Monday, December 17, 2007

Elf Hat

I gave Asher his elf hat on Saturday. I am happy that he loved it! He smiled as soon as his mom Kristi put it on his head. It was very warm and fit just right!

See previous elf hat post.

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Family Blog!

Dan and I have started a new family blog, titled "Off the Map". The new one will be news and such... and the occasional random thought (a must for a blog!)

I have yet to decide if I will continue to post here or move over to that one. I'll keep you posted!

The Reason for the Season

This song describes it so well...

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever...

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
In the hope that what You did
That you were born so I might live...

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

Relient K, I Celebrate The Day

Monday, December 3, 2007

Sleigh Bells are Ringing!

A few of my favorite Christmas things!
  • Christmas socks
  • Nala's reindeer antlers
  • Starbuck's peppermint mochas
  • Christmas trees
  • Big red bows
  • Warm sweaters
  • Warm blankets
  • Scarves
  • Mittens
  • Christmas candles
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Christmas songs
  • Giving generously
What are your favorite Christmas things?

Knitting 101

I've always been a crafty person. I learned how to cross-stitch in elementary school, and followed with needlepoint, then later on scrapbooking and quilting. But, I tend to start projects and not finish them. I have a whole bedroom exclusively for crafting. It's full of unfinished projects. So, when my mom offered to teach me how to knit, I was hesitant at first. I felt that I already had enough crafts on my plate. But I went for it, and through some ripped out rows and starting over I finally finished my first project, a scarf. Not the prettiest scarf but it's a start.

Inspired by my mom and my friend Erika, I decided to make another project. It was way more fun. It's a tea cozy crown (aka knit cap) that I made for my friend's baby.

I found the pattern in my new knitting book, Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter.