Monday, December 23, 2013

god jul!

I have been scrambling to finish a few handknit gifts and baking Christmas cookies -- sugar cookiesNorwegian cookies, and world peace cookies (how can you resist a name like that at this time of year?). The upper midwest is a snowy winter wonderland this year, very good for the Christmas spirit.
Wishing you and yours joy and peace in the year ahead.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013


It has been a season of firsts -- first snowfall, first road trip, first Thanksgiving. Erik apparently loathes bibs, though he enjoyed spending Thanksgiving with his Minnesota grandparents quite well otherwise. So much love! A new baby has a way of renewing and enriching connections with friends and family.
Back home in Chicago, amazed that it's December already, time to trim the tree.
Captain Crochet, luxuriating away
The Christmas elf is hard at work...
 a faerie ring shawlette, ready for blocking

a hat for a certain someone with "Purple Pride"