Monday, February 25, 2013


I love learning new skills. I've been watching some videos on Craftsy and Entrelac has captured my attention and I can't wait to see where this goes....

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I'm weaving - where are you going?

My husband has an interesting sense of humor. Often when I say that I'm sewing he will respond with, "so what?" Last week he topped himself and responded to my comment "I'm weaving" with "where are you going?" He was cracking himself up! Looking back, I'm sure he thought that was hilarious.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Check Up

In order to really make progress, you have to occasionally check in and see how you are doing. It seems like I'm always working on a project but I also have so many looming in the back of my mind that I forget how much I actually produce. Looking back at the list from over a month ago puts it all into perspective.

  • 13 hats - I think this is the first one I want to complete but we'll see what I really end up doing. I think the yarn is what makes it so pretty and I may not like it as well if I don't choose my yarn wisely. I also like this hat because it has that unisex look to it and I can decide after knitting who it may go to. 

  • I've completed 4 of them

  • 13 scarves

  • I've completed 2 and started the 3rd

  • 13 mittens/gloves
  • 13 socks - I have a great pattern idea for Stacy and I to work on Christmas gifts this year. I'm going to share it with her tonight and see what she thinks!
  • 13 dishcloths- mostly I like knitting these and found that several of my family members also like receiving them which makes for a perfect combination.

  • I've finished almost 8 of them!

  • 13 ornaments - I think I want a tree with all knitted ornaments. It may just be a small tree at first but I'd like to at least begin. I think these may also be a good idea for tags on presents.
  • 13 rows in my sock blankie. There are four diagonal rows all the way across with the exception of the ends.
  • 13 baby booties
  • 13 baby hats
  • 13 charity items - these might be for GAGE or for another charity. I'm actually thinking about getting involved in the ministry at my church which may or may not involve knitting for infants.
  • 13 baskets
  • 13 cup cozies
  • 13 random items

  •  I'm certainly not finished but I like that I'm making progress and checking some of the items off the list I have ideas about getting started on some of the other items like socks and baby sweaters but that will happen when it happens.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013


    What do people do at conferences with long, boring lectures if they do not knit?

    Saturday, February 2, 2013

    Jocelyn's Birthday

    It's hard to explain unless you've experienced the birth of a child but there is nothing I would not do for her. Of course, I try to make decisions that will enhance her life and the parenting choices I make now are different from what I may have made when she was fourteen. However, she has made it easy to give freely, and to love freely.

    I'm overwhelmed that my daughter is twenty four years old and can't believe how quickly the time has gone by. She is beautiful and accomplished, she is professional and intelligent, she is kind and faithful. Happy Birthday, Jocelyn. I can't wait to see all God has in store for you during the next twenty four years!