Thursday, January 8, 2015

WiPs a day late

It's Thursday.  I love Thursdays.  Why you ask?  It's because I have a wonderful knitting/crochet group that meets Thursday nights; so the day goes by faster than usual.  And because it means tomorrow is Friday, the start of the weekend and two work free days (most of the time anyway).

I didn't get around to posting my Wednesday WiPs post yesterday so I'm giving you a short look today.

I have a huge pile of WiPs but only two photos with me.

First up is the Cascade Sweater by Raya Budrevich.  I'm making the 2T size in the hopes that it will fit my friend's baby this year and next.  She's currently a year old.

This is a really fast knit.  It's easy and fun. It's been my train knitting this week.  I hope to have it done soon so it can be worn before it warms up in Oklahoma where it is headed.

These are just a basic pair of stripped fingerless mitts that I cast on a couple of weeks ago.  They're basically done (not shown in the fuzzy pic above).  I need to weave in ends and may decide to redo the thumb if I decide to send them to my Dad.

I cast on another sweater for myself the other day and just did the first row.  I picked it up last night to work on it and noticed I did a one by one rib and it calls for a two by two.  So I will rip that out and start over this weekend.  

I also need to go through all my WiPs and make plans to finish or rip.  More on that later.  

I don't have a link to other WiPs today because the blogger who was linking us together hasn't blogged in a couple of months.  When I find a new one to link to I'll start that up again.  

Have a great Thursday.  So close to weekend freedom!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year & a Few Fo's

Happy New Year!

It's good to be back at work and having a regular schedule (well everyone else having a regular schedule).  It's hard to get everything done that needs to be done when half the world is on a Holiday schedule or vacation or half days.

I am looking forward to this year. It's going to be a great year.  A lot of changes ahead.  Some people write goals for the year and I used to be one of them.  (I actually completed most of them when I wrote them down).  The trick is to make a plan with written check ups along the way to make sure you are on track and then you will be sure to accomplish your goal.  The Knitmore Girls (of the same named podcast) typically come up with a word or a theme for their new year.  I like that idea, although it seems more fluid than a goal and I personally do not think I would accomplish anything.

So this year I am combining the two.  My theme for the year is redesign.  I am redesigning my life.  My marriage is ending (The hubs decided he was done being married-mainly because I don't do what I'm told-which is the deepest hole of bullshit-its ridiculous-was he my boss or husband?) Doesn't matter.  It is over and I am moving forward.  Lighter.  So much stress has already been lifted.

I am also redesigning my career.  I am not a happy lawyer.  I am a happy knitter.  So I am forging ahead with some friends and will be opening a yarn store in Orange County, California this year.  The when, how, where, etc are all up in the air.  Especially the how (we need money).  So we're exploring options and I'll keep you up to speed on that.

I'm redesigning my lifestyle.  I used to be active.  I like to run (I know I'm one of those nutjobs).  I got lazy, hubs influence, broken foot x 2,  among other reasons are why I stopped.But I have set the goal to take a minimum of 10,000 steps per day.  I have a fitbit to track that.  And I am changing my food intake to be more conscious of what I am eating.  Making better choices.  (I don't do diets).

I will be continuing to knit and will try to be more consistent with posting on the blog.

I have a pile of Finished Objects from the end of the year that I never posted.  I have only a couple of photos for now and will get the rest posted as I go.

First up-a basic beanie I made out of malibrigo in a pretty teal color

A shawl collar cowl and fingerless mitts

Close up of the buttons

I drove up to Oregon for Christmas this year and caught a spectacular shot of Mt Shasta:

And I have to leave off with this shot I took of my niece as she rode the carousel.  She loves it.

Makes me smile.

Have a wonderful week. I'll be back with a WiPs post Wednesday.  There may be more than 15 WiPs.  But don't tell anyone.  And no I don't have a startitis problem.  It's a finishitits problem.