The Sweetie Pie and I are celebrating 14 years of wedded bliss this week. It seems like a lot, but it’s not even halfway to our 50th. I can’t begin to imagine all that will happen in the next 36 years…and beyond.

Sweet friends loaned us the use of their mountain cabin for a weekend. The temperatures stayed well below zero most of the time. Perfect for wrapping up some knitting projects in front of the wood stove. When the temperature rose to a balmy 14 degrees, we decided to head outside to photograph the completed knitting in the snowy pines.

The hat and scarf are a late birthday present for the Sweetie Pie, both of them lined with an old t-shirt for extra coziness. Everything I make for the Sweetie Pie gets “signed” with an embroidered heart.


You might recognize the Viajante Shawl from a few earlier posts. It’s finally finished and has been my constant companion this fall. It goes with everything and can be worn a hundred different ways.

We managed to snap a quick photo of the two of us before dashing back inside to slippers, hot tea, and the wood stove.


Yarn and pattern details can be found on my Ravelry page: the hat is here, the scarf is here, and the shawl is here.