It’s been too long ..

As usual, I didn’t plan to be away from the blog as long as I have been.  I’ve kind of lost my knitting mojo again.  I still see things that I want to knit but just don’t have the motivation towards it yet.  But, I have finished one item in the last month.  It was a quick project and something I really wanted. Mason Jar cozyPattern is Canning Jar Sweater.  I used some leftover Sugar N’ Cream yarn for the project.  I think I labelled it Peaches N’ Creme on my Ravelry page but that was wrong.  This was a quick knit and so satisfying.  It’s so cute, how could it not be?  I’m definitely going to make more of these.  I have a few other patterns saved for mason jar cozies that I plan to try too.  I’ve gone a little mason jar mad over here, this morning as I looked in our refrigerator I couldn’t believe how many of them there are in there.

Otherwise, I’ve been tied up this month with VEDA – Vlog Every Day in August on my YouTube channel.  I’ve also been busy keeping up with diet stuff.  Diet as in lifestyle change not fad or quick fix temporary diet.  I’ve completed two Whole30’s since May 1st.  And I think completing the commitment to the 30 day periods has definitely helped me with the 31 day commitment I’m on with VEDA.  I’ve also started a diet blog but believe me, I haven’t been better about updating there than I am here.  I’m hoping to change that for both blogs.  Of course, for this one, I need to get knitting!

So, that’s what’s going on with me.  Oh!  Here’s some garden goodness that we’ve been enjoying this summer.garden pic1garden pic2

See you soon, really!

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Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend filled with great food and joyful company.

20131127-130606.jpgI’ll be back next week with an update. Happy knitting!

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Where I’m At

So, there’s not a lot of progress to show for Bespoken at the moment. I’ve knit a few more inches since my last update but it looks the same I promise. As for Nanook, it’s been even slower going. But, I did complete the first of three repeats on the collar this morning.

20131120-075531.jpgThe only other project I’m currently working on is a pair of socks for a family friend. I just turned the heel on the first sock and am about a third of the way down the foot. They’re black so they’re a little hard on my eyes but they’ll get there – before Christmas I’m sure.

Monday night we went to see Mary Gauthier. It was a great concert, as always. If you haven’t heard of her, she’s definitely worth checking out.

Last night, I made a peach cobbler that was so easy and to die for. It’s the second one I’ve made in the past few weeks though I tried a different recipe this time. I think I like this one a bit better.

Have a great day, happy knitting!

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NaKniSweMo progress

20131110-103106.jpgProgress from knitting this morning. It’s the most I’ve worked on it so far, I better get going!

Happy knitting!

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Random Thursday

1. I haven’t been knitting much lately which is the main reason for my blog absence. Of course, now I’m diving into two big projects.

2. For NaKniSweMo I’m knitting Bespoken for Hubby. I’m using Hempwol in the color Terra which is a rich brown. I’m late to the game already because although I started my swatch before the November 1st cast on date, I’m just getting going on the sweater tonight.

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3. Meanwhile, I couldn’t stop myself from also casting on Nanook for myself since I bought the yarn already. I’m using Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in Oatmeal.

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4. Just because, I got this adorable phone case at Target today.

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5. I’m excited about Thanksgiving, how about you? This next week I’m going to go ahead and do my shopping for the big day and I’m already planning the menu. This year I’m going to try at least two new recipes out.

6. I’ve been cooking a lot more than is usual for me lately. Part of it is driven by the fact that I’ve suddenly (due to a new medication) become a little repulsed by cooking meat so I’ve been on the hunt for good vegetarian recipes. We’ve really been enjoying the meals I’ve come up with for us. Tonight is Vegetable Curry.

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7. That’s me for now. I’ll definitely be catching up here about the sweaters in progress. Now I’m off to watch Thursday Night Football! Happy knitting!

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A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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