Sunday, January 30, 2011

My nobe is stubbed ub....sniff sniff aaaaaahhh choo!

I've been sick all weekend. My head feels like a bowling ball is inside of it and my body aches. No bloggy bloggy for me because I'm too icky.

oh and we are getting yet more snow this week....super.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cabin ain't pretty

It was -7 degrees fairnheit this morning when I woke up
it got up to 9 degrees during the day but the windchill
made it feel like -14. I've been stuck in the house with the cats. Today I decided they were looking a little plain and I made our cat Teddy a cat cowl. He feels very dashing in it and won't let anyone take it off.

please spring come soon!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

cluck cluck brrrrrrrr cluck cluck brrrrrrrrrr

Baby it's cold out there! This morning it was a balmy 0 degrees outside, tomorrow is not supposed to be much better, I think it might have hit 19 degrees at lunch time! It's even too cold to play outside and this have given way to some big time cabin fever, I don't think any of the children are speaking to each other right now (which is a nice change from them screaming at each other). Cody and I managed to sneak outside and put some vaseline on the hens combs so they don't get frostbite...the seemed to enjoy the attention and now they are "slick chicks". Another snow storm heading our way next week...ugh!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

More Snow?? Whhyyyyyyy!!????

Ah yes, another snow storm on it's way for Friday...oh joy, oh rapture because I don't have enough of the white stuff on the ground as is!!! Here on the Hill we officially have cabin fever, it's getting rather ugly 'round these parts. The kids are very sassy and the youngest has been a bit on the destructive side. I can't keep up with the mess the make, the floors need a good scrubbing and rumor has it that the children may have to go to school naked tomorrow or fashion their own clothing out of garbage bags if I don't do some laundry.

Just to make me even more nuts, the seed catalog and farm supply catalogs keep rolling in. I hate them. So pass the chocolate, I'm throwing in some laundry and making sure nobody gets carred away in the night by the dust bunnies living under the sofa (they are making plans to overthrow the house, I can hear them plotting now.)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tilda Swap! Time to "stalk" my partner!!!

I will NOT be sending my swap partner the above! oooh boy talk about a knitting project go wrong! I have named it Zombie Hen....because it's freaky looking!!

I signed up for a really cool swap and have been officially partnered with lovely Jodi in Colorado! I can't wait to get started on my project!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Day Home Day!!

and the snow is still coming down! looks like we should get in total another 15+ inches on the ground, the kids and I have already been out and we are looking forward to some hot chocolate to warm us up!
My son Cody decided to become the human bird feeder and gave our fine feathered friends a little snackie poo. mmmmm hello little bird!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

another project....DONE!

Behold the twirly scarf! super easy pattern....i think it came out rather nice! I feel so ruffly in it :) on to the next project which actually has a purpose, it's time to get back into my monthly dishcloth I'm hitting the cotton thread for the February swap, then I really must get my Tilda swap done as well, I'll no sooner get my swap partner for that and I'll be shipping it out the door!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The February Lace Scarf....In January

Project #1....complete...I have one less skein of yarn in the house as of 15 mintues ago...this is me, looking stunning, wearing my super soft scarf.....while in my pajamas. :) on to project #2

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Great Yarn Project of 2011

So here it is, January 2011..time to put my first resolution to work, I will use ALL of my existing yarn in the house and NOT purchase any until it is gone (see i said purchase..if the yarn fairy shows in the night and leaves or gifts me some yarn who am I to argue!)

I decided that I will dedicate a portion of my blog to whatever finished project I come up with...hopefully to inspire me to keep on going for fear of boring everyone to death :)
At the moment I am putting the finishing few inches onto a lovely scarf that I am knitting for me! The pattern is called The February Scarf and yes I am aware that I am knitting it in January...actually I started it in December but I don't think that will take anything away from it.
more to come.....I hope....this is going to require a lot of chocolate to keep me going.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year y'all!

My New Year's resolutions are simple this year: 1. use up all (and I do mean all) the yarn I have before buying anymore! 2. Slow down and have a nice cup of tea each day (this means I am sitting, not mutli tasking and enjoying it. 3. become more aware of our spending money and save save save. We have a lot planned for this year, and we are going to need $$$ to make it all happen!
My New Year's Eve was typical...boring by most standards. The evening started out nicely with a movie with the family, I spent all day cooking up a storm, then after tucking in the youngest we started playing some board games...unfortunatly, he figured something was up and decided not to sleep...and was a nudge the rest of the evening until Mommy agreed to lie down with him in his bed where as we both fell asleep. Oh well. :)