Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Yarn Along: A finished Alligator

 Hello! Joining along with Ginny again for the Yarn Along. I finished the Alligator Scarf  that I was working on from last week so I am just showing the finished product. My sons suggestion to add eyeballs really makes it I think. I just needle felted a pair of eyeballs and sewed them on with needle and thread. I really love the added touch. It was a fun knit. I will definitely make another one at some point. My two year old wants a pink one now to match her brother. 
I  am wondering what to knit next? February is my birthday month so maybe I will choose something for myself? Think I might have an idea and if I  still need help I have a Ravelry favorite list long enough to fill many lifetimes. 


I am currently reading The Last Best Cure By Donna Jackson Nakazawa. It is really inspiring to read an uplifting story about someone overcoming chronic health issues. I am currently dealing with problems with my own health and have been reading a lot of non fiction books related to treating the root cause of autoimmune diseases and seeking ways that I can help myself return to good health.
Also still reading ..

The Good Life Life Lab by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne. I adore this book and recommend it to anyone who in interested in alternative home building and alternative off the grid lifestyles. This book is a true story of a couple who quit great high powered jobs in New York city to live a life off the grid in New Mexico. They are incredibly creative and talented and inspiring people. The book is also filled with beautiful illustrations, recipes and how to's. I highly recommend it!
What have you been knitting lately? Are you reading a great book?
Join along !

Monday, February 2, 2015

Don't trust the Groundhog....

This daffodil bloomed in front of my neighbors house several days January!!There are crocuses sprouting up everywhere. Portland is officially giving the Groundhog the bird.