Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Finished Knitting Simple Lines Baby Blanket

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. My week has been going well. I can't believe it is already Thursday tomorrow, the weeks are just flying by! My nephew was born last Friday, April 30th. He is a healthy baby and mom, dad, and baby are doing well. I am still unfortunately not able to visit because of the stay at home order until the end of May. When I do go visit my family and see the baby, it will be even more special. 

The morning my nephew was born, I was knitting quickly, racing to get it finished, and I did! I finished knitting the Simple Lines Baby Blanket by Heather Tucker on Ravelry. It was a fun blanket to knit, and I liked that I quickly got used to the pattern, and could knit it and watch shows and vlogs. I love how it turned out and how soft and comfy it is and I hope my nephew enjoys snuggling with it.

Pattern: Simple Lines baby blankets by Heather Tucker on Ravelry

Yarn: Snuggly Wuggly yarn by Loops & Threads in the colorway "soft Gray"

Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm circular needles

I haven't made progress on the cross stitch since the last post. I was focused on finishing the blanket on Friday, and then weaving in the ends this morning. I am still working on the leaves going all around the piece. I will be cross stitching more next week and hope to finish it soon.

I have been reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, The Trainable Cat By John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis, and Presence by Amy Cuddy. I have been enjoying learning more about cats reading The Trainable Cat. I have always had cats in my life, and it is interesting to learn more about them. Presence was another one I started this weekend, it is about being your best self and showing up at work and life. I am really working on "leaning in" at work as Sheryl Sandberg suggests to do in her book I recently finished called Lean In. So I am working on some assignments at work and trying to learn more skills and gain more knowledge. I am also enjoying reading as much as I can to learn more on bringing my best self to work.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! There is a lot of talk about vaccines here in Toronto, but I haven't gotten mine yet. They are being given out to people living in "hot spots" which are the most badly hit with the virus. I am waiting my turn, but we are looking forward to finally getting it. I look forward to being able to visit with my family and friends again like normal. I will be giving my nephew lots of snuggles. 

Have a great day!

Friday, April 23, 2021

Knitting Baby Blanket, Cross stitching, and Reading on

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well.  Happy Friday! I have been busy with work and trying to get other things done too. I am still awaiting the arrival of my baby nephew and my sister's due date is April 29th. I can't wait to see him, and I know it won't be for awhile after he is born because of Covid-19 still being a concern here and we are currently in lockdown.  My parents and I will just be able to see him virtually for awhile. 

I am still knitting the baby blanket for my sister for her baby. I am really enjoying knitting it and I am following the Simple Lines baby blankets by Heather Tucker on Ravelry. I will also wash and block it before I gift it to my sister when I see her sometime in May after he is born, and when it is safe.

I finished reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and gave it four stars on goodreads. I liked the story and towards the end, I really picked up the pace of reading the book and finished it this passed Sunday morning. I am reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and enjoying it so far. 

My cross stitching is coming along too, and I have knitted more of the leaves.

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Thank you for visiting my blog today, and I hope you had a good week!

Have a great day!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Knitting, Cross Stitch, and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I have been good, I have been busy with work lately. Here in Toronto, it is another lock down and our premier Doug Ford just announced more restrictions today. It is so bad and it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can't believe last year in March, I thought it would only last a couple of weeks while we were in lockdown. I am glad my parents could get their first Pfizer vaccine this week. It feels like we are making some progress, but we are still a long way to get back to normal. I am still working from home, and just going out once and awhile for groceries and things we need. I bought some clothes online last weekend and they arrived today. It was fun getting some new things to wear for the Spring and Summer, I barely shop anymore so I enjoyed it.

I have been knitting more of the baby blanket for my sister. Her due date is quickly approaching now and I am excited for my nephew to arrive. I will probably be gifting her the blanket when I go to visit them when I go to see the baby at some point when it isn't lockdown. I am almost done the blanket, and will be working on it more this weekend to hopefully finish it so I can work on some other projects. 

I cross stitched more of the leaves this morning of my I can't adult today cross stitch. I am really enjoying cross stitching. Like knitting, it is a relaxing hobby and I like to see how it progresses.

I finished reading Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg, It is such a good book, and it inspires me so much to work on my career and lean in now in my work. I am reading the Midnight Library by Matt Haig and really enjoying the book. I started the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and I am liking it so far and feeling a similar inspiration as to when I read his book A New Earth.

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Thank you for stopping by today! Sorry for my posts being off my usual schedule lately if you notice, I will be working on getting back to my regular Wednesday posts and also will be posting on the weekends again. I hope you are all staying safe during these times and hope for brighter days ahead.

Have a good day!

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