Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Easing in

We are all easing back into our weekly routines. Not all of our regular activites are resuming this week, and that's a good thing, because the kids are having a tough time getting back into the day-long groove. The homework hour has been challenging--lots of meltdowns and distractions. Today the girls have dance, and I'm looking forward to breaking up the afternoon a little. I'm also looking forward to tonight's broccoli soup, but I may be the only one who is.

All the decorations have come down, and parts of the house feel naked. I put up fall decorations in September, so it really has been several months since the house was "normal." I like it though. It feels like a clean slate.

I want to thank all of you for your sweet and encouraging comments to my last post. I treasure them--and by all means, if you see something that I've done and you want to do it or put your own spin on it, please go right ahead! And one of these days, I'd love to have a real-life bloggy meet-up. Maybe I should put that on my "bucket list." You know, if I ever get around to making one of those.

In between the holiday madness, I decided it was time to knit another hat for myself. A hat that I would actually wear. The other hats I've made for myself are more of a beanie style--not the most flattering for me. So here is Felicity (free on ravelry). I used up some of the gray wool from my Mr. Greenjeans sweater. It's....okay. I'm just going to keep telling myself that I am cool and hip enough to wear this hat. It is keeping my ears warm, so mission accomplished.

But my neck is still freezing! So I'm cooking up something for this last ball of alpaca. Hopefully I'll have this done soon because standing outside the elementary school in the bitter wind is getting old real fast. I keep adding a layer every day, and every day it seems to get colder.
As a final note, Molly posted a tutorial on how to customize your blog header. I am very excited about this--I recycled a picture from last year to make the new blog header, but now that I know how to do it, I'm going to have lots of fun with this!

Stay warm, everyone!


larissa said...

That hat looks great on you. i love the color you chose. can't wait to see what you come up with for the scarf. and that bitter wind outside the elementary school is exactly why I drive my kiddos in the morning (when i can drop them off) and let the school bus bring them home - I grew up in southern california and still consider the low 30's to be really cold.

Kristyn Knits said...

love your new hat (and header)!! you look so stylish! at the start of the new year our school district had to cut busing the children, so I'm now the school bus, luckily I don't have to stand outside anymore. is that lucky or not?

Julia said...

I love your new header, I noticed it right away.

Cone flower right? It's pretty.

I like the slouchy hat. And the Alpaca, that pink remind me of spring.

Journeying Five said...

like the hat and the header, both are perfect for winter. it is true the first week back is hard. somehow one of mine had a fever last night and the other woke up with the flu. hopefully you are all healthy!

stitching under oaks said...

you're just the tops with your hat and header...both looking so good! I've been wanting to try that felicity hat for a while. broccoli soup sounds good to me. stay warm!