Five years...

On Sunday, the Mister & I celebrated our five year anniversary. It's truly hard to believe just how fast time has gone by. Yet, at the same time, it feels like it has been forever. Mr. B actually woke up early so he could sneak out & get me a little something before I woke up. He brought me home gorgeous flowers, a beautiful card, candles & caffeine! 

We decided that we would celebrate by spending the morning bowling at our local bowling alley. I had not been bowling in ages & it was even longer since the Mr. B had gone. 

Okay, so I really sucked at it, but I had a lot of fun! I'm glad we went & I do believe that we will be going back sometime in the near future.

Last week we were also able to make reservations for Sunday night at our favorite sushi restaurant in Collegeville, Bonjung Japanese. We've been there quite a few times, remember my birthday? Honestly this place has amazing food & I feel that we are lucky that it is a fair amount of miles away as I would gladly eat there everyday for the rest of my life. No joke.

They even brought us Tempura Fried Ice Cream to share, on the house, for our Anniversary. Have I mentioned how incredible this place is? Not only is the food to die for, but they do their best to make you feel welcome... kind of like family. ♥

After we were finished eating, we caught this furry little fellow running up & down the tree just outside of the restaurant. When I took out my camera, he turned around & looked directly at me. So adorable! I was so glad I had my camera on me!

Ha! We had a very lovely day & I hope to have many more days like it in our future. ♥

I've been a loomin'.

You've been what?!? 


I recently acquired a round loom set on a past trip to Joann Fabrics. What is a loom you ask? A loom is used to loom knit hats. Not just hats mind you, the possibilities are pretty endless as long as you have the correct loom. The round looms I purchased are great for the obvious, knitting in the round. But you can also knit scarves too! Though from what I have seen, scarves knitted on the long looms are more a plenty in the pattern department.

Alas, I don't own a long loom yet, but I hope to in the future. They also have looms large enough to knit entire afghans. Completely amazing yes? Damn right! 

I was so excited to be able to knit. I tried my hand at the knitting needles & I just can not for the life of me get used to them. Maybe I am just too spoiled with the ease of my crochet hook, or maybe I just really don't like how long it takes to actually knit something. My frustration with knitting needles made me want to give up entirely. WHY would I knit a scarf for weeks at a time, when I could crochet one in less than three hours? Huh! Why?

But back to the round loom. I was able to loom knit a cabled slouch hat in about a day. I have wanted to knit cables ever since I started working with yarn. Okay, maybe three & a half years isn't that long, but it was long enough! I can tell you that much! The hat in the first picture is the finished product of a days work & despite it having two minor flaws, I am in love with it. 

So in love I have started on my second one, this time in a beautiful blueish teal. Pictures do not do this yarn any justice. Both hats were/are made with Red Heart Soft yarn. This yarn is gorgeous & super soft! The first hat was made in the color Heather & the second Teal.

Don't think that I have forgotten about my first love, my crochet hook. I had spent the last month working on my Alice in Wonderland themed top hat for the Mad Hatter Challenge hosted over at The Crochet Crowd. I have two appliques left to sew on & then it is off to Canada this weekend. Pictures will be shared when they go live sometime in April. :) I am so excited!

So far this year I have crocheted three things, my Mad Hatter Top Hat, an adorable stuffed cow for a family member, & a bright colored afghan to cheer me up from the long winter blues.

So that is what has been going on over in these parts. I'm hoping for some nice weather & for spring to appear. I can not believe how cold it has been. Winter has had a death grip this year, I swear!

Oh boy...

How boring a blog can be when the blogger's life is! At least lately.

There have been two constants the past couple months. The first one is snow... & a lot of it! We just can't seem to get away from it. One storm after another & we ended up with over two feet of snow in our backyard. All if which is melting so darn slow. I'm ready for spring! I'm ready for planting in the garden, for wearing skirts, for being able to have the windows open in the car... Longest winter ever!

The second constant is crochet. It seems to have become my saving grace. I could not imagine being cooped up in the house this long without all my beautiful & bright colored yarn. Though, I did buy something recently that I'm getting a kick out of. After a trip to Joann Fabrics, I'm now the owner of four knifty knitter round looms. So much fun! I've always loved the look of knitting, but have had trouble keeping tension & droping stitches on the knitting needles. I'm still new to it, but I'm enjoying my new yarn craft.

I know my blog has been hearing crickets as of late. It's not easy finding something to post about this winter. I know posts will be picking up in the spring though. Just got to hang on a little longer! ;)

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