Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Knitting Baby Hat, Cross Stitch, and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. This week has been busy at work, and I have been staying at home all week and working from home. I have been going on walks and doing yoga in the morning or on my lunch breaks. I am really enjoying it and it is a good way to get a workout in each day. 

I started knitting a baby hat this week for my nephew. I am using the Simple Lines Baby hats pattern by Heather Tucker on Ravelry. I enjoyed knitting the baby blanket so much using their pattern, and really wanted to knit another gift before I visit from a distance soon. I am using the same yarn as I used for the blanket because I have a lot left over. I bought an extra skein of yarn in order to knit a few extra things for him once I was done the blanket. 

 I am slowly working on the "I Can't Adult Today" cross stitch from Michaels. I am working on the leaves around the edges now. I am enjoying cross stitching, and it was fun picking up this hobby early this year. 

This week I am reading The Trainable Cat by John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis. I am really interested in this book so far. I don't own a cat right now, but I will be getting one soon. Planning on getting one from a breeder by end of May or early June! I want to learn more about cats and what the training process would be like. It isn't so she can do tricks, more for training not to bite on wires, or scratch our couch haha

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I am also reading Dearly by Margaret Atwood. This one interested me because I really enjoy reading poetry and whenever I read Rupi Kaur's books, I realize I love poetry and find it so relatable and calming. This one is good so far and I love her Handmaid's Tale books and think she is a great writer, so I also wanted to read more of her work. I am also reading Presence by Amy Cuddy. I am liking it so far, but taking a bit more time to get into it.

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Joining along with As Kat Knits for her link up every week: Unraveled Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that you are doing well and keeping safe. I can't believe how long this pandemic is dragging on. I definitely have the pandemic fatigue they are talking about. We can only hope that things get better now with having the vaccines coming. We still haven't gotten ours yet, but we put our names down on the list to be contacted once there are vaccines available according to our age and where we live. Hopefully we can make an appointment soon! 

Have a great day!

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.

Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday

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.

Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

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

Have a great day!

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