Saturday, May 05, 2018

Spring, sort of

Spring has sprung, finally. More like summer lite, as we usually bypass spring here in Georgia. I managed to get startitis, and am swatching for a top for myself. I chose Buttercup, as it would be something different. I ordered yarn, since digging through my stash is not the easiest (being packed in boxes in a storage unit).

Recently, I have been book-obsessed. That works, as my children reap the benefits. I have bought a couple of boxes of books, and am reading on my own and to my children. I have also been working on embroidery pieces. I bought one yesterday (see picture below). I haven't decided yet what to do, but have lots of options.

Spring is in the air!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Newish things

I still have not finished anything. I did recently make more progress on Little Man's dragon. I am up to about row 15 on the body. Last weekend was a mess, which was good and bad. The bad news was our car's transmission went out. The good news was we found a new (to is) vehicle that will comfortably fit us all.

This one was financed, with a decent down payment. Not a perfect scenario, but definitely better than not having any vehicle. We are still trying to see if the old one can be fixed reasonably. Having two vehicles would be helpful.

In other events, ever start off thinking something was a good idea, and it was at the time, but then after it was all over, you realize it wasn't such a great idea? Yeah, I just did that. Being frustrated and depressed affects your judgment. Don't allow yourself to purchase self-help coaching during that time. I haven't finished all the "bonus" material, but it was not worth what I paid. Encouragement is great, but you shouldn't have to pay for it.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Makers

I am trying to just keep working on things. Every step forward seems like minor progress, and once in a while I move back instead of forward. I keep trying though.

Measuring or limiting what I am eating is having a slow, but positive affect. I may not really be losing any weight, but my acid reflux has diminished. I plan on pushing forward with eating smaller more frequent meals and drinking more water.

Making has been taking a backseat to many other activities. It seems this month everything is happening all at once. Spring and winter are battling for control, and life is busy. Nothing has been completed yet, but still I push forward. Staying positive at times is difficult, but faith and trust persevere.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Finishitis

I now have finishitis. Startitis is when you want to start a bunch of projects, so finishitis is when you want to finish a bunch of projects. The problem is, finishing is a lot harder than starting.

Up first, I think: the Ice Queen cape. It is close to being done anyway. I went looking for the second skein, only to realize that this WAS the second skein. It really is close to being done. I just need to finish it.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Rocky

It has been a little while since I last posted - I've been busy. Not busy knitting or crocheting, unfortunately, but busy with life. We all have these seasons. This is one of mine. Hubby and I are still waiting for a new job/place to live. I am still working, albeit slowly, on craft projects, homeschooling the three littles (although they are not so little anymore at 11, 7, and 3), teaching a class at the local college, church, and now taking a class for my doctorate. That is a lot of reading and writing. I don't mind quite so much, but I think once my teaching class is done, the other can retain my focus easier. I enjoy writing, which is part of the reason I have this blog.

I am still working on my Cosy Woodland Blanket, and am a little more than 1/3 of the way done. I am on color 40 of 117, I think. Then there is the border to be done. I wish I had a place to put all of my crafting things together, and hopefully one day soon I will. Living where we are, space is limited, but I saw a picture of something I wish I had time to play with from a few years ago:


My loving hubby bought me some Wollmeise Sock Yarn, and it is buried somewhere (like everything else). A beautiful blue and dark brownish-grey. My mind flits from project to project, and one day I will get to all my stash, I think. Provided that I live that long. =) We sometimes have stash beyond our life expectancy, but I would like to think mine is manageable, provided that I live until at least 80. Haha!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

For me

Sometimes you need or want a quick project, just for yourself. Enter the Copy Cat C.C. beanie. I thought it would go nicely with my cowl. I think it will be done by Valentine's Day.