Friday, December 23, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


The slippers for my dad are complete. Lily has put in a request for a pair of her own. As of late she has been requesting many things. First the fingerless mitts, next a new ear flap hat (I haven't started it yet) and now slippers. What does she think I do all day? Just knit?!?! LOL

Monday, December 19, 2016

Lotsa Little Xmas Knits

I've been a busy beaver getting all sorts of little xmas gifts (and one birthday gift) knit up. Here's what I have so far ...

Hats for my nephews:

A cowl for my sister; it's finished but I didn't get an FO shot of it:

Two more cowls, one for my friend Christine's birthday (purple) and one for my boss for xmas:

Slippers for my uncle (shown) and dad (not finished yet):

Four pairs of fingerless mitts, though I forgot to take pictures of the blue pair. Two pairs (purple and blue) are teacher gifts, one (black) is for the person I have at work for Secret Santa and the fourth pair (purple variegated) are the ones my daughter begged me for.

Oh and I also finished my Cygnus cardigan. It does still need blocking and buttons, but otherwise it's finished (and it fits!):

Right now I'm working on what I believe to be my last xmas gift (Dad's slippers). After that I am probably going to cast on for Ethan's Greyson sweater. He's pretty excited. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Feline Fridays

For four years we have played host to an Elf on the Shelf named Jerry. He's a sweet little guy, doesn't get into much trouble, he just loves a good game of hide and seek. Monday evening Ruby found where he was hiding and helped expose him to the rest of us.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of my motherhood.

Happy Birthday to my wonderful, funny, intelligent, crazy son Owen!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

My Famdamily is Awesome

We went to Michael's work xmas party today. Our family had a blast. Also, it was (there and back) over two hours of driving so I got one fingerless mitt of a teacher gift finished. :)

Santa was there, it was an open bar (I behaved) and there was a 'professional photo booth' ... here are our pictures ...

The first take.

Silly faces.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Feline(s) Fridays

We usually don't put up our Yule tree until the 15th of December due to Owen's birthday being on the 14th and we like to keep the celebrations separate. However, on Wednesday Ethan asked Owen if we could put the tree up (no decorations) before the 14th and Owen said yes.

So far the girls have been good about the tree. Last year Ezra mostly ignored it. She stole a couple ornaments, but she didn't wreck anything. I didn't know how Ruby would react. She's a little bugger, so it could be anything.

We have a big Santa hat wearing bear so I figured I'd set it up beside the tree and keep my camera on the ready. The results, thus far, have not been disappointing.

Enjoy! :)

Ezra looking pretty in her holiday collar.

"Hey Ezra, what do you see outside?"

Pretty little girl with a long tail.

"The bear fell down on his own."

Om nom nom nom

Ruby is mischievous.

This looks like a comfy spot ...

All tuckered out from playing with the bear.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Blondes Have More Fun!

I've always been blonde, but as I've aged it has gone from a nice light natural blonde to a dark and dingy blonde. I've been having it bleached (or sometimes coloured, usually red) for about 7 years, but for the last year or so I have been growing it out. Yesterday I decided it's time to get back to blonde.

The before.

Waiting for the magic to work.
I had some pretty dead ends as well, so I had her take about 5cm off the bottoms and clean it all up with some long layers. I'm happy with the result. :)
The end result.
This little gaffer is Oliver. He's my hairdresser's kitten. He's only about 5 months old, but he's a big boy. He is so sweet. He likes to snuggle on laps under the cape while she's doing her client's hair. My lap was no exception. He got up, snuggled and purred like mad. Next time I won't wear black.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Today Is The Day

It's really no surprise (if you can tell by the content, or lack thereof, in this blog) I haven't been running much lately. Like not at all. I can still run a decent 5km without dying, but my distance went from an easy 15km back down to an easy 5km.

Today is the day that all changes.

I need to find a way to make myself accountable, so I'm putting it in writing.

Today I begin my quest to train for another half marathon (21.1km). I'm hoping hubby will join me, however, if he doesn't that won't make or break my plan.

Wish me luck.

Friday, December 2, 2016