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© AMANDA OCHOCKI + chalklegs 100 year oaks

While our daughter awoke to her 5th snow day of the new year out in Boston, here on the northern prairie it’s been rather mild, considering we are usually the ones buried under! Today winter stopped by, beginning the day with sleety snow softly tinging off the windows, coating the 100 year oaks.  What a perfect lazy day to tuck in a make stuff ♥

Like a cowl for husband (he picked a very rustic wool) and much like the trees above, he is soon to be covered in thick rugged bark! I cannot wait to start a lady version ..all that means to me is substituting blah blah brown for crazy beautiful :) This texture is perfection, compact, stretchy and squeeze me squooshy ..sadly, completely hidden by this brambly wool!
Pattern: Collina Cowl by Jenn Emmerson

Speaking of crazy beautiful, my recent co-op order of Colour Adventures!
In a total chalklegs move, I went with only 2 colors (puppy & tea rose) on several different bases, just because I wanted to get to know the feel of each and too often my comparison abilities are slightly inhibited (well, almost always 100% influenced) by color ..I was still wooed, I am so happy here ♥

hold the applause

Chubby bottom bunnies were started

and finished!

..I am dead over that plump cottontail ♥

Shop samples were made!
(did I mention in an effort to combat my lonely mama heart and to possibly prevent my growing antisocial isolation conversations from getting out of hand with my ridiculous self, I have taken up work (part-time) at my local yarn shop! Closet hermit, currently working on it!)

Which includes getting to try new yarns and making loads of cute stuff!

..and because my thoroughly amazing husband and daughter didn’t want me to suck anymore, they surprised me with new technologies for my pathetically outdated ones (aww yeah!) upgrade for all my computering and printering needs :D

There is definitely more I want (need) to understand, there are so many good things I want to start ..just as soon as I can figure it out, so for now in the between I am just gonna play!