Friday, May 15, 2009

Sculpture Park

Jared and I like to explore the many parks that are around Bellingham. Here are some pictures from a few weeks ago when we went to this little sculpture park.
Me and my lady friend:

Jared strikes a pose:

Big preggo lady and a metal horse:

This park will be nice once the Rhodies start to bloom. The day we were there it was FREEZING!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A family of socks

So the last time Jared's Grandma was in town she bought us some lovely sock yarn and
this book:

It has basic patterns for making socks using any size yarn and any size needles. So Jared made me the turquoise socks and I made him the stripey ones.

Then Ruthie gave me the idea I should make some baby socks. I think baby socks make more sense then baby booties because they will stay on better. Jared thinks the baby socks look too big and weirdly shaped, but regardles of how they look I think they will stay on because of the ribbing. I am going to try again on the baby socks with a different pattern and weight of yarn.

I used a worsted weight because I wanted them to knit up fast, which they did. I think it is a good way to use up leftover sock yarn, so the next project is baby socks made with leftover yarn!
p.s: I need help getting my links to work, so any bloggers out there give me the 411. I followed the help instructions but they still don't work so I just posted the address. Lame.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Some of you might not have heard, but we are moving to Akiak Alaska. Jared has to be in Anchorage on the 4th of August, I will probably follow a bit later depending upon how the baby and I are doing.
Akiak is a Yup'ik Eskimo village of around 300 people. Here is a map:

And some info:,_Alaska
This is a YouTube video from a teacher who taught in Akiak for a year, it has some good images.
Finally these are some pictures that were sent to us by the principal of the school:
This is the school in winter.

This is the teacher housing, it is a three bedroom duplex.

The kitchen:

So it will be an adventure for us. It looks pretty cold!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hello all!

Here at the MacKenzie household we have a lot going on in the next year. So I thought I should start a blog to keep all the family and friends in the know. Some of the changes we will be experiencing in the next few months are a new baby, and a move to the bush in Alaska. So right now we are trying to prepare for those two life changing events. Plus I'd like to share about all my crafting.
Here are some preggo pics of me and my good friend Ruthie. She is due any time: