A little over a week ago, our computer got sick and wouldn't turn on. We feared the worst, and dropped it off at the computer doctor, but picked it up today and only had to spend $30 for all their doctoring. Such a relief. Anyway, that semi-explains my longish absence.

This past week was a long, rough, emotional week. I won't go into detail, but just know it's been hard. And I'm struggling. But the good news is that it will get better, and life will go on. And positives will come from life's hardships.

On a brighter note, Jake and I got to take a nice hike a couple of weeks ago - to an amazing frozen waterfall! It was perfect - there was no one else around, the trail was covered in snow and ice, and the end result was just breathtaking -

I also finished up a couple of knitting projects! First off, my Oatmeal Pullover - it's been finished for a little while now, but I finally got some pictures while we were out hiking

And that thing I have around my neck? It's the fun pattern from Melynda Bernardi of French Press Knits! It's supposed to be an ear warmer, but I prefer wearing it as a cowl. 

Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday and are spending time with the ones you love.


  1. ooh, such pretty knits!! The photos are amazing.

  2. I love all your handknit attire! It's always fun to see how familar patterns knit up! And, I love that you've chosen to wear so many pieces together! The scenery of your hike is beautiful! Hopefully, you will find harmony in your world soon!

  3. Your sweater looks so comfortable. Perfect fit!

  4. I didn't recognize it as the Oatmeal - it looks very refined with the v neck! Nice job! I've never been satisfied with the armpit area of mine where I picked up stitches. But everything is smooth and even on yours. Looks comfy too.

  5. Oh, and I'm sorry you've had a rough week or so. Hope things get smother for you now.