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Sunday, January 22, 2017

YOP update WEEK 30

It is another lovely week, that has passed us by. Even though the skies are grey and the clouds are heavy with rain, I still consider it a lovely day ahead.  Once springs hit the deserts of Arizona, clouds are few and far between.  So I enjoy this time of year that is so very brief.  It lasts for about 6 weeks is all. So, I am sitting at my PC with my cup of tea, in my jammies, eating my protein breakfast bar and enjoying the quiet that is Sunday morning at Casa De Noce.

Want to see what I did this week craft wise?  Of course you do!

First up:

My Dying in the Light Shawl.  I am doing this for the Spoil Yourself KAL with Knitterarium.  What a lovely pattern it is and not really complicated at all.

Last week I was bemoaning that issue of the jogs in the grey color as well as the jogs in the yarn overs.  The designer (Ruth) informed me the jogs in the yarn overs were intentional.  I still was not happy with the jog in the grey and also the tab beginning was not to my liking. What do you do?  You rip it out before you go any further and start over.  I am much happier with the look of this now.  I work on this at night while watching TV.  It is pretty easy for the most part and I only really need the pattern during the Yarn Overs and when the contrasting color is added, as it uses German Short Rows and I have to really count.


Spring Tulip Socks.  This yarn makes me smile.  I am loving the bright color and it actually does remind me of a Tulip field with all the bright pretty colors blowing in the wind.

This pattern also has yarn overs.  I am in love with lacy effect items right now.  Living in a hot climate makes you want to have holes in all your clothes.

I started another prayer shawl.

I love the idea of having pockets in a prayer shawl.  These items are supposed to be worn by the recipients for comfort and to feel like there is a hug being given as you wear them. That's wonderful but......................where do you put your tissues, phone, remote control, prayer book, prayer beads, etc.  These shawls go to all religions and many have gone across the globe too.  I feel I need to keep a prayer shawl going at all times.  There is always going to be someone that is in need of prayers.  That is what I do as I crochet these items.  I never know who the shawl is going to.  All I know is.......It is someone who is in need of prayers.  Usually someone suffering from a terminal illness.

So that is what is on the needles and hooks this week.  Those three projects will be traveling with me to New Orleans.  I am to be gone for 3 weeks and will need lots of things to keep me occupied during the day while Grand Daughter is in school.

I did buy something this week that I am so excited about:

My Happy Planner by Create 365 holder.  I travel with my planner.  It is like having my diary with  me as well as my calendar as well as my to do and menu list.  This baby has room for EVERYTHING!

One side holds my colored pens, stickers and pocket folders.  The pocket folders get put in as I need them.  I will be putting receipts in them from my trip so I have proof of what I spent and can verify it with my credit card company.  (not that I don't trust them lol)

On the other side is where my planner and washi tape is held.  I still have one zipper pocket that is empty!  Hmmmmmmmm, wonder what I could fill it with.  It is so much fun working with my planner.

 This is my day already planned out for tomorrow.  It will be a very busy day as I have lots stuff to do before my flight early Tuesday morning.  I am excited to be going and yet a bit apprehensive.  It will just be me and 1 grand.  So there will be lots of time to really get to know each other.  

In my post on Wednesday, I told you I was having sinus issues.  Well.................the Dr told me it is the 'crud'.  She also gave me the good news, it lasts about 2 weeks.  I am one week down with it now.  It has stayed in my head, thank goodness but I am so tired of blowing my nose.  Last night I took a combo of meds (all Doctor approved) and actually slept really well for the first time in a week.  Hopefully, I am on the mend.  I will do the med cocktail again tonight and pray by tomorrow I will be sooo much better.  

Time to get busy and start some laundry.  I don't know why we wait until the weekend to do most of our clothing laundry.  We do towel and bedding during the week.  Being retired, you would think we would do all this stuff during the week so we could have weekends 100% free.  

Until next time..................happy crafting!


  1. The shawl is looking good! Those socks do look like there are tulips in them. I loved your comment about holes in your clothes! LOL! The prayer shawls are very special especially the fact that you pray for the recipient whoever it might be. LOve your 365 holder~! Awesome! I am having fun with mine. I love your checklists and I have been 'doodling' in mine around the dates at the top. My gel pens smear though so I have to be careful...the Prisma ones do not! Just an FYI. Have a safe trip and I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time with your granddaughter. P.S. Love the picture of you and your hubby!

  2. What great progress you had this week. I like how you're spoiling yourself in Ruth's KAL. And what a fun planner set you have there.

  3. Love your socks. Love the idea that prayer shawls can have pockets!! yes!

  4. I'm glad to hear you're happier with your shawl now. Nothing like a therapeutic rip and restart :)

    Great colour for socks. Lately I've been thinking that I need to sprinkle some more fun colours in my sock knitting to perk things up a bit.

    We do laundry on weekends because our hydro rates are cheaper than on weekdays. In fact, I'm just finishing the laundry now!

  5. Lovely to see the progress on your top shawl, and good to hear you are happier with it now.
    Lovely tulip socks, and a great start on the second shawl.
    Hope your sinus troubles goes away soon so that you can enjoy your trip away. Bon voyage, and I look forward to hearing more about it.

  6. I love the idea of pockets in shawls. I can see such practicality there - especially for someone older and/or has limited mobility. I hope to see it when you finish it. Have a safe trip! And enjoy your cool planner. I think that's at least half the success behind a working planner - enjoying using it.

  7. I love the idea of pockets in prayer shawls! Your tulip socks are amazing and remind me of the tulip field in LaConnor Washington. Hope the 'crud' is almost gone. Your planner looks awesome - I love things like that - the possibility to finally be organized. Of course it is usually just a possibility because I am disorganized that way!

  8. Those socks are amazing, I love the colour. I hope you have a great week, great trip and I hope your cold gets better soon


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