Friday was a whirl-wind day. I worked a split and had lunch with a friend whom I had not seen for far too long. Cabboy and I had lunch at the New Holland Brewery and was it good! Conversation and food were a welcome respite from an otherwise hectic day.
Later that night a big storm blew through Holland, and while we missed the brunt of the storms damage, it deposited a good amount of rain on us.
However, as I arrived home this lovely sunset was turning the sky red and this morning blue skies greeted me filled with big, fluffy clouds.
Here is hoping your weekend is just as rosy! Go out there and find something to delight in!
Work has become the bane of my existence.
Summer has arrived and with it the influx of the management’s offspring who all “work” at the restaurant.
I have learned that work is a relative term. Relative to whom one is related.
However, having dinner with a lovely and dear friend the other night I discovered The Elixir of the Gods!
This is mighty good people. My profound thanks to the folks at Southern Tier Brewing Company for creating such an amazing concoction that with every sip pushes all thoughts of work further and further from my mind.
Just what the doctor ordered…have a great weekend everyone!
I’ve always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I’ll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life. ~Karen Allen
I honestly can admit that in the past 10 years since I have been knitting there have been more days than not that yarn has consumed my thoughts.
Recently though, the yarn thought process has taken on a completely new meaning.
First, there was a bit of dyeing.
Then there was a little re-skeining.
Finally yesterday, with the help of my incredibly talented friend, AsKatKnits Studios was born!
Today AsKatKnits Studios is open for business.
Please feel free to go look around a bit. I will be adding more yarns and fibers in the upcoming days.
I would like to thank StevoFC for all his help yesterday! Your attention to detail, your drive for perfection, and your willingness to drop everything to help a friend is humbling.
Gentle Readers, if ever you need any web design work, I would highly recommend him!
It has been quite a year here at Casa del KatKnits. I have come through mostly unscathed and I am reluctant to complain – especially when I see friends who have had much greater trials who utter not a word of discontent. The lesson of their quiet fortitude is one that I need much practice on!
I am however looking forward to the start of a New Year, with great anticipation.
However, I feel that a bit of a recap is in order … sort of a what’s what in the of the Year of the Kat.
It all began with me moving into a new place to live. A nice change. No flooding in the lower level was a vast improvement. The more cost efficient payment was a bonus as well.
I made the transition from being a “day” person to working nights. Not an easy feat for a person who was up without an alarm clock at 5AM for years. This taught me that I can truly do anything, a good lesson to have learned. More on the job later in the post.
I managed to find some time during the year to work on improving my craft – I acquired a loom or two and have found that I love weaving. I also did some spinning that won some awards at the local fiber festival. And, as for knitting – I have discovered the joy of knitting with yarn that I have made. A true joy indeed and this has given me a renewed interest in spinning There is just something wonderfully indulgent about putting socks on that you have spun and knit. It was a year of selfish knitting though, and my knitted wardrobe has increased nicely.