Thursday, January 25, 2007

Robbie Burns Day

In Scotland, every January 25,
they celebrate the birthday of their national poet, Robbie Burns Day!

More info on Robbie Burns day as well as recipes for Haggis and Tatties

My Mothers clan

Clan Sutherland

Highlander Wearing the Plaid of Clan Sutherland

( whatcha wearing under that kilt , wee laddie??? ) ;)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Guardian of the Yarn

Kit is our 9 yr old Terrier Chihuahua.
She found a good spot to sit by me the other day.

She was guarding my yarn for me ;)

Will post more later from by the hills !

Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Years Surprise Exchange

Ooooh look at all these pretties!

4 balls of yarn

beads beads and beads :)

Containers for beads

elastic for beading and twine for jewelry

Im on this wonderful group and in an exchange. I received my package last week

Finally posting about it now !

Thank you to my partner !

Thats it from By The Hills

( More later)

Friday, January 19, 2007

What type of Wool Are You??

I am Merino Wool.

You are very easygoing and sweet.

People like to keep you close because you are so softhearted.

You love to be comfortable and warm from your head to your toes.

Take this quiz!

It's friday! And as one friend said

"we have been deemed worthy to have made it through another week"

Wednesday , I was busy beading and creating new abacus bracelets.
New ones can be seen on my website

Also knit some cute little baby socks this week

Compared to a week ago today its warmed up

4 °F / -16 °C
-6 °F / -21 °C

Sooo Much better than -43 C with windchill!

More later from By the Hills!

Monday, January 15, 2007

I cast on for this hat yesterday.
Finished it today
Had thought It would be
great for hubby at work with the hard hat.
Not his style.
So into the stash box it goes!!
That is it for now from By The Hills!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Another Snow Day
We were blown in the yard.
No school buses again today.
So now its become a DEEP FREEZER outside.
Windchill warnings ,exposed skin freezing in under 5 mins

-23 °F / -30 °C
Extreme wind chill minus 43 this evening.
Ahhhh , gotta love Saskatchewan in the Winter Time !!
Melly and I kept busy though.
We baked bread, cookies and buns.
Smells GOOD in the house LOL!!!
Thats it from By the COLD hills !!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Finished Project.

Size 12 Mens
My Own Pattern

Blizzard Warning in effect....
Blizzard. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60. High minus 9.

That's the weather for today.

The school buses aren't running and my kids won't be going to school.

I knew that we would be paying for the nice weather over christmas, I knew it!

More later .. I'll be keeping the wood furnace burning
By the Hills!

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

I did a bit of spinning today, sock yarn. The green tweedy yarn is 50 % wool 50% mohair. The purple yarn is 50% wool 50% mohair. I should have enough for two pair of each color.

It was a beautiful day today 35 F or 1 C .
Very nice for this time of year. Right now the temperature is 42 F or 5 C.
I will probably be plying and spinning again tomorrow.
Will keep you updated!

Gnite from By The Hills!