Friday, January 23, 2009

Winter Doings

We have recently put up a bird feeder by our breakfast nook window. It took a couple of days for the Red Poles to find it but now we are burning through the bird seed. The kids love being able to see them up close and I love that I can get good pictures of one of my favorite little Minnesota birds. I always know they are Red Poles by their big red dot on the top of their heads.
A few weeks ago I took a weekend trip to visit my Mom and Dad. They don't live in my childhood home anymore, (haven't for years really) but it is still nice to visit them in their cosy old remodeled house. It has a lot of features I love, like the wood burning stove in the kitchen.

They use it for baking, cooking and heating the kitchen. There is a regular modern stove in the kitchen too so they have the choice. My dad has become the house cook in the last few years and he likes how the wood stove cooks.

Noley was loving up Tillie, my mom's Golden Retriever. She is a newer addition to the house and is still a puppy. They had fun together.

I knit up these mitts for my manager since she mentioned that she had trouble finding mittens that fit her. It was a quick knit that I improvised as I went. I think she liked them.
My sweater is coming along although lately I have not knitted on it much. just taking a little break until the knitting mojo comes back. Keep on staying warm out there and Knit on!


saunaknitter said...

Wow, I don't know if I've ever noticed a red pole before.

You parents house looks so cozy!

Love the mitts you made, cool design:)

Rani said...

That is so cool! A wood burning stove?!??! It's so cozy.

I love those mittens. They look warm and the color is so sweet.

Naomi said...

Love the mittens! I'm so jealous that you were at Mom and Dad's!! I need to get there soon! It's been a long time. We also need to get to your house. I miss you!

Lindsey Ruuska said...

I love jumping in here and seeing all the things you make!!! That and I love seeing what all the kidos are up too. My latest project is a turtle is so cute that I am going to have a hard time giving this one up. Thinking of you guys as always and Mark and I really need to get up there. I will have to talk to him about it some more.