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Summer Squares

I found the Summer Squares pattern by Drops Designs on Ravelry recently and fell in love with it.  I have many friends that love and hope for dishcloths as an add-on to Christmas/Birthday gifts, and I’m more than happy to oblige since it makes them so happy 🙂

Since I have a hard time seeing the charts if I’m on the move, I translated the chart into a written pattern for my own benefit and thought I’d share here in case anyone else cares to use it.

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So much to share and have no idea where to start…

I can’t BELIEVE how long I have been away from this blog!  I love my blog, and I enjoy the blogs I follow immensely, but there hasn’t been a minute of time to spend with either of those, let alone knitting.  I miss it all.

Since I was last on, there have been so many events that it will take a bit of time to get my thoughts in order and make it short and quick! lol  I hope you are all well, and I will post within the next day or 2!  Thanks for sticking with me, to those that are still around 🙂

“Big Fibery Hug” In Use Again :/

I, will be putting my Big Fibery Hug into service again beginning tomorrow.  I would like to be wrapping up in it for warmth instead of “comfort”, but I once again am having surgery :/

A couple of days before Thanksgiving, during some follow-up tests, the Dr’s found a tumor on my Kidney (90+ % chance it is Cancerous) – I was lucky in that they found it by “accident”,  so to speak, as it is still relatively small (golf ball – in my opinion that isn’t small, but who am I to judge 😉 ).  The surgery was supposed to take place last month, but I ended up with bronchitis a few days before and it was postponed.

I will once again be MIA from this blog for a bit (just when I was getting rolling on posting more often – lol)  Positive thoughts and/or prayers sent my way are very much appreciated. 

I’ve packed my ipod/Kindle and some easy knitting to take to the hospital (I am an eternal optimist!)- wonder how that will work out with pain meds?!  We shall see 😉

I hope to be back soon – Happy Knitting!

24 years ago today….

  

It is amazing how quickly time passes.  24 years ago today, I gave birth to my first child.  Growing up, he was a blond curly haired, chubby cheeked, happy, adorable little boy. 

The blond hair and chubby cheeks may be gone, and the little boy is now a man, but he can still brighten up the gloomiest days  –  his teachers from Kindergarten on, commented on his quick wit and incredible sense of humor  –  thankfully he never outgrew that!

He is an amazing son, an overprotective, loving, obnoxious and teasing big brother, thoughtful and kind grandson and a loyal friend.  I am proud of the man he has become and grateful when I see the glimmer of the little boy he once was!

Happy 24th Birthday Matthew!  I love you with all of my heart!

Your knitting and crochet time – 2KCBWDAY7

Write about your typical crafting time. When it is that you are likely to craft – alone or in more social environments, when watching TV or whilst taking bus journeys. What items do you like to surround yourself with whilst you twirl your hook like a majorette’s baton or work those needles like a skilled set of samurai swords. Do you always have snacks to hand, or are you a strictly ‘no crumbs near my yarn!’ kind of knitter.

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This is a tricky one for me as I don’t have a “typical crafting time”.  I take whatever moments I can get.  That being said, if I know I can park myself in front of the TV or plug myself into my iPod, I will work on a project that needs a bit more attention – such as a color work item I may be working on, or something that has a more complicated stitch pattern. 

I always have a couple of project bags loaded up with what I refer to as “travel knits” – these are typically socks, mittens, scarves and there is always, always some dishcloth cotton and a set of needles in the car – just in case….

  1. I forget to grab one of my travel knits 
  2. I’m overtired and can’t focus on anything more complicated than a dishcloth
  3. I want to knit without looking and not care if I make an error 🙂 because, seriously, dishes don’t care if there is a small boo boo in the cloth.

I found this neat little gadget at Walmart – it’s an ipod stand/earbud holder.  It folds into a very small, compact sized case to travel with and since I have been using the JKnit App (support group on Ravelry is here)  for all of my patterns, it is PERFECT.  I love the app and the case – no more carrying paper patterns, pencils, sticky notes, notepads, row counters – everything is right there in my ipod for me!

     

I have no problem with “where” I knit, but I do try to think of what is “practical” to knit where I am.  If I’m at the beach, in the movies or will be pulling the project in and out of the bag – I will most often work on something that is on circs or straights and not dpn’s – I get EXTREMELY cranky when I drop/lose a dpn :/  As for snacking while knitting…. well that also depends on what I’m knitting and with what yarn – I will NEVER eat anything greasy while I knit, but I have been known to “snack” while knitting 😉

 

This is my favorite place to knit – an oversized, very comfy chair, with my Big Fibery Hug on the back in case I get chilly.  I can think of nothing better, than curling up with my knitting, a good audio book or movie, a cup of tea or coffee and spending the afternoon 🙂 

This has been enormously fun! I’m so happy I joined in and I thank Eskimimi for putting it together! Out of all of the days, my favorite post to write was the Day 5 post – it definitely turned an ugly experience into a “fun” post 🙂  I’m thrilled that I found so many new blogs to read and look forward to following them – this has also given me the push to blog more often – I guess I DO have the time to put up posts more often 😉

Happy Knitting!