So since we've been back we took a little time to decompress, Spyros got feeling like he needed to do some more creative painting in the office. He's beginning to love the geometric look!
|I really like this wall!|
We went to the beach for the first time this summer...yep - the first time! We went with the whole family and spent a day getting a bit of sun, a lot of sand, and a few of us got tossed around by the waves a bit too!
Since we've gotten back a Blue Tongue lizard has moved into the yard, now I've been told they have them all the time but hadn't seen one until now! I asked a friend about them and was told to give it a bit of banana now & then, and they like snails (but I haven't found any!). I have been trying to make friends, but the little guy is a bit shy so I don't have much for photos of him!
Also, we're back to work now! Back on the job and meeting new friends! One job had a cheeky little pup named Miss Smudge, and another job had SO MANY animals! Parrots (who I got to have sit on my shoulder), bearded dragons, a python, a pitbull, long necked turtles, and many other birds too! I think Spyros is happy to be back to work (he gets a little bored sometimes), but I could handle not having to work again! LOL
|Gus! Love Gus!|
|Indie, isn't she sweet!|
|Thor! What a honey!|
|Miss Smudge "That Dog!"|
So when I went to New Zealand I brought my Sock Blanket, my Vesper, the yarn and needles for the Sweatshop of Love Slouchy Beret (which I didn't work on because I didn't get gauge) and my Skew socks that I started for the plane!
I finished up the Skew socks by Lana Holden shortly after we got back and there is one section on the heel shaping that is quite tight, but once they are on they fit great! I used YarnVsZombies in the Rain of Frogs colourway (because Kiki made me knit these!!) on my 2.25mm Knit Picks needles, two 24" needles, and I made them one at a time!
Since I got home I've knit the Sweatshop of Love Slouchy Beret by Allyson Dykhuizen, I used Rowan Felted Tweed Chunky (which is deep stash) and I ended up using 9mm & 10mm needles to get a fabric I liked. It was a super quick knit once I got started and I love it!
|Chunky is good!|
|This is how I usually wear my shawls!|
|My first handspun socks!|
|I am starting to have a body!|
As for the Sock Blanket by Shelly Kang I doubled my progress on the trip, I used up all the yarn that I was gifted by my pal mtlhdtrix and I am stoked. I even got another package from knittinwolf shortly after I arrived home with more mini skeins to work on the blanket some more!
|You can almost tell it's meant to be a blanket!|
I hopped on the wheel this month to spin up some more yarn! I put the merino that I got at Nundle Woolen Mills when we road tripped there in August on the wheel and tried for a thick and thin...I was hoping to try out folded long draw but was struggling so I ended up just doing the usual! I got about 152 yards of a Worsted/Aran weight in a 2ply...I am pretty sure I've already figured out what it's going to be - Stay Tuned!
|Not my colours..definitely going to be a gift!|
Well after a kinda terrible 6 months fitness-wise I am back on track dang it! I am still working up to tracking my food...but I joined in on a challenge to workout every single day this month! So the goal is either 30min of intentional exercise OR 10,000 steps (I got a FitBit !) and so far I am hitting that goal every day! Heck ya!
A lot of help from my pals - daily #friendspiration LOVE!