Sunday, March 31, 2019

Celebrating Life and Plans for Knitting

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. It has been a bit busier lately and I am also getting ready for a new season. Last night I went to my great uncle Paul's celebration of Life which was a funeral service at the church, followed by a reception and many lovely speeches about memories of him. He was an amazing man and had so many friends and family that adored him,  he will be missed. It made me reflect on our lives and how we touch the lives of others and what kind of legacy we want to leave behind to family and friends. We choose how we treat others and ourselves each day and we can work on accomplishing our goals and dreams so we feel fulfilled at the end of our lives. A recent retirement party at work also made me think of this as well as she was well loved and respected by so many colleagues. I can learn a lot from both my uncle and my manager for the lives they lead and how they treated others.

“We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.” ― Desmond Tutu.
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ― Robert Louis

I finished the Michele hat a couple of weeks ago and I have not cast on a new project since. It always feels so weird when I don't have a knitting project on the go. I love to knit and watch YouTube and television shows and my hands feel so empty when I am not knitting. I also love how you can feel so productive when working on a project while watching things otherwise I have this feeling like I should be doing something else. I will probably go by Michaels to pick up some yarn for a new project soon and maybe start on a quick project in the meantime. Easter is coming so I might be inspired to knit something for Easter. Some projects that I found on Ravelry that looked cute and fun to knit were Henry's Bunny,and Tiny Parlor Cat. I might knit both of these as gifts. I am still researching shawl patterns to start one soon.

I am still reading Quiet by Susan Cain and A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. I am enjoying both books and will be finished soon and ready to start a new book.

How was your weekend? What are you reading and working on?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Finished Knitting the Michele Hat

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. It was the first day of Spring here in Canada yesterday and we still have a bit of snow on the ground, but it has been so much warmer and brighter out later in the day. I am so looking forward to it being warmer out now. It has been good that we have had Winter because there is a lot of knitting inspiration, but I think it has been here long enough now. I can find some lighter knitting patterns.

I am finished knitting the Michele hat by Sarah Punderson.  It was a great pattern and a fun knit. I seem to always feel like knitting hats around this time of the year, right around the end of winter. I used the Fleece Artist yarn in the colorway of Blue Face Leicester. I enjoyed working with the yarn, it is soft and light.



Pattern: Michele by Sarah Punderson

I don't have updates on reading that are different from Sunday's Post, I am still reading A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult and Quiet by Susan Cain. Both are very interesting and I am enjoying them.

Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and As Kat Knits for Unwraveled Wednesday. And also late to the party, added this post to Ginny's Yarn Along link up for March.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Knitting Hat and Reading Updates

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well and enjoying your weekend so far. I have had a busy couple weeks at work, I volunteered to take on another task for a couple weeks so I have been preoccupied with that.  I did not get much knitting and reading done during this time as I was planning for meetings and thinking of ideas for those. I have also started getting into wedding planning and looking for a venue and it is coming together now so I am getting more excited for the big day. 

I knit quite a bit of the Michele hat at one point and almost to the point of finishing it, then I realized I was not happy with the part of the hat with the slip stitches pattern, I had knitted a bit too much and missed some slip stitches, so it was not raised on one of the sides of the hat. So I frogged it to start over because I knew I wouldn't be happy with it as it was. I have started again with the pattern and I am on round 11 out of 29.

Pattern: Michele

I decided to take a break from reading Thinking Fast and Slow and I am now continuing to read A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult and started reading Quiet by Susan Cain. A Spark of Light is good so far, I find the first bit a little confusing to figure out who each character was. I feel a bit more like I understand the set up now and feel like I will get more into it now that I passed the first bit. I started reading Quiet years ago and never finished it, so I am looking forward to reading it again during my morning routine.

Books I am reading

It is getting warmer out now and I am getting excited and hopeful for Spring to come soon. It has been more enjoyable walking outside lately to the gym, and it is nice not freezing when stepping outside. It was snowing a bit more today and chilly, but I am hopeful that it will stop snowing soon and warm up. The first day of Spring is this coming Wednesday on March 20th, so it should be a lot warmer.

What are you working on and reading this week?

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