Tuesday, October 26, 2010


We've had another busy week here. Big Boy's hockey season is in full swing, and the little kids started a learn to skate program. Plus, my parent were here! There was a lot of sewing and running around to get Halloween costumes done. The kids are all set and are very excited for the weekend.

I made us a goat cheese and tomato tart one day for lunch:

It was SO GOOD! (And easy! You can find the recipe here).

My Dad and I went to see the movie "Red" with Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich. If the cast alone doesn't make you want to go see it, it's a really fun action movie. I love going to the movies, and I don't treat myself to them nearly enough!

There was a little bit of knitting this week. I knit up a pair of slippers for Little Girl:

The pattern is from Fiber Trends. I used Patons Classic Wool and some fun fur I had in my stash. The slippers knit up really quickly, and I hope to make a pair for just about everyone in the house. I'm a little nervous about the fit. The first time I felted them and had Little Girl try them on, they were a bit big and slipped off her feet. I put them through the washer a second time, and now Little Girl says they're a little tight. I'm hoping they'll stretch with wear.

I've also knit a bit on my sister's-in-law sock, and started Little Boy's Christmas stocking last night at my knitting group. It looks like the Christmas knitting is on track.

Happy Knitting!


km said...

I was knitting some slippers for the kids this weekend. I haven't felted them yet...but I'll keep the kids close by to keep trying them on.

I love the fun fur on these. I'll have to look in my stash...I'm sure I still have some.

I'm using this pattern. Maybe I'll get photos soon to post about them. I've almost finished 2 pair with all of the car knitting I got to this weekend.

Nina said...

Ooh, that tart looks so good! Yum! And the slippers look very cute. :)

Wool Free and Lovin' knit said...

very cute slippers and lunch looked yummy!