Monday, September 24, 2012

Is This Thing On?

I hadn't intended to be gone so long.  Blogging seems to be one of those activities that once you stop, it's hard to get the ball rolling again.  So where have I been?  Well, I traveled for work for two weeks with a week of vacation in between.  Vacation was spent in the mountains.  The two days it didn't rain, we spent a lot of time in a couple of parks.  Having picnics, chatting, and enjoying each others company.  For me, a bit of stitching.  For Greg, a bit of jogging.  Perfect.
Our Picnic Spot

The other couple of weeks I missed was just life and getting caught up after being out of my site at work for three weeks.  Things are returning to normal.  I'm tired though and hope that my work travel is over for the year.  At this point, it looks like it is!


I missed the August Theme-a-Licious update.  Better late than never.  The theme for August was :

Embrace the Olympic motto--Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger)--by elevating your mind. It's the perfect time to learn something new! Or maybe achieve some goals.. 

My goal was to get a knitting project on the needles and to make some progress on it.  The pattern called for a cashmere blend yarn but I wanted something "curl up on the couch cozy and warm" so I went with a bulky yarn.  Here is where I am at just less than 1 ball knit up.  This was really moving along until after vacation.  Not much has happened since then.    Septembers theme is about smalls - I'm going rogue and working on BAPs....more to come at the end of the month!
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 On our last day in the mountains, I started a new stitching project.  Here's a peek.  I hope to show you more at the end of the month. 
Wishing you all a good week and happy stitches!

26 comments:

Loraine said...

Sounds like a perfect vacation! Love your knitting project, and your silks are gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you are making.

Margaret said...

Sounds like it was a nice vacation -- but bummer that it rained so much. Bummer also about all the traveling for work. I hope you really are all done with it for the year. Love that new knitting piece -- looks so luscious! Love the sneak peek at the new stitching project too. Beautiful colors!

ruthsplace said...

Glad to see you back. I love the colours in your new stitchery.

Nicola said...

Those silks look gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you are going to use them for.

Annie said...

Glad to see you back after a break. Hopefully things will settle down a little with work.

Love that purple yarn and now I'm curious about the new stitching project!

Mary said...

Jackie, it does sound like you've been busy. Hopefully things will settle back into a better routine for you now.

What will the knitting project be when it's done? I have several sweater projects on the needles that I just can't bring myself to work on when it still feels like summer here!

The silks are intriguing!

Simone de Klerk said...

Good to see you again (o: And, looking forward to your new project!

Annette-California said...

Welcome back Jackie! Sounds like you would love to get to stay in one place for awhile -lol. Love the colors of yarn your knitting - What's it going to be? Lovely picnic spot - pretty photo of the water.
love Annette

Chris said...

It sounds like you had a great vacation. The silks for your project are beautiful. I can't wait to see your progress!

Catherine said...

Good to see you back! What mountains were you in? Love your cozy project and oooohhhhh.....what are you going to be working on???

Siobhán said...

Lovely knitting and oh my goodness--the silks are so scrumptious looking! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation!

Tammy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful and relaxing vacation. You've been a busy lady with travel, etc. Glad you are back as I always love to see what you are working on!!

yarnjourney said...

Nice to see your post. Good you had a relaxing vacation. Life does get busy and the days just seem to fly by. Love the colors in the self striping yarn. It must be really fun to work up. The thread colors are interesting too.

Carol said...

Good to see you back, Jackie!! Your vacation sounds wonderful in spite of the rain... What a great place to have a picnic, too!

Love the colors of your latest project--it looks so cozy and fall like. Can't wait to see what it is :)

Kathie said...

we all get busy don't worry about it! I love the picture with all the threads, such pretty fall colors.

Kathie

Deb said...

I wondered what you had been up to. It sounds like you had a wonderful time!!

The Sampler Girl said...

Oh LOVE that purple yarn!!! delicious


Tanya

krayolakris said...

C'mon Jackie, spill the beans! What are those gorgeous silks for? Love your purple yarn too!

Thelma said...

Missed ya, thanks for the update!

Lois said...

Nice to see you posting again Jackie. Sounds like you'd a lovely time away. Love the colours in the knitting and also love the colours in your sneak peek of what you've started stitching. Can't wait to see what it is!

Karen said...

I often feel the same way about blogging, it is hard when you are away from it for so long. Your vacation sounds wonderful! I love both pics. Can't wait to see what they turn into!

Melanie said...

Sounds like a nice vacation. Welcome back! :)

Sally said...

Sounds like you had a lovely vacation:) I could definitely do with one.

Love the wool you're using. So pretty.

I'm looking forward to seeing your stitching.

Ellen said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful (and relaxing) vacation.

Looking forward to seeing what project goes with those lovely silk threads.

Barb said...

Glad you are back!!

Suzanne said...

I find blogging hard these days as well, ever since my camera broke. Now I have to rely on my DH to take photos and he is a busy man.

Hope you had a great holiday.