Friday, June 23, 2017

Four Years Anniversary and Knitting Updates

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I had a wonderful day on Wednesday with my boyfriend, we celebrated four years together by spending the day together and eating lots of food and drinking wine and giving each other gifts. We started the day eating pancakes. then we had lunch together, then we went to a nice restaurant for dinner, got back home and opened gifts and cards, and had some wine. It was a lovely day. We met at my friend's birthday dinner four years ago and he came with a mutual friend of my friend's who she had invited that night. My boyfriend and I talked a lot that night and he was so easy to talk to right away. He added me on Facebook the next day then we got to messaging for a couple weeks, then had our first date. It was so fun talking to him and the conversation flowed so nicely, I knew that this would be something special.  Four years later, we are living together, and we are very happy.

Gift bags of gifts we gave each other, the roses he gave me, Today was a good day.

Pancakes I made for us in the morning, I tried to make a 4 out of chocolate chips haha

My boyfriend and I posing later on in the day after dinner
Pasta dinner + wine + bread 

Tiramisu for dessert at an Italian restaurant, it was delicious!
I have knitted more of the Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief and sleeve and making progress toward both. I am so excited to finish these projects and then get started on the socks! for the kerchief, I am finished the last stockinette section, now working on the last garter/eyelet section of the pattern. It is looking more and more complete. I am hoping it gets some length from blocking it. I love how the colors have fit in between the eyelet stitches, it looks nice like that.  If you would like to read older posts on my progress of the kerchief, you can click here.



I visited my family this week and it is always so nice seeing my parent's and our cats Moo and Roo again. Moo and Roo are so sweet and adorable, and because I don't have my own cats at the apartment, it is really nice being able to see them and play with them. Below is a picture of Moo eyeing my knitting. After I took this picture, he grabbed the kerchief with his claws, probably thinking it was something he could play with...

Moo

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Have a great day!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Knitting the Last Piece of the Sweater, Kerchief, and Reading On

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. It has been so humid and hot the past few days that it has been a struggle. My boyfriend and I are in an apartment with no air conditioning and we are finding the humidity difficult to deal with. We have a plug in air conditioner/fan that has a dehumidifier but we didn't have the cord for it to drain the water so we got one last night and we were amazed how much water it collected.

Reading:
 I also had a wonderful weekend spent with my family, and my boyfriend and visiting his family.  I went to visit my boyfriend's mom for her birthday a couple of days ago, and I had a chance to read more of My Not-So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella while waiting for the subway and later on that night and yesterday. So far it is very good, and I can tell it will be a fast read for me. I love books that I feel like I can relate to the main character and she is trying to figure out her career and life so I can understand that. I am glad that I am enjoying it so far because as I mentioned in another post, she was one of my favorite authors when I was a teen so I wanted to check out this new book of hers. I have been reading Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy and that is such a fun read too. I will be finishing these up this week I am sure. Then I will read Into the Water by Paula Hawkins who did an excellent job in her book Girl on the Train, so I have high expectations for her latest book which I am hoping is just as good if not better.

Kerchief and sweater sleeve
Knitting
In knitting, I have been knitting up the second sleeve again. I had gotten stuck for a bit at increasing on the purl side without making a hole in the knitting, and looked at some YouTube videos on how to best do that. Now I am working on it again because I figured it out.  I am looking forward to being done this sleeve because then I will be finished all the knitting for my 3timesChic sweater, my very first sweater. I will be so excited to finally wear it this Winter.
I have been knitting the Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief as well, I had to frog some of it, which is why it is not that much longer since the last post. I frogged it back because I noticed the middle was not lining up right with the first sections and I realized it was because one of my stitch markers had fallen off and I put it in wrong on the opposite side one stitch over so all the work was shifted over after I did that but only realized it after about 5 rows. Oh well, it was annoying at first when I realized I had to frog all my work, but once I accepted that I have to frog it, and picked up all the stitches again it wasn't so bad. I am enjoying knitting it anyways, so it gives me more time to work on it.

I am joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and The Little Room of Rachell for Yarning Along. If you would like to share what you are working on this week you can link up too!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day! a Note for My Dad

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Today is Father's Day and I wanted to say Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there and especially to my own Dad. He is a wonderful man and always there for my sister and I and a good cat dad as well to our cats Moo and Roo. He always took the time when I was growing up to go on bicycle rides with me in the Spring and Summer and I cherish those times they were so great to catch up and chat and still are. He always thinks of trips we could take as a family and encourages us to experience new places and encourages us to go for what we want in life. Happy Father's Day to my Dad who is kind, generous, goofy, funny, and loving. I appreciate all you have done for us and I hope that you enjoy the day! Love you!

The year, June 2017 at Brick works
Last year (2016) at Brick Works taking photo of my Dad taking a photo

My Dad and Moo

My dad and Roo who have a special bond

Happy Father's Day to my dad and to all the other dads out there, I hope you have a special day!


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