Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It's official!

Exciting things are happening!
My blog is now officially combined with our farm blog!

SO... please change your feeds and readers to :
There is a feed link in the right column for you to choose your favorite feeder.

This blog will not only be my voice (Reenie), but all of us, 
reflecting our crazy, farmy, artsy, family-filled lives. 




This blog will stay here, serving as my archives from 2007 to 2012.
So many changes and memories...

Thank you for following along and I cannot wait to meet you at the new blog!
SO... come on over and say Hi!

We appreciate and love you.
xo
Reenie, Paul, Eve & Ann

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Kai's Elfish Gnome Hat~ 2012


Pattern is based on Gnomey Hat by Adian Bizilia
I changed the gauge of the pattern to fit my yarn and  changed the point of the hat.
Fits a 17 inch head with a bti of room to grow...

Made from a two ply handspun from SpunMonkey.

Cute gnomey overload.





Cross posted on PeculiarAmbitions.com
WHY am I cross posting everything?
Well, over the next few months, both blogs will be combined into one, shiney, sparkly fantastic NEW blog, which will sit on the PeculiarAmbitions.com site.
This blog will not only be my voice (Reenie), but all of us, 
reflecting our crazy, farmy, artsy, family-filled lives. 
ReenieHanlin.com will remain as is, as my blog archives (since 2007!)
So... keep an eye out for these changes to take effect. 
They are still very much in the planning stages.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gabriel's Monster Hat~ 2012



   
Made from  Miss Babs Yowza in Moss & Starling, Patons Classic Wool Dk Superwash in Pumpkin and a natural cream colonial wool from my stash.

Gauge on a size 4 needle was 5.75 st/in and8.5 rows/in.

Gabriel is two years old so I made the child size from the pattern.




Rear view~

I chose to make the mouth area different, with a snaggle-toothed fang. I also decided to knit the eye (pattern showed a crochet version).


Chicken approved... (this chicken is a diva and cannot stay out of photos)

Perfect hat for an adorable little monster!
Special thanks to his mamma, Charlene, for the photos of Gabriel.


Cross posted on PeculiarAmbitions.com
WHY am I cross posting everything?
Well, over the next few months, both blogs will be combined into one, shiney, sparkly fantastic NEW blog, which will sit on the PeculiarAmbitions.com site.
This blog will not only be my voice (Reenie), but all of us, 
reflecting our crazy, farmy, artsy, family-filled lives. 
ReenieHanlin.com will remain as is, as my blog archives (since 2007!)
So... keep an eye out for these changes to take effect. 
They are still very much in the planning stages.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Life Happens~ Photos from our Lives

Photos from our lives~
(in no particular order)

Sunday morning swatching... 11-18-12


Me rocking my fun Liz Olney bracelet. 11-7-12

Knit FO (finished object)~ Rockwell's Aviator Hat 11-8-12

A before pic... Reenie at the salon. 
Of course I still have not taken an after photo... oh well. 
Soon. 11-13-12

 Potatoes and green beans from our garden and pork chops from our piggy. 
All raised here on our Peculiar homestead. YUM. 11-7-12

The colors that have been haunting me for weeks... 11-8-12

We pressed almost 50 gallons of cider this week. Still not finished.
Most goes into fermentation tanks to make hard cider. 
The rest we drink and freeze for later in the year. 
Liquid heaven. 11-13-12

Frolicing with friends in the orchard... in our stylish knit hats! 
11-15-12


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Cross posted on PeculiarAmbitions.com
WHY am I cross posting everything?
Well, over the next few months, both blogs will be combined into one, shiney, sparkly fantastic NEW blog, which will sit on the PeculiarAmbitions.com site.
This blog will not only be my voice (Reenie), but all of us, 
reflecting our crazy, farmy, artsy, family-filled lives. 
ReenieHanlin.com will remain as is, as my blog archives (since 2007!)
So... keep an eye out for these changes to take effect. They are still very much in the planning stages.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bodhin's Thorpe Hat Remix~ 2012


I modified the pattern math so it worked with a worsted weight gauge yarn and fit a toddler/small child.


Made from Miss Babs Yowza in Out of Hand.


 Bodhi is not a fan of ties on his hat... to make them more fun, I added a FROG!
Which was a huge hit.
Ties are braided crochet chains.


I made crocheted worms for the top...

...and a felt patch with a "B" on it.
B for "Bodhi" and for "Back" (so he knows which side is the back).


Friday, November 16, 2012

Rockwell's Aviator Hat~ 2012

Pattern is the Regan- Aviator hat by Julie Taylor (Ravelry Link) 


 Made from Miss Babs Yowza in Moss & Starling.

Gauge on a size 7 was 5 st/in. and 7.25 rows/in.

Rockwell is 6 months old, but I made the 1 year size in the pattern to give him room to grow.



Special thanks to his mamma, Katie for the adorable Carhartt shots.



Friday, November 2, 2012

What I Am~

Sometimes the messages we need to hear the most come from the most unexpected places...



What you are is Magical...
What you are is Special...

And nothing's gonna bring me down (no!)
Never gonna stop, gotta go.
Because I know
I'll keep getting stronger.

Listen to it.
Over and over... it's catchy!
xo
Reenie