Tuesday, February 15, 2011

F.O.: Boneyard Shawl

Did you feel that? Yup, it was the earth slowly tilting off it's axis and you can blame me. Why? Because I've got not one, but TWO finished objects this week!! I know, I can hardly contain my excitement either!

Project: Boneyard Shawl
Yarn: Baby Alpaca Chunky
For: Me!

I will go back to my one finished object every couple of months now so the world can go back to being normal. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

F.O.: Felicity

Project: Felicity
Yarn: Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash in Rust
For: Me!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

In need of a good read

I’ve gotten into this bad habit of crawling into bed with my iPhone. I flip through twitter and end up reading about celebrity gossip and issues in the Middle East and Egypt. Apparently at the end of my day, I have very broad interests. And then I play solitaire for a while.

It’s not the best way to end my day, so I’m looking for a little guidance. Any one gotta good book recommendation?

Here’s the thing though, I’m kind of picky (and going through a phase right now – only happy stuff)
  • Nothing scary. No gory/grizzly murders. Zombies need not apply.
  • Nothing too emotional. No cute animals dying. No heart break. Nada.
Just something that makes me happy and want to cozy up in bed or on the couch on a rainy weekend day and read with a cup of tea.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

"Do what makes you happy."

It's a pretty simple statement that was recently said to me by a dear friend. It's something she's deciding to take a look at in her life right now.  I thought it was especially good timing because another dear friend emailed me this quote earlier this week because it made her think of me:

"To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real." — Winston Churchill
Isn't it so true how our hobbies, whether they are knitting, reading, cooking, etc., really do make us happy?
At times when things aren't going the way they should be - or the way I think they should be - it's nice to know I can turn to the comfort of my hobbies that I love to feel that all is right in my little world. Or at least knowing it'll be ok soon. Having good friends to hang with as we knit, cook, etc. is also a bright spot too!  
I hope your hobbies bring you  joy as well!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Physical Therapy: a.k.a. The Hat Project

My Physical Therapist said I should start knitting again. Hearing those words made me pretty happy. I was almost as giddy as I was while on the pain killers. But I wasn't sure what to knit. I knew it had to be something small, easy and most importantly: something for me.

And then, while watching a movie one night it hit me: hats. I need more cute hats. I live in Seattle. It's cold here - a lot.  Where did this inspiration come from you ask? Good question. Love Happens - a romantic (dramedy?) "based in" Seattle. Translation: a fake Seattle set in Vancouver, B.C. They got a few things right (not necessarily with the script) but with Jennifer Aniston's wardrobe. She wore several kick ass hats like theses:

(photos from IMDB)

Enter Felicity.

The stockinette stitch is easy on the hands & somewhat the wrist. But it's a cute hat so it's worth it. I'm thinking The Hunch from Knit & Tonic is going to be my next pattern. Any other easy hat suggestions for me? I'm thinking I need several of these gems.