I have been knitting a lot more and I mean a lot more in past month of January. Did receive two beautiful hats for a Christmas gift and thought I can knit this hat too. They looked so nice with the little faux fur pompom on the top. Yes the nice thing is that you can remove the pompom if you need to wash the hat.
There is no pattern for this hat! But it is so easy to find some great patterns on Ravelry and add on a pompom. You can get the pompoms probably your local knitting store. A great addition to any hat. I am also using lots of my one skein yarns. Not enough yardage to make more then a hat. SO perfect for the single skeins I have lots off.
I say that I have been knitting a lot more in past month,. That is because I had to isolate for 14 days. As Covid19 hit me beginning of January. Its a horrible virus to get. Lucky me I am now out of the contagious stage. But I am still feeling off at times. With some slight chest pains, upset stomach and tiredness. I am thankful I did not have to get hospitalized unlike my friend and some others. Stay Safe and Healthy…
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Always love taking pictures of water droplets on anything I can find. This day May 9 it was one of those days where we had some rain just the morning off. So I know there would be some great pictures. However this tulip took my eye right over. It was the first one to open up this year and it looked just so special in the new stage of life. Sometimes I feel many people see the beauty in the open flowers only.
This to me was even more special.
I feel the three leaves surrounding the inner pedals, are like a mother hugging her child.
For this shot I used my Canon EOS 70D and used my Macro lens to get it nice and close up.
Have a open mind look for the unusual things in life. See the beauty though your heart and soul….Just have fun.I very seldom modify my pictures. I may crop them here and there to take out extra that is not needed in picture.
The last project of my loom has come off… New one to begin. With that said I had to figure out how to do use my warping reel. First time ever.
Sure it was kind off unsure of what to do next. But it actually was not to complicated to figuring it out. “Yes I Can” Just followed the instructions as in many other things … Someone tells me to read the manuals… or go to YouTub. So I did and look it up. Seemed to work out not to bad.
Not long ago I thought why not do another creamy Salad Dressing for when I have lettuce or cabbage again.
I have had this recipe for so many years now and every time I make it it turns out different. I have the base ingredient all written down. But honestly I am always change things up. Even in my knitting I modify the pattern usually. Unless it is a order for someone special.
So here is my video of the the Creamy Salad Dressing I made from scratch:
Another beautiful Day…Monday January 20th. hearing the ocean surf. They (Resort) say close the balcony doors when you go to sleep…
Not what I want to do… I feel safe and love to falling asleep and waking up with listening to the waves crushing onto the beach. Kind of miss the rocking to sleep on the “Lady Natalie” though. The ground I walk on is moving to the waves….
Going to be another beautiful day by the beach… thinking of where the Lady Natalie may be sailing to on her next adventure as I watch he drift away to in the Sea…what are the chances I’ll be here again one day I ask myself?
Every Day here is beautiful….
My Last Evening sunset joy and happiness.
I say Thank You to all that made this trip so special and a joy in my Life
The Sunset coming over the hills with moon still right in sight too. It’s Saturday morning Jan. 11th. 2020 now… coffee being served. So special.
Today is another beautiful day.. morning sunrise with rooster waking us up still at Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina. Today we are having our 3rd crew member Clinton arrive in later afternoon too. Annabelle is going scuba diving and we are going to walk over to Hog Island.
The walk there from the marina is about 60 minutes or more. Well maybe even faster except I took lots of pictures as you may know… the views of the bay and the forest is so lush and a bit thorny here and there. Cactus and Termite nest here and there.
Look at this perfect spot on Hog Island….So picture perfect. And the water as clear as it can be, Turquoise! I could not resist going swimming looking for shells in the water. Diving to see the joy of clear water and sand under water…
The Roger’s Barefoot Beach Bar is a must visit opens usually at 4 pm. bring cash.. with hammocks all over the area.. one definitely could dream away here. Look at what Sean put together for me.. he was so proud to make the earrings from part of the necklace he made for me. Special treasure in my eyes. Thank You
Back in time for welcoming Clinton our 3rd crew… our Crew is now complete. Kapt’n Dave, Annabelle, Clinton and myself.
Sailing and traveling if funding and time allows it.
How did this happen you may ask. Hubby registered me in SKS course last Spring. With Grassroots Sailing Centre . Learned a lot by just going to mentoring days during the sailing season. We have some great and fun skippers that take us out for mentoring days.
Now here I am, sailing in Grenada on Lady Natalie that my friend Dave the skipper and owner of Sailabration Cruising owns. He also is a skipper at Grassroots Sailing Centre.
I would have never ever thought I am going to be sailing on the ocean, Ever! I am the lucky one to have been able to sail with some of our members from the club and Dave our Kapti’n during the Club Week that was offered to us by Sailabration Cruising in Grenada for 11 days… It totally is Paradise down there.
GRENADA HERE I COME
Day 1 of my trip January 9th 2020
So my flight took off with needing to be deiced. No problem for me as I am going to be in the sunshine soon that day Jan 9th… Oh so beautiful I found is need to be able to walk off the pane not have to go though the tunnel they put up at big airports. Into the heat of Greanda… Wow what a memory.
Ahh yes looking for a taxi now… promptly had several asking me where I am going? As I am going to sit in passenger side… he smiled and wanted to give me the key.. lol they are driving on the left side… oh nooo I am not doing that.
Did I tell you there is only one working traffic light in Grenada! And roads are windy just like in Switzerland. and they stop to chat with friends whenever they feel like. Cars parked for days or left on road just like that. We just drive around them.. makes it fun and oh well unique.
After a short 15 min. drive to Clarke’s Court Boatyard and Marina where Lady Natalie was docked. YESSSS I have arrived and was welcomed by Dave with a smile and a local drink.
Now onto the dinghy with my bag… bags in cabin. Tell me about the boat? What do I do now.. Getting to know about the head… yes important stuff. Fridge…wow. ok.. got it. It’s perfect I think.
A little bit of rain will not hurt us.. so off we went to Nimrod’s Bar is out of the main touristy areas and located in Woburn. What began as a small little rum shop has grown into a full fledged bar. Nimrod’s is hopping with live music, often supplied by yachties anchored out in the bay. Just like us… Dave, Joreg, Marianne and myself.
So I could not believe my ears… someone is speaking German here? I just had to chat with these two guys. It go even more interesting when I found out Konrad (Koni) is Swiss. And works at my Hometown in Switzerland even lives in Germany normally where I have relatives. Juerg is from Germany, that is just too cool.
This day was so much fun and the live band with locals just singing even if it rained …one can dance in the rain too.
Yes Darling of a Dress one could say …I think this one gave me the most trouble in a while. To the point where I knit it twice.
First one in fingering weight it is to fit a 2 to 3 year old… brought it to work. Some said that is more for at 18 month old… Ohhhhh noo.
So off to the dying pot to make same colour in Dk weight and start over again.. Lol so I thought great I’ll have it knit up in no time…
Except…. something just did not work out well. tTe sleeves just did not fit in with the arm opening. Opening was to big and yes that in both dresses… Yuck what am I doing wrong was my question. I just could not concentrate on this one… something is not going well.
Have you ever thought… Nooo what is going on with me? why am I not getting this..
Well honestly so far this has not happen to me many times in my knitting lifetime lol.
So I looked at the written pattern and the chart…OHHHHHHH NOOOOO this is not the same..
Time to modified the arms and made it work.
Now for the pattern, it really is a beautiful dress and I love knitting Drops Designs pattern. Never really had a problem with them. But this one I am so glad it is done.
Many days during the fall season I have gone for short walks. Well at first I just drove with my truck to wherever it took me. Stopped wherever I felt like it.
Not sure if you ever do that?
But it totally feels good, to just go explore the surrounding places. I have come across so many beautiful spots. It’s mind blowing a little how many times I come across wildlife too. That I would not see otherwise.
Just not to long ago I was able to see a fox just so at peace in my present. I have absolutely never seen anything so beautiful. He never even noticed I was there. You can see this fox in one of my pictures below.
Open Your Eyes, See The Beauty Right In Front Of You
I am sure you have bought roses here and there. We have all the wonderful Flower Stores that have the perfect Rose for You to give to your love.
I have been buying flowers here and there lately too. From all different stores and florist places.
Some of them lasted for weeks and some only a view days… no matter where I have bought them or received them from. All in prices from low to high…
Yet I have to say that our local grocery store Vince’s has had some beautiful bouquets with primroses in them. One bouquet lasted for 5 weeks yet another only 1 week…I dry them all up after they are tipping over…
Now just past days I bought roses from Wallmart… 5 for $6.- or 2 for $10.- well how can I say no to that deal… they are absolutely beautiful and the sent is amazing… Yes they don’t have the perfect straight stem.. who cares.. about that anyways…
My Mom and my Girl Fiend have visited my home just past August… I tell You I have been driving to many place with them… They left I am in driving with drawl no since they left.. Smile Reni and Mutt I loved it
( Reni und Mutt mir haet das guet do. Emol us em Dorf choene go und oepis ume nan fahre!)
So we planed to take the Go Train to Toronto… but I said to myself… Lets drive I know where to park wright by Ripply’s Aquarium! Easy… absolutely! Just dont’ go right at 6-8am.
Parking lot was EMPTY!! LOL I thought a car was being towed away so chatted with the guy to make sure I am ok to park here…. ohhh how cool! he was giving me all kinds of tips to make sure I don’t get ever towed….LOL
So up we go to the top of the CN Tower… sooo many decades ago remember there was “Sparkle’s” the dance club… Let’s say 35 years ago .. Ahhhh my club for so many years totally amazing time… Dancing Saturday night Disco time. NOOOO more it now is a platform to walk around and see the big city from the top.. Oh you should have seen the lights at that time 35 year’s ago… totally amazing….
We ended up even at the Distilary Are after the CN tower…an drove up Young Street from Down town Toronto to Richmond Hill … omg 2 1/2 hours later I said I had enough I am going to the HYW…… day to remember.
Fall is almost here and with that I ask what do I do now… Getting lots of suggestions… like Snowboarding, hiking, and curling. All sound wonderful.
One thing I have decided is … I’ll be teaching a class at my work …
Since I learn to sail and I can honestly say, Sailing me ? that I thought I’ll never do ….I believe I can do the teaching in sewing a rug together too…. Since I have already done 2 and made even bags from them.
My thoughts also go to learning another language… like Spanish. We have lots of friends I believe that can chat with me in Spanish… right Celilia, Isabelle, Monika, I am sure there are a view more that I am missing here…
hola,como estas? Estoy bien.
Yes I know there is that wiggle I need to figure out how to get that on my keyboard…I know there is a way to do that but forgot what tap I have to push… something about hold down the “o” lol