Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Still Knitting, Working, and trying to keep going

I have not blogged in a long time. I still working on my Aran  sweater. I have started working on dishcloths Knit Dishcloths by Julie Ray it is a Leisure Arts pattern book 15 patterns inspired by quilt blocks. So far I have finished two King's Crown and House, and currently working on Arrow Point. When you finish all of them or as many as you want you can stitch them together and make an afghan. No pictures of my sweater at this time and am decreasing the back of the sweater.      

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Trying to Keep Going

It has been a long time since my last post and a lot has happened to me and my Family. On February 28 2014 Our Mother passed away, it was exactly  one year and twenty five days between her death and my Grandmother's her Mother's death. March has been a very hard month. A month of trying not to cry and lay in bed everyday. After the funeral and going back to work it has been hard  to make my self keep going but I have to and on Friday I found it hard to believe a month had already past. I am still working on my sweater it is slow going and in June it will be a year since I started the sweater. I am working on a baby blanket for my niece  her first child due in May. It's going well and I have a scarf on the needles for a friend.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ready for Spring !

I am so ready for spring!!! I am tired of rain and snow. We had a snow storm Wednesday. Our agency closed at 1:00 it was a slow ride home. I might live 10 minutes away from my job and on Wednesday it to over 30 minutes to get home. People passed me because I was driving slow. When I took me to my home a car could not get up the slight incline another car was trying to get around him, I was thinking why are you trying to get around this man while his car is still moving and sliding around.  Finally he stopped moving and the person got around him, then it was my turn so I waited until this car stopped trying to move a very slowly made my way around him and off the exit. It took 25 minutes for me to make it to the turn off for my neighborhood. I was a very happy girl when I made it my driveway. I did not move my car again until 11:30 am today to go to work my office opened today at noon. Spent Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon watching it snow and watching tv threw in some kitting.

Monday, February 03, 2014

WINTER BLUES

It is February and I am ready for the first day of Spring.  The last two Wednesday's in January we had weather related issue's. I know people think really! a dusting to a few inches of snow? but it is enough in the south to make things come to a stand still. I finally finished reading A Fatal Fleece, by Sally Goldenbaum  it was a great read it took so long because I have a hard time getting into my hobbies like I did a few years ago. However I still brought a copy of Betty Hechtman's lastest Crochet mystery made it to chapter 9 so far so good. Still working on the first in her new Yarn Retreat Mystery. I have a few more I am trying to work on also. I finally started the decrease on the back of my Aran sweater. It is slow going because I don't want to mess it up and have to rip out a lot. I have not worked on it in at least a week. Due to the weather last week's Wednesday knit night was canceled. Working on a few dishcloths for my daughter's friend.  Quick up date! Happy Crafting!    

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy year year! Spent the day with my family. We had the traditional New Years Day meal. I watched the  Twilight Zone Marathon on the SyFi channel then the HGTV Dream Home Special. Spent sometime knitting and working on a jigsaw puzzle. How I am preparing for work tomorrow. Happy crafting in the new year.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Just A Few Hours Left

Well here we are again with just a  few hours left until the new year begins. I must say each passing year is worst than the one before. On the reading front I did not finish reading very many books. I started a lot but did not finish had to return a few to the library.  I have knit a few dishcloths. I started an Aran sweater in June, I am still working on the sweater and I plan to finish. I am working the back of the sweater I am almost at the point of decreasing for the arm holes. The knitting group I meet with on Wednesday's has not met for the last two weeks due to the Christmas and tomorrow's New Year's holiday so I have not worked on my sweater since December 18th. I had to work today and now I am at home watching for now Storage Wars, drinking wine, and knitting a Grandma's Favorite Christmas Tree Dishcloth by Deb's Heartfelt Designs. I hope to continue to increase my knitting skills and finish my sweater next year. I want to read more and I will have to force myself to do all these things and make myself live rather than exist. Oh I want to try and be a better blogger this I think has been my worst year. See you in 2014.      

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

A very long time since my last post. It is Christmas Day! My Daughter has gone home and I am here with my Mother watching the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol. I am knitting a dishcloth shaped like a Christmas tree . I am still working my Aran sweater that I started in June. I have not read as many books this year. I just needed to post at least one more time this year. I might post again before the end of the year. Happy Holidays!