Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tickle Me Tuesday

Here we are, 5 days before Christmas, and I am still trying to get holiday knits done and wrapped. . . will she make it? I have confidence in myself. . . the question is. . . do my fingers?

Anyways, time for another round of Tickle Me Tuesday with Sarah!

I just love these stitch markers! Bison, Alpaca, Sheep and Camel! Too cute!

If only I knew how to cross stitch this would be first on my list! Mr. Darcy print!

I try my hardest not to come to this anymore. . . It's a challenge every-now and then it happens. I don't know how they get into it, but they do.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Project Knit Before Christmas

Okay, so I must be insane to cast on a project that needs to be completed before Christmas. Not only that, but I need to complete at least TWO of them!

I'll let you guess as to what I am knitting.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cold Hands Warm Hearts Swap

This is my second year participating in Cold Hands Warm Hearts! I just couldn't wait for it to start this year I was so excited!
It was something to look forward to during a busy season!
So here goes:

Whitney was my swap partner this year. It was great getting to know her through our email conversations. She got it right on the noise! :)

I am a true sucker for a giant bar of DARK CHOCOLATE! (It has been consumed happily in my stomach now)
Chap Stick is a must for Northern Living. . . I best hide it from the hubby, he tends to steal my chap stick.

I LOVE! These mittens! I am a knit girl through and through---obviously since I knit! Haha. I love the fact that I can switch to mittens and the thumb has a flap for my touch-phone!

I was getting ready for work this morning, Tom was kind enough to take my picture! Yes, that is a Seattle's Best Coffee mug, one of my favs cause it shows a scene of Seattle on it! Got this mug YEARS ago.
Thank you Whitney, Sandy and Illy for this fund filled event!

Time to link up!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tickle Me Tuesday

I am linking up with Sarah for another round of Tickle Me Tuesday!

This is my newest item added to my etsy shop. Morse Code Amore Necklace!

I've been eyeing this pattern for awhile. . . I really should make it I think.

Finally I have a picture of my Gramps Slouch by Kate Oates. I used one of my Portland Yarns to make it. I love this hat because it goes over my ears, doesn't ruin my hair-do, and is really cute!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Shawls and Cowls

This Holiday Season, I haven't been knitting nearly as many gifts as I was last year. So this year, I feel a bit lost. However, that lost-ness is gone and filled with challenging knits. However, I have been eyeing a few cowls (which I love) and a shawl. I've never really knitted a shawl, so I figured a smaller easy one should do the trick!

Live Oak Shawlette (one I shall attempt with)

I really just like the picture, but the print on the cowl is nice too! :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Hump-Day from Hamlet

Even with our new baby home and getting a lot of love and attention, one boy continues to keep my attention.

He is the prince after-all.

He loves laying next to the heat vents, to gain the warmth.

This cutie will always be my little boy. I mean come on, look at that face!! This is his, Mommy pet my tummy cause I wanna play-mode.
He continues to follow me into the bathroom every morning, he loves the shower running. If I am knitting on the couch (which is almost every night now) he jumps up and lays in my lap. My two weeks that I spent at home back in early November, he never left my side. Though, Odin is getting a lot of love and attention, Hamlet you will always have my heart!

Happy Wednesday Hammers!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tickle Me Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Made it past Monday and now we are getting into the thick of the week!
A lot has gone on in the past two weeks at the Haug house! Good changes I should say. So I am gonna link up with Sarah over at Yes, Teacher for Tickle Me Tuesday!

I have yet to knit a cozy cowl for myself this year. Hmmm, perhaps this one is in my future! I've been working on getting holiday knits out so that this year I am not rushing during Christmas Eve, like I was last year. Here's hoping! haha.

This year Tom and I finally made a Gingerbread House! I think it's cute, a little messy, but hey does it ever turn out like it does on the box??

And last but certainly not least! Our new addition to our kitty family. He's HUGE!!!! 19lbs! and only a year and a half! WOW!!! We were certainly surprised when we meet him. His name is Odin (yeah, like the Norse God) fitting for our strange brewed of cat names, Nanaki and Hamlet. . . now Odin. He's been with us for just over a week now and he is getting more and more used to the house. The other boys don't mind him as much anymore, and I can see playing in the future. He's a big fan of this chair in the living room. And he purrs like a motor!! He loves to be held, which I find is humorous considering his LARGE size. Tom is over the moon about him and so am I. Of course our other two boys get plenty of love during this adjustment period.

So that's my Tuesday!!! :)