I forgot to post a few weeks ago that I officially turned 30. It’s weird to think that this is my actual age, when sometimes I feel like I am still 23. It’s amazing how much my life has changed and how much has happened in the last decade. The morning of my birthday I was awake early before my daughter got up, and I decided to start the day with some Bible journaling. Psalm 30:5 “…weeping may tarry for the night but JOY comes with the morning.” It would be easy to dwell on all the bad things that happened in my twenties and be fearful about the future, but this verse was a great reminder that with God there is always joy to be found. Only He can bring the type of joy that “turns mourning into dancing.” God has brought me a long way, and He is always there for me, so I am happy to say I have lived 30 years of life!
Ombré watercolor in purple, owl stamps, flower washi tape, and heart tab. All my favorite sort of things.
I am obsessed with this ripple pattern lately. I’m working on the edging of my second blanket using this pattern in a month, and I have plans for at least one more. Full blog post with finished blanket pictures coming soon.
I have crocheted the first three blocks in my 200 Blocks in 200 Days challenge (see previous post for more details). These scraps bring back a lot of memories from my early days of crocheting and tell the story of how my yarn choices have matured through the years. I can’t wait to finish my first week of squares and post my first update next Tuesday.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Photo Friday, so now that I’m getting back into blogging, it’s time to resurrect this feature. For those who are new followers, Photo Friday is basically a mini blog post that just focuses on one photo from that day or week.
For today, my photo shows the white wool that I dyed four different colors that will now become colorful rolags. I can’t wait to see how these will blend together.
I can’t explain why I love these mittens so much. I don’t even like lobsters, either to eat or as cute companions. But when I saw the pattern for these mittens, I had to make them for myself as my new pair of mittens this upcoming winter. First mitten is done, and I’m about halfway through with the second one. Sometimes I just can’t explain why I knit what I knit.
These two purple beauties will be for sale soon. I’m working on a shop update with lots of new handmade items and handspun yarn. Check back soon for when all the new stuff goes live.
When I’m not planning our wedding (or crafting for it), I’ve still been knitting on these. I’m on the last of 4 stockings, and then they need to be embellished and blocked. I can’t wait to finish this set so I can start on a different set for myself and my fiance for our first Christmas together. I’m definitely in the mood for holiday crafting!
I’m making progress on my purple shawl. I was hoping to be further than this, but I’m starting to pick up the pace. I really need to be finished with this project by the end of the month, so I hope that I’ll be able to reach that. Because of this deadline, this shawl has been my constant companion, going everywhere so I can squeeze in a couple of rows every spare moment I have.
My new Josephine shawl on the needles. Loving the purple lace. My first time doing a lace garter stitch pattern and one that has patterning on every row. Now that the chart is memorized, it’s time to just knit knit knit.
My first finished hand-woven scarf. It’s full of mistakes, but I love it!