Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Solstice

With temps in the upper 90s, my husband and I had frozen yogurt last night so one thing crossed off the summer bucket list!

I'm participating in the Ultimate Reading Challenge and one of the categories is a book that takes place in your hometown. I grew up in Albuquerque NM so this is the book I chose. The title also matches the weather we're having!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

2015 Summer Bucket List

1. Go to a baseball game.

2. Go hear music outside.

3. Finish knitting 3 shawls.

4. Read at least 25 books.

5. Finish Trip to Ireland quilt.

6. Go to the farmer's market at least once.

7. Get frozen yogurt at least once.

8. Play Scrabble with my husband.

9. Grill something new for dinner.

10. Have a great vacation in California!

Joining Carole knits

Monday, June 1, 2015

Currently {June}

Reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This book was an instant New York Times bestseller and has won multiple awards and I really like historical fiction so it's been on my To Be Read list for a while. It took me a little while to get into because it's not an easy read but the story is fascinating.

Watching: Scandal. I know I'm a bit behind on this one, but I was surfing around Netflix one evening trying to find something to watch. After one episode I was hooked so now I have 3 seasons I can binge-watch before the fall.

Anticipating: my husband has a conference in San Jose later this month so I will be joining him at the end then we'll a week spend exploring Monterrey and Santa Barbara.

Knitting:  I recently discovered madelinetosh yarn and I love it! I'm working on Cladonia in a blue/grey (aura) and cream (antler) in MadTosh Sport.

Sewing: a quilt that I started over  a year ago. The pattern is Trip Around the World combined with Irish Chain. This is the first quilt I'll finish since a close friend passed away from colon cancer last summer. She always loved my quilts. After I finish it I'm planning to donate it in her memory to a fundraiser at our church.

Still here

I seem to have neglected my blog once again, partially because I was sidelined for ~6 months with sore wrists so couldn't knit. Thankfully they are much better and I can knit again! 

Below are my FO so far for 2015:

Tulip Cardigan for a friend's baby boy:

I participated in my first Mystery KAL: Ysolda's Follow Your Arrow 2. I used Malabrigo Arroyo in Purpuras and it was a dream to knit with. My skeins were from the same dye lot, but I didn't know that you should still alternate when you change skeins. I'm going with it's a design element. I had a great time doing the KAL, even though I fell behind after the first clue. It was fun to get help from others and see how the clues they chose knitted up. Ravelry link here.