Thursday, November 24, 2011

room ideas

room inspiration
source: one. two. three. four. five. six. seven.

these things are floating around in my daydreams and trying to compel me to give our room a face lift. **all images found via pintrest

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I goofed off a little this afternoon. It's so easy to take things too seriously and so I decided to give something a try that I hadn't done before in editing. Generally I'm in the "less is more" camp but I find double exposure photography so hauntingly beautiful that I had to try it. I love how the flowers look like a crown on her head in the first one.
double exposure
double exposure

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

off the needles

I haven't done a lot of knitting over the last few months. Well realistically I don't think I picked up my needles from sometime in May until September and even then I've really done very little knitting. But I'm finding now that the evenings are longer and the weather is a little more dreary that my thoughts are returning to knitting. There is something so homey and comforting about the sound of my needles softly clicking together.

I've had the idea of this hat in my mind for a while. I fell in LOVE with this colourway the moment I saw it. It's a perfect creamy, greyish neutral and while it is absolutely beautiful I think the name sealed the deal for me. It's called paper birch and it's a merino worsted from Sweet Fiber Yarns. It's amazingly dreamy to knit with! so so soft.

So anyways back to the hat. This is my first attempt at knitting on the fly, sans pattern. I have to say that overall I'm very happy with how it turned out. I wouldn't have minded if it was slightly slouchier and I'm still a little unsure about the crown decreases but, I need to block it still which may fix the slouchiness and I had planned to add a pompom to the top which would make the top irrelevant. All in all I'll consider it a success and try to put my perfectionist criticisms aside.
hat blog

Friday, November 18, 2011

snow fun

we went to bed last night while the world was softly being covered in a blanket of white and awoke to find that blanket had lasted long enough for us to get out and enjoy it.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

and then moments later

Shortly after my post this morning we were surprised with this
It's slowly starting to stick in some places. What a happy sight!

signs of fall

There is a bite to the air and a greyness to the sky this morning that makes me feel as though winter is just around the corner. Fall is the fastest moving season I think. One especially windy day or a really good frost can completely change the landscape. A week ago our maple tree was covered in the most glorious ruby leaves and then yesterday I noticed that only the last few stragglers remain. I think it's the constant change and anticipation that give fall all of it's beauty.

Monday, November 14, 2011

there is just something so enticing about a water fountain, especially when you're a kid
water fountain
water fountainPhotobucket

Thursday, November 10, 2011

catching up on summer

Our end of summer/beginning of fall was a little turbulent to say the least. Needless to say I'm just now going through photos and looking back at some fun memories. I love photographs for their ability to stop time when life feels like its swirling faster and faster around you.

late afternoon sun

I love the light this time of year. It's just starting to loose all the warmth of summer but isn't quite the pale silvery light of winter yet either. There's something magical about that.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

i heart faces: weekly challenge | black

splashing in puddles at the fish hatchery back at the end of September

One of my favourite fall outings is to visit a fish hatchery that is close by. It seems I'm inevitably overcome with this great idea to go there on especially grey, rainy weekend. This year was no different. We drove through pockets of rain to get there and in fact it was still spitting rain at us as we got out of the car. I love this photo because it was a rare pocket of sunshine that seemed to be shining right on my daughter. She of course was just happy to be splashing.


Monday, November 7, 2011

on the needles

RedNew hat
It's been ages since I posted anything knitting related and so I thought I'd share a quick peek at what I'm currently working on. It's a hat and my very first project without a pattern. very exciting. I'll share more details once I finish it up. The kids were sick with fevers over the weekend so we enjoyed the sunny weather from indoors. Our lovely red tree seems to be extra bright and cheerful this fall as if it knows we are in need of a little extra cheer.