Hello March!

I spent the last week of January and the entire month of February sick. I am usually very healthy and truth be told I hadn’t been sick like this since 2007. It started off with just a chest thing, then laryngitis. Throw in some heart palpitations, and a different respiratory illness and BAM! you get bronchitis.

I am on the tail end of my antibiotics and I am finally feeling well enough to start working out again. Time off, plus poor food choices, have derailed some of the work I did last year. So it’s back to the gym and a major cleaning up of food for me.

I am looking forward to the warmer temps that March usually brings our way. The approach of spring coupled with my returning health has me feeling energized. I want to craft all the things, sew all the things, and run all the miles!

I started crafting all the things yesterday by making a St. Patrick’s Day banner. You can find the tutorial http://www.simpleasthatblog.com/2011/03/simple-st-patricks-day-banner.html?m=1. <—–there.

I chose to use pages from an instructional grammar book we have had for years. Instead of card stock I chose to use scrapbook paper. After putting it all together I felt like the clovers didn’t stand out enough.

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So I found a darker green and glued them over the lighter colored paper. I added green heart shaped buttons and voila!

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What do you think?

On the Needles

After checking out my friend Mary’s blog I realized that I have only shared one of my knitting projects thus far. I usually had something on the needles. I just finished a wool soaker for a sweet little baby that was born this past weekend. It is in my bolga basket waiting to be delivered.

On the needles currently is an almost completed sock. This pair of socks is only the fourth pair that I have knitted. Mostly because socks come in pairs and I lose momentum after the first one is done. I need to learn the two at a time method but can’t get the time or my brain to the point it needs to be to learn something new right now. It will happen, just another time.

The yarn I am using is lovely!!! The colors are deep reds and burnt oranges. Unfortunately the pics I am about to add do not do the color justice. I bought the yarn at a fiber festival in Michigan at least 2 years ago. Maybe longer. Time runs together for me! The trip to the fiber festival was wonderful. I got to spend the entire day with one of my best friends surrounded by one of my favorite things….fiber! She was a big part of my learning to knit journey and it was great to spend that time with her.

Are you a knitter? Do you have anything on the needles? I would love to see it. 🙂

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