Makings Update

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Another video blog this week! Videos are just so much more personal and up-close. :) Enjoy!

Granola Recipe. (I forgot to mention that the recipe also has brown sugar and cinnamon in it!)

Crockpot Yogurt.

Daily Bread. (Uses whey from yogurt.)

Video!

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Lately I’ve felt like doing a video post. I LOVE watching and listening to podcasts, so thought you might enjoy this method of posting too. Grab some handwork and join me…or get some dishes done while you watch…whatever! Mostly just sharing what is going on in life right now and what I have been working on lately. Take care!

Heart Day

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I have been looking forward to Valentine’s Day for weeks now! With the long chilly days of winter, it helps break up the month of February. Plus it is an excuse to do/make fun things!

The boys were rather rowdy the other day so we made a trip to the mailbox to send off our love cards. I made them run the entire way and I think we all felt better after. Including Garbe, the cat, who made the trip with us.
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The deer got an earring just for the occasion. {One of my favorite knits!}
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I threw some hearts on the burlap bunting I made last year. I think it is perfect to help spruce up the house for the holiday.
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I don’t have a ton of decorations for Valentine’s Day, so this adds some good punch. I will be sad to take it down…better think of something good for Spring/Easter to go up next.
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This morning we made monster boxes out of an old kleenex box and an egg carton. This is such an easy project and a fun way for the boys to store their v-day wishes. They even added wings and legs to them this year.
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And my dear husband showed up at lunch with a bouquet of pine greens he collected on his walk home from work. Totally his style of a Valentine gift! One I may not have appreciated as a newly-wed, but one I cherish now. He is sweet and this says and smells of home.
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Loving thoughts to you all on this day!!

Snow Day

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Today started with a crazy temp of something like -17. ??!!!? Even a true Midwestern girl can only take so much of this. Thus I decided to call it a snow day–full of makings!
First up is Egg to Penguin by Susan B. Anderson. Elias picked this toy out of one of her books yesterday and was still stuck on it this morning. I gave in and started knitting it. I was rather surprised at how fast it went.

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Second up is a project I’ve had on my want-to-make list forever. This is a Wee Wonderfuls pattern called Bunny. I love a wool hand project. The simplicity and beauty of wool… He turned out perfectly sweet. I might have to make more of these to celebrate spring/Easter.

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What next? Maybe I should think about the house or supper… Or maybe the kids and I should make toilet roll butterflies…

Knitting

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At times I make lists of all the projects I am working on and try to finish as many as possible. Quilts, hand work, knitting, etc. As of a couple minutes ago I only had 3 knits on the list. Not bad for me! Here’s what I’ve been working on lately.

Baby Shrug by Debbie Bliss. So adorable and something I think will work for a girl or boy. I think…
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One sock done of vanilla socks in a color way inspired by the St. Croix river valley. My home.

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One sock done of another pair of vanilla socks. A new yarn to me that the shop ladies raved about. (I hope this working on two pairs of socks at once doesn’t backfire on me! The plan is that it will give me variety to keep me going… Or I might just end up with matchless socks!)

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And I just cast on (so now 4 things on the knit list) a baby hat. I’m going to adapt this pattern by Susan B Anderson a bit. Thinking large ribbed section, followed by strips with the blue and gray, and then a giant blue Pom Pom on top.

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Knitting makes chilly days inside so much more enjoyable!