It is this time of the year again! The weather turns cold. Or at least here it turned cooler – not that we have to wear a sweater – a light shawl gives enough warmth to keep me warm and comfy even in the evening, after the Sun sets. Some of the leaves turned yellow, the lemons on our tree are getting bigger and also look like they are thinking that it is time to finally get ripe.And I am making hats! Lots
Yesterday DS #1 turned 14! Luckily for us it was the week when he got to come home for Shabbos. So we could all celebrate together. DS #1 has grown a lot in the last year. And discovered an amazing “fix it” talent. He can fix almost anything and loves working with his hands. We miss him a lot when he is away. Thankfully he is coming home for his Summer brake in less than two weeks.
I just realized yesterday that it has been more than a week since I posted last time. So much has happened, I am not sure I will be able to put it all into one post. First – my knitting!I am still knitting a lot on the “Ample Shawl“, I am not willing to take it off the needles again to have another picture taken. It will have to be done soon – to check the length, but not yet. It is at the poi
Tonight we (me and DD#1) stood in line in our local supermarket. I admit, I went a bit crazy on food. DS#1 is here. And he is skinny! I want to fatten him up. Just a bit. Then there is the holiday of Shavuot coming this week and right after it – Shabbos. So there we where, not actually standing, but frantically unpacking things from one shopping cart and stuffing them into the other. The lines were huge. I gues
This cute little hat was born out of necessity. DD #2 needed a pretty hat – quick. You can read about it here. By the way, the child in the photo is not the budding hairdresser.It took me a while to find a right combination of the yarn and hook, then to figure out a stitch to hook size ratio, especially tricky here, because the yarn is so very stretchy. I wanted to combine a pretty open stitch pattern and a snu
I am exasperated! DD#2 has given herself a haircut. Without a mirror or anything. After all why should she?!I am so mad! She had such beautiful long hair! Now she has a huge bold spot in the front of her head. And I mean bold. Plus a section of very short hair on the side. There is really no way to cover it up.Part of the problem is that according to a Jewish custom we do not take a haircut between a Holiday of Passo
OK, you know that old saying – better late than never – so I admit, I am late with this pattern I promised a while ago. I honestly find that knitting and crochet is a lot more fun than writing down things and checking them twice. Or many more times. This extra easy skirt was a pleasure to knit. I love the yarn, and the colors put me in a good mood while I was knitting it. I love using sock yarn for making
We make Lemonade. Or something. I do not know what yet.OK, I better start at the beginning. There are lots of new buds on our Lemon tree. And I have noticed that the top branches started to droop. A lot. So I was worried about how healthy our Lemon tree was and if it is not too much for it. Please do not laugh. I do realize that I am trying to mother it but I delight in my little biological empire so much.DS #1 came
If I knew how I would, I really would foam at the mouth. I am that upset with DD#1. After successfully pleasing DD #2 with her very own Raglan Shawl I was going to do something nice for DD#1. All I can say at this point is “Well I Never!” and if I could I would definitely add some snappy British Accent to it. I am definitely not amused. First DD#1 declared that she does not want a shawl. She wants a vest.
OK, I am not sure what is going on, but it feels as if our mazel (luck) has reached it’s expiration date. Here is what happened in the lest 24 hours in chronological order: 1. DD #4 started running the fever again. She is feeling a lot better now, but has spent about 4 hours in my and DH’s hands screaming hysterically.2. Our washing machine died. Now this one is a biggy, because we need it to wash laundry