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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Bear

His nickname is the bear and he is dearly loved. I cannot express how grateful I am that our friends and family cherish him just and much as Paul and I do. This past week, S and T came to visit and spoil the bear. He turns 5 and I can hardly believe how fast time has gone by.

This week I spent plenty of time relaxing and of course that includes knitting. S asked me to make her a hat this weekend. It is almost becoming a tradition. This is her third hat request. She picked the shroom pattern by knitty.  We found yarn at the Sow's Ear in Verona, WI called Katia Junior yarn. I am not sure the colorway, I threw away the label. 
I worked steadily on my Intrepid Traveler socks. I am so excited about their progress! Hopefully they will be finished soon! It has be a cold past few days in WI and I could use some knitted socks to keep me warm, yes at the end of MARCH!

Suzie is great at spoiling everyone, even me. She treated me to some sock yarn that I could not stop drooling over:
I am a snob about the twist of yarn, especially sock yarn. I love Kogiu and Claudia Hand Painted Yarn (shown above). The twist is so well defined and yields great definition in the sock stitches when knitted up. Makes my heart happy. 

Of course she also helped me keep up with my routine. I just started working out again and we went 2.44 miles together. It was amazing.
I wish she was here everyday.

I am linking up with Frontier Dreams & Ginny. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WIP Wednesday!

Hello Knitters.

I am so thrilled to share my new project with you. I think this projected has cured my need to keep starting new projects. I am so excited about my two at a time socks.

I am using Claudia Hand Painted Yarns in conjunction with the Intrepid Traveler pattern. My sweet friend S is flying in today to spend a week with us. Should be a very fun week of catching up. Hopefully I can finish my book, the Time Travelers Wife.
I cannot wait to see whats on everyone's needles!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Hello Knitters!

I hope you are having a splendid Wednesday! This week was spent catching up and getting back into our routine after our trip to FL. My son had his end of the year hockey tournament. I wanted to surprise him so I stayed up late and finished the scarf he requested.
He did great! He had so much fun and tries with all of his heart. It is amazing how young he is but he has so much dedication. After the tournament all the skaters get a medal. N will not take his off. His coaches work so hard at helping the kids and making sure it is all about fun. They donate all of their time and I greatly appreciate it.
 After a morning on the ice, I went to a local yarn store, The Sow's Ear and had a cup of apple cider. I cast on my second ZigZagular socks and relaxed in the sunlight. I met a friend from work there and we knit for hours. It was lovely, relaxing and so great me time.
I am addicted to casting on and starting new projects... Not sure why but life is too short to care. I wound this skein, cast on and worked the first few rows. I love the colors. I am a sucker for striping yarn... Just one more stripe then I will stop! These socks will be done in no time (well as long as I do not cast something else on). 
This week has taught me a lot. Enjoy life knitters, it is the only one we get!  Now that the weather is getting warm my son and spent time outside. He rode his bike and I jogged. I have been doing really well with better eating habits and exercising. The key for me is being flexible. I thought before keeping a routine was about doing the same thing constantly. However, some days it is easier to run at the gym. Other days it is easier to come home and jog while N bikes. In either case, it is exercise. Hopefully, I can stick with it.

I am still working on the Time Traveler's Wife. I have not made a lot of time to read. Hopefully this week I can make some progress. 

My dear friend and an amazing knitter, M has been dying yarn for a while. In my opinion, she really has an eye for colors and art. It is her stress reliever from a busy week. Check out her new skeins here:

No pressure, just look. All knitters window shop, right? I hope it's not just me!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hello knitters!

I hope you are having a fantastic week. My family just returned from FL for a relaxing vacation. It was so amazing to see my niece and nephew; how much they are growing! I am so glad we were able to have time to just be family together. The week was about enjoying each others company and just being.
I was able to get a little knitting in here and there. I finished the first zigzagular sock and I am in love!

I have started reading The time travelers wife. I enjoy the book but it is a bit confusing. I am excited to read what happens.

Happy Wednesday!