Sunday, January 31, 2010
Here are Ella's new knitting needles. About once a month I let her stay up late and make something with me. It is nice to be able to work on something with her without the little toddler hands trying to reach for every sharp object we have.
We are hoping to make a few more sets of these to sell at the Chocolate Party to benefit our school next Saturday.
The Rowan Kidsilk Haze is waiting for me to get a knitwit and make an ethereal flower scarf or decorate some little mittens.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Hooray Jake, hooray John
breakin' up christmas all night long
Santa Claus, done and gone
breakin' up christmas right straight along.
Don't you remember a long time ago
The old folks danced the doesey-doe.
Breakin' up christmas is a tradional appalachian tune I always think of when we are carrying out the tree and packing up all the decorations. I was sad to see the tree go this year. I think it may be the prettiest one we've had even if Ruby did keep the bottom half fairly undecorated.
These are the nutcrackers I got for the children, and the nut bowl is starting to get low. John has a hard time so Ella cracks the nuts for both of them. I like to see them sitting at the table together eating nuts and talking, just the two of them.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
So, it may be the sixth of January and I have yet to lay down some new year's resolutions. I'm cooking them up in a a pot. Maybe I'm waiting for this tree to come down or my toes to warm up. It is going to be out with the old and in with the new.
I'm thinking about thai cooking, christmas stockings , knit wits, the alphabet, curtains, ways to hide televisions, floor coverings, moving, tiny mittens, cursive, and exercise. I'm thinking about the people around me who are truly genuine. I'm thinking about positive energy, about religion, about Walt Whitman. Bach and beat boxing. I'm thinking about my littles, my partner, myself.