9.18.2016

Ladies Lacy Drap Cardigan








 
 
Well, considering this is my second knitted sweater EVER to make...I think it came out pretty nice. Considering; after all the mistakes that it has....and there are many. I did not use a pattern at all. I just envisioned something that I thought I would want in my head and started. 
 
It is worked from the top down. The collar and mid section is crochet; which is a little longer than I planned on making. ( note: did not measure myself...bad mistake ) but I decided at that point, after ripping many rows out ; and really should have ripped out more...but did not...I changed from crochet stitches to knit. I picked knitted stitches from where the armholes ended and proceed with the knit stitches. Then~ I added the borders all around the entire cardigan.
 
Now I do not know once you finish a garment such as this if you should just block or wash it??? ( should have read up on that little detail....but didn't) I just decided to wash it on a very low delicate cycle in the machine and then I let it tumble around in the dryer with a fabric sheet, also on a very low cycle. Once it came out....I was utterly surprised that it fit. And a big surprise that it was all still together. So....with that said....I must have done something right along the way.
 
But next time....I will follow a pattern to my liking and to my measurements.
Anyways....I love it. And very proud of myself.
 
 
I know some of you are already asking????? can't wait for the pattern....but I am so sorry to say, I did not write this down. I do however have another in mind and that one I will write down.
Lets just say this one is a learning piece and we'll leave it at that.
 
Have a lovely weekend
XOXO

9.17.2016

Daydreaming

 
 



 



So sorry for being a little MIA lately. Days have all jumbled together and I loose track of time. I've been very forgetful. Really forgetful, of important things. I almost missed our very own Anniversary. That would have been horrible, for it's usually the "husband" who forgets important dates. I've been counting again. Not stitches. Days. I hate  dislike when this happens to me. It just comes like a down pour of rain that never ends for weeks, very long days. The 21st of every month will be a constant reminder of that horrible day. I miss my girl. I don't mean to be such a downer. I try with all I have to be happy. Most days I am ok...but then I go and hide. Shut the world out and remember. Sob until I can't see out of my own eyes. Loose my breath and pray. Sleep.
 
On a much happier note, I 've been wondering around old blogs and my old flicker page. I may be considering on starting up a new account with flicker. I love looking for pretty inspirational things to do or just save them cause they make me smile. I found all of these photos above from one of my old blogs that are no longer to the public eye. I am most happy that I never deleted them away completely for I would have never rediscovered them.
 
(little note:) If one of these photos in the collages is yours I will most diffidently give credit back to you. They are old images that I had made with the flicker collage maker and I no longer have the link to each individual photo. Please accept my apologies.)
 
Have a lovely weekend,
XOXO
 
 












9.04.2016

Sundays


" God, grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, COURAGE to change the things I can, WISDOM to know the difference."