full heart

Summer has officially become my favorite time of year.  Especially, this summer.  I once again have a full house and that truly makes for a full heart.
Andrew is finishing up his senior year of High School and getting ready for final exams and graduation.  Libby is home from the University of Colorado, just finishing her sophomore year, and has caught the making bug and that makes my heart so happy.  Pressing flowers, making pallet tables and getting creative in the kitchen.  (Thank you!)  As Charlie gets used to the idea that he has graduated from college and waits on a "real" job.  He is spending a lot of time "working" on his golf game.  😊
 The back patio is open and if it's not raining THAT is where we will be eating our meals.  I've missed the outside so much this past winter.

Having three helpers once again makes my heart not only full but gives me more time to knit!

ooooooh may

The first week of May has already been a doozy.
Thanks to Blair, I was inspired to make a May Day Cone and hang it on my neighbors door.  Daffodils from our yard and a cone made out of the cutest knit wrapping paper, ever.
Andrew had his Senior prom.  (I think I need a case of tissues.) My friend, Judy, leant us a super awesome bow tie.  And thanks to YouTube, I tied my first one.
Charlie graduated from OSU.  I honestly can't believe how quickly time goes.

Hold on mama's.  This ride is F A S T!!!

it's may

We are starting May with a drastic change in temperatures. 78˚ and it feels SO good. And a beautiful cloudless, blue sky.  Absolutely perfect.
Those animals are supposed to be a Colorado Buff. 

Finals have been happening in the world of my college kids.  Charlie will actually graduate from OSU this Sunday.  Whaaaaaaaat?!  I will have a college graduate?! Say it isn't so! I truly can't seem to wrap my head around that.  Or my heart.    
Libby starts her finals this week so I decided one last care package of the year.    
I mentioned before my new found love for cutout cookies.  And to think when I moved I had every shape and size and I donated them all to the Vietnam Vets.  Maddening.  

I found an awesome recipe with extremely helpful tips.

Happy May!

april knitcrate

Hello last day of April. I am amazed and astonished that is the last day of April. Where oh where did you go sweet month? I can't believe it has taken me so long to get to this space and show you April's Knitcrates!
Isn't this sock yarn just dreamy? 

April's theme was Golden Hour.  The precious moments right before the sun sets, when it is low in the West, casts ochre tones across the world:  this time is called the Golden Hour.   

Yarn:  400 yards of gingering weight, 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon by Twin Mommy Creations in Arid Luminescence
Pattern:  Reliable Spring Socks by Lara Neel
Extras:  A super cute card and pin.   "I knit so I don't unravel."  I'm pretty sure that has been my motto all these years!
A retail value of $41.30 all for $23.99.  Use code FKW20 to receive 20% off your first crate!
These colors... swoon!

In the Membership Crate:
Yarn:  2 skeins of Audine wool.   230 yarns of 100% Superwash Merino Wool.  This is prickly pear color way.    There are 3 other color ways.  I love the surprise of not knowing what will be in my crate!
Pattern:  As always two patterns.  One knit and one crochet.  The knit pattern is Cloris by Emily Johannes.  A beautiful transitional, textured shawl combining short rows, garter and seed stitch.
This is a retail value of $63.00... all for $24.99.

If interested in ordering, use the code FKW20 to receive 20% off your first crate! (Code works on all crates.)  It really makes for exciting mail days.

sunset highway

I am totally strolling down the Sunset Highway and loving it.  I just love when I am all in on a project.  I wasn't at the beginning because these just don't seem like my colors.  But, I don't know, now that its spring, I am excited to wear something other than black and grey. ;)
I'm in Boulder visiting Libby.  Well, I came to help her pack up a few things (I can't believe she is nearing the end of her sophomore year!) but we haven't really done much of that yet.

I did bind off for the body.  The pattern calls for a stretchy bind off.  I can't believe it, but I have never done a stretchy bind off!  In the past, I would just use a bigger needle size to make it loose.  It was great to learn something new.  I just LOVE that about knitting!  Always new techniques to learn.

h e l l o

Oh my goodness.  I did not intend to take this long of a blog break.

I brought out my camera for the first time since I was on spring break and found this photo which is one of very few that were taken.  Seems like a million years ago.  I'm glad I have it to remind myself that I really did fly all the way to Hawaii and back.

I'll be coming back to this space with some knitting content very soon.  My fingers have been super happy working on my Sunset Highway sweater.  It seems to be the perfect spring time knit even though we are having snow flurries while I type!

Happy Monday!

it's time for spring break

{Sweater:  Sunset Highway ::  Mitts  ::  a new Cowl}
Headed out for Spring Break tomorrow.  I've known what knitting was coming with me since Monday.  First things first!  We are only gone about 10 days but I always fear I am going to run out of knitting.  So, I bring options.

I won't be back in this space until after Easter.
 
Happy days to you!  xx