Happy Valentine’s Day



Flowers from Bob – Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is the second day of my four day weekend – I love this particular weekend in February – we have four days off and it’s a little slice of heaven that never fails to please me.  I had the day to myself yesterday as everyone else was working/schooling…..so I ran a few errands, went to visit our local Reservoir and Natural Area and bought a nice sandwich for my lunch.  I took quite a few photo’s while I was up at the reservoir….


I’m especially proud of this one because I knew what I wanted to do and just kept shooting till I got what I thought I had visualized – which is something I don’t really do a lot when making images – but I’m starting to branch out and want to do more, seeing more in my minds eye before I hit the shutter.

I also plan on some light knitting – the arm is acting the hell up – I was supposed to be released from PT and wasn’t, I’m getting fustrated and more than a little pissed off and I hope that doctor is prepared for our visit on the 23rd, because I want some further tests – I’m not making progress past this point and actually backsliding – totally not acceptable to me.  I know I haven’t been blogging a lot – which is probably due to the fact that I’ve not been knitting as much, but I am trying to keep up with the the knitting community.  I know I was in a funk, partly due to the arm, and I think partly due to something else that happened around the holidays – not something I want to get into here…but I think it added to the knitting funk/slump and I’m quite annoyed that I let it.  I notice that when I associate a hobby I love with people, sometimes if I get let down by a person, the hobby suffers for it.  I don’t know why – maybe it’s because I assoicate that hobby with the let down?  I don’t know.  But, however rambling this sounds….I’m done with that too!  I miss my hobby, which is MY hobby, and I do it for me.  So, I’d like to get back to that.  I miss the peace I found in it, the calm I could find when I had a rough day, the productiveness I felt when I finished something.  I know the arm is going to hold me back and I can’t help that – but I can help letting the other stuff seep into it and take some of the joy away.

With all that in mind…I’m making slow but steady progress on another sock….


Eagles Flight socks…..I’m really liking how these are turning out and I’m happy to be working on them…for now!

And I keep looking at this….


That wiley Malabrigo that gave me such a hard time while I was trying to wind it…..I want to find just the right pattern – any ideas?

The new Interweave Knits arrived yesterday….and right away I thumbed through it and was so happy to see the article “Start as Many New Projects as You Can” by Vicki Square…….and I feel free!  I’ve always kinda felt that way about my projects – but let the guilt creep in when I thought I had too many on the needles – not by my standards, but by what other knitters might think….but the heck with that!  I’ve finished my fair share of projects and I’m not going to to let what I have on the needles boss me around anymore into thinking I can’t cast on for something if I really want to!  There are quite a few lovelies in this issue that I’m really looking at making – Delphine, Fountain Pen Shawl, Sweet Lily Shawl, Silk Cocoon Cardigan to name a few.

Finally, I was given an award by Knitnana


Thank you Sallee, for thinking of me!  I’m flattered and honored to say the least.  I have to select my 7 bloggers to pass this onto and I’ll be posting that next time!

We are going out to dinner tonight, celebrating with some friends this Valentine’s day – I’m looking forward to it.  I hope you have a lovely day and a wonderful weekend!


8 responses »

  1. I read that article and had the same reaction. 🙂 This whole last year, I beat myself up over all my UFOs (granted, I am glad I finished the CPH). Like you, I’m not going to worry about it anymore.

    Sorry to hear about your arm. Hopefully a new round of tests will show something that can be fixed.

  2. Beautiful flowers! I like the birdy picture as well. I’m more a 1-3 WIP’s on the needle kind of person, but lately I’m itching to cast on several things. If I do, I know I’m not happy. Congrats on the Creative Blogger award!

  3. i’m so sorry you’ve been in a funk. i hope things start to look up for you. take back your hobby!

    the photos in this post are absolutely breathtaking!

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