Thursday, February 22, 2018

Veronika Cardigan

Wow, it’s really been a while since I’ve blogged!!

I have some mixed feelings about blogging. I can’t control who reads it, unlike FB and IG where I have some control over my posts. Knowing that the audience is open sometimes gets into my head and I overthink what I want to share, so then I just don’t. I don’t like that feeling, so I’m going to a more concerted effort to blog, even if it’s not about knitting - for various reasons.

But today, I share with you my progress on my Veronika Cardigan  It is for me, for wearing to the Frolic. Everyone in the Needle Emporium booth will be sporting a version of the cardigan. It is also my Olympic inputting project, but is not likely to see my getting a gold. I am woefully behind.

I am pleased with how the skeins are blending, I am knitting with two skeins at a time, alternating every tow rows. This project is perfect mindless knitting - and given my mental exhaustion lately, is just what I need.

Work has been a whirlwind this month!! We’re celebrating our 1st anniversary with a month of 1/2 price offers. It’s been a lot of work for everyone, but you have to blow it out on your first year!!
I come home tired, but it’s the tired of a job well done and I look forward to each next day. What more can you ask of a secular job? 

I am so excited for this weekend!! 
Kyle and Amanda are coming up with Kyle’s gf Mahsa and her son. We are going to eat well (I’ve started on a lasagna tonight and we’ll have a pulled pork roast that Craig & I smoked this past summer), and cut into a gender reveal cake! YES!!! Imma be a Nana!!! I can’t wait to find out what my wee Bean is going to be so I can start my knitting accordingly. I’m really not good at “neutral”. Don’t worry - y’all’ll by the very next to know!!

I hesitate to say it, but I am happy. Nothing is perfect, but I am content with my life and I look forward to the challenges of each next day. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


The day started out well - I won off of 3/4 of my lottery tickets. Yeah, not actual money, but free tickets are a whole new chance to win!! 
Then I was off on my mission for the day. 

I spend a lot of time pondering the subject matter for my tattoos, then narrowing down the artist that fits the style that I’d like the subject matter to be drawn in. 
Today I went to Ink and Water and Mr Koo did what he does, and he did it in style!! 

My appt had been pushed back a bit, so I went up the road to Long and McQuade  I’ve been contemplating a larger case for my flute as the current one *just* fits, but feels tights with the cleaning wands and hole plugs.

I also bought a few books that only frighten me a little. If it’s not a little scary, it’s not worth doing. 

I am going to try these lip patches. 

Myrelle had the great suggestion of envelope seals, and they do the trick, but l’ll give these a go by way of comparison. 

And not to start a panic, but poppadoms have become scarce!! I stopped at 4 different grocery stores and nothing. Walmart used to stock Pataks poppadoms as a modular item, but nothing. I finally found some at Metro in Orangeville and I’ll be stopping at every Metro I see and buying all that they have. I’ll be a shameless poppadom hoarder. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Still knitting, no fear. I just feel busy and unfortunately blogging takes the hit. 
I have been working, knitting, and fluting, mostly in that order. It’s like the Holy Trinity of my life, with Craig factoring in like a woven thread. 
Tomorrow is going to be an exciting day, but that’s tomorrow’s story. Today, I give you the start of V-neck shaping on the Flat Rib Pullover. I don’t know why I’m feeling like progress had been so slow on this project - probably because it has been, but I can’t pin down exactly where my knitting mojo has gone - but this is an excellent point at which to mark progress and get a surge of momentum! 

 Yes, my little buddy got in on the pic - Petey is truly never far from my side ❤️🐶❤️

Monday, October 23, 2017

That’s Wannietta!

I am who I am, and I’m too old for that to change. 
I have a favorite TeeFury T-shirt, and I’ve been thinking a long time about getting it as a tattoo. Customizeart was visiting Toronto and was guesting at Golden Iron  and I love their new school style, so I grabbed this once in a lifetime opportunity!! I am so pleased with the result! María imbued my T-shirt George Joker with all the mischievous and creepy personality that he could possess. 

It’s not everyone’s style, but it’s me, and now it’s mine forever!! 
It stung like a mofo, but I bore it like a champ and it was worth it. 

Speaking of TeeFury, they had another grab bag sale. I love these, and while it’s a roll of the dice, I totally scored this go-round!!! 

Not a bad one in the bunch!! I’m just giddy with delight!!! 
Then there’s this one. I ordered it as a daily special, and it will be this years Halloween T-shirt. It also glows in the dark!! I know - super creepy!!! 

I am fighting off the cold that a few coworkers have been bringing ‘round, so I’ve been sleeping a lot, which cuts into knitting time. I’m going to spend a few hours tonight knitting on something ... idk what. I’ll post actual knitting pics tomorrow!! 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


I’m tired, so I’m going to drop a few thousand words in picture format. 
Daphne and Jasmyn came to collect potential yarn, aka fleece. 

We’re looking a whole lot less identical these days 😏

Helen called in her order, and gifted me 4 skeins! I know - a generous gift that idk how I’ll ever repay. Hopefully my joy will be a sufficient down payment.