Wordless Wednesday

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And, She’s Back!

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Have you ever made a decision, and taken action, only to change your mind?  Are we all susceptible to the “grass is greener” philosophy?  I’m thinking I should be old enough to know that it’s never true.  But, off I went to blogger hoping for greener grass, and what I learned was I had it pretty good right here on wordpress.  *sigh*

The good news is…I’m back!  And, this time it’s to stay.  Those of you who follow this blog, I must apologize for my indecision and this little hiccup.  Not to worry, now you always know where to find me and all my “stuff.”

Now, I just have to figure out if I can move my posts from blogger over here without duplicating the entire blog again. *bigger sigh*  That will be the impetus for me to dive in and learn all the ins and outs of wordpress, not just what I see on the surface.  I think there is so much available here, it simply overwhelmed me, and rather than take the time to learn, I tried to take an easier way out.  Lesson learned!

Enough kicking myself, and on to brighter blogging days ahead!  It feels good to be back.

 

Making a Move…

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My blog is moving!  Come with me?  To find more Knit Pick Create, click HERE.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside

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Inside Looking Out

This is one of my favorite pictures, taken by my sister-in-law.  It is my brother and his daughter in a “for-show” lighthouse on Bald Head Island, NC.  I say the lighthouse is “for-show” because it was built just for people to go in and look out, it’s not a functional lighthouse in the traditional sense.  In fact, there is no light in it.  The views are fabulous and we all take great pleasure in going inside to look out.

Sunday Scenes – Summer

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My Sunday Scenes series features photography work from talented artists on Etsy.

“Ready for the Day” by Kelly N Photography on Etsy

“Summer Bubbles” by Little Put Books on Etsy

 

“Ocean Waves” by Raceytay on Etsy

 

“Lemonade” by Kelly Vee Photography on Etsy

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

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The beach is the place where my dreams seem to solidify. The glorious views and the sound of the waves take me away. I think of the future, the things I still want to accomplish in life…not in work, but life itself. My imagination takes flight and some of my best ideas are born. I walk away feeling more focused and devising ways to make my dreams into reality.

Dreaming Kitties

 

My Daily Knitting Fix

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Armed with my morning cup of coffee, I head to ravelry.com to check out the newly posted patterns.  It’s part of my daily routine.  One of the parts I most enjoy.  This is what I peruse:  Recently Added Knitting Patterns.  There are also new crochet patterns, but I filter those out since I don’t crochet much at this point.

Most of the time I just enjoy browsing through the patterns, and admiring all of the creativity of the designers.  Sometimes, inspiration strikes and I end up adding multiple patterns to my queue, favorites or library.  Now, if I could just find enough time to actually knit all the things I’d like to, life would be perfect!

This is what I’ve marked for later from today’s batch:

Jute Cotton Market Bag KIT:

This market bag kit sells for $10.  At first, I did a double-take, not believing a pattern could cost so much.  I quickly realized it was for a kit which includes the pattern and the yarn to make the bag.  Shew!

Mummy and Baby Hedgehog Toys:

These little guys are just too cute!!  I’m not sure I would ever attempt to knit them, but ya never know, I guess.  It really doesn’t matter, I just like to look at them.

Pythagoras Shawl:

I love this shawl!  It’s knit in garter stitch with a combination knit/crochet edging.  Fabulous!

That’s it for today.  I have to get off the internet and get going with my day.  <sigh>  Thankfully, I’ll be browsing the new patterns again tomorrow morning!  Hope you all have a wonderful day.  Does part of your day include indulging in a guilty pleasure on ravelry?  or another favorite site?  Please share!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

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I’m joining the photo challenge for the first time.  I have so many pictures that signify “together” to me, I just had to take the plunge and participate.  And, I solemnly swear to TRY to post a picture every week.

My daughter (in the middle) with her besties.

together with my friends

Sunday Scenes, Yarn Bombing

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Yarn bombing is defined by wikipedia as “a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.”  It has become a very popular expression of fiber art all around the world.  Here are some examples for you:

Trees outside the Blanton Art Museum in Austin, TX (image source)

Yarn bombed car! (image source)

Yarn bombing, there's just not stopping it. (image source)

Major the Bull in Durham, NC. (image source)

I adore the little car!  As a knitter, I can imagine the hours of work that went these masterpieces.  The last one of the bull is local to me.  I think I’ll get in touch with the  fiber guild to find out how to participate!  Which one is your favorite?  Have you ever worked on a yarn bombing project?  I’d love to see your photos!

Sunday Scenes, Umbrellas

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Rainy Day from Kelly Ann Wilson

Birds from Elle Moss

It’s time to break out the umbrellas!  I woke to a rainy, chilly Sunday morning today.  Given that it is almost May, a high temperature of 56 is highly unusual in North Carolina.  This time last year we were well into the 90s.  Since I don’t do extremely hot temperatures well, I’m thankful for the slow progression to summer temps this year.  I will open my umbrella and exclaim,  “Bring on the rain and the blessed, cool temperatures!”