Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sock issue

Completed sock
 I have decided that I am going to work on some socks for a little while and see how many of them I can get completed. 

The good news is I was able to get the first start finished that I only have 5 inches done before the weekend.  The bad news this this sock is I currently cannot find the other ball of this yarn so the partner is going to be on hold until I find the yarn.

New sock started
So instead of dealing with the hunt for the ball of yarn I decided to do something about it and I started another pair of socks.  This sock is using Kroy Sock Yarn - Clay Colours and it is
Another new sock started
working up pretty quickly.  I figure it will at least mean I hopefully have some socks soon.  I am knitting tube socks and they are very comfortable as I already have one pair that I previously made.

Now I decided that just having one sock on my needles wasn't me so I started a second sock again with a different yarn.  This sock is using Kroy Socks - Cyan Stripes and again seeing the colour changes is great.

Now the two socks that I have started I do know where the yarn is to make the pair so that is the good thing about this.  Actually the Clay Colours I have 12 balls of that yarn so can get 6 pairs of socks from this yarn.  The Cyan Stripes yarn I have 6 balls so will get 3 pair of socks from this yarn.

No, I am not going to make all those socks at once but at least getting a couple of pair completed will make me very happy.  So now I need to finish up some work today and then I can sit and knit for a while.

Oh, I am using my 8" circular knitting needles and loving them.  As you can see I have at least 2 of these needles.  People are amazed that I can use circular needles that short but I have no problems with them and it means I can get socks that I made.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stitching Time

Ok, this is my third attempt to write this blog today.  It's been one of those days that every time I have tried to sit down and relax for a few minutes something else has happened.

My biscornu
This weekend I decided that it was time to sit and relax for a little while and maybe stitch something.  Well even before I could decide on what I was going to work on, I had an idea in my head that needed to be charted and stitched.  The results are the two biscornus that I have stitched now.  Yes one of them is very small and I have enough fabric left that I am now going to use the same design and make a scissor fob as well.
Top of my biscornu

The fun part of this was I really didn't know what it was going to look like until I had finished stitching the top of it.  I picked some fabric I had around and then looked at the over-dyed flosses that I had and matched them up.  I am pretty happy with the pattern so now just need to find a bit of time where I can stitch the other piece and then make the two biscornus and then the scissor fob.

Today has been a very crazy day for me so even taking these few minutes to write this up has felt so good.  I figured if I didn't post these pictures today I would forget until I had them all finished.

Now to get back to work and see what else I can accomplish as I think it's going to be a very long day today. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Understanding the important things in life

I am sitting here at my computer today and thinking about some of the things that are really important to me.  One of the things that I can say is most important is the love and support that I get from my DH.  He is always there by my side letting me know that I can do want I want to do and my dreams are achievable.  I also have some great friends that will listen to me when I need that shoulder and won't complain when I just need to express my true feelings.

My DH is one of those guys that is there no matter what and I am there for him as well.  We sometimes may drive each other a little crazy because of our own ideas but at least we listen to each other and figure out what will work for the two of us.  Dreams can be achieved and time alone for each of us is also am important part of our lives.

I am writing this today as I sit back and remember a party I attended 14 years ago today.  I went to a party because I needed a change and didn't know that I was going to meet someone that was going to change my life.  At that party I met a few people but one certain guy stood out and later that year we started dating.  It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we met but all I can say is I am really glad that I went to that party because if I hadn't I wouldn't have met my DH.

For me one of the important things is life is taking time to remember what makes me happy and knowing that I have a partner and a best friend.  My dreams and wishes may change over time but the one thing that never changes is how much my DH means to me.  14 years ago I met my DH and hope we have many many more years together.

So remember it is important to take time for yourself and maybe dream just a little.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow, snow and more snow

There is a road somewhere here
For those of us that don't have to go out in the snow today it is something nice to look at.  For those that have to drive in this hopefully they arrive at their destination safely.

The forecast for us is between 25-30cm today but who really knows how much we are going to get.  The snow started yesterday with light flurries and then overnight it got heavier.  These pictures were taken at 8:30am from our window and have to admit that it looks cold and windy out.

View from window
My goal today is get some work done and then curl up and craft while staying inside.  DH is out and about in this snow and hopefully it won't be too bad of a drive for him.  At least he doesn't have too far to drive in this weather.

Now I am going to try and get my work done by lunch and then I will be able to spend some time crafting. It will really depend on how long it takes me to write up an assignment, write a few emails and also some reading for school.

This is the type of weather when everyone just wants to curl up and hide and let the world go on around us.  So if you are out in this drive or walk safely and if you don't have to go out, stay home and enjoy some relaxing time.