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Baking, crafting, mama-ing and taking photos of it all. When I remember.


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odette hoodie

Henry hoodie

This hoodie is fabulous. I knit it up, pretty quickly, from yarn repurposed from a sweater I made for M that he never wears. (Cascade 220, if you’re curious. Workhorse!)
Henry hoodie

The hood is amazing. It’s huge and floppy and it actually stays on.
Henry hoodie
Henry hoodie

H loves it, I love it, and look at those sheepy buttons!
Henry hoodie
Henry hoodie

The pattern is the Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge – I bought the ebook that includes, among other things, this hoodie and also a dress that I’m going to make for E!

See the details of mine on Ravelry.


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kidlet mittens

purple mittens

Kids and mittens! Mine seem to be startlingly good at not losing theirs but I figured they should have backups, just in case, so I got to knitting with some leftover Quince & Co. Lark that I bought to make E mittens a year or two ago. (Small hands = not much yarn used.) I can’t say enough good things about this great worsted weight yarn. It’s durable, easy to knit, and it is amazingly soft after being washed. Aaaah…

toddler mittens

I used a dead simple, scalable mitten pattern and whipped these babies out in about a day per pair! Yay mittens!

See the details of mine on Ravelry, here and here.


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358: salted caramel corn

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Today was full. I started off the day with a photo shoot for a lovely friend and her family, followed by some toddler-not-napping and salted caramel corn making. I used this recipe and wow was it tasty! H could barely not keep his hands off it. As evidenced by the photo above…

We went to my dad & step-mom’s in the evening for some great food, fun and a pass-the-phone-around type of chat with my sister in Connecticut. The kids were up way too late and ate way too much sugar (they aren’t the only ones!) but all is quiet now and Santa has made his (or her, as the case may be) appearance. My favorite night of the year!

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353: waiting!

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We got a big box from my sister today, containing Christmas gifts. One big one for each of the kids (seen here) and I’m dying to know what they are! I think it might be even more exciting than wondering what my own is… I know H is excited – we’re having a hard time keeping him from unwrapping everything. I suspect he’ll need constant supervision around the gifts for the next 5 days…


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347: toffee

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I bought new salt & pepper shakers today since one of ours had a tragic accident recently. H was playing with them in the sink, filling them, dumping them out… When I went to find him a bit later, he had them, full of water, at his little desk, pretending they were “toffee” (coffee.) Tiny little cafe dude. <3