Two Blizzards

We are on the other side of two back-to-back blizzards. The boys have had five straight days with no school (Thursday, Friday, Monday) ARGH! So here, for your perusal are many many photos of snow…

I was in serious need of some chocolate yesterday, so I got out the fondue pot and we had ourselves some yummy fruit. Yummy.

Thumbs up mom!


Did I get any in my mouth?


Yesterday the snow was a much heavier snow. Eamon was still not sure, but was mostly game.

This is deep Daddy

It’s February

We had the stomach bug course through our house earlier this week. On Tuesday my two sick boys still ventured out to pick up Conor from school. Eoin was twelve hours ahead of Eamon so he even helped pull the sled.

Using those muscles


Look at all those cars. I was way happier using the sled… And, CUTEness!!!
Today (Thursday) was called a snow day the night before. We are all well now, but I really really don’t want to go out in it! Windchill will be down to -8F (-22C).

Schooling His Mummy

Eamon likes to teach me that I really do not know everything as a mom. I thought I had seen it all, but no…

Toys are multifunctional


Laundry baskets can be upturned


He is so far ahead of me that I’m pretty sure he thinks he’s ready to start school!

Ready for class

Four-Month Laceweight Project

The blog has been extraordinarily quiet knitwise. I was doing a secret project for my mother-in-law’s birthday, but it took a lot longer than I envisioned. It was laceweight mohair and incorporated a simple “spin stitch” effect, where you put the stitches on a cable needle and spin it either clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on the row. It turned out really well.

Spin Stitch Scarf and Wrap by Churchmouse Yarns


Spin Stitch Scarf and Wrap

Both sides are pretty

A Knitter Not Keen on Kitties

I don’t fit some peoples’ stereotypical view of a knitter. I’m not all that into cats, so much so that I have avoided my newly renamed local yarn store since it changed its name to “The Lucky Cat”. It just does NOT speak to me…
On the other hand, a recent movement to knit pink “Pussy Hats” as a way to stand up for women’s interests in this newly changed political era prompted me to set aside any differences I had with cats. I do love pink after all.

I was unable to march, but I wore my hat in solidarity. I hope to use it in future, and also to enter it in my local fair this year – I do so rarely make anything that I keep and can therefore enter…

Still a Premier Knitwear Model

I might not be able to get Eamon to do everything I want, but I can still get him to wear knitwear! Since I know this phase will last a very short time (comparative to the time and effort put in!!!) I am using every opportunity.

Marcia’s Pembroke Karen’s handiwork

By the way, if you notice my images being displayed in all different ways over the next while, some shoddy, some slightly askew, I am having to play around with CSS, tables, etc, because wordpress changed its “upload by URL” feature to actually upload images, hence maxing out my storage allocation. So now I am writing the HTML myself, sourcing my images from flickr (which is what wordpress was supposed to be doing!!!) but wordpress doesn’t want to read my “styling” points, so it’s a bit old skool, with coding hacks off various helpful sites.

This Boy

While Papa has been away this week Eamon decided to step things up a little. Instead of only an occasional climbing attempt, he has taken it upon himself to use every opportunity to climb the dining table, the couch, the chairs, his brothers’ heads…
It is a busy time…