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Knitting to Stories

I’m getting so close to finishing the cardigan I’ve been working on for about a month and a half now, so today has pretty much been dedicated to sitting in our comfy armchair, my project progressing stitch by stitch and inch by inch. I’m working on the last major piece, which is the front left side, and then it just needs to be blocked, sewn together, and some finishing touches added on. Eep, I’m so ready to wear this thing!!

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You can see my handy yarn bowl from this post being used in the first photo. It is seriously so handy, no more balls of yarn rolling all over the place! I’ve also been listening to “A Storm of Swords”, book three in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, (more commonly known as Game of Thrones). We had a free trial for HBO a couple months back and we decided to watch the TV series, and I enjoyed them a lot, except for the few times I had to cover my eyes and hide behind Husband because I just did not want to see some of the super super gory scenes. But then, we finished the most recent season and I was left wanting to know how the series ends! So I went back to the beginning and got the Game of Thrones audiobook out from the library and started listening. I’m not quite sure how I am going to cope once I finish the most recent book, I just want to know what happens. I guess it will be just like when I waited for the next Harry Potter book to come out all over again!

Anyway, all that to say, I love that I can listen to books (or watch movies) while crafting, and when I look back at a finished project I can always associate whatever I might have been seeing or hearing at the time with the piece. I still associate the Lord of the Rings with a CD I had when I was younger because I listened to the CD every night while I read those books. What kinds of things do you listen to or do while you practice whatever hobby you might have? And also, I’ll need some book suggestions once I get through the rest of this series, anyone have any ideas?

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A date night creation

Mmm, summer is such a lovely season, especially here in the city! I am currently typing this at a cute little cafe downtown, after having just enjoyed a delicious iced latte. On my way here (walking of course) I just couldn’t help thinking how lucky I am to call this little city home. It’s so nice to be able to walk anywhere and everywhere here. Even though we live on the western edge of town it’s only a 15 minute walk to get downtown. My husband and I take advantage of that fact a lot, we often find ourselves walking the streets to various activities and restaurants. The weekend before this past weekend we decided to take advantage of the “date night special” at the Pottery Works where we got half off our studio fees for painting some pottery. I love getting to be creative, my husband liked the idea of getting another flower pot, and we both loved saving some cash, so it was pretty perfect.

I probably should have taken some photos of Husband’s flower pot but I kind of forgot. Oops. But it’s now the new home for our little jade plant so maybe it’ll show up in a future post! I made this fun little yarn bowl though!

Yarn bowlThis isn’t something that I really needed but I thought it might come in handy. I’m a huge fan of all of the designs made by Rifle Paper Co., ever since someone gave us a set of coasters by them for our wedding. I mean, just go and look at everything, it’s so gorgeous and will probably make you want to put wallpaper all over your entire house. Anyway, because of this I decided to do my own little floral design. What do you think? I wish I’d chosen a blue a few shades lighter than the one I went with, but I’m still really happy with the finished product!

3 viewsI know it works well because I’ve been using it as I work on this cardigan (which I think I mentioned in a previous post!). I’m so excited to get this finished! Here’s a peak at my progress.

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Thanks for reading, I’m going to finish up for today and go enjoy some more of that lovely summer sunshine, I hope you get a chance to do that too!