Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.