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.
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.
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:
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!
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!
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.
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:
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!
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!”