Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Knitting the Back Piece and Reading On

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day. I spent most of the weekend with my family. We went out for dinner Saturday night to a lovely Italian restaurant, then I spent the whole day shopping with my mom and sister on Sunday.

This week I made more progress on the Wool and the Gang Farrah Billie Jean top to share with you. I am getting closer to finishing the back piece. I am more than half way done knitting the piece and I hope to be done soon to begin sewing the pieces together. I also purchased a couple skeins of Patons Kroy Socks yarn and looking forward to getting started knitting some socks next week.

I am still reading Commonwealth by Ann Patchett and really enjoying it so far. I recently started reading a book on Overdrive (online library) called Reading People by Anne Bogel. I am really finding the book interesting. Reading People focuses on understanding your own personality and temperament and of those around you. I decided to start reading this book because I have always been interested in personality types and I really enjoy learning more about myself as well and would like to learn more about how to develop my own strengths.

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Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

Hope you have a great day and thank you for visiting!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Storm Has Passed, Knitting, and Reading Updates

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Last night it was so windy on my drive home and my car was swaying. I saw a lot of fallen branches and saw a sign had fallen on a major street and blocked one lane. My boyfriend and I had a pizza night and stayed in and we were a bit worried about losing power because his mom had earlier and we had lost power the night before for about 20 minutes. This morning however, was beautiful- warm and sunny. I went for a walk to a nearby park and enjoyed the sunshine on my face and the nice, warm air. There were a few fallen trees in the wooded area of the park that I stepped around and I saw a couple hop over the trunk as if it were just a hurdle along the way. It was also nice to get out and walk because I am trying to get more exercise and lose some weight for the Summer. It will be easier to go for walks now with the weather getting warmer.

Tree fallen down 
Sad when tall, old trees fall down

I have not made a lot of progress on the Wool and the Gang top. A few rows here and there this week. I will be making more of an effort this week to finish the back piece.  I am also thinking of starting a new project soon, maybe some socks they are so fun to knit.

I have been continuing to read Commonwealth by Ann Patchett and really liking the story line so far. This morning I read a lot of it and caught up on my reading. I like Ann's style of writing and she develops the characters so well and you feel as if you know them and their motives. I also like how the focus is on one character at a time.

I also wanted to share how long my philodendron has grown. This started out as a clipping from my mom's plant and then once it rooted in water, she planted it in this pot in soil as a gift for me. I might try to do the clipping of this one and gift it as well to a friend.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope that you enjoy your Saturday!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Spring is Finally Here and Knitting Updates

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. I am so happy it is finally starting to feel warmer and like Spring. Last night it was enjoyable to walk around downtown with some friends and not freezing and wanting to go back inside.

This week I made some progress on the Wool and the Gang Farrah Billie Jean top. I knitted many rows of the back piece trying to make more progress to finish it soon. I am using the yarn from the Wool and the Gang Billie Jean Farrah top kit.

I read more of Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. It is an interesting read so far and I am looking forward to reading more. I feel like it will be interesting to find out how they are all connected and when they reflect on the past and what happened at the party at the beginning of the book. My book is due at the library soon, so I better get reading!

I got these two flowers last weekend, they are so pretty and fit nicely into these lovely pots I received for Christmas from my sister's fiancée. There is a third pot to this set, but I will have to get a third plant for it. It was such a nice Spring day last weekend after the storm we had the previous weekend and it was nice to add a couple pretty plants to the collection.

Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a great weekend! 

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