Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday Morning Update and Lifestyle Change #1

We have gone from being in the 70-80's last week to being in the 30-40's this week. But we got RAIN! Almost didn't recognize the sound of it when it started yesterday evening. So we have winter-like weather now!

Noel (new dog) likes insoles of shoes. Guess this is a big argument for "pickup your shoes and put them away!" But she has put her weight back on and is a nice addition (except for the pooh and insole eating).

This is the birthday blanket from Knitsimple. They are offering the pattern free, on-line, a block a week. I have a lot of odds and ends of yarn, so I am going to knit/crochet it up as they release the patterns. I would like to make at least 2 of each square. That way I have one square to keep for myself and I have an afghan for a gift in 2008. The first two blocks are textured and fun to do. I have one done of the first square and am working on the 2nd square. I'll go back and make up the 2nd of each square. And as soon as I get batteries for my camera I'll take pics of what I have done so far.

I have also knit 2 and working on number 3 of a hat whose pattern I can't find where I got from (someone's blog I read) so I can't give credit where credit is due---yet. However, this hat points out Lifestyle Change #1 I want to make (instead of resolutions for the New Year)....owing my work.

In the past, if I made something and took it into public and receive compliments on it, I would put it or myself down..."it's nothing", "it's easy"....almost denying I had anything to do with it. So now I am taking credit where credit is due. Yes, there are people out there who are more creative, more productive artwise, more this and more that and that's great. Who else would I get inspired by. However, when someone comments on my work it will be at least a simple thank you rather than a put down of my work. I made 1 hat to use up some scraps and it was in a color someone had commented on being their color, so I knit it up as a little surprise for her (Puerto Ricans transplanted in colder climates need more protection). Then 2 people asked me to make one for them and are paying me for it. Guess I must do a pretty decent job if someone is willing to buy it.


  1. Judy-

    This is something we all do, we denigrate our own work. 'Oh, it's nothing, I just strung these beads.' or 'That's just a simple bit of wire...' but I try to remember that folks who comment are probably interested in what I just made. I try to bite my tongue, but it is hard not to engage in that bit of self-talk...

  2. I'd love the link to a block a week blanket. It looks really neat! Great idea, knitting 2.


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