Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Busy, busy, busy....bored

I have now been on medical leave for six weeks. It's cold and I'm bored, so I've been knitting. And drinking a lot of coffee.

I started a baby blanket for a friend's baby, and I'm about halfway done. It's hard to tell with the flash, but the colors are a cantaloupe and raspberry combo. Not really traditional baby colors, but it will coordinate well with the warmer tones they've chosen for the nursery. Yarns are Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry and Fuchsia, purchased through Herrschner's. I really like this yarn as acrylics go. It's very, very soft, and the color selection is nice.

I didn't use a pattern, but I was inspired by the stripes on this blanket I found on Ravelry.

This scarf is based on the Blue Bell Hill pattern, but my repeats and yarn (again, Caron SS in Blue Mint, White, Limelight, and a light heather grey I can't find anymore) are different. 

I started a sweater as well, but I'm not crazy about it. It may be frogged and the yarn used for other projects. I have another baby blanket I've committed to, but the baby isn't due until May. I have another friend due in July who will also likely receive a handmade gift or two. I'm a really slow knitter, but I'm determined to get these done! 

Upcoming fiber festivals I'm attending:

Oxford, MS Fiber Arts Festival - This one is local to me, so I'm excited to go.
Magnolia State Fiber Festival - I'll be meeting up with several friends and having a girls' weekend. Super excited about this one!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Welcome to 2014

So we made it another year. I have been very lax in posting this past year. My job has kept me extremely busy and I am currently recovering from surgery. I have been knitting and crocheting and knitting and sleeping.

I think if I didn't have a job I could blog more but that isn't going to happen anytime soon. I go through this every year. Should I keep my blog? Should I delete it? The answer is usually I think I'll keep it another year.

What I have decided to do is blog at least once per week. With my history this is a lofty goal. I appreciate you all sticking in there and reading and commenting. I know a loyal reader base doesn't  happen overnight and I am grateful for all of you.

What I have not done this year is make resolutions. I probably won't because something always happens to get in the way. For instance, the surgery I had in December that will keep me out of work for 7 weeks. It wasn't exactly planned but it wasn't an emergency surgery either. It had to be done but when you don't have a lot of savings, surgery is never a good thing to plan or not plan. It's just one of those things you have to do and deal with when you can.  I'm fortunate that my employer offers good insurance.

For those of you wondering I had a hysterectomy. I am recovering well and anxious to get back to work.

I need all of you to keep me accountable. If you don't see me post for a couple of weeks please hop over to my Facebook page and remind me that I owe you a post!

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