Making : lots of knitting things! Cooking : A few different things for Drinking : coffee to warm me. Reading: The Beekeeper's Secret - Josephine Moon. Enjoying this one. Trawling: Ravelry for blanket patterns. Wanting: it to rain so I can test my new wiper blades on the car! hahahaha... Deciding: on a plan of action for BJ's birthday. It's tricky with this kid. Think we have found a great solution that will be exciting for him. Enjoying: knitting a jumper again. Waiting: for my new niece/nephew... can't wait. About 6 weeks to go! Liking: the cool educational history books I found at the second hand bookshop for BJ. Loving: my chickens & our first egg! Woohoo! Pondering: knitting patterns for a baby Listening: Lady Antebellum - 747 Considering: birthday gifts for our 2 boys... Buying: wool Watching: Chicago Fire season 1 - for the third time... Hoping: for more great days at work with lovely customers & lots of patience for them. lol Marvelling: at our 25 years of marriage! Cringing: at the sudden coldness. Smelling: beautiful flowers that were given for our anniversary. Wearing: many layers Noticing: more people are knitting now it's getting colder. Knowing: it's still getting colder & colder. Disliking: being sick last week, but recognise the need to take some time out. Opening: cards given to us for our anniversary. Feeling: happy & excited for Chris & Lexi, having just moved into their own home! Hearing : the chickens right behind me when I go out into the orchard. Love it! Celebrating: Our 25th Wedding Anniversary this month! Wow! But Yay for us! Pretending: that Aunty Sheila isn't leaving soon.
I have really crossed over to the dark side... the woolly dark side.
I have always been a one thing at a time crafter. I used to cross stitch flat out. Always finished one before starting another.
With my knitting over the last few years I have had 2 on the go at once as usually I have a small project like a cowl or socks that is travel sized for carrying with me.
This week I have got rather over excited. Mad even!
Saturday I finally got started on a baby blanket for a gift after much umming & ahhing over what design to do. It's coming along nicely.
The sock yarns that I caked up last weekend I also finally made a decision. I used the very technical way of asking BJ to hold 2 of the balls behind his back & I picked one hand. That is a regular method of choosing in our house so why don't I get to actually use it myself. I did! I am even trying a new pattern for socks including cables!
Crazy knitting lady is doing 2 cable knits at once!
If that wasn't enough of a job with both of those, one of the pages I follow online has a May Sweater Challenge. Ok, so I am in Australia & we don't wear sweaters! Jumpers yes. Sweaters no. So after much umming & ahhing again over yarn colours I went with this & cast on this as well! It got so cold this week suddenly that I needed some fresh new woollies to pull on. I did actually bother to get the oldies out & give them a wash but there's always room for another.
So stay tuned for updates! I wonder which will be finished first!
Also I am pleased for Thimble-Its. I have a hole in my finger from all this knitting so the thimble-its are saving me some pain...