Monday, April 20, 2015

Beautiful Spring Day!

Oh my...what a beautiful day it is today! I have my windows open, and a crisp breeze is blowing in! Who could ask for more.

We (my husband and I) had a wonderful weekend. Yesterday, his middle child (a daughter) and her husband came over for a fish fry...oh wait...and the three grand-babies. All girls, but each one so much different from the other. But boy, did they have funny with the Hello Kitty bubble maker we bought. They chased bubbles all over the yard!

I love it when any of the grandchildren come to visit. My husband has three children - two girls and a boy. And I am blessed to be able to be NaNa to all of their children. We did have five granddaughters until his oldest daughter remarried and now we have a grandson. 

So, my knitting...obviously none was done over the weekend. But I did work on my swatches for the Craft Yarn Council Knit I course I am taking. I am halfway through with the swatches, and then I write  lesson plan. It is a course to teach knitting, but I am not sure if I am going to tackle that right now or not. Once I have completed the CYC's courses, I am going to attempt the Master Hand Knitter Program with The Knit Guild of America. Mmmmm...heard it was hard. Oh well, we shall see.

What kind of day are you having? Hope it is blessed!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Oh, Mondays!

I had really good intentions to have my blog up much earlier today...BUT!

I went outside to water my beautiful herbs. As I put on my flip flops, I noticed a bunch of bugs flying and crawling in front of me and on my driveway. Upon further inspection, I realized they were - TERMITES! ARGH!

I got out a can of RAID and sprayed everywhere I saw them. After emptying the whole can, I proceeded to call my husband. He got home as quickly as he could, but I think I sprayed them enough to ward them off.

We decided to remove all the landscape timbers from around the house and replace them with metal edging. This all took most of my day.

But here I am...still knitting my KAL. Almost finished this weekend.

If I complete it by the end of the week, I will post pics!

Hope your Monday was better than mine!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Back After a Break

I took a brief break to help me get refocused with my knitting and priorities in my life right now.

I decided to restart my Craft Yarn Council Course - Knit 1. I am going to go through CYC, then I think I may be ready to work on my Master Hand Knitter program with The Knitting Guild of America. I think my grandmother would be proud of me for completing these.

I am still working on my KAL. I hope to finish by the end of next week. I would have been farther along, but we had an air-conditioning malfunction. I had to take care of the problem because my husband was busy.

I also started an herb garden a couple weeks ago. Not much...

This is my beautiful Pineapple Sage!

This is my fresh Mint...getting ready to make some Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby.
There's some Peppermint front of the Pineapple Sage and Mint.

I am going to try to post twice a week now...for anyone out there. Or maybe just for me :)