Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On My Needles This Week

Joining Nicole and Ginny to share what is on my needles and on my nightstand this week.

This week has been a bit nuts.  We have a virus rampaging through the house.  It has been worse for others but has still taken a toll on our back to school week and, of course... my knitting time!  I know, such suffering.

I actually finished a sock.  Can you believe it?  I really enjoyed making this sock, and I will talk more about it in this week's podcast, so long as I don't succumb overly much to the illness.  But this yarn was a lot of fun.  The colors were so funky and fun.  I am also happy to announce I have cast on the second sock!  I promised myself I would not cast on a new pair until I finish this pair.  And I am dying to start working with the Holi yarn from Madelintosh that I got for Christmas.

I was working on a hat for Evie, but I just couldn't do it.  I was so bored with it and all I had done was the ribbing.  So I frogged it and decided that perhaps I needed to do some selfish knitting.  I cast on the Pasha hat and I am super excited.  I love Jane Richmond's designs.

As for reading I just finished a great 90's romance novel, Until You (which is third in a series of Judith McNaught's books).  I really have a soft spot for these older romances and they always make me long to get back to writing... someday... someday...  When I was almost done with my romance I got notice from the library that a book I had been waiting for had come in!  I loved The Snow Child, so I am thrilled to get into Eowyn Ivey's latest novel To the Bright Edge of the World.  I am hoping to start today!

Looking forward to checking out everyone else's posts and hope you guys will join me for my knitting and such podcasts on You Tube!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Knitting Together 2016

I try to do this every year, not always successfully.  I take a few pictures from every month of the last year to remind me of all the beautiful moments that I have been blessed with.

This year reminded me that I have done some amazing things!  I ran a 5K people.  That is crazy.  All the knitting projects made and/or frogged.  All the wonderful journeys we have had.

Come with me and I take a stroll down memory lane, getting ready for the adventures ahead in 2017.















I want to thank you so much for joining me on this journey and sharing with me all these special moments and projects.  I truly cherish all of you and thank you for all your love and support.

Here is to a great and wonderful new year knit together with love, laughter, and a whole lot of yarn!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Baa-ble Part Deux

Oh my goodness!  What a week!  First off I want to thank everyone who tuned in to my podcast last week.  I am hoping to do it again this week, but I really need to get a microphone!  If you did not catch it last week, it is on You Tube and here on the blog.

I have been knitting like a maniac but that is not at all new! This week I am working on Sofia's Baa-ble hat, which did not get finished before Christmas, sadly.  I could not be happier with it.  The colors are perfect for my little six year old spitfire!  This is the second Baa-ble I have made and I have to say it is just such a joy to craft and knits up super fast.

A wee bit blurry, but peek a boo sheep!

As for reading, I am still reading this tiny but wonderful A Charlotte Mason Education. With all the hustle and bustle of the last week, I just have not had time to really sit and read.

I hope you all had a very productive week and look for my next podcast episode coming soon!