Homemade granola

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I really like granola. Especially the homemade variety. In the past couple of months, Papa and I have had the opportunity to try a couple of samples. In early March we were at Norskedalen for “Sweet, Sweet Spring” (maple sugaring). A local organic farmer had samples of homemade yogurt, homemade granola and a bit of […]

Shawls and sunshine

Walden shawl front view

The sun has finally decided to appear after weeks of rain, snow and just plain cloudy/gloomy days.  It feels weird to have to put on sunglasses again to go outside.  But it also means that it has been slightly warmer and definitely more inviting outside. The disadvantage to having a warm-up in late fall like […]

FO Friday – Mint Delight

thread bear close-up

Update 5/4:  The winners have been announced.  You can see them at http://www.threadanimals.blogspot.com/.  I didn’t win this time / again – but I don’t care.  I’m pretty proud of my bear and purse.  I like that they made mine “Best Travel Companion” 🙂 Hurray! I finished this with two days to spare before the deadline!  I’ve […]

Stash Organization

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Do I have a great husband or what?! My original stash organization (cardboard boxes tipped on their sides) worked for a while. But I keep adding to my yarn stash, so the boxes went higher and higher, and eventually started leaning. I was just waiting for the day when I’d bump them too hard and […]

One-stitch cardigan

Lion Brand One-Stitch Adult Cardigan

It’s DONE! I am so happy about this … it’s my first completed sweater/cardigan! The pattern is a free one that came from Lion Brand’s website. It’s called One-Stitch AdultCardigan. I don’t remember exactly when I started this cardigan but it was some time in the beginning half of 2008. The pattern called for Wool-Ease, […]