Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Yarn Along

It's a good thing this Tahiti yarn is pretty or I might want to abandon this entire shawl. The rows are SO long. I don't have the courage to even count how many stitches there are. I'm hoping to get to the edging this weekend. I've got other things to knit and this baby is taking up rental space on my needles for too long. 

I am however, adoring this simple read. 

An adorable little love story. 

What's on your needles and hooks lately?  Link up with Ginny

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Yarn Along - Baby Style

I haven't knit baby items in a while and wasn't sure what I wanted to make for Ginny's baby shower. I had some yarn I had been saving for a special occasion and thought it would be perfect. 

After pouring over patterns I ended up doing what I usually do. Created my own design. My rule for baby knitting is not to go with a newborn size. My newborn could be totally different than yours. And I love the idea of having gifts put away to enjoy later. 

God bless you Ginny - and your entire family.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Another Week Ended

Busy busy around here. Blog was totally neglected for almost 2 weeks. Yikes!  How does that happen?  Let's talk about the beautiful weekend that just passed, shall we?

While Saturday was sunny it was too windy to enjoy much outdoor time. Sunday was another story. Mowgli was doing jumps and flips with excitement. He got some fresh air and a fresh bone. I caught up on some podcasts and played with some secret knitting. The warmth of the sun on my face felt like seeing a friend that I hadn't seen in months. Kind of like the hummingbirds saying "yes, I'm back but only for a seemingly short time so enjoy". And enjoy I did. 

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Yarn Along

I made progress on my Sundowner Shawl - I'm onto the second section with the second color. It's so light and airy. It's going to be a perfect warm weather shawl. The yarn is just perfect.

Still reading My Brilliant Friend. Steady progress on that too!

What are you knitting and reading?  Linking up with Ginny

Monday, April 4, 2016

10 on Tuesday - Namaste

By nature I'm a pretty calm person. It takes a lot for me to come unhinged but when it happens - it's usually kinda ugly. So before that does happen I try and calm myself down. Here are My 10 Favorite Ways to Calm Down. 

1. Light one of my favorite candles. And turn the lights down a bit. 
2. Knit. Sometimes. I usually need to be in a calm state to actually knit. Weird, huh?
3. Watch TV. Sometimes I just need a good old rerun to relax the nerves. 
4. Have some ice cream. Usually while doing #3. 
5. Take a walk. I need to after the ice cream. 
6. Listen to a podcast. It can distract me from my stress. 
7. Check social media. Another good distraction. 
8. Call my mom. She gets to hear me rant. She's a good listener.
9. Spin. I can't even explain how calming it is. I have actually fallen asleep at the wheel. 
10. Pray. It works. Every time. 

How do you calm down?  Please share with and link up with Carole!

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Those two pictures explained the weekend weather for sure!  The calendar says Spring but outside says something else. The woodstove was put to good use. The poor cat has been sitting in the basket of scarves and hats and had to relocate her resting spot so we could use them. Sunday was spent with lots of knitting, watching Formula 1, and tweaking some cruise details  

How was your weekend?

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Flower on Friday

My mom gave me tulips for Easter.  I love how they look just before they open.  All week I wanted to take pictures of them and I finally remembered this morning.  

I bet they will be open this weekend.  And speaking of weekend - enjoy yours.


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