Monday, February 28, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
It is a holiday Monday here in Ontario as it is Family Day, so that means a day of relaxing and just trying to get things done around home and hopefully not having to deal with any work issues.
I hope to be able to get the things done around home that we want to get done and then find a bit of time to sit and do some crafting, but will have to see how things go.
Ruskin's Penguins - this is the project that has come out to see how much progress I can get done on it over the next little while. I am going to be trying to continue to work on the outside border section as well as now start to complete the middle of the design.
The border of this piece is pretty easy once you get into it, so that is what I do when I just want to sit and fill in different sections. I still have most of the white around the border to fill in, but again now that a lot of the black is done the white is pretty easy to add into those sections.
The middle of the design is coming along pretty nicely, and it is something that I decided to work on this week for a while. I still have to finish off the word penguin and then add another penguin, and then the filling in of the middle will start to happen with all the snowflakes around the piece.
I hope to continue to work on this piece, as I would like to have it finished before too long.
This last week I was able to work on it a little more than I had and now am happy with the progress that I have made on it. I still have quite a ways to go on the pattern, but at least I am now starting to see progress on it and that does make me happy.
This coming week I am going to see how much more knitting I can get done on it as it would be nice to see this section of the pattern done, and then I can start working on the lace section which is what I am looking forward to doing.
I hope everyone continues to find a bit of time each day to do something for yourself. It is important that we remember that we need to make sure that we take care of ourselves so that we have the energy to take care of others.
This week I will see what I can get done on both Ruskin's Penguins and Asymmetrical Lace Knit Shawl. Hope everyone has a good week and I will see you next week.
Monday, February 14, 2022
We are hearing that things are going to start opening up soon, which will be nice, but of course there will still be concerns about the number of covid patients in the hospitals. I guess we just have to wait and see what will happen in the next little while.
Red February - here is the project that got most of my attention this past week. I am so happy to see how much of it I have been able to get done, and now I am getting to the point where I hope to have it finished before the end of the month.
It was time to make a decision as to what was going to have to go on the piece, was it another set of letters or was it going to be the squirrel. As you can see, I decided that another set of letters could be removed, and I would just stitch the squirrel which is the top of the pattern. Now I just need to finish stitching the squirrel, and then I will scroll it back down and stitch the month and the piece will be done. Until I take the fabric off the scroll frame, I am not sure if the piece of fabric was the wrong size or what happened. At least I discovered the problem when I could fix it and this piece will still make me happy when I look at it as I do know that I am loving stitching it.
I hope to get back to working on this piece, as I would like to have this shawl completed before too long. I do know that once I get all the increases done, I think the pattern will go a little quicker because it won't be just plain garter stitch with an increase every second row. We will see how much of this I can get done this week, as it would be nice to see that I have got most of the increases done.
Not sure what this week has in store, as I have quite a few things that I need to do for work, and then I will see what I can get done. I will try and find a bit of time each day to take time for myself and get a bit of crafting in.
I hope everyone continues to find those bits of time for yourself, as it is important to recharge your own personal batteries. Have a good week and hopefully next week I will have a bit of progress to show on a couple of projects.
Monday, February 7, 2022
Thursday, February 3, 2022
It is very hard to believe that I have been writing this blog for over 14 years now. I love working on it each week and seeing how it has changed from when I first started it. When I started it I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep it going for very long, but I have and now to see how much longer I can keep it up.
I have been looking back at some of my older blog posts, and it has been fun thinking about some of the projects that I worked on. I also love thinking back to all the Creative Festival classes that I took and all the friends that I made through those classes. I am still friends with some instructors and other students to this day, and that makes me feel great. There are no more classes or even Creative Festival, so now it means taking either a specific class when you can find it or just seeing what you can find online.
At first, I was posting on a very irregular basis and then in 2010 I decided to try and post more often, and then it grew, and I have been posting most weeks since 2015. It makes me feel good, seeing that I have been able to maintain this blog for this length of time.
Do I have plans for this blog, yes, but it isn’t stopping it? Do I want to change some of what I post and how I post, yes, I do, but haven’t decided how I am going to do that yet? What I do know is this blog has been a record for me of my projects and some events in my life, and that is why I do it. I am happy to have been able to keep it going, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens to it over the next while.
If you have been around for all of it or some of it, I have to say thank you for sticking around. I am not sure what the road ahead is going to look like, but I do know that I hope to continue to post what I have been doing and keeping this blog going.