Sunday, May 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Crochet On

I recently got out this bag of yarn I used from an old project and started a new
one, like I need another one.  I'm going to try and keep making the squares until I use up all the yarn I have in this bag.  Hopefully it will make a decent size blanket. 

With signs of spring actually in gear I've been out on my bike whenever I can after work.

I'd still love to make a basket line for my bike. Someday.

And the baby geese are out.

As well as our backyard friends.

Even took my girl for a walk in the back pack.

New kitty is fitting in well. He likes to wrestle with his new brother.

Did you watch the Royal Wedding?  I had a nap Friday after work and stayed up all night.
It was lovely, I'm sure Diana would have approved.

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians out there. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Waiting for Spring

At least with spring starting late it makes  you want to stay inside and  crochet to keep 
warm.  I have been working on projects here and there.  Since my last post, which has been well over a month, I have added a few more rounds to the Lovebomb Mandala.

And a few more rounds to the starburst blanket. I didn't realize how big it was getting.  I'm on the third ball of Caron Cakes. 

I went to Michael's Craft store for some colour inspiration. 

New yarns in stock. 

I ended up buying two skeins of this yarn. 60% Acrylic 40% Nylon and so soft.
Then the task was to figure out what to make with it.  I have many yarns in my 
stash where I think that would be lovely as..... undetermined.

But after searching the web, blogs, Ravelry, Pinterest and You Tube I found something
on You Tube I thought would be nice.  Autumn Moon Wrap from channel Jayda InStitches.

I recently got a sleeveless white/blue dress that I thought this would be nice to
wear with it.  We'll see how it turns out. 

Yesterday made it to +50 Degrees F here and I've been waiting for the weather
to break to get back out on the bike. Winter has been way too long this year
that lead to more hibernation and weight gain that planned or expected.

And an update on our kitty search.  Since the last attempt to integrate a new kitty
into the house with my two now did not succeed I waited and visited the Humane Society and Pet Stores for other associations seeking owners to adopt.  I saw another orange tabby and even though I was thinking a female may be best this little guy was too cute.  He's 5 years old, and quite shy and  timid which I thought would be good as he wouldn't be aggressive with my other orange boy who's suck a suck. His name is Milo. 

He is quite small and skinny for his age.  I don't know if the previous owners fed him 
enough because when I put some wet food down he inhaled it.  He sure loves to 
check out what we are eating as well, chicken, cheese, whatever he'll try it out.

I don't think he's ever seen bath tub full of water either.  I was taking a bath the other day 
and he was so curious he got up into this weird stance.

My girl doesn't seem to be bother by him, she just likes to eat and sleep. My boy 
watches him and is curious. I just hope he doesn't get jealous of him. But I did 
catch my boy go over to him when Milo was laying down and lick the top
of his head like he does with my girl. 

Happy Weekend all!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Chaos and Starting Over

Hello crafting peeps.  There hasn't been a whole lot of crafting here.
I managed to finish a quick mandala doily from Sweet Sharna's pattern.

And today I had the urge to pull out my first project I started back when I got 
into crochet and finish it properly.  African flower shawl that I didn't join in the right way.
I saw Patchwork's African flower blanket on Instagram and thought I should take apart mine and try to join in the proper way. 

However, I just was comparing the style of the flower and they are not
quite the same flower pattern.  I may have to tweek my method to make these
into a hexagon shape in order to join them.

So since we had to put down my old cat down I have been looking for another 
addition to our home.  I love my two cats now but three has always been the
magic number of fur babies.  We've had 2, usually briefly and 4 when one was
near their end but 3 just seems to keep a happy calm in the house.

We visited a local pet store that was having an adoption weekend with a local 
organization that rescues cats.  I spotted this guy and fell in love.  Mind you we were
looking for another girl addition as we thought it would be better to get along with our 
current male cat.  But this face made me want to try to see if they would all
get along. 

He apparently was found in rough shape, under weight, missing fur.
The organization didn't know if he would be good with other animals. She did
notice in the store he was hissing at the other cats but when they are on display
in the center of a store with people and dogs going by I guess he would be.
I put in my application and got him the next week.  We kept him separated from
my other cats for at least 4 days. He loved affection and was super cuddly with me, 
which is what I wanted and like to sleep beside me. He did like to bite a bit too much though. 

I started holding him and carrying him around the house. He was very curious to explore 
but as soon as he saw the other cats he would growl and hiss. 
On the weekend with my hubby home he came out to explore the main level of the house.
The other cats ran downstairs. My female, who doesn't take S*&t held her own and 
hissed back. My male, a former stray himself, is more timid and scoured away.
But sadly there was just too much hissing, growling and disruption in the 
household to carry on.  I was loosing sleep as he was in the room I sleep in.
I had to take him back to the store and it killed me to do so. I had to do what
was best to protect my other two cats who get along like brother and sister.

It was an emotional week.
I still believe the right fur baby is out there for us. 

Happy Weekend all!!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mia, Pet Loss and Crafting Progress

Hope everyone had a nice New Years. 
This year's winter we've had quite the amount of snow and
the season of sickness.  It's everywhere, work and home.
I was feeling quite proud my usually good immune system
hadn't caught anything with taking Oil of Oregano supplements and
my apple a day regime. But no, some people at work don't
believe in covering their mouth when they cough incessantly.
I was down for 2 weeks with it, 3 days off work. While nursing my cold I 
had been trying to keep check on my old sickly cat. He made it through
the holidays and through January but his hyperthyroid and growth in
rectum had made him quite week and skinny.  Constantly drinking water 
and bits of food but never seem to nourish him enough.  It was hard
but necessary to end his suffering. He seemed like he wanted to keep fighting 
to stay with me.  He was my suck and I had had him since 6 weeks old.
If he made it to April he would have been 16 years.

I have been crocheting more lately, rest time will allow that.

I have gotten quite a few more rounds done on this and near the end of my 
skein of Caron Cake.  I do have one more skein if I want to keep it going.

I finished my mandala. Pattern from SewHappyCreative

And I couldn't resist this mandala, still in progress.  Lovebomb mandala 
from Queen  Babs.

Keep Calm and Crochet On.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Twas Two Nights before Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas holiday.

I was working on these star snowflakes last night.  They work up quick and a bit addicting 
to make. They're pictured here with the coolest 3D Christmas card ever, of course it
plays music as well.  The little things.

Another bauble ornament.

I found this mini yarns and couldn't resist picking them up.

I finished my cousin's scarf I knitted. It went well with this Snapchat filter.

I got my gift a while ago with the Black Friday sales.  I am trying to get my mojo
for fitness back.  Starting the new year. LOL

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Is Almost Here

How's everyone's holiday projects going? I've been plugging away at mine.

Knitting some dish cloths and making use of my Christmas Lily Bloom purse.

Found this yarn and pom pom as a hat making kit on clearance.

Our city did this lights festival in our main park that opened last weekend then 
we got a good dumping of snow this past week.

And my kitties.

This guy may not make it much longer.  He's has hyper thyroid and 
is so skinny like my last cat that passed. 

If I do not post again before Christmas, I wish everyone who visits my blog
and wonderful relaxing holiday with your families.