Wednesday Musings

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Wednesday Musings

I have been busy knitting on this last day before School goes back.  I have sub jobs for the next few days, so I can’t knit during the day.  Bummed but I have to earn some cash!!  I am almost done with the main poncho, here is a picture of where I am right now.

I hope to get it knit tonight and I will knit the turtle neck on tomorrow and sew the buttons on and then my daughter can wear it as it has been super cold here in Atlanta!  Once I get this all finished I will get a picture of her wearing it and then set it up on my Etsy site to be sold as a finished product.  I custom make all the items on my site so that my customers can pick what ever color they want for the item except for a couple of items with are set with colors.

Since I was knitting all day, it was a laundry day and I had to find a really simple dinner to make.  Can’t take time from the knitting now can I!!  Since I am back eating a Keto Diet, I needed to pull out a favorite of my family, Egg Roll in a Bowl!  This is the best dinner, I can get it done in about 20 minutes and unless I make a double batch, and with a 14-year-old growing boy I have to, there are no leftovers.  I find these recipes all over the web and this is my favorite version of this.  We loving call it crack slaw because I really could eat it every day!!   Give it a try, my son likes it with rice to make it more filling.  Not that you can fill up a 14-year-old boy!!

I love Wednesday nights, normally we have church and my kids go to the youth group and I have a bible study class (grow group) at our church.  The kids get dinner there for 3 bucks a head and my group brings dinner and we share the meal before we dive into the study.  With the holidays we have not had it, we resume next week.  So my week has been weird not seeing that group of people in a few weeks.  Our church is going to have family dinners on Wednesday nights again in Mid January, I love those for the same reason.  I don’t have to cook.  One night a week I don’t have to deal with it.  A blessing!  Plus it is a way to reset myself with some time with God.  I have started to read Jesus Calling every morning to center myself and then I can start to knit or what ever I need to do that day.  I love that centering time, I am trying hard to do more listening instead of talking in my prayer time then, but that is so very hard!!

Well it is getting late and I need to get that poncho finished!  I really want to get it done quickly as I have a cardigan to make for myself!  I don’t ever make anything for myself, so this will be lots of fun!!

Until we meet again, Be Blessed!!

 


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Frustration!

Been happily knitting along while I watch Downton Abbey and got to a point where I had to make a neck opening. I was binding off the center part and to my horror I did not have enough stitches in the poncho! I could not fix this so guess what I get to spend some time doing!  Ripping out the whole thing and starting over!

I am such a perfectionist that I cannot abide this imperfection! One or two stitches I can fix, not 8! So here I am, pulling stitches out and dying with every taken out stitch!  It took about 10 minutes to pull out the entire knit piece.  Took about 3 hours to have knit it.  Oh the pain!!!

 

I spent the drive time from our house to our friends house where we spent New Years Eve at rolling a new ball of yarn from all this yarn that got pulled out.  This is what is looks like:

The smaller skein is what I bought, the large ball is 3 of the skeins attached!  It was a tangled mess and lots of fun to get into the ball.

After all that I decided to start again and making it smaller as my daughter is not all that big!!  Skinny Minnie is what I call her!!  We laugh about it, and I hope she always is aware that it is a loving name I have for her and not a statement on her.  In any case, the new poncho has been started and hopefully will be finished by the 3rd or 4th.  The 4th the kids go back to school and it will be cold so I hope she gets to wear it there.  Plus it is free advertising!!  I am going to add this to my Etsy site so this is a great way for me to see how long a lead time I need to actually knit this item and get it out to someone.  I don’t want to say 1 week when in actuality I can get it done within 2 weeks since I am working full-time with Substitute teaching.  If I can get more orders I might be able to work full-time knitting, which is my life’s dream!!

Well I have to stop writing now and get back to knitting before the year 2017 comes to a close!!  It is a great night to be with friends, with great food and being able to sit and knit the night away!!


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