Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just a peek

Above, a hat with ear flaps in the works for a dear friend from book club, she is turing 40 in a few weeks and requested this. I am more than happy to make this for her. She picked three colors, with lime green being the main one. I am tickled pink with this color scheme, usually I am a dud when comes to combining colors.

My newest convert to knitting, Jennifer, she finished her scarf that she started on in August on a camp trip. I am at a loss for words on how she has taken to the knitting, she reminds me of myself when I started, such passion! She is now working on hats for Christmas as well, knitting in the round with circulars and took to it like a fish to water. You rock Jennifer! Now I just have to work on her getting a blog.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Spent all day today knitting and am going to go back and knit some more. Just wanted to share some of my recent progress.

My goal is to make at least 12 mini sweater ornaments for the loved ones in my life this year. Should be doable, I am taking about 2 hours to knit these up with left over sock yarn. I am going to start telling folks that I have to get 12 sweaters knitted by Christmas, GASP!, and just not tell them that they are minature ones. Should be a hoot!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Birthday Hats

Those two up there are two of my favorite family members, hubby on the left, and his neice Sam. They share the birthday month of November. Last year at the birthday dinner when the neice found out how great my knitted hats were she asked if I would make her one. At the time I was all into making the caps with ear flaps. She asked if I would make her a hat as she would always buy a funky hat each winter. I was elated to say the least that someone in the family actually wanted me to make them something instead of just accepting something I made them by hand, and jumped at the chance. She got her hat with earflaps at Christmas last year. I think these birthday hats are now a tradition as I have been doing them for two years in a row. Oy! I am going to have stay on top (no pun intended) on the creative hats now.

Every year the SIL (Sams mom) makes her homemade spaghetti sauce for the birthday dinners at her house. I love that spaghetti sauce and look forward to it all year. It was also my moms birthday this month. Matter of fact the neice and my mom share the same birthday. Mom got the same type of hat but I did not have my camera yesterday when I went over to visit her on her day.

BTW I plan on making a whole bunch more of those fabulous hats for Christmas. They are super fast to make with big yarn and big needles. And tomorrow I have a holiday from work, it is Veterans day and I plan on staying home to knit and watch Netflix all day, maybe even staying in my PJs all day! WOO HOO!!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Trying to find my path in life..

Something about this picture makes me feel good about the time that I dedicate to my daytime job. This picture was taken a little over a month ago. It was taken to commerate the forced leaving of one co worker who is not in the picture (we figure he would have quit or retired on his own if he had the choice and we would have given him a party to celebrate same, this picture is being given to him soon when we go to visit away from the office). His position was cut due to budget cuts. I had supervised him for over 10 years. A few weeks after the picture was taken, the co worker on the end, retired to be a stay at home mom to her 7 adoptive kids. She had also been with with us for over 10 years. I am now left with supervising only 3. As much as I love the work I do, and the co workers that I am blessed to spend my days with, I keep wondering if it is really my path in life. And is the ax coming my way, should I make a change in myself first...

Maybe it is time to seriously look at other ways to make a living off of what I can do or make myself? I have read that in times of recessions/depressions that the best business ideas are born. Why am I so fearful of taking the steps to make that happen? I think it is because I do not have faith in myself. I think if I write this down and make it public it will force me to start taking those steps to make it happen. I am afraid to fail, and if I don't try, then I can keep telling myself that I did not fail. But successful people take those failures and keep trying until they find what works. In recent weeks I have proven to myself that I can do what I set my mind to ( I am still smoke free ya'll !) . I just have to commit to what I want to do. What path I want to take.

I want to make a living from what my hands, heart, and mind can create because that is what I love to do. There I said it. Now I just have to make it happen, right?