Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Plans

I have been ruminating on what to do. I still plan on stopping my doctorate program for now; I can and plan on picking it back up at a later date. But I have been thinking about my next adventure. I want to focus on homeschooling, and it is as much for my own education as it is my children's. I thought I may use this opportunity to work through the Master Crocheter's class. I got it a year or so ago, and have started it, but haven't finished it. I was thinking of doing some samples and posting them - maybe a video or two, or tutorials on some of the techniques. Things do not look like they will be slowing down any time soon, but such is life. And this season is a busy one.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

How long has it been?



I don't know about you, but things keep getting crazier around here. Before I knew it, it was October, and now the month is already half gone! I think I have taken on too much, so after some debating, I plan on scaling back after this month. The holidays are crazy enough without adding to it. I have been taking classes for my doctorate, and that will have to go. I will continue teaching for now, but after next semester, that's going too. I need to focus on our home, or what we call our home, for now. I thought I had stuff down, but the more things continue, the less control I have. I don't want to be a Type A, but I don't want stuff in utter chaos either. Sometimes life gets busier without adding to it.

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So, I leave you with an image of fall. I have been knitting and crocheting, and reading. Because I am splitting my free time between the three, none have a lot of progress. I hope to change that after the holidays.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Craziness that is Life

Life has been a bit insane. I have been teaching at a college, teaching my 3 children, taking a class, getting sick, getting my children well, helping keep my mother-in-law on track with healing, and sometimes the walls close in. I don't get nearly as much time to do what I want to do, and feel like I never quite get caught up.

I have been working on this blanket again:




It is MUCH farther along than this. I am using the Cozy Stripe Afghan pattern from Attic24 with self-striping yarn. It's an easy, fun crochet.

Knitting is kind of on the back burner at the moment. I have a project that I want to start, and one I need to finish. I am almost done with my Milkrun Shawl, but the last ruffle I had planned to do, and started, I need to take out. There just isn't enough yarn. So, I can remove it and be done. My project list is slowly diminishing, but much like reading, I can never get as much done in an hour as I think I can.

My book list still sits, unread. And it has grown. I have added 2 titles to it, but haven't started on any of them.

How was your summer? Are you looking forward to fall?

Monday, September 03, 2018

This Month

I have 8 books that I would like to read this month. Over four weeks, that means two books each week. Technically, I have 10 books though. Two of them I am currently reading. The first is For the Sake of the Children: Foundations of Education for Home and School. The second is an audiobook of Outlander.  I love that book; it is one of my favorites. Audiobooks make it easy to multitask, so I can knit or crochet while listening. I usually fold clothes while Davina Porter reads to me. But if the laundry is mostly caught up, I knit or crochet. I am still working on my Milkrun Shawl, and not sure if I have enough yarn for the last ruffle. Yarn Chicken will be played I am sure.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Reset

August was kind of a reset month for us. Everything started over, like school and I decided to start over on a few things myself. September is a continuation, and first change I am making is reading more. This is my book list for September. Yep, just for the month of September. There are 7 books, and I am still trying to finish 2 others. One is a re-read in audio form (Outlander) and one is an education book. Let's see if I can add books to my project list and make it through.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Busyness for us

I specifically did not plan much this summer. I wanted to relax. Ha - the joke is on me. It seems each week is filled with some sort of adventure. We have gone to the zoo, had eye appointments, visited the library, had a birthday party or two, gone to a friend's house or two, and just run errands. Nothing seems to ever really slow down. Recently, I had to change out the children's clothes, and clean out their room. Now the living room is piled with clothes and toys in various containers. I am still working through all of it.

Fortunately, I still try to make time to do a few other things, like read and knit. I have finally gotten the Milkrun Shawl back to where it was before I started over.


I didn't intend to do this, but I did just start the book 1776 in audio book form last week. Ironic, but appropriate. I have new glasses (picture soon, I promise!) and I think I have a priority list for projects. I will finish the Milkrun shawl, then finish the Cosy Stripe afghan, and then do Little Man's Dragon. I hope that will end in August, and then I can finish my V-Neck Boxy, Little Man's afghan, and maybe start on the Princess's afghan. I also need to work on the 2 unicorns for the girls. I have Jane's Ubiquitous Shawl in the wings, as well as Fading Point. All I need is time, right?


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Milk rerun

I found my stitch count was off on my Milk Run Shawl, so I frogged it. I also had decided I did not like the beginning, so I wanted to fix it. The problem is there is no fixing what I don't like. At least, not to my knowledge.

The first picture is of the starting point; the ridge is my complaint. I do not know if that has to be there, as a result of picking up stitches, or not. The second picture is where I currently am. I have a little less than half back of where I was, which was probably about half of the shawl body. I hope to get back to where I was soon.