Tuesday, January 18, 2011


It's such a mess outside right now - cold, snowy, icy rain, slushy foot-deep puddles. I need a dose of something cute, like these cat slippers. I love the embroidered bees and wasps and triangle trim. I believe they're of Chinese origin, photographed at work. Wish I had a pair for my wet feet.

I'll have to make do making a pot of tea in a hand-thrown pot made by a former coworker many years ago. The hot pad is a single crochet simple square motif of Habu cotton yarn.

Black Coffee pad & pot

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


The first post of 2011.

Jan 12 2011 snowstorm 2

Though really, I should say the first post in a good long time - since the summer. What can I say - I guess I was lazing on sunny afternoons. Then September came, working full-time and going to nursing school full-time kept me away more. Blog posting fell to the bottom of a long to-do list. I have a little time before school starts again. So, here I am; Happy New Year! Hope you've been well.

What other firsts do I have for the new year?
My first mitten, not only of 2011, but the first mitten I've ever knit.
Subway Mittens, designed by Colleen Michele Meagher. Berroco Ultra Alpaca, Lichen colorway.

Subway mitten #1

first Subway mitten completed

Another first, a simple, single strand, crocheted, a January necklace. Habu merino lace, charcoal gray.

January crochet strand view 2

January crochet strand

And the last first, the first blizzard of the new year. I can't claim making it, but I've enjoyed partaking in its beauty.

January 12 2011 snowstorm 7

January 12 2011 snowstorm 7
May your new year reach great heights.