would like this pattern, it is available Here. I think I'm ging to try to "wing it", no pun intendid!
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