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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Hello Knitters,

Just working on my socks :) I finished the baby blanket last week so I am pretty excited to get back to knitting for myself! I cannot wait to see what everyone else has on their needles! I just got a nook, and started reading the cuckoos calling. So far, I find the book to be a bit dull but still fun to read. I set a personal goal to read more and the nook has helped with that. Have you read any great books lately? If so, please share!
I celebrated my birthday yesterday. It was a great day; I was treated to lunch and dinner by my dear friends. I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.

I joined Ginny today.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FO Friday: Baby Boy J's Blanket

Hello knitters. I am excited to share my lasted finished project. We are expecting our nephew in a few weeks and I wanted to make him something special. I fell in love with the brick lane baby blanket and new it was just the right pattern. This pattern is no longer available but very similar to Bamboo Wedding Shawl. I just hope they love the blanket.

I put some blue tissue paper behind the blanket so when my sister-in-law opens it, the pattern really pops out. 

Can't wait to see what everyone else finished this week. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WIP Wednesday

We have been out of town the past 4 weekends and I am exhausted. While it is great to travel and spend time with friends and family, I miss our routine and a clean house. It will be nice to be home for the next few weekends to regroup. This past weekend we were back home spending time with family. It was wonderful. I love being back in the state of Wisconsin. 

Two weekends ago while visiting a friend, I got my Blue Moon Fiber Yarn, Socks that Rock in the Gnome on the Range colorway. I decided to make just plain socks with the South Fork Pattern heel flap. Here is the Ravelry Page to the project. I love this yarn and will probably buy more in the near future.

 I love how the heel pools into little red sections like bricks... Yummmmm, this yarn is truly awesome. I also treated myself and bought some new beads at the local bead store. I made 4 new stitch markers for me and my friend. The tree reminds me of knitting in her backyard, so peaceful. The elephant is especially for me because they are my favorite animal and the dog on the end is to represent our little Madison, who is a black lab and sweet as can be.

I had fun traveling for the past month but I am excited to relax and have some quiet family time. I hope you are enjoying the summer and your knitting.

 I joined Ginny and Tami's yarn along.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Growing up is hard to do...

Growing up is hard to do. Taking on responsibilities, working, paying bills, and just trying to survive is exhausting. However, I think there is something even harder and that is watching your little one grow up right before your eyes. This entry was prompted by an email advertisement, 75 % off summer sales. My son is growing like a weed and any sale on clothes is a good one. I went to click on baby, well he has not been a baby for years. Then I went to click on Toddler Boy, nope he is not a toddler either. My only two options are boy and men and it made me realize all of the stages in his life we have past. At this young age, everyday is a milestone. Kids grow up and mature so fast. For example, his vocabulary increases vastly in a short time. Another example is his hand-eye coordination improving with every task he performs. I feel like last week he still needed help with putting his shoes on and then this morning he was ready to go with shoes on before I even had breakfast. 
How do you make the most of your time? I guess that is the way slow down the growing up process. I could quit my job and spend my time with my son.... Well not really, the checkbook needs to stay in the black. Maybe one way is just to embrace milestones has they comes along? Truthfully, I have no idea what the right answer could be. I suspect it is different for everyone. In conversation, someone told me they make a list of what they want to accomplish in a day. Instead of trying to finish everything on the list, they limit themselves to one or two tasks. This way your life is not overwhelmed by the small things but you leave yourself time to live and enjoy. I like this idea but I also like a clean clothes and home cooked meals.
As my son grows up, I will appreciate every moment I have. Watch him turn into a young man and hopefully guide him to a very successful and happy life. It is what every mother hopes for their kids.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Baby Blanket Progress

Just a quick post today, I am actually swamped at work. However, I needed a break to eat and regroup. This week I have been trying to get ready for my nephew's arrival and I have been working on his baby blanket.

The pattern is not available anymore and I am trying to decide how long to make the blanket. I am thinking about 18 pattern repeats (shown above is 8 complete repeats)....

I joined Ginny and Tami's yarn along today.