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I didn’t make it through the entire photography challenge. Sigh. I don’t know what happened. The assignments quit speaking to me I guess. I couldn’t think of a way to make them interesting, and I didn’t want to do it if I couldn’t think of some way to make it original. Maybe I need a smaller challenge, like a once a week photo challenge, so I have more time to think of the details.

I have still been taking pictures, but I think I have hit the stage I saw on a graph about “how I feel about my photography” that simply says, “I suck” I don’t know if it is my aging but already poor eye sight or what, but none of my pictures are coming out very sharp. Also, the kids are refusing to let me take pictures of them any more. I need to find more things to take pictures of.

In other news, I just published a new pattern on Ravelry that also got picked up for KnitPicks IDP. The patterns name is the Anpiel Shawl. The test knitters really seemed to enjoy it, and that really made me happy.

I am working on some other knitting. I have four “baby” sweaters to knit. Only one of them is for a baby not already here, though. To say I am behind on my baby knitting is an understatement. I also have a hat to knit for my Uncle Rudy. Since hats are quick, I am hoping to get that done this week while the kids are doing school. I also have weaving to do, and sweatshirts that need cut up before I can complete that. As usual, I am having a hard time prioritizing, I want to do it all!! I told Sean the other day when I had a marvelous idea for someone into pottery, that as brilliant as the idea was, I could not, would not should not start another hobby. I’d have to give up sleep altogether, and I really like to sleep. If anyone knows of a potter who would like to make a ton of money selling things to knitters, though, I have a brilliant, genius idea.

Thought I would update the blog while the kids were getting woke up, before we get school started. I am going out to walk while they do their computer work, because I have decided that it is finally time to get this weight off that I have regained. Tomorrow will be weigh in day, and I think the first week went well. I managed to not drink coca-cola at all last week. I am eating better, and walking, so I’m excited that maybe this time, I will be able to stick with it. You all be praying for me!

Behind…

Well, I got behind on the photo challenge. A day or two that stumped me, and then I fell behind, and I’m not sure I’ll catch up completely. I do intend to jump back in tomorrow, or rather, later today, since it is 4 am, and I am up with insomnia. Insomnia really bites.

I do have a good excuse for falling behind though, as the last couple of days have seen me putting the finishing touches on another pattern I am submitting to KnitPicks. The test knitters are finishing up, and the tech editor is done, and so I sent the final pattern and the sample knit off yesterday. I try to never feel like I am for sure going to have a pattern accepted by Knit Picks, but I really like this one. I hope they do too. Reagan was my model again for this one, and she was just so grown up looking and beautiful in all the pattern pictures.

The other thing going on this week is, I have tried to restart my diet. I have tried several times in the last year or so to jump start my diet again. I have lots of excuses as to why I haven’t been able to get back on track, and none of them are good ones. I just need to do it. I’ve done a LOT better the last couple of days, I just need to keep getting back on the horse if I fall off instead of just abandoning all hope and eating everything in sight. I know I can do it, but I have to actually DO it.

Hopefully I will be back later today with a photo post. I’m starting to get sleepy, thankfully, so I’m going to head back to bed……

To Weave!! Finally got new warp on the loom. To save money, I bought poly cotton warp. Never again. Took the skin right off my pinkys when I was tightening it after tying on. Ouch! It is pretty though. I can't wait to see it with weft!

 

Photo A Day August 12-14

I could not get the photo Sunday to load,Then yesterday I got busy and didn't take any pictures. So today is a catch up day!

 

Day 12: Spoon. This theme didn't thrill me at all. I could not think of one creative thing to do. I do love this spoon though, my mom bought it for me at the mountain State Art and Craft Fair!

 

Day 13: Simple. So many things in my life are simple. I like things the simpler the better. This is one of my favorites, simply sitting in the front yard, listening to birds and bugs.

 

 

Day 14: Arrow. This theme might have been easier in the city where signs with arrows abound. I ended up having to make my own! That's okay, though, I Love DIY.

It's finally starting to cool down a little here. Our high was below 90 degrees today for the first time in a very long time. It was such a relief! I hope there are lots more days like that in the near future.

 

You'd think there would be more purple in this house. Finally settled on this picture that honestly…I took a few days ago when it was raining. (!) I took pictures today, but they are soooo boring. Believe me, you're glad I posted this one!

 

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I could have completed the “messy” challenge in any room of my house today. I decided to show you my footstool where I keep my knitting projects. I am knitting from a huge skein of yarn, and it is really a mess.

 

I have lots of glasses. I've been wearing them since Second Grade.

 

 

From my Bible journal. It might seem silly, copying things directly from the Bible into my journal, but writing things down helps me memorize them, and it is also extremely calming for me.

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