Monday, December 31, 2007

A little addition to my stash.

These are just a little snack that has been added to my stash over the past few weeks the lovely Organic merino was from the secret Santa swap on Ravelry thanks Flapjack.

Lily's Stripes

Lily's Solid

Knitpicks Shine Worsted

Knitpicks Wool of the Andes
Rowan Polar
Hip Knits Organic Merino

FO's and WIP

These are a few small items I have done over the holidays to keep my mind occupied. nothing big. the first one is a dishcloth pattern that I use as a doily it was a last minute something But it was so so quick that I promise myself that I will make it over with the correct yarn in the new year.

The second one is another of the Knitted Newborn Hat Pattern that I have decided to knit and donate to charity.

And last but not least my Palindrome Scarf my first cable project the pattern called for 3 cables but because of the bulky yarn I am using I had to drop one of the cables, but like it it is so squishy. I will be knitting the hat as well I am getting and early start on my 2008 Christmas knitting. I know it's quite far ahead but If God spares life I will be thanking myself for the early start.

Hope to have much much more WIP's and FO's in the new year coming.
What's on your needle?

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year !!!

2007 what can I really say about this past year, it started out with excitement and promise of great things to come. I was going to move to a totally different country, learn everything there was to know about the craft of knitting which has taken over my life (not that I mind ), and do so many fantastic things. But somewhere along the way things just didn't work out as plan and yes it was planned, I must admit that it has taken a toll on me and my life but I also think it has made that aspect of my life a lot stronger. But although this year has not been totally great it has have it's moments, I have met some amazing people, done some awesome things at least I think there are awesome and tried many new things and anyone who knows me knows I don't like trying new things some of my friends and family are still surprise that I have taught myself to knit. So amidst the bad some good have fought it's way through. I have always heard what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger so that means I should be as strong as an Ox, and I do believe that I am a better and stronger person because of everything that has happened. but I pray that while leaving this year of 2007 and going into 2008 that I can leave behind all my sorrow and step into the new year refreshed, renewed and ready to do amazing things in Jesus name.

I don't usually make list or resolutions but I am going to make a list of all the things I would like to accomplish in the New Year (especially in my knitting, there is so many things I want to do).

So here's my list not quite sure how long or short it will be so here goes:

1>Resolve all issues with people who I have hurt or who have hurt me

2> Stop worrying so much about what others think ok me and believe in myself

3> Stop procrastinating

4> Be more assertive

5>Live a more healthy lifestyle

6> Become Debt free

7>Give more freely of myself

8>Become more proficient in my knitting (take a few classes)

9>Learn to knit lace, knit my 1st garment and create my first original design

10>Increase my finances (for stash enhancement purposes)

I pray that you guys have a blessed and healthy and wealthy 2008.

Goodnight all.

Friday, December 28, 2007

When life happens and happens badly!

Holiday Greetings to all.

I have not posted here for quite sometime now, so I just decided to come drop a few lines here just to let you know I am still alive. Life has been hectic and chaotic over the last five weeks it seems like I just woke up one morning and my whole world was thrown upside down. Everything in my life has just gone from being ok to being sooooooo lousy it really sucks. So to all of you who read this blog and I am not quite sure if anyone does, but if you do and you believe in the power of pray please pray for me and my family as we really need it right now.

I have not take not my pointy sticks in weeks and I tried this week and ended up frogging my mind is in complete turmoil, but I am really believing that God has some BIG plan for me that I must now endure this hardship and chaos.

Everyone is telling me have faith be patient, and God knows I am trying really hard now to have doubt in my beliefs but it's hard very hard. But really I have to say unless you have walked a mile in my shoes don't tell me that my problems are small or I have no faith because all of us are different and what is easy for you may be very difficult for me.

But inspite of everything I have been enduring lately I still thank God for my friends and family who have been supporting me emotionally.

I probably could go on all night as I have so much to say and with no one to interrupt me here I could type all night but unfortunately sleep calls, so if anyone out there in blog land reads this blog and want to offer a word of encouragement or support please feel free to leave your comments.

Goodnight everyone!

Monday, December 17, 2007

UK Swap

This is just a quick post to let you know about the UK swap so go over and check out the blog join in if you can it promises to be loads of fun, plus it always helps if you can win some yarn in the process. Right now they is a contest going on called "PIMP THE SWAP."

The purpose of the contest is to spread the word about the UK Swap and generate interest on the Swap Blog. Anyone (living anywhere) can promote the swap and participate in (and win) the contest. However, only those living in the UK will be able to join the swap. Pimp the Swap on your blog or website. Post a message and a button telling everyone that we’re doing a Knitter’s Swap in the UK from January – March. Sign-ups begin on January 7th, 2008.
Ways to will be entered in the draw for fibery-goodness (donated by sponsor Posh Yarns):
Posting a message on your blog (make sure to leave a comment here telling us you did so!)
Having other people comment here that they found out about the Swap from your blog/website. (one extra entry for every person that says you sent them).
Note: Hosts will not be entered into the contest, but don’t let that deter you from telling us where you found out about the swap!Now, go forth my yarny-friends and PIMP THE SWAP!

So even if you are not going to take part go over there and let them know you know and that you heard it from me I need to WIN a girl can never have to much yarny-goodness.