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Monday, March 20, 2017

Work Day-dreams, Diet Bye-Bye and Getting my Geek On!

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No funny pictures of my weather comments today, saving those for when it finally starts to look like it's crawling into the 50's.

Do you ever sit at work and think of hilarious ways to get fired?

1) Pressing mute on lines through the internet controls of conference calls..
2) Shouting at people who cut their fingernails at work.
3) Refusing to answer the phone (well maybe this isn't hilarious lol).
4) Sitting back and knitting at my desk (yup, this would be a no-no).
5) Blasting Pearl Jam from my cell phone..
6) Talking all day on the phone so I couldn't answer the phone? :P

I know, I know, there is no way that I am doing any of these things, but a lady can dream right?

What do you daydream about while at work? Do you daydream about being home, feet up, Blacklist playing on the tv through Netflix, knitting in hand, kitty cuddled up against one leg?... Oh wait, that's me. :)

Today being the first day of Spring, I am hereby announcing to myself that I am putting my "diet" on hold until it's warmer and I can go for walks at home.. Until then, I'm giving myself  a break, but assigning more meditation.

Knitting:
 
SACREBLEU! (happiness)
I just adore (J'dore!!), no idea where this is coming from lol, double knitting and this Geek-A-Long (GAL) is just going to be so much fun!
 

Groot was a ball and I am very pleased with how it came out.
The square was knit in Knitpicks.com worsted weight yarn called
 swish and the colors are merlot heather and dove heather.

Laurelie by Lisa Hannes is coming along swimmingly. I only have a few rows to go so it is pretty much torturing me today. All I need is another 45 minutes and it will be absolutely done!! Well.. besides the soaking and blocking....

Which reminds me, I will be blocking right after Laurelie a shawl that I have finished except for some finished touches called the Mayapple Shawl by Dee O'Keefe. So two shawls to be added to the pile to sell this summer!

Other projects I would like to get going are:
1) Honey Pie Dress by Lisa Chemery for my youngest.
2) Lace Petals Vintage Cardigan by Laura Sapergia for my oldest. I really need to make my oldest something lol. She grew out of her last sweater.

Wish me luck!!!

Be Well!
Jen
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snow Craziness and "Wrong Knitting"

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Storm finally ended in the early hours of yesterday morning, up here in almost central New York State. So much snow I was afraid to let my 5 year old out to play in it.. Well, that and she would have stayed home sick on Tuesday anyway.
 

This picture was taken about 11am Tuesday. My second attempt at shoveling was already being filled in and to be honest, we were still to get a great deal of snow. I still need to dig out my garbage cans, the most important shoveling goal the past two days was to get my car shoveled out.

  From now on, I vow to always park at the entrance of my driveway instead of next to the backyard. Because holy cow, seriously.
 
  I pulled my back out yesterday so after the car got out, I banished myself to my recliner and rested my back. Slept okay in my comfy bed last night and my back is better, but sore. Well, my whole body is sore haha.

Knitting:

My Laurelie Shawl by Lisa Hannes in Knitpicks.com stroll tonal (now on sale, by the way. I really wish I had extra money :( ) is really coming along. Usually, I'm really good at reading charts, and I did pretty good in general on the mosaic section. But my mosaic section is not as charted, for on the wrong side I was supposed to knit everything except the slipped stitches. This creates purls on the right side, so I have absolutely no purls on the right side of my mosaic section haha.

I can live with that, I love it either way and am not going to be doing anything to change it. Think about it, just because you do not end up doing exactly what the pattern says, does not mean it is wrong, just different.

In fact, Knit Picks recently shared a picture that said something like "The pattern is always right." over and over again. But I disagree, sometimes the pattern is wrong, and sometimes doing something different doesn't make what you are doing wrong, just different!

This, eventually, will be a square of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, because I decided to do a Geek-A-Long (GAL from here on out) blanket, and a nice big one at that. Using knitpicks.com swish worsted in dove heather and merlot heather. So soft and squishy!!!!

To be honest, today was a cranky day. Not enough knitting and too much carbs. But lots of water! :)

See you soon, everyone. And stay warm!!!

Be Well
Jen
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Monday, March 13, 2017

A Storm Is A-Coming!!!

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Well, I tried to add "balls of yarn" after each of these big numbers. The above is the expected snow in inches that my area will get, I'm in the 12-18" area. So no work or school tomorrow, eh? :)

  But that leaves time to sit and knit, while I rest my back from shoveling outside.

  Ever since I finished my double knitted scarf, I have had a case of lose ends. But do I turn to projects in progress? Eh, a little. But generally I tend to look around at projects I can start haha. A new passion!!

  I did finish my Canyon Shrug, and am wearing it today.


Some more boring knitting has been the Plaidaptation poncho by Aunt Ninny, the kit is from craftsy.

One type of knitting that I have never tried, was mosaic knitting, so I had started the Laurelie shawl by Lisa Hannes back on the 5th and have made decent progress, though I have to say that the garter stitch top of this shawl was a little overcomplicated in my mind. The mosaic stitching has been a dream, I really do love it and look forward to finding more patterns with it and possibly designing some in the future.


During the snow storm tomorrow, I plan on working on the mosaic shawl, because it is awesome, and also to crochet a sheep. This Sheep by Kristi Tullus will be awesome :).

I did post a blog this morning about life goals, fits and starts and how frustrated I was. So if you are interested, check it out here.

Knit on, crochet on and life a fiber-full life.


Be Well,
Jen
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