I have been enjoying alot of new blogs recently and have noticed alot of people are into a project a day. I believe the Ravelry group is called One a Day. I haven't committed to it, but, it sounds fun. This winter has been tough with 2 elderly dogs, with lots of issues, and then adding David to my group of little ones. I don't seem to be able to sit down and concentrate while knitting without making errors that require as much UN-knitting as knitting. Because of that, I have been crocheting more simple items. I think that is why the One a Day sounds fun. All of a sudden I am LOVING Granny Squares. If I did a square a day, which takes no time, I could actually make my first full size afghan.
So, tonight I think I am going to get a NEW notebook, my favorite pen, and make a list of knitting and crocheting projects that I want to complete. I haven't done an "itty bitty" in ages. I need to pick one. My only issue with the "itty bittys", I love the yarns that Susan Anderson chooses for her projects. I don't have a stash of yarn, so, once I chose the project, I will have to find the time to go to my LYS, "have you any wool?" and FORCE myself to look through the bins for that special yarn.
I have been crocheting a few little bookmarks for my granddaughters and their teachers for Valentine's Day.
I saw this darling little flower on the Attic 24 blog. I immediately became obsessed to duplicate it. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the yarn that Lucy used, so, my colors are not what I wanted. However, since this is my sample, it works. My next one will have more springy colors.
My ex-husband's wife, who I adore, gave me a wonderful cookbook for Christmas. Last fall we had been watching a cooking show, America's Test Kitchen, and they made this Coconut Cake that made all of us salivate. We immediately went online to get the recipe and it was no where to be found. So, when Julia surprised me with a Christmas present, she said she had an ulterior motive for getting me this gift, page 851 Coconut Layer Cake.
I made Julia the cake for our Annual Superbowl Scrapbookers Party. I am so THRILLED, she loved it.
Well, I think I am going to go make that list of projects to start working on. Things that can be completed in a day and things that are to wonderful to resist. In the meantime, here are some photos of the kids today. What can I say, I am so blessed.
|Mia, Ella, Luiza|
|Miles - 22 years old|
|Tahki - 23 years old|