Monday, September 20, 2021

Where did the week go?

 Here it is the start of another week and I can't really figure out where the week went. I know that things were busy around here, so that is probably why I am not sure where the time went.

The restrictions here in Ontario are still in place, but that doesn't bother me, as we have been staying away from stores and such as much as possible.

Krozwyrd - here is the one piece that I did make some progress on this last week. I decided to try and work on filling in some letters in the blocks so that I could start to see what each of the words looked like.

The fill in areas are going to be taking longer than I thought because some of them have a lot of detail, but I am working on them a bit at a time and that seems to be working a little better. I hope to get more of the fill in done this week as well as getting more of the letters done.  I am having fun working on the different letters, so I am not sure when words will get completed, but it's fun just adding a different letter when I feel like working on them.

Autumn - I finally got this piece back up and figured I needed to get a few more stitches in on it.  I ended up working on getting the main colour of the second house completed and that makes me feel a little better.  I hope that I can continue to get this piece worked on as I would like to have it finished before the end of Autumn this year.  I know that there is quite a bit of time until then but considering how I sometimes stitch I need I better work on it a bit more. 

With this piece I am thinking that I might try and work on a colour at a time and see how that goes.  I have quite a few different colours in this piece, and maybe seeing progress would help me want to stitch on this piece a little more. Maybe this week I will try and work on it. 

Infinity scarf - I have been able to make some good progress on this scarf during the last week.  I have been trying to pick this up even for a few minutes each day, and I am happy with the progress that I made on it.  I am thinking that I may just finish the colour that I am currently working on and then make this into the scarf.  It is pretty long now, so I'm thinking that I might say it is long enough and then finish this one off and then start working on another one so that I can have different scarves for different outfits.

This scarf is so nice to work on as it works up pretty quickly as it is just two pattern rows, so there isn't a lot of things you have to remember when working on this piece.

Other projects - I have been able to works on bits of other projects, but again nothing that is worth taking a picture of. One of my socks finally came back up, and I got a few rounds done on it, but that wasn't worth a picture this week.

I hope everyone continues to find a bit of time each day to do something for yourself.  It is very important to make sure that we find the time to recharge our own batteries before we try and help others.

Hopefully next week I will have some more progress on a few projects that I can show you. 

Monday, September 13, 2021

Progress on a couple of projects

It is hard to believe that another week has come and gone, but I guess given the way things went I should be saying finally that week is over.  It has been crazy around here, but now maybe things are starting to get a little more organized and that will be good.

Krozwyrd - this project continued to be my focus for another week, and I am happy with the progress that I was able to get done. I have now finished outlining all the blocks for the letters and have started to do some background for it

This piece does take quite a bit of time to see progress, especially now that I will be doing the filling in of the various sections. I didn't focus on one section of the background, so that is why there are little areas done, but hopefully I will be able to pick a section and try and get it done instead of bouncing all over, but only time will tell.  I am not sure if this project will continue to be my focus or not, but will see what I feel like later today when I pick up my project.

Infinity scarf - this week I was able to work on getting a bit more of this scarf worked on and that felt great.  I have finished five of the 24 colours and am now working on the 6th colour.  I will see once I have got 12 of the colours added if I am going to make one very long scarf or two shorter ones.  I guess only time will tell, but I am lovely this project as it is very easy to do and something that I can see results.

I am going to try and continue to work on this a little each day as I would like to see more of it done before too long.  I am finding this scarf a lot of fun to work on considering I don't know which colour yarn I will be using next.  I have all the partial balls in a bag and I just grab one and start knitting with it.  It has meant that this scarf is very random, but I am loving how it is turning out so far.

Other projects - I continue to work on other projects a bit at a time, but again nothing is really moving forward very quickly.  Life has been very busy for us the last couple of weeks so now to see what it is like this week.  I hope that things have started to calm down some, and then I will be able to focus on getting some projects done that I have wanted to do.  I guess I can only wait and see what happens.

I hope everyone continues to find a bit of time each day to do something that you enjoy doing.  That time is very important as it ensures that we have the energy to help the others around us. Stay safe, and hopefully next week I will have some progress on something to show you.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

A bit of progress

Here it is the start of another work week.  I have to admit that I am not sure where the last week has gone but at least I know that we have been able to make some progress around my own office area.  

Working from home means that your office area is also areas that you use for a lot of other things, so I spent part of the weekend getting a little more organized.  I am not finished getting that done, so hopefully over the next week I can get the office area set up to the way that I would like to see it for now.

Krozwyrd - this was my craft focus for the last week and I and to move the q-snap to get to the bottom of the design.  I have now got to the bottom row of letters, so I know I have enough fabric to complete the piece.  I am now going to finish outlining the rest of the letters and then see how things go.  I hope to be able to get more of the blocks done but not sure if this is going to be my focus piece this week or if something else is going to take its place.  

I think what I really like about working on this piece is that with it only being two colours I don't have to keep checking to make sure I am using the right colour.  I am thinking that continuing to work on this is relaxing and right now that is something that is very important.  I will see what this week is like and when I post the blog next week you will see what I have been able to accomplish and on what project.

Other stuff - as the number of cases in Ontario continue to rise we are sitting back and wondering when we may get moved back a stage of opening.  We continue to be extremely careful when we are out, so now we just have to wait and see what happens. 

I haven't picked up a lot of my other crafting lately but will see what happens this week.  I don't have as many days to do the crafting, but I will see what I can gt done, and hopefully I will have some good results on at least a couple of projects this week.

Remember to take some time for yourself each day and do something that you love doing.  We all need to remember that it isn't being selfish, it is making sure that we keep ourselves well so that we can assist everyone else around us.  

 Have a good week and hopefully next week I will have a bit more to show.