Five Happy Things


  1. We put up a basketball net in our driveway and we are having daily games. We are all having a lot of fun with it and the weather is beautiful right now. 
  2. Late last night (well, early if you are 20-ish, late if you are nearly 40-ish) I fulfilled a promise to make gingerbread scones. Lovely to wake up to a delicious breakfast treat this morning.
  3. I finished knitting a pair of slippers and they were quickly absconded with; they literally walked off. I immediately cast on for another pair for charity. 
  4. The Easter Bunny brought Susan B. Anderson’s latest book Kids’ Knitting Workshop to our house and I love looking at all of the great projects. 
  5. I made Vegan Brunch’s East Coast Coffee Cake for Easter and it reminded me of many a happy Easter spent with my grandparents. For years I thought they ate coffee cake for breakfast every morning. 

Welcome Spring!

Not-So-Slouchy Hat photo by Bowside Knits

Not-So-Slouchy Hat
photo by Bowside Knits

Yesterday I cast off my first hat, the Not-So-Slouchy Hat (super-easy pattern coming soon) in the lovely Cascade Lana Grande. It is so fluffy and soft, it was delightful to work with. It also makes a perfect pompom. We have been busy welcoming Spring here, making some brightly colored pompoms for decorating, as well as crafting a Spring wreath for the front door.

Have a beautiful week!

Best stitches~


400 by 40 running total: 15

(Note: Each item I knit will count as one, even if it would typically be used as a pair. For example, a pair of mittens will count as two items.)

2 pogies

5 Knitted Knockers

6 hats (my own design)

2 socks