Saturday, February 26, 2011

Proper Motivation

I accomplished quite a bit today. Apparently, I just needed the proper motivation!
Someone has gone back on a deal that was made verbally. This has upset me a fair deal. No worries though. Things always come back on you. I'm a big fan of Karma. :) When I'm upset, I might dwell for a bit. Then I dust myself off and formulate a plan or just keep busy until a plan develops.

I finally finished my love seat.
It used to look like this:

The fabric was all loose. It looked like a slip cover.

Then Napoleon "helped" me fasten the loose fabric under the love seat. Now it looks like this:

Napoleon approves.

I also worked on my sock:

I'm so sorry. I have lost the instructions and I cannot for the life of me remember the name of this pattern. I will go through my archives so I can give the creator the proper courtesy they deserve. Ha! My yarn choice matches my pj's. I had no idea until I just looked at this photo. :)

Here is a close up of the pattern:

Pretty cool eh?

I've also been taking my aggression out on monsters and playing Dark Cloud 2.

The aspect of this game that I really love is that you build items. It is very similar to the first of this series. Maybe it's the nesting aspect of my personality that really draws me to these games. The story line is also amazing to boot.

Well I've settled down quite a bit now. I'm going to harvest things on Farmville and continue to watch the snow fall.

Enjoy the rest of your week end everyone :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

It's Wednesday?

Well that arrived awful quick. Last I remember I was driving back from Quebec. It was a long week end for us in Ontario. We celebrated Family Day on Monday. I spent my week end with a new addition to my family. :) I had an amazing time. Because of the distance, we celebrated Valentine's Day a week late. It was worth it.

I don't really want to say too much yet. I'm sure I will at a later time.

A co-worker was going through her Mom's belongings. Her Mom had moved into a different kind of living arrangement. In the process, co-worker came across a ton of knitting tools. She brought these into work for those of us who knit to peruse.

There are these circular needles in the mix that I absolutely love! The joint from the wire that connects to the needles are so smooth. I attribute that to the fact it is made of plastic and formed as one piece rather than having a join. At any rate, I love them. The yarn passes so smoothly over that little join.

Since I have completed my mittens, I was looking for another project. I decided to work on another pair of socks. They give my brain a bit of a rest after such an intense period of creativity.

I love self stripping yarn. It makes your project looks so much more complex than it is. I am really liking this mix. I do not have red and black stripe socks yet. :)

Well that is about all that is happening in my little world right now. My brain is still recovering from the week end. I hope you have been enjoying your week and the weather is to your liking. It's been a bit of a reprieve here from the colder temperatures. I never thought I would ever consider -10C balmy. Ah well. Winter in Canada. Such an adventure. Enjoy your day tomorrow. :)