Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, April 7, 2014


Yesterday was blocking day. I finished a hat and two baby sweaters and decided to block them all today. Was I inspired from this post? Probably. But I'm also ready to gift the two sweaters, so that's the main reason.

This is my third time knitting the One Baby Sweater; I used a skein of Adriafil Knitcol, so it knit up a bit smaller than my last one did, but I love the colors and found the perfect color button in my stash!

Shelter yarn really blooms with a soak in warm water. I still don't love knitting with it, but I do like the finished products, so there is that.


I went to a knitting pajama party last night two weeks ago, which was quite fun. It was a potluck and the shop owner gave out really nice door prizes, plus we did two shower-type games. One was "Guess how many balls/skeins of yarn are in the basket", and the other was the "Don't say the word yarn or pattern or you lose your clip", which is surprisingly difficult when knitting, and was the point of the game. Anyway, it was lots of fun, although between eating and talking, I didn't accomplish much knitting.

Steve and I went out to breakfast and then stopped by the farm market and chatted with my youngest for a few minutes last weekend. Isn't she the cutest?

And yes, that's a hand knit hat I made for her quite a few years ago. Always nice to see her wearing the gift knits. Gracie is super excited about it too!

It's finally looking like spring around here. Lots of flowers, shades of green all over the place, and the birds are really making a lot of noise! I did some closet cleaning this past weekend and took the flannel sheets off the bed. My spring break begins this weekend and I'm hoping to clear out some more clutter and maybe even begin planting some vegetables. My hay bale garden wasn't successful last year, so I'm either going to be more diligent about it or go back to container gardens. So many plans! Hopefully I'll follow through on most of them. Happy Spring!



  1. Happy Spring break, love that baby sweater.

  2. LOVE that baby sweater. JUST adore it!
    Im so thrilled you mentioned bale gardening as Im pretty much decided against it anyhow!
    I didn't know where I'd heard of it besides the radio on the way to Minnesota