Sheesh! A lot has happened since mid-December. I don’t know where to start really. Again. I’ve been writing this post for a few weeks actually, and I keep getting distracted or the words just don’t flow.
Lake Placid was awesome and crappy all at the same time. I mean, Lake Placid is always wonderful because it’s beautiful and I got to spend a tone of time with my family. I hadn’t spent that much time with Jacob since July. That made my heart very happy. It was a little less fun than usual because my mom’s husband didn’t come because of health issues so my brother-in-law didn’t come because he didn’t want to be stuck with a bunch of chicks. He was afraid we would watch girly movies and knit and yack all weekend. I can’t blame the poor guy. We made the best of it though.
When we came back from Lake Placid, I had designed a new hat. I love it. I used Madelinetosh Pashmina. This is some seriously awesome yarn. I called the hat Addi as in Adirondacks. Thought it was fitting because the yarn was purchased in Lake Placid and I thought up my pattern over there.
I feel like I knit about 100 of these easy cowls over the holidays. Every time I finished one, someone would see and ask me to make one for a friend or family member so that they could give it to the for Christmas.
Here’s a picture of baby Abigail and her Christmas stocking (that I designed and made for her). How cute is she???
January was really quiet. For some reason, in December and January, things seemed to be… less than flow-y. Tones of road-blocks I called them. I was getting really frustrated that things weren’t working out the way I had planned for this year. Doesn’t it suck when that happens? It was a valuable lesson for me. Adaptability. So I shifted my thinking a bit and something wonderful happened: a co-worker asked me if I wanted to stay at his place while he was gone on course – for 20 days! His place reminded me of being home, out in the country where the snow stays white, the night is dark and you don’t hear the music of the cars driving by when you’re trying to sleep after a night shift. It was bliss. I re-charged my battery while I was there, which was much needed. I’m pretty sure I was in the red zone. This is when things started to open up – time off was granted, travel plans started to materialize, and as if nothing, all was flowing again.
February has been stupendous so far. I got to cross New Orleans off my Bucket List. There are some seriously awesome things to see in NOLA.
The food. Yum!
Burbon Street at night.
The plantations. They were my absolute favourite things.
Love these creepy pictures.
You can drink on the streets of New Orleans and no one gives you a fine. :)
The famous beignets at Cafe du Monde. Yum.
Behind the scenes of the Mardi Gras floats.
The yarn shops.
Now I’m home for a few weeks and off to Las Vegas. That’s what I mean by things are finally starting to work out the way they were supposed to this year, minus a few things I’m still sorting out.
That’s all I have today. I’m too busy living life to blog. I’m still knitting but don’t have pics to post right now.
Have an awesome rest of the month. Surely spring is around the corner…