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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summertime

This has been a busy, crazy year so far. Everything has blossomed and gone wild. Life was supposed to be lazier now, but it is not. I have lots of projects still going. Nothing is done.

I am currently working on my Milk Run Shawl, in a lovely lavender shade of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted. I should probably be working on something else, like a dragon, socks, one of the many blankets or sweaters I have started, but for now, a shawl it is.

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!