This guy lost his first tooth and that reminded me I have a blog.
Things have been super busy since I started taking art & weaving classes last fall. Mostly I'm trying to balance getting stuff done with spending these last preschool months with Kenneth. Field trips, work days at school, doing things after school. Next year the school days will be long and we won't be able to take days off for road trips.
I guess I will take a little trip back in time. You can click on the fascinating photos for a bigger view.
My birthday passed uneventfully, I didn't go to Stitches this year because classes conflicted with school. I did attend a kid's pirate party and took the opportunity to make pirate hats. They let me do the final smash of the pinata since it was my actual birthday.
Valentine's Day was crazy around here. Flowers, cake, heart-shaped cupcake cake, candy.
Around New Year's Kenneth and I went up to Oregon with the folks. Stopped at safari park.
The trip culminated in Portland, where we spent a freezing afternoon at the zoo in order to be the first ones on the holiday light train. This was deemed the best non-operable tractor ever.
Spent that night, New Year's Eve, in a funky motel with sister A, asleep by 11:00. Kenneth and I took the train home, we rushed to Twisted on the way to the station. K. had to have rainbow Zauberball so I knit him a sock monkey. He made all the color decisions.
I joined 12 pounds of spinning in 2012. Got 16 oz done in January and none in February. I had brought some local alpaca back from Oregon and the husband asked what it was going to become, perhaps a warm hat? So I spun it and knit him a hat for his birthday. He will not wear it because it is "too nice".
Here is the table runner I wove for my Fall final project. Scandinavian inspired.
I also did a lot of pieces for Color Theory, mostly in acrylics. Here's my final project, quilted.
Christmas was pleasant, but busy. I ended up sending New Year's cards.
Mid-December the guys went out of town for 48 hours. It was heavenly. I went to church. I ate hors d'oeuvres for dinner two nights in a row.
I did great at our annual stash exchange and gave up much more than I brought home.
We had a bit of a redneck Thanksgiving in Lakeport. A bunch of in-laws came, it was fun. I wish I could show the video of Kenneth riding his bike in his underwear on the deck. Instead here is a sunrise.
At Harvest time I knit a bunch of candy corn hats.
We made an R2D2 costume for Halloween. Kenneth had the great idea of taking the talking part of his R2D2 Trouble game, attaching it to his costume, and using it as his "voice". I knit and felted an awesome witch's hat. I was trying for friendly witch but a little girl out trick-or-treating was scared of me and had to cross the street.
Kenneth was obsessed with pom-pom yarn so I finally let him get some. He designed hats for his baby doll and himself.
In September we went to the California Wool & Fiber show. I bought a California Variegated Mutant fleece. For your pleasure here is an attempt at using the timer to get a family photo.
We actually had a great time camping out. Sadly Hendy Woods is on the State Parks closure list so I don't know if we will get to go this year.
If you have read this far you really love me, and are probably the kind of person who would visit a:
There is so much more going on. Knitting, weaving, amazing kid feats.