Crested Boot

February 3, 2015

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Someone turned 40 last week. I am not saying who, but it was my husband :).

We decided to celebrate by heading deep into the mountains to ski Crested Butte. It is a bit of a risk, since Joel still has to take large doses of blood thinners, but he promised to stay out of the trees and not fall. Not sure if he held up his promise on the falling, but he had a smile on his face for four full days, so that helped. Our boys have been skiing since they were still in diapers, and this time was so important to them. They have been very careful with their dad, not rough housing or jumping on him, not pushing him to do anything. I think that it was good for them to see that he is not going to break, and that he is the same person he has always been; a big, fun loving goof ball.

As has been the case since we started having children, I always find myself at the bottom of the slopes, nursing a babe, chasing a toddler, and secretly wishing that I was up there with them. It will happen again soon, as I will be the one to take Emma Jeanne up to learn, but for now I have to make do with lots of knitting, warm fires, and a continuous flow of Irish Coffee (whoever combined coffee and alcohol together very well may be my hero).

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Lately I have been having a ball designing knitting patterns and pieces for my sweet girl. While I will delve into that a bit later, I do have a fun and super easy boot cuff pattern that I created while we were traveling. I have recently been told that I need to update my wardrobe, so long sweaters and leggings have come into play in a big way. I must say that while I enjoy the look, it is a bit colder than my sweatpants and mommy shirts I had been loving on for years. These boot cuffs were a way to prevent much air from getting into my boots, and are surprisingly helpful in keeping the bottom half of my leg warm. I, oh so horribly, named them the Crested Boot Cuff pattern in honor of our stay, and I hope that you enjoy making them as much as I have.

Crested Boot Cuff Pattern

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Tonya February 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Hi Heather,
Thank you so much for sharing. I, also, have been getting much more into playing with fiber and really pushing myself creatively. Thank you for sharing that pattern. Also, how wonderful for your family to have that time away – I am sure it helped the healing process. Your family is just beautiful.
Warmly,
Tonya

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Heather February 10, 2015 at 8:14 am

Thank you Tonya, it is really fun to push ourselves into new things :).

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Tracey February 3, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Your babies are so beautiful Heather and getting so big. How fun to spend some family time on the slopes, I’ve never been snow skiing, but it looks fun. Very cute boot cuffs, I will have to cast on a pair, thank you.

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Heather February 10, 2015 at 8:14 am

They are getting huge! It breaks me heart some days.

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Kim February 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Looks like a wonderful time away, sounds like it was good for your boys. Happy 40th to your hubby.

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Heather February 10, 2015 at 8:15 am

Thank you, it was a wonderful time away for sure, and very needed.

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KC February 4, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Looks like you had a great time! It’s good to hear from you again!

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Heather February 10, 2015 at 8:14 am

Thank you, it is always good to get back to writing.

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Andrea February 6, 2015 at 7:06 am

Love it! I have yet to update my own wardrobe (still rocking the flared yoga pants and clogs…or pack boots for this season) but if I ever catch up with the times, I’ll totally knit a pair of these.

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Heather February 10, 2015 at 8:15 am

Oh yoga pants, I do so love them :).

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phyllis Spedden February 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Wonderful fun pictures of my grand babies.

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