This has been a busy but good week. The second week back to school after the winter break so we’re getting into our routine. I had a very busy week crafting wise. The first picture shows my temperature blanket as of January 17th. The two multi-coloured stripes stand for the two birthdays we’ve had so far.
Then since that wasn’t enough knitting I offered to make each of my daughters a hooded scarf. This is what the yarn looks like for my oldest daughter. I’m doing a pattern that thankfully is all done in a garter stitch so it’s super easy. The only problem is that I have to have these finished by the second week of February when they go away for a couple of nights to a church winter camp! Let’s just say that I’m doing LOTS of knitting these days. It’s a variegated purple – much prettier in person.
I also finished off another scrapbook! That is always an awesome feeling. The first third of this book is about a trip we took out west in Canada back in 2003 when we only had three children. The rest of the book is dedicated to the trip we made last summer going even further west this time. It was bittersweet to do because there were so many memories to relive with my husband.
This page is one of my favourites. We had to stop on the way home to get new tires on our van. While it was being done we took a walk and lots of pictures with my husband and the children.
I also launched a new business – Sugar Snaps. I would like to help parents get their pictures of their children off of their technology and into printed form that they and their children can enjoy. If you send me your photos I will put them into a book format. I make these books for our family, and they are some of the favourite books in the house.
We’re all also getting used to eight piano students. I’ve lined them all up on Thursdays so I have a busy afternoon and early evening. I haven’t taught piano in almost twenty years, and I’m surprised how much I’m enjoying doing it age. I really look forward to Thursdays.
I came across this pattern this week. There are a couple of babies due soon in our church, and I think that I will make some of these to include in my gifts for them.
This is the pattern I’m using for the hooded scarf. It’s very simple. I’m enjoying the repetitiveness of the garter stitch soothing.
This is another hooded scarf pattern that I found. This one is crocheted. My daughters weren’t too interested in this one, but it’s cute.
Which is your preference – knitting or crocheting? I prefer to knit, but every once in a while just for a change I enjoy crocheting.
I hope you’ve had a good week too.