Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Trying a New Hobby, and Knitting a Baby Blanket

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. This week is flying by! I can't believe it is Wednesday already. I am happy it is almost the weekend. This weekend is a very special one in our little world here, because we are finally getting a sectional couch for our living room! We spent a lot of time thinking of what we wanted, and decided on a gray sectional sofa-bed. If we have guests over (when Covid is finally over) we have somewhere people can sleep. We are excited that we are making our new condo townhouse more of a home and perfect for us. 

I started a new hobby this past weekend and it is really enjoyable. Cross stitching! Some of you may know that I was planning to try it out this year. I am so glad I got this "I can't Adult today" cross stitching kit. It is a fun design, and I can't wait to hang it up somewhere after it is done. I bought this one online from Michaels.


I had no idea what I was doing at first. I watched a couple of videos, and then just tried to wing it. I ended up with a pretty nice U of the design, but realized I should follow some sort of pattern or way of doing this that is more efficient. I found a video on YouTube by HeathersHappyStitches to help guide me with steps on stitching in the right order. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow along. I have always looked to videos on YouTube to help me with knitting projects. I find watching someone guide me through it a helpful way for me to learn.



It is fun trying out new hobbies. I love knitting, but it is fun to step outside the box a bit like I have seen so many other knitters and crocheters do. It is fun try out something new once and awhile to challenge myself. What are some other hobbies you enjoy?

I started knitting a baby blanket for my sister, she is due in late April. She is having a baby boy and I am so excited to be an aunt! We used to talk about having kids so much and now the time is here for her and she will be a great mom. She loves the color gray for baby items and her wardrobe, so I went with what I know she would love and got a bunch of gray yarn to start the blanket. 



I got Snuggly Wuggly yarn by Loops & Threads in the colorway "soft Gray". It looks a bit beige at times in the different lighting, but she likes beige too so that will work. I got five balls of yarn, and think I will even have some left over to knit up a hat or some booties. I can't wait to see all the little baby things together. I am knitting the blanket using the pattern Simple Lines baby Blanket found on Ravelry by Heather Tucker. 


This is the wrong side of the pattern


I am still reading Didn't See that Coming by Rachel Hollis and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. To be honest, I haven't been reading a lot lately. I mostly read in the mornings, but I have been focused on knitting, cross stitching, doing yoga, or meditating. I want to prioritize reading again to finish these great books soon. I really benefit from using my mornings for reading and other things that fill me up for the day and help me to feel refreshed and happy. 

I had to share an adorable picture of my parent's cat Moo from last weekend that makes me smile. I have to have some cat content on the blog once and awhile! My mom always shows me their cats Moo and Roo in our Facetime calls because since moving away, my sister and I miss seeing "the guys" we call them. I miss visiting and petting them and cuddling them.



Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope that you are having a great week and that you are keeping busy with things that make you happy. 


Have a great day!


8 comments:

  1. Have fun with your new creations !
    Hug
    Anna

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  2. That looks like a tricky start to a knit! Must pay attention to the pattern kind of start! :)

    But your stitching! LOL I think I need that one!

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    1. Yeah it is a bit tricky and I am always looking at the pattern for this one because it changes every row. Haha yeah it is fun :)

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  3. lovely new projects and a new hobby! it's amazing how this pandemic is pushing us to venture into new territory.

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    1. Thank you Karen! Yes it is a great time to take on new hobbies.

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  4. awww Moo! so cute! Great to hear about your new hobbies :)

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    1. Thanks! Yeah it is so cute when my parents show me Moo and Roo on facetime and when they are in these positions. Thanks for stopping by :)

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