Sunday, September 8, 2019
WEEK 10 YOP
A person would think, after 9 years of doing a weekly blog post, I would have no problem thinking of a clever, attention grabbing, witty way to start off the post. Yet each week, I struggle with something to say to get my reader excited to continue reading. I confess, I am not a writer. There were not any journalism classes in my education. There was one creative writing course I took in college....................I came out with an 'average' grade in it.
That being said, I still continue to blog weekly and even sometimes more than once a week. We have heard the phrase, 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. This is why I try so hard to have photos in every blog post. Today is no exception. I have photos! I have words! Let's get to it, OK?
First up, another finished item. Actually two finished items!
The sweater and hat from the donated yarn. This is my all time favorite baby outfit to make. I completed the entire thing in 3 days.
The cable is so sweet, yet the buttons is what makes it individualized. I gave this to the Great Grandma last night at Mass and she was thrilled. The baby is due next month, so the 3-6 month size will be perfect for this California child.
There were four more squares completed this week, also.
There is some math going on in my head, trying to figure out how many of the squares I need to make a nice sized blanket. I am thinking between 42 and 56. Looks like I have a ways to go then. There are 21 completed at this point.
There was work done on hubby's RCR sock also.
There is still a ways to go before the toe gets worked on. Then the second sock still needs to be knit. This is my mid day knitting. It is an easy project to pick up and set down when I am doing things like; laundry, baking, doing food prep, etc.
Then, there is a Ta-Da for me this week.
My cardi sleeves are on stitch holders! This has been my main knitting project this past week. My original plan was to have this completed by the middle of October. (That was when we had planned on going overseas) Now my goal is to get it completed before hubby and I go to Las Vegas in November. This is my evening, TV watching knit. It is stockinette for the next 5 inches. After that, there are several inches of a lace pattern to pull in the waist a bit and then back to stockinette until the end. I have made it bit bigger than my actual measurements. Oversized sweaters are my favorite fall/winter wear.
Something happened at my house for the first time!
I made my first ever, from scratch, pie. It is an apple pie made with honey instead of sugar. The crust was made with spelt flour instead of white flour. It is quite yummy. I used Granny Smith apples for it this time. Next time, I will use a Jonathan Gold or Pink Lady or Honeycrisp. This was a a bit tarter than I would have liked, yet hubby didn't seem to mind.
There is some new growth at my house too.
I circled the new growth so you wouldn't miss it. This is an orchid I purchased in May. The flowers lasted for about a month and then all I had left were the leaves. I cut off the dead stalks as instructed and was diligent in the way I watered it. Around the end of June, I decided to transplant it into a bigger pot. This was a bit nerve racking as orchids are not lovers of being man handled. I am glad I did it though. When I took it out of it's original pot, there was hardly any soil there. It was completely root bound. I mixed orchid potting soil with regular potting soil and hoped for the best. (Orchid potting soil was nothing but wood chips and would not hold any moisture for the roots to expand in!) When I spotted the new growth, I was ecstatic! My mom had tried for 3 years to get her orchid to do something and it never did anything. Now, whether this will bloom again................who knows.
I will leave you with this precious photo
My Grand was out of school for a couple of days with a virus. I stayed with her as she doesn't like being alone for long periods of time. Her puppy never left her side while she was under the weather. I would also like to thank her for sharing her virus. Hers only lasted 3 days.....I am on day 2. It is just basically a very sore throat and one of those 'just don't feel good' types of things. Nothing major.
Until Next Time.....................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!!