Mother’s Day

I had to take a break from blogging for a bit. The last month or so has been really difficult on me. I miss my mother so much and over the last few weeks it’s been especially painful.

My mom passed away the day before mother’s day last year. So all of this is a little overwhelming to me.

I managed to get a couple weeks off of work to handle my emotions and come back with a fresh start. That being said, today is the last day of my vacation and tomorrow I go back to work.

But, first let me go over some changes that I made during my vacation. I got my lip pierced. I’d need wanting it for a while and decided that while I’m on vacation I’d get it done so it’s healed a little bit before I have to go back to work. I got a new tattoo on my forearm. It’s wilting flowers. It’s very sketch line work and water color. It’s beautiful. And the last change that I made is dying my hair. It’s a super dark burgundy color. It almost looks black until I step into sunlight then BAM purply red. It will lighten up quite a bit with a few washings.

I didn’t get much work done with any of my WIP’s. So. That’s a bummer. But I am excited to get back to work. It will be nice to get a fresh start.

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Spring is Here

The snow is melting and the birds are out. Finally seeing some warmer temperatures. I’m so happy. It comes at a small cost though. My allergies are kicking me already. All the pollen in the air is making me sneeze.

Just an opportunity to work on some projects.

My yarn box shawl from last month is still on the needles but it is coming along nicely.

I’m almost finished with the second pattern repeat. I’m very excited about how it’s turning out. Now I just have to figure out if I’m going to keep it or if I’m going to sell it to someone. I don’t have anything that goes with it.

I’m also going to be continuing my temperature blanket today. I’ve fallen quite a bit behind.

And my last project of the day has nothing to do with the fiber arts. I do some mechanic work. And I’ve been trying to get my 92 Toyota pickup running. I finally got her going, but she needs more work. I need to get a new exhaust manifold gasket put on.and my project for today is to get the part. Then tomorrow I’ll run out to my friends place and have him give me an extra set of hands.

She’s a little rusty but she’s my baby.

Anyway. Happy knitting!

If It Could Go Wrong

I know that in my last post I said that I had a kink in my neck that was causing pain and that I couldn’t do any knitting because of it. Well. It got worse and worse. I tried to suffer through as best I could and go to work. It was one of the more painful things I’ve had to deal with and still go to work. With that being said I didn’t get a lot of knitting or crocheting done in the last week. I feel like I’ve gotten way behind.

I got my yarnbox in on Monday. I was so excited. I can’t wait to start working on it. However, I still haven’t gotten the project from last month completed yet. Spoiler: I’ll be using the knitting pattern for this month as well. The colors are absolutely beautiful.

I also got in a box of yarn that I purchased about 2 weeks ago from yarnsupply.com. I bought some Permier Sweet Rolls, which are similar to Caron Cakes and Bernat Pop. Sweet Rolls are 100% acrylic and they have a lot of beautiful colors.

I got my truck running again with the help of a friend who managed to see everything I overlooked. So I’ve been driving my truck around for the last week. It feels nice to have her running again. She was one of the last big things my mom and I did together and her name is still on my registration. I wouldn’t give up this truck for anything.

I’m due to go back out on the road next week. Good news is that I’ll only be overnight for Monday night and I’ll be back Tuesday night. I’ll bring my yarnbox kit from last month and I’ll try to get some headway on it now that I’m feeling better!

Not Doing Much Today.

I was hoping to finish my yarnbox shawl today since I’ll be getting another box either Monday or Tuesday. However, I woke up with a kink in my neck so bad I can’t move. So, needless to say I’m not doing anything today.

Hubby is out for the night at his buddies house so I get a chance to watch movies that he hates. Lol.

I’ve been doing some research on new projects and have found a virus stitch afgan pattern that I find interesting. I’m going to need about 6-8 skeins so I might mix and match some Caron cakes. I just have to figure out what colorways to mix. Or maybe mix and match Bernat Pops or the Premier Sweet Rolls that I just bought. 

This also gives me the opportunity to catch up on my blog. I’ve been surprised by the amount of readers that have visited my site in the last few weeks. It’s truly humbling. So I’d like to say thank you to my readers, all of you in the US and overseas. I’m happy to have you here. Thank you!

Happy knitting!

Working On My WIP’s

Today is the day I try to scratch some WIP’S off my list. I put aside too many projects so I need to get some of them finished.

I finally finished a cardigan that I’ve been working on for a month or so now.

And now I get to work on other projects while wearing this. It’s so warm I love it.

Next up is getting the temperature blanket up to date.

This week I’ll be back out on the road so I’ll bring my yarnbox shawl with to work on.

I bought some more yarn. This time I had to go online and buy it. There was a great sale at yarnsupply.com so I got some Premier Sweet Rolls. They should be here Friday. I can’t wait.

Cookies!

Today is a slow day for me. A very lazy day with not much to do. So I decided to crack open a cookbook an make some cookies. So I grab the book that is the guide book to my spirit animal. “Eat Like a Gilmore” by Kristi Carlson.

I decided to make the rocky road cookies. They looked good in the show and they sounded good today so why not.

The recipe calls for the cookie sheets to be lined with parchment paper. Well, I didn’t have that at first, and I barely had aluminum foil. Absolutely needed parchment paper… The first batch was a little rockier than I had anticipated. They stuck to the foil.

So, I then sent my husband to the store to get parchment paper. They started to look better after that. Now that I’m making cookies from the book it’s time to watch some Gilmore Girls an knit. I have to get caught up on my temperature blanket and finish my shawl from my yarn box.

Dinner tonight is one of my favorite foods. It’s something my mom used to make especially when it was cold out. Tomato soup and dumplings. A great way to end a great day!