Big Brother enjoys playing with swords. Soft of course, but swords (and light sabers) are a very big hit right now. As we were playing today, I got both of his legs in one go because he let his focus wander. "Oh no, I've chopped your legs off! Whatever will you do?!" I exclaim. "I … Continue reading Child’s play
Woohoo, the year is fresh and I am motivated! I mentioned knitting gifts throughout the year, and I began preparing for this by adding several patterns to my queue on Ravelry (lovely knitting and crocheting community website) last night. I'm looking forward to sharing my progress as the year passes, and ticking gifts off my list well … Continue reading Knit all the things!
I'm not big on "New Year's Resolutions". I do love goal-setting, and for me it's a much more practical way to view the upcoming year. I enjoy making lists (which is a coping mechanism because I tend to forget things) and writing down my goals, because it helps to keep myself accountable and motivated. So … Continue reading Healthy New Year!
"Brace for Brutal Cold: Arctic Blast Invades the US" Well, it looks like the Northeast won't be experiencing this particular "Arctic Blast", but we did wake up to snow! Though it is forecast to warm up, I'm hoping the lovely frosted look doesn't disappear as they predict. There's something so beautiful about snuggling with my … Continue reading A Snowy Day
December is a pretty busy month for many people, the Bouchers included. We have multiple family birthdays (one of us, and several relatives) and Christmas (and all of the associated preparations). I tend to knit like a fiend during the fall and December, and since going gluten-free, I have developed the habit of testing recipes … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To
I've been taking a bit of a break. I know, I just got started, but I'm finding this to be such a busy season of family life that I needed to balance better. I was having trouble making time for blogging that wasn't taking away from either time with my children, time with my husband, … Continue reading Finding balance
Well folks, this is what happens when you decide to do some knitting while watching anime with your husband at the end of the day when you are tired. You get the kids to bed, and you think everything is going well as you do two hours of work on your project...only to discover the next … Continue reading Knitting mistakes
I really do enjoy knitting. Almost as much as I enjoy reading and gardening. I find it relaxing and rewarding, especially when I learn a new "trick", like the time I learned how to make bobbles for a special project, or when I learned how to cable. By the way, if you have learned how … Continue reading Knitting
Oh lovely Autumn! Crisp air, hot cider, pumpkins. My favorite season. I had to write a haiku to show my joy for, and love of the season we have just entered. I have gotten two knitting projects under my belt and am about to launch into two more. Hooray! We have had a busy past … Continue reading Autumn is here!
It's August, and I've just pulled my knitting box out of the closet. Why? I'm hoping to avoid the stress and headaches I've endured the past two times I've made knitted gifts for Christmas. Yes, I gave myself headaches by knitting too much, too close to the holiday. But no more! This year, I am … Continue reading Winter prep