An ice storm kept us at home and inside for most of the weekend.
Freezing rain and sleet turned the dry lot into a skating rink....
making it difficult for equines and humans to move about.
Equines have a distinct advantage, having 4 feet to steady themselves.
We humans have to rely on a little help.
Hubbs gave me these ice cleats for Christmas.
I have tried every type of anti-skid footwear in the past.
Yak Traks and others, though fairly effective, are difficult to keep on over muck boots,
and do not hold up to the rough terrain of the farm.
These, however are the best I have tried and I highly recommend them for over boots.
Most of the weekend, I worked on this knitting project...
taking breaks for adventures in the kitchen.
Sunday's farm breakfast was scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, peppers, kale and spinach...
as well as homemade pop-overs.
This is the best popover recipe I have ever found.
The popover in the middle is the weirdest ever...growing horns while in the oven!
We also made chicken pie and gooseberry pie.
(and yes, I finally made a piecrust tutorial....video will be in tomorrow's post)
Let's go back to the knitting projects.
You might remember this hood...
The Dragon Watcher's hood...
complete with tiny bells in the tassels to quiet your dragons.
I also just finished this hood...
from the softest Italian merino wool...
my own variation of the above pattern,
which I call...
the Dragon Keepers's Hood!
(Dragons are kept the cold of the north...keeping their fire from getting too hot.
This hood reminds me of the norse-lands!
All dragon hoods come equipped with bells.
This one has bells attached with each of the pompoms.
(Bells that can be used to quiet your dragons, if need be.)
Many thanks to Amanda for being my model.
I also finished this hood...
I call it Into The Woods Hood.
It is from a Tiny Owl Knits pattern called "Midsummer Night's Dream."
The hood is knit from a soft wool blend.
The leaves and flowers and berries are knit and felted.
The vines are crocheted.
It was so much fun to make (albeit labor intensive!)
You can find both hoods for sale in the Bee Haven Acres Marketplace.
(see link beneath blog header)