Cannon Beach Scarf


The yarn for this was purchased in Cannon Beach on our July 27th day trip to the coast.

CO 44 .
Row 1: p3, k3, p2, repeat …..p3
Row 2: k3, p3, k2, repeat….k3
Row 3: p3, k3, p2, repeat …..p3
Row 4: k44
Row 5: p44
Row 6: k3, p3, k2, repeat….k3
Row 7: p3, k3, p2, repeat …..p3
Row 8: k3, p3, k2, repeat….k3
Row 9: p44
Row 10: k44

Repeat to desired length
CO and weave in ends

Rows 1-20

Summer Field Trip – Nola Doughnuts

la’ssant doughnuts and beignets

At Nola Doughnuts in Lake Oswego,  the la’ssant doughnuts are made with dough similar to croissant dough which is made using a three-day process. They also make some lovely beignets, light and fluffy , mine came with a delicious side of Marionberry preserves.


Farmhouse Decor – Bathroom Cupboard

We found this old cupboard years ago at a barn sale in Oregon City, OR.  At the same sale, we found some towels from WWII (still in the brown paper wrapping) and a sealed case (24) of never used (I’m absolutely sure) urine specimen jars.  I used to teach science so all of these vintage medical finds are great!

We hung the cupboard in the bathroom and use it as a medicine chest over the toilet rather than having one above the sink.

The towels were wonderful in the kitchen (heavy and absorbent) and we use the urine specimen jars for juice glasses.  The boys loved this when they were younger and gave their friends apple juice in them.

30 Days of Hygge – not necessarily in this order

  1. Make a proper hot chocolate with all the trimmings.
  2. Make a London Fog.
  3. Read a favorite book from childhood
  4. Start a book by a favorite author
  5. Start a book by a new author
  6. Bake bread and give a loaf to a friend
  7. Bake a new cookie recipe and take the to school
  8. Bake a pie for the lunch crew
  9. Hang a new string of fairy lights somewhere in the house.
  10. Go for a walk to gather pretty leaves, twigs, feathers, berries, flowers and nuts then make a nature mandala.
  11. Cosy up with a favorite film from your childhood.
  12. Go to a great movie with a friend
  13. Cook dinner with fresh herbs.
  14. Wear something woolly.
  15. Wear a warm sweater with comfy leggings.
  16. Dress the bed with fresh, clean, linens.
  17. Have an at-home facial.
  18. Have a pedicure.
  19. Fill the bird feeders.
  20. Have a candlelit bath.
  21. Blow the dust off your board games and spend an evening away from the TV.
  22. Try out a new farm shop
  23. Try out a new local restaurant
  24. Try restorative yoga
  25. Go for a nice walk
  26. Make a scented or beeswax candle.
  27. Find the perfect lightbulb for the bedside lamp.
  28. Start knitting a new scarf
  29. Start crocheting a washcloth
  30. Make a playlist for cooking dinner and eating