double stuff

Mittens for Jason: Triple stranding heavy worsted, pulling from inside & outside on 1st cake + inside from 2nd cake = 3 strands.

Mittens for Lex : Triple stranding worsted and chunky, pulling from inside & outside on worsted speckled cake + inside from chunky cake = 3 strands.

(I modified this pattern, using us13/9mm dpns and casting on 20sts for Jason & 18sts for Lex, also custom lengths)

. ..a pair made in an afternoon, which is mind blowing for this slow knitter.. .


warmer things

The soap is warmer, now that it has a bity apron dress to wear! I am kind of ridiculously infatuated with these little dishcloth dresses

(I absolutely love the tiny little bath off our bedroom upstairs, it’s old porcelain and crazy crooked and wonderfully perfect ♥)

My neck is warmer (for the moment completely Swallowed up in gorgeousness) I am only modeling this, it is actually a purpley snuggley infinty hug I made for my mom ♥

I am so romanced by all things Cabernet

My mouth is warmer with hot cider and crisp salted apple slices mini cider doughnuts, no buttery popcorn, no handmade caramel dip, not even any crab apples (well we would have gotten these if they had any!) it was not normal for us to be leaving the orchard with only our 2 sacks of apples, we must still be sorting out the offness of just being a cute couple again ♥ we did grab one hand dipped taffy apple to be boxed up and shipped out to Lex (we didn’t forget you!)

Warmer hands and more leaves, acorns and walnuts than ever (go go squirrles!) I love making cute mittens but totally hate raking leaves!

Atwater Mittens in candy colored malabrigo ..oh my goodness the pretty cuffery and beautifully romantic thumb increases these have ♥

I should have kept these warmer (we actually had our first few snowflakes on Tuesday!) beautiful mums from my beautiful sister ..sadly I may have already killed them …I tired not to, really I did ♥

My heart is warmer knowing our lovely girl is doing everything we could have ever wished for her to do with her life, adjusting fearlessly to a big bustling city (low flying fighter jets rumbling overhead on their way to Fenway Park to commence the opening of the world series just a few blocks away!) loving her first job working with children in Boston’s jumpstart program, busy school filled days & heavy homework filled nights, dive-in-theatres (late night swims in the school pool, while they project a movie on the wall, they watched JAWS!) spending a lazy Saturday in Salem walking in some of our nations oldest cemeteries, enjoying street fairs, witch trials, wax figures and deep-fried veggies!