Single Crochet Fingerless Gloves

I am a big fan of the fingerless glove.  I keep a pair by my computer, which are perfect for long stretches of computer time, they keep my hands warm without impeding my work.  The ones I made for this post were the easiest ones I have made to date.  I used single crochet for…

A Late December Thaw

  The beginning of this week greeted us with some 40 degree  (~4.4 degrees Celsius) weather and a fleeting glimpse of the bare ground.  I decided to use the opportunity to poke around in the woods near the house. I have read that you can use birch bark to create a natural pink dye.  I…

A Christmas Day Walk

A Christmas Day walk in Stowe, VT.  Christmas this year dawned bright, sunny, and not exceptionally cold – the perfect conditions for a midday walk.  Unfortunately, even up in the mountains, there was not enough snow on the ground to justify the breaking out of the snowshoes.  I’ll have to give it a few more…

Winter Wreath

I was feeling the purple this year, or more like, I was feeling the plum – something regal and a change from the usual red.  So with visions of sugarplums dancing through my head, I attached a few plum christmas-tree bulbs to my fresh balsam wreath.  I then added some gold to bring some warmth,…