Knitting and Such

Finishing up a few projects around the house this week....

Knitting :: A slouchy hat.  It's part of my quest to design a good fitting slouchy that covers my ears and forehead without riding up in the back.  Do you ever get hat lift?  Maddening, right?   This hat doesn't do that.  I think this is it.  I'm calling it The Birchwood and I'll talk about it more as soon as the pattern is finished.

Tiny House Building :: Mike built me shelves over the kitchen area.  We'll stain them in the spring, when it's not twenty below, but for now, it's the little things that make this feel like home.  It's comforting to have all my ingredients in one spot, instead of, "Has anyone seen the baking soda?" I'm baking again.  A lot.  

Soap Making :: Full Moon Soap.  It sold out last week, so I had to make more.  Doesn't it look good enough to eat?  Well, you could.  We only use natural ingredients.  I wouldn't recommend it, though.

Have you been inspired to finish up any projects this week?


  1. Look forward to seeing your new hat design (my boys are living in their farmers market hats, don't know what they are going to do this summer when it's going to be too hot to wear them!)
    I really don't have a hat head at all, the only one I have found that actually suits me is the Taproot Hat. My friend wears slouchys all the time and they look great on her but I always looks like I'm wearing someone else's hat!
    Soap making....I still haven't tried that yet!!
    Have a great weekend - think we are getting snow.

  2. Snowflakes are starting to fly right now... I'm so glad they're loving their hats and don't worry, it's never to hot for wool. My oldest has been wearing hats year round his whole life!
    Haha, I know all about the hat head! Have a wonderful weekend... maybe you'll try soap making. :)

  3. Every time I see knew knitting projects I want to grab my stash and start something new! Have to finish my yoga socks first. :) Your soaps - oh my - with one named Full Moon Soap I am already in love.

  4. Oh, I can't wait for the hat pattern... soon? :)

    1. Yes! I'm hoping to have it ready next Wednesday!