Sunday, June 20, 2010

serious summer sock love

I am having some serious sock love
These babies have been sitting on my needles waiting for me to close the toe,
for longer than I would like to admit
However, the task of finishing was sweetened by the blissful feeling of trying on
Admittedly it is only one....but still so nice

Feelings: Love it!

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Ashling Tote

I finished this back in early May.  When I started I wasn't sure who I was going to make it for.  However, as the tote came together it became apparent that it would be perfect for my good friend, Patricia.

I gave it to her at the end of May and she is loving it!  So nice!

At first this yarn was for the February Lady Sweater.  However, it didn't work out so I took my four balls of Cascade 220 and turned it into the Ashling Tote.

It is an easy peasy pattern, with great results!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

the absent

that would be me!

life has taken different paths as of late
bends in the roads have kept me busy
not many moments to collect thoughts
or explain the moments

however i have been challenged
i have gone places
faced challenges i dreaded, maybe feared
pushed myself farther than i thought i could

one competition has lead to another and another
in 4-1/2 months i will be travelling half way around the world to compete
i worry
i get discouraged
i push
i train
i attempt my best

those moments keep me often busy
this family around me push me forward