Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Doll for Alma

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Every few months I become completely engrossed in a new project. Usually, I have absolutely no talent for said project and end up leaving it half finished in a box for years to come. This time, however, I actually finished the project and knit a doll for Alma. Of course, I tried to leave it half finished, but felt guilty every time she played with her naked, faceless doll. Thus, I gave her a face (awkward though it may be) and made her a dress. Thanks to talented, generous people I found a free pattern for the doll here.

Finally, she has a face!

Alma’s Doll

Farewell, Winter

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Winter seemingly flew by this year despite having lasted a solid 6 months. Always armed with an extra pair of leggings and a wool sweater, I felt confident staring down the cold winter days. The weather outside was pretty frightful sometimes, but the fire inside was indeed delightful.

February brought a lot of pancake breakfasts, for no apparent reason, which made the month more exciting. Alma discovered that she enjoys stirring pancake batter.

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I spent most winter evenings reading or working on a knitting or sewing project. I read a few great books, as well as a few not-so-great ones. On the craft front, I didn’t accomplish anything remarkable, but I enjoyed my time.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

I spent a good deal of time researching and planning our vegetable garden. We ordered our seeds early and were raring to go at the beginning of March; however, due to the three feet of snow and the -20 nights, the season has been pushed back a few weeks so we didn’t plant until near the end of March. We have a quite a few little plants in the yurt now and our home has become a glorified greenhouse.

Last day of March

Last day of March