Thursday, January 01, 2015

French Quarter Christmas 2014

Our hotel.


Our hangout. We are low brow.


Where I like to go, Napoleon House.





Last Knit of 2014

Finished these fingerless mitts at 11:55 PM New Year's Eve. Wore to brunch on New Year's Day.


Christmas Gift Knitting

Hats for the guys.


Fingerless mitts for mom and sister.


Cowl for sister-in-law.


And cowl to match hat for husband.






Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cowls, plural

Finished three cowls for myself. That's right, three! A Global Nomad Cowl and two Quicksilver Cowls. Both patterns by Helen Stewart.




Sunday, December 14, 2014

New hat

Finished Moss & Deer Horns hat. Pattern from Pom Pom Quarterly.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Caesious

Finished Caesious scarf from pattern book "Curls" by Hunter Hammerson.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Costa Rica

Last week we were in Costa Rica for a continuing ed conference for Mitch. He spoke on a panel, attended classes, and participated in the talent show. I had a massage and swam in the pools and the ocean. Somebody had to do it!





Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Day 9: The Desert Botanical Garden

For our last full day in Phoenix, we spent the bulk of the day in the wonderful Desert Botanical Garden. We started off the morning with an outside breakfast under a fairly aggressive mister. Then we walked every inch of the botanical garden. There were cacti, flowers, succulents and a butterfly display. I loved it all! We saw Gambel's Quail, Harris Antelope Ground Squirrels and a rabbit in the garden. After 3 full hours of desert walking, we were ready for refreshment and headed to a taco place where we cooled off with beer, mojitos, smoked chile guacamole and tacos. We drove to see Mitch's old house in Phoenix, and tooled around Paradise Valley where the rich folks' live. We ended our day with another dip in the pool. Ah, the life!