Ten Reasons Why I Knit

First Ten on Tuesday in a long time….so here  go…

1.  I love  knit…that is the main reason.

2.  I love yarn.  And, I mean all kinds of yarn.

3.  Knitting makes me feel creative.

4.  I love to experiment with color.

5.  Knitting makes wonderful gifts for family and friends.

6.  Knitting relaxes me…I would say it is cheaper than therapy…but then you haven’t seen some of the prices I have paid for some yarns.

7.  Knitting has lead me to making some of the best friends a girl can have.

8.  Knitting is educational.  I have learned about sheep, goats, alpacas, places, and different stitches and patterns.

9.  I have socks, scarves, shawls, other clothing and items for my home that are different and created by me.

10.  It gives me a chance to give back to the community by knitting and donating hand knit items to those in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another quiet day…

Quiet day…

My friend, Laila dropped by on her way back to Vermont and I got lots of puppy love.  The baby Yorkies are 2 months old now…We had lunch together at Moody Park while the babies played in the grass…

Started reading Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts…so far so good.

Sick…

I have been quite miserable today…and am currently doing a nebulizer treatment.  Hope this will make me feel better.  I have a doctor’s appointment with my new doctor on the 20th…and I think we will be discussing some grief therapy…and making a few changes in my meds…

Needing the feeling of making things my own again…there have just been a few too many changes in my life in too short a time…(5 – 6 years) and I don’t think I ever had time to adjust from one thing to another…and now it is hard to reclaim my life…and my space…but I am bound and determined to do it…

Treated myself to a rootbeer float…it made me feel better…

New Socks…

There are new socks on the needles.  Just began a pair of Monster socks – the yarn came from a swap where we sent a 100 gr skein of sock yarn and received five 20 gram mini skeins back…I split them again so I have enough for each sock.

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Think they will be fun to knit…and I want to see how long it takes me to knit them…

Quiet Day…

Today was quiet.  Last night had a bit of an allergy attack complete with lots of sneezing, itchy eyes, and just miserable.  Took some medicine but it was just damn slow at working.

Then there were the dreams…rushing around in them…people in them that i haven’t seen or thought about in years…dreams that made zero sense…but left me totally exhausted when I woke up.

So tonight I am going to bed early…and starting a new book – WHISKEY BEACH    by Nora Roberts. More

Working my way back…

It has been a tough few months…I will admit it.  I miss my mother terribly.  And, it was hard because the rest of my family is so far away.

But, worse was the fact that I felt for a while like I had lost all my purpose in life…my purpose was to take care of her –  and then she was gone.  But, I am coming around.

My daughter, Tara, has reminded me that this is the first time in my life that I don’t have to be responsible for anyone…other than myself.  So, I am learning how to think about myself more.

One of the things I am doing is reclaiming my space…and working on finishing up my apartment to be the way I want it to be.  I feel if I say something here on my blog then I will be more responsible to getting it finished up.

Knitting has been a stabilizer for me – and I am glad Spring is here and I can be more faithful in attending Mental Health Tuesday at HodgePodge – my local knit shop- and enjoy a day just to sit and knit with friends each week.

My quilting has suffered – and I am ready again to reclaim my quilting space and hopefully get my mojo back…

 So, here we go … the next step in my life…

My Boy…

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Is 17 today.

He came to live with me when he was 8 weeks old – straight from the Humane Society in Tampa, Florida.