Monday, April 28, 2008


Back to knitting content:
I cast on for Grumperina's pattern the Jaywalkers socks in Lorna's Laces in the Rainbow colorway. I needed something small, simple and fast and this pattern is it. That's all for today.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

No Knitting For Me

I'm in the process of getting my life together so there is no knitting for me until everything is back on track. I use knitting to distract myself from the things that I really need to do, so until I finish those things that are paramount to my future, no knitting for me. This is not an easy feet, I adore knitting and it is part of my stress relief ritual too, but there are other more important things going on right now...prioritizing is key in life!

Right now the first thing I'm focused on is spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm aiming for heaven and sitting on my bum and not doing anything to further the kingdom besides going to church service on Sunday and bible study on Wednesday ain't gettin' it. God is sooooo good and his Word is true and right.

The second thing is focusing my financial future.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Take A Deep Breath...

...and figure your Sh*t out. If things are not going the way you have planned, and you seem to have missed what and where things got off track or went wrong. Take a deep breath and figure your sh*t out. I got all panicky and nervous today over somethings that just didn't require it. I am an emotional type person and so I tend to cry when I get upset, and while crying sometimes makes you feel better, there is a point where you have to pick yourself up and get on with the get on. If you have caused your own current situation there comes a time when you need to sit down and assess what your next steps need to be. Do not get mad if your friend/boyfriend/hubby tries to tell you how to solve your situation, they are doing so because they love you and want the best for you. Don't not turn a deaf ear to them, HEED THEIR WARNINGS! they just might be right about what they are telling you.

Sit down and make a game plan, ask for help if you need it and then go to work implementing that plan.....the IMPLEMENTATION part is key. This will require attention to detail, fortitude, stick-to-it-iveness and patience (of which I am sorely lacking, but working on). Depending on the situation sometimes and immediate solution is not available, but if you stick to the plan you will accomplish your objective.

Above all if you are a Christian GOD! if you are doing for him what needs to be done, and continue to follow in Jesus' path you will get through it. The Bible only promises two things to Christians 1) trouble and 2)eternal life for those who submit, obey and follow. Sometimes that trouble is brought about by others (if you let them) and sometimes it is brought about by yourself, either way following Jesus' commands is all that's really important in this lifetime anyway.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekend Crochet and an FO

I got it, I finally got it.....On SaturdayI figured out how to crochet granny squares thanks to a lot of searches online and the book Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker. I've had the book for more than a year now, my hunny bought it for my originally because I thought crocheting would be easy to learn. Boy was I wrong, it just didn't work for me at all, so I started knitting and I was off and running.

So I've been crocheting like two squares a day, I plan on making a purse for my G-Ma. I'm not saying I'm the best crocheter out there by far, I'm just glad that it finally made sense to me.

I also finished my socks for me Yea! and wore them on Saturday, they took a little getting use to in the heel, but they are fine now and I love them.

I also managed my way to the library and started reading Wicked. So far it's ok, nothing spectacular..actually it really kinda' twisted, but I'm only 50 pages in, so I'll see what i really think about it once i get further into it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Yummy Yarn

I picked up some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn in the Rainbow colorway from the Knotted Needle and I'm so excited. I'm trying to decide between which pattern I want to make with the pretty pretty yarn. I'm looking at either making the Firestarters or the Jaywalkers, I haven't decided. Maybe I'll make up a pattern of my own, we will see what happens. First I have got to finish the socks I'm currently working on. I'm on the heel of the second sock, so it should be done soon.

Pretty Yarn!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dishcloth #2 finished. I made it with some Lily sugar n' cream in natural.

they go so fast that i started a mini 3rd one just so i could finish up the last bits of cotton in both eletric blue and natural i had, same pattern as the one above. the natural and blue behind the one that is cast on are the first two laying behind it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Another FO

...but it's not the other sock. Its a dishcloth for my dad for his birthday, which was the 30th. I'm actually making him two, one is finished and the other is 50% done, he will receive them this weekend. For the blue dishcloth I used the Diagonal knit discloth pattern posted on ravelry.

below is a picture of the second one that i started, I used the Waffle knit dishcloth pattern here, that i also found via ravelry. I like dishcloths because they are quick and provide instant gratification. I plan on grabbing some more cotton and start cranking these out in mass, so when Christmas comes around everybody will get at least two dishcloths.

I'm still working on sock number two...running out of steam a bit...maybe new sock yarn will give me some momentum.