Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Startitis

I have startitis, or at least that is what I am telling myself.  I picked up this magazine this morning.


And now, I have this...






And this.



Spring is in the air, and instead of cleaning things out, I am starting new things.  I still have not finished my second sock, or my sheep.  I think I am gathering projects for the financial drought that I know it coming.  Very soon, I will not be able to buy project supplies freely.  I know this, and something in me is trying to gather like a squirrel.   I have more than enough to keep me busy, yet I insist on buying more.  In my defense,  it has been a while since I have bought things just for me.  I have been buying things for presents and not much else for a couple of years.  Maybe this is just the result of that.   Or it is a cruel April Fool's joke.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just different

I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately, and I have been seeing all kinds of crafts.  Quite frankly,  it has turned my head a bit.  I took my sewing machine to be serviced, and I can't stop thinking about sewing.  I have been slowly working on my sheep.


I had to make him smaller as bobbles eat yarn.  I seem somewhat discontent, but not with any particular craft.  I am discontent with my lack of time, not only for crafts, but for family as well.  I am hoping this will change within the next couple of months.  We have an insane plan, that requires a lot of faith, trust, and work, but if it is right, it can also pay off well.  Hubby and I started our first video, and I think I can do better.  He still has some editing to do, mostly just for practice,  and I think we may shoot it again in another month or so.  It takes a lot of scheduling,  as 3 beautiful children like to be in the middle of everything.  I am very tired and having health issues, and I am afraid of them worsening before things get better.  I am one to normally downplay any problems I may have, but in this case, I really should not.  My initial instinct is to just let them be and ignore them, but these are not ones that should be ignored.  I vacillate between being worried and knowing everything will be fine.  I hope things change soon enough to avoid major issues.  What are you working on?  Any new plans for the second quarter of the year?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Knitting set aside

So, I honestly have not been knitting that much.  I have been working on this though.

I thought a sheep of my own would be fun.  And it will serve a dual purpose.  Are you ready?  Here is my announcement that I keep promising.  Hubby and I are starting a business.  It will be a yarn business.  We shot a video this past weekend and hubby is editing it.  I definitely need to work on my delivery, but in a month or so, we should have something.  I hope.  We have more major news coming, and as it does, I will keep you posted.  Want to see us so far?  Visit www.theyarninewe.com and then leave a comment here, to let me know what you think!  We still have some work to do, but we have started, and that is the first step.

Monday, March 16, 2015

A different kind of stitch

I have been working off and on on my sweater...more off than on lately.  The weather has warmed up, and I got distracted.




It is not as clear as I would like, nor is it very flat.  I found an adorable embroidery kit at a local quilt shop, and could not resist.  It was sheep!  I love it, and have been working on it diligently for 3 days.  I have not decided if it will become a pin cushion, a wall hanging, or something else.  But I love it.  Now, I will get back to my other sock and sweater.  I think I am ready for spring.  How about you?  I will share some of the other projects I have been working on this weekend!  And, get ready for a big announcement!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lost


I have finished the first sock...




except for the toe.  I had cleverly put all my yarn needles together, so that I would not lose them.  Then, I lost them.  I just found them last night, so I can now kitchener the toe.  I question if I should get another set of needles - I stepped on one and broke it, so now I only have 4, instead of 5 US1.  I plan on getting another set, but the real question is if I should get it for the second sock, or just make do.  Thoughts?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

I went a little too far



So much for measuring.  I tried to knit the sock by measurement only, and I needed the sock to end where I started the toe.  Oh well...it is easier to rip back some days.  At least I did not cut the yarn and graft the toe already.  And this also means I am almost done with the first sock of the pair.  Yay!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Mardi Gras

So, I am almost done with the first Charade sock.



I am down to the toe.  I am still somewhat conflicted about these socks.  Don't get me wrong - I love them.  But the hands pun is fragile, and I am wondering if something else would be a better pattern for it.  Any thoughts?  Have you used hand spun before?  What did you make?