Made it to Monday

Monday Musings

So we made it to Monday, again. I’ve started a new job at a law office as a docket clerk. My days are filled with giant files and computer screens so the last thing I want to do is really come home and soak up more of the computer screen.

Instead I have been knitting. A. Lot. I’ve been giving a good effort at Stash Dash…I keep hearing the Knitmore Girls & the Prairie Girls talk about it. I love to listen to audio podcasts while I drive to and from work. It’s better than the radio with the same old songs and there is only so many times I can listen to the same depressing news on NPR.

So how about a look at my knits…

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I’ve officially frogged the “Colour Change Scarf.”  The more I looked at it and the more I worked on it, the less I liked it. It was supposed to be a birthday gift for a friend…now it’s at least 2 years over due and it was looking less like what I initially had in mind. Now I’ve got 4 full balls of Silky Alpaca Lace…what to do with this goodness?

There is also all these bags that have been sitting by me on the couch for at least 48 hours. I keep bopping between bags, moving needles, notions, patterns around…it’s really a form of procrastination. But at least I am putting my hands on the projects.

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I pick one up. Knit a few stitches. Get distracted by another pattern. Mostly I want to finish things, but I can’t decide which one I want to finish first so I keep picking up different things. It’s hard to see the progress, but my attention span is short. I don’t have too much left on this one…

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Maybe I’ll focus and free up some needles. And the Curls book. So I can start another one. Since I fell off that KAL after my Caesious…but Cerise is lovely, especially in the Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Glitter Sock :)

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How is your summer knitting coming? Are you procrastinating? Or do you genuinely have project ADD?

<3
Jenna

 

 

 

Freshly Finished Friday #24

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Welcome to a link-up party for your Friday Finished Object posts! In an effort to connect everyone who creates and blogs about it here on the web, I thought providing a place to link up and share your freshly finished creations would be a great way to see what everyone is working on. Please feel free to share ANY of your finished crafty pursuits from knitting and crocheting to sewing and scrapbooking.

So I’ve wrapped up a project :)

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This is the 22 Little Clouds pattern by Martina Behm. I knit mine using Malabrigo Worsted in the Azul Bolita colorway. It’s the most rich blue. So beautiful. And it was wonderful to knit on US 9s…it went so fast! The pattern was very easy to follow and very hard to put down…the rows definitely got long, but I just wanted to finish!

To join in the fun, click the link up below to see all the others participating in a Freshly Finished Friday! It will take you away from this page, but don’t worry, you will always be able to find your way back. It’s especially helpful if the linked up blog has a link back here. Please add your specific blog post link and remember to link back here in your blog so we can all be connected :)

 

<3
Jenna

Freshly Finished Friday #23

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Welcome to a link-up party for your Friday Finished Object posts! In an effort to connect everyone who creates and blogs about it here on the web, I thought providing a place to link up and share your freshly finished creations would be a great way to see what everyone is working on. Please feel free to share ANY of your finished crafty pursuits from knitting and crocheting to sewing and scrapbooking.

Nothing newly finished…still clicking away on my Stash Dash 5K goals!

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How about a good picture of Jordan and I with our Bonefish catch? We went on a full day trip around the flats in the islands with Captain Will Vallely with Bonefish Unlimited. If you find yourself in Turks & Caicos, definitely worth it!!

To join in the fun, click the link up below to see all the others participating in a Freshly Finished Friday! It will take you away from this page, but don’t worry, you will always be able to find your way back. It’s especially helpful if the linked up blog has a link back here. Please add your specific blog post link and remember to link back here in your blog so we can all be connected :)

 

<3
Jenna

Did Somebody say Socks??

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Wow! It feels so wonderful to be back in the states after a restful trip. We had a great time, lounging on the beach, eating as much seafood as possible, and even getting to go bonefishing! Being abroad really does make you disconnect due to the high cost of a phone and data plan. I’m certainly grateful for my time away, but it does put me fretfully behind on reading and posting :)

I had some great knitting time on the trip. With a nice long journey down and back, I probably racked up around 15 hours of knitting time. I worked on several projects I already had going, but I couldn’t resist starting two new ones…

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Check out this lovely pattern. It’s 22 Little Clouds by Martina Behm (joining the Knitmore Girls for #Behmalong) and I’m using some deep stash…Malabrigo Worsted in this super rich royal blue, azul bolita. It’s leftover from a Honey Cowl I made myself a few years ago. Despite its gorgeously deep color, when I blocked the Honey Cowl, no bleeding! I <3 Malabrigo.

Meet my first pair of Toe-Up Socks!

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They are the Strie pattern by Lara Neel in Sock Architecture. I must admit I was a bit intimidated by the thought of having to learn a new cast-on, Judy’s Magic Cast-On, but once I read the tutorial on Knitty a few times, I had it. Then it was just increasing which meant re-familiarizing myself with M1L & M1R. Plus I have been holding onto the Zitron Trekking for about 4 years and since it’s been caked up at least that long, I thought they should be the next pair of socks on the needles, especially since I finished Nora’s socks!

We celebrated her birthday this weekend and it took all I had to pretend I hadn’t finished them when she asked me as soon as I walked in the door. I wrapped them up and waited until it was time for presents. So mean Aunt Jenna!

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I think it was worth the wait. She was so excited she put them on straight away and ran all around. She even wore them over her pajama pants to sleep in.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and I can’t wait to catch up and see what everyone’s been working on!

<3
Jenna

Freshly Finished Friday #22

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Welcome to a link-up party for your Friday Finished Object posts! In an effort to connect everyone who creates and blogs about it here on the web, I thought providing a place to link up and share your freshly finished creations would be a great way to see what everyone is working on. Please feel free to share ANY of your finished crafty pursuits from knitting and crocheting to sewing and scrapbooking.

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This week has been busy. My husband and I finally took our honeymoon after saving both time-off and money for two years. We’ve had a lovely week in Turks & Caicos. I can’t wait to share more about our experience! But for now I’d love to know what you’ve been working on and finishing!!

To join in the fun, click the link up below to see all the others participating in a Freshly Finished Friday! It will take you away from this page, but don’t worry, you will always be able to find your way back. It’s especially helpful if the linked up blog has a link back here. Please add your specific blog post link and remember to link back here in your blog so we can all be connected :)

 

<3
Jenna

Freshly Finished Friday #21

 

FFF Button2Welcome to a link-up party for your Friday Finished Object posts! In an effort to connect everyone who creates and blogs about it here on the web, I thought providing a place to link up and share your freshly finished creations would be a great way to see what everyone is working on. Please feel free to share ANY of your finished crafty pursuits from knitting and crocheting to sewing and scrapbooking.

I do have a finish…even if this post is a little later than usual.

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They are Nora’s Tube Socks!!! The yarn is Cascade Yarn Pacific (40% Superwash Merino/60% Acrylic) in the Circus colorway. My niece Nora picked it out of my stash and insisted she need knee-length socks. This girl is growing like a weed so I made tube socks and I’m crossing my fingers they will go up to her knees, at least for a little while. The Superwash/Acrylic content should make them easy to care for and the colors are super cheerful. Perfect for a 4, almost 5 year old little lady. As soon as I deliver them next week for her birthday, I will get a picture of them on feet!

To join in the fun, click the link up below to see all the others participating in a Freshly Finished Friday! It will take you away from this page, but don’t worry, you will always be able to find your way back. It’s especially helpful if the linked up blog has a link back here. Please add your specific blog post link and remember to link back here in your blog so we can all be connected :)

I do hope you’ll still join in the link-up!!

 

 

<3
Jenna

Freshly Finished Friday #20

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Welcome to a link-up party for your Friday Finished Object posts! In an effort to connect everyone who creates and blogs about it here on the web, I thought providing a place to link up and share your freshly finished creations would be a great way to see what everyone is working on. Please feel free to share ANY of your finished crafty pursuits from knitting and crocheting to sewing and scrapbooking.

So I’m unsuccessful in finishing anything this week…I think I’m still recovering from last week. Thank you to everyone for your kind words:)

To join in the fun, click the link up below to see all the others participating in a Freshly Finished Friday! It will take you away from this page, but don’t worry, you will always be able to find your way back. It’s especially helpful if the linked up blog has a link back here. Please add your specific blog post link and remember to link back here in your blog so we can all be connected :)

 

Can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

<3
Jenna