The chimney sweep is here installing a lovely new cap.  All the stomping sounds like Santa is making an early stop.

I finished this cardigan in the fall, but I’m just getting around to wearing now that the weather has turned cold.

I found the pattern over at kootoyoo.  It made of 2 granny hexagons that are stitched together in the back.

I used a size P hook and malabrigo in Polar Morn for mine.

Here they are stitched together.

Then you stitch the top of the sleeves together.

Then you have new cardigan.

how i spent my summer vacation

so summer is over – at least by the looks of my schedule – the kids are back to school and the aspen trees are almost empty so fall must be lurking around

so here I sit in peace and quiet ready to get back into the swing of things

We did manage to get some great things done in August –

I mastered the granny –

This bit of charred pork was transformed in to some serious South Carolina style pulled pork

We took the kids to tour the museum I worked at while I was in college…

where I learned that aluminum is no longer in style…

this would be less of an issue if I didn’t have the same cake carrier in red in my house.

I decided that next party I throw will be a tea and scissors party

We also managed to sneak in some swimming lessons.


became this…which means I’m one step closer to a workshop

and yes that pun was totally intended.