just a frosted mushroom


I have mentioned here before the issues I’ve been having with my computer lately. It’s slow and programs crash frequently. It’s a seven year old laptop and I really don’t want to spend the money on a new one, as nice as that would be. To top it all off, a few weeks ago, I noticed that whenever I uploaded photos from my camera card onto the computer, there would be a few photos that the computer couldn’t “read.”

Last week was my first time hosting our preschool coop group, and I took a bunch of photos. Yesterday, we had temperatures in the low 30’s, and I woke up to a frosty wonderland. I rushed outside to photograph the first frost of the year. I planned on including those photos along with photos of my current knitting project. Out of 41 photos, my computer was able to upload one. One.

So here you have it folks: some frosty mushrooms.

Pretty, aren’t they?

I’ll be posting a photo of my mittens on Instagram tomorrow. Hopefully purchasing a new card resolves this issue. It’s hard to blog when your photos are constantly disappearing.

Technology sure is great…until it stops working.

Is anyone else enjoying the colder weather? What’s on your needles?

Wednesday yarn along


*Joining Ginny

I’ve decided to stop numbering my Yarn Along posts. It seemed logical to number them at first, but this morning I realized that it didn’t serve any purpose other than to satisfy my need to organize everything in my life into lists. So, I’m throwing caution to the wind, and no longer numbering my posts.

Pray for me.

Swift is coming along nicely. I had a hiccup on Sunday and ended up one stitch short on a row, only to discover my mistake had been made three rows back. Not a huge deal, except ripping out three rows of lace is way more time consuming than ripping out three rows of stockinette stitch. It set me back a day, but I managed to fix it last night and I’m back on track. It’s such a lovely pattern and the yarn is just to die for. It’s so soft and the color is the most beautiful blueish-purpleish-gray. (Nice adjective use, Sarah.) I would love to have an entire sweater knit out of this stuff. Scratch that: an entire wardrobe!

I’m back to reading Understanding Exposure. Gardening, canning and harvesting season is over and I find that I have more time on my hands than I did a month ago. Photography is something that I really would like to improve upon, so I’m going to make an effort to learn as much as I can during these winter months. This book was recommended by Ginny, and it’s been a great read so far. There are exercises in every chapter and my goal is to complete one exercise a week. Hopefully I (and you all) will start to see a difference in my photos over the next few months. You’ll have to let me know!

sourdough and sweaters

Version 2


Version 2

The kids are on the mend, and I’m so grateful. Over the past 24 hours, I’ve managed to get a few things done around the house: a load of laundry here, a load of dishes there. Life is slowly returning to normal.

I was gifted with a sourdough starter a few weeks ago. While I am a good cook, I have been informed by my own mother by some people that my baking skills are lacking. This last batch was by far my best, so I think I’m finally getting the hang of it. Yesterday for breakfast I ate sourdough toast smeared with a blackberry and poblano pepper jam made by the husband of a dear friend. It was to die for.

I do hope I finish this sweater this weekend. My fingers are itching to cast on something new…a hat…a baby sweater…perhaps a throw? I can’t decide.

Enjoy the weekend, friends.

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