Filed under: Knitting
I almost forget how to blog it’s been so long. I will have to remember how to post photos for sure. I’ll get my Boo to help me. So I thought I would write about my knitting projects. I’ve run out of yarn for my Ravelympics project, so I’m working on other stuff. Today I’m trying to finish up a baby burp cloth and a striped Noro scarf. I also have my Girasole baby blanket, but that is for the baby shower on March 27th so I have a little bit of time. I also have two pair of socks on the needles, one for me, and one I started yesterday for Boo’s birthday. I have the Order to Chaos shawl that is in the bottom of my knitting bag and a sweater that has long ago been forgotten. So of course, all I can think of is new things to start. We will work on posting pictures again and I’ll show you how some of this stuff looks.
So I think I can blog now from my iPhone. This may mean a huge increase in blogging production. Now I think most blogs with no pictures are kinda boring, so how about pictures of our three wild kitties. First there is a picture of Stewie, he’s a loooong cat. Next is Prince Oliver, we nicknamed him Puddin’. I don’t know why we call him that, but I’m pretty sure he thinks that’s his name. And then there is Nigel aka Babycat. He’s the youngest and such a sweetie. He also makes me have great respect for Moms of toddlers, as he can be a little needy. They are all completely adorable and we love them to pieces. Okay, the photos are upside down. Nigel is first and Stewie’s picture is at the bottom.
I figured a blog post with no pictures is better than no blog post at all. There are some pictures on Twitter, one of Nigel the cat, one of Grandma B’s blanket. I finished the blanket on Monday. It is weird not to have any particular knitting project that I have to work on. I have socks on the needles for me and Mike, each pair have one done and the second one started. That doesn’t mean that I’m not looking for a new project to work on. I was thinking about picking up the Four Seasons afghan again. I can’t decide. I am looking forward to this weekend, we’ve had a busy week with Mike’s family all in town for the big birthday celebration. They are super and I really enjoy spending time with them but it will be nice to have some time to just hang out with the cats. They are so hilarious! I’ll do a long post about them when I have some pictures to share. Right now Nigel is sleeping on my right arm making it pretty hard to type. He is the baby cat and needs the most pets and snuggles. He will literally climb up our legs till we pick him up.
Today is my Dad’s birthday, he is 83 and next Wednesday is my BFF Georgianne’s birthday! So super happy birthday wishes to both of them!!
Yeah, I kinda took a year off from blogging. I just decided recently that I want to start blogging again, so I’m going to. What have I been up to in the past year? Well, Mike and I have been busy starting our life together, working on remodeling our condo, no, it’s not done yet. We adopted 3 amazing cats, Stuart, Oliver and little Nigel. Yes, I will post photos soon. I’ve been knitting, not as much as I used to, I’ve developed arthritis in my thumbs and tendonitis in my elbow. Yes, I will post photos of that soon as well. I still make coffee and I’ve been teaching a lot of yoga lately. So what have all my readers been up to in the past year?
I decided to participate in the Ravelympics, Ravelry’s version of Olympic competition. The goal is to start and finish a project between the opening ceremonies and the end of the Olympics. I am participating in the Sock Put (really, what else did you think I would do). I decided to make a pair of socks for Mike. He picked out the yarn a while back. It is Lane Cervinia Forever Jacquard. I am making them cuff down using the magic loop. Here is my progress so far:
I am pleased that I have as much done as I do. I am competing for Team Indiana. Hopefully, I will be able to keep up the pace. I won’t get too much done this afternoon, I am headed off to the State Fair. Mmmmm…Grilled Cheese, I can hardly wait!!!
I have been wanting to write this post for so long, I just didn’t think the time was right, or I couldn’t find the right words. I think I am finally ready to let everyone know what is going on with me this Summer and why I haven’t been posting very often. I am in the process of getting divorced. Carl and I were together for 20 years and our parting was absolutely as amicable as these things can be. I wish nothing but happiness and peace in his future. He has had as much stress this Summer as one person could possibly handle and I hate it that I was a part of that, but sometimes in life we don’t get to choose the timing of these type of things. I am in a new relationship with the most wonderful man. His name is Mike and we are in the process of building our new life together. I am so very happy and many of my health issues have resolved themselves (I am sleeping now!!!). We are in the process of remodeling our new condo and that takes up much of my free time. But I have been able to squeeze in some knitting and I actually have photos to share with you.
Their mates have all been started, but not really enough progress to show you on those. As I said in my last post, I have a horrible case of startitis. My Four Seasons Afghan is underway.
I also purchased the rest of the yarn for the other squares. You may notice there is one bright red square, I’m not too sure about it. I may have to do something else.
What I have been working on the most lately is the new Argosy Baby Blanket for my friend’s Jason and Beth. I am using the Blue Sky Organic Cotton yarn. Cotton is sprayed heavily with pesticides during the growing process, so I like that this yarn is organic since is going to be wrapping up such a precious package. I have been knitting on it almost exclusively. I am almost halfway done.
Filed under: Knitting
And I’m still knitting, but not much. Ridiculously busy these days. I did finish one of the hemp lace socks and one of the Tofutsies. Photos to come some time in the near future. I also ordered all of the colors for the Four Seasons Afghan. I have a horrible case of startitis, I decided I’m going to make a Argosy baby blanket for my friends Jason and Beth’s new arrival due at Thanksgiving. I’m going to use Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton. I’m also going to make socks for my sister and sister in law for Christmas, I’m trying to plan ahead to avoid panic knitting in November. Hope all of my readers haven’t given up on me completely and hope everyone is doing well.