Wow, this seems so surreal to be in week 29 already. I can remember trying to figure out what kind of list I wanted to make for this year and now we are over half way through that year.
I don't know what I like more.....................writing my blog or reading other blogs. I think reading other blogs is on top. I love to seeing what others are; doing, crafting, going, reading, cooking, etc........
Anyway.............We spent Sunday through Thursday in Las Vegas. It was a grand time for us. Something we both needed after all the mad rush of the month of December. We drove home Thursday morning. It was a glorious drive and I had so much crafting time while away. I was shocked. I did manage to complete 2 projects, just as I hoped I would.
The Prayer Shawl I started just before we left. This is a 'varigated' yarn from "I Love This Yarn". I had it in a project bag from the first moment I bought it about 3 years ago. On the front of the bag was written................SHAWL.
Like I said in my previous post............I had tried 3 patterns on this and none of them made me happy. So I did; 3 rows double crochet and then 3 rows fillet crochet. I love making my shawls with the number 3 woven throughout them. It has so many meanings: Faith, Hope, Love; Father, Son, Holy Spirit; Jesus, Mary, Joseph; Earth, Wind, Fire.....etc......And if you are wondering......................yes......................the colors are just as wild as they appear here.
So..................there I sat in my family room. Two projects completed. My yarn for my KAL shawl had not been delivered yet. The pattern I wanted to use for the KAL was not released yet. What should I do?
Cast on another pair of socks. I have had these on the project self since the start of this YOP. The yarn is called "naked sock yarn". It doesn't have any wool in it and has lots of stretch to it. The color reminded me of spring time with all the flowers blooming. I just about have the cuff on one sock done. I will be working these, two at a time on DPN's.
Thursday night, the pattern for my KAL shawl was released..............Friday, my yarn came in the mail. I busted my bum to get all my chores done on Friday so I could sit down and cast on "Dying of the Light' by Knitterarium. Most of us here on YOP know her as Ruth McKeon or Celtic Knits. She is a splendid designer and a sweetheart of a person to interact with.
Here is the start of my shawl. I am making it with Comfy Cotton from Knit Picks and the Colors I chose are, Planetarium for the dark and Whisker for the lighter color. I have already learned a new stitch...............German Short Row. Since I use the Fish Kiss Lip Heel, I do not use a wrap and turn and therefore had never heard of the GSR. It is fast and easy to use. For some reason, I am seeing "jogs" in the first few rows. I am going to take a day and decide if I can live with them or if I need to rip it back and try again. It's not like I have days invested in it yet. So ripping it back is not like a major issue for me.
In other news........................This coming week is jammed packed again. Tomorrow night we have our Grand Daughter spending the night with us. Her dad is leaving early Monday morning and her mom has to leave early for work. The child does not have school, so I did not see a reason to wake her up at 6 just to take her to our house. We will have her every night after school this week, which is fine with us. It's not like we have tons of stuff planned this week.
Hubby has a recheck for the surgery he went through 3 years ago. (colon resection) He is being so good about eating lots of fiber everyday. The Dr told him, if her could get 30 grams of fiber a day, he should never have another issue. Trust me...............the man gets at least 30 grams a day if not more.
I have a blood pressure check this week too. I was hoping to have lost a bit more weight, but with the holidays and the trip to Vegas..........I am just glad I managed to keep off what I had already lost.
I will keep updating my progress on project as I am able. I leave the 24th for New Orleans. My Daughter in law is going TDY and has asked me to take care of her daughter while she is gone. She and my son are stationed at 2 different naval bases (which really stinks). I will be there for 3 weeks. I am assuming she has WIFI.................I hope she has WIFI...........if she doesn't have WIFI, I may have to find a coffee shop that offers it. I don't even like coffee that much LOL.
Until next time...............Happy Crafting!