Grass growing around the sewer lid

Getting serious about Twitter?

099373-twitter-bird3-squareEgads! I’m a professional. I’ve been online since (okay, I won’t say)… but in the five years I’ve had a Twitter account–the one I use, not the one I want–I’ve not tweeted *enough.*

Enter IF THIS THEN THAT to the rescue. I most certainly have communicated a LOT and shared cool tools and how-tos via different web interfaces. Let’s consolidate. “Let’s get connected…”

Now, the interesting thing to me was WHEN I decided to start pushing my WP posts to my Twitter feed, I was presented with a fun dilemma – JetPack would connect my WordPress.com sites to my personal WordPress site hosted elsewhere. Verra cool!

What am I doing now? Frittering away time that I should be spending on my Financial Peace homework, or working on the draft ONID Project site. Yeah. It’s that kind of day.

What’s up with the sewer lid?
I took this photo when out walking (August 2016) and found it awesome that grass will grow…

Try, try again

This is an image rich post!

The first is the book I’ll be using and the color choices I have at hand.

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Now a close up of that swatch.

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Images include my inspiration, the colors I had to choose from, and the first few sit down sessions… what resulted.

The next four are the first twenty minutes of actual knitting, not thinking, not winding yarn, not reading patterns… KNITTING. Then twenty minutes later. Then about 40-60 minutes later (two more days)? THEN Whoa! What happened! Lift off.

Of course, now I need to find my size 9 needles that aren’t 16 inches in length. Oh well.

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First, I have to say that I really want to make myself a sweater this year. However, if I cannot follow directions, or make a sweater that fits this little dude, why bother wasting time, yarn, sleep… on one for me?

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Couldn’t find inspiration

InspirationSweater640You know I’m working off of an inspiration sweater for this project. Here is that sweater.

Since I COULD NOT find it… I needed to spend my 20 minutes knitting doing something else (preferably knitting). This is what I found… a sweater I had forgotten about. Nope, it’s not going to fit Aedan. However, it will get done and someone will love it.

SleeveForgottenProject-12-09-onWasteYarnWhen I found it I had one sleeve still on needles — these are TOO LONG of dpns for this little sleeve.

I pulled them off after measuring 5″ and put the sleeve on waste yarn. My first 20 minutes with this found project was reading the pattern, figuring out where I was, measuring the sleeve (and body)… and then putting it on waste yarn.

I then (in my NEXT) twenty minutes, cast on the next sleeve.

SleeveForgottenImage12-09It didn’t take long to get over an inch. One more 20 minute sitting AND searching for the inspiration sweater at the same time… Can’t knit and search. FOUND IT!

So back to the original project for me.

More later!

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More planning and some doing

Raglan-40minI signed up for Instagram last night. I figured I needed to be able to quickly post some photos. Of course I did it in a mental stupor – so I spent time this morning trying to figure out what was wrong, my password or my userid?

Got in about 25 minutes more of knitting this morning. I also pulled out three books to be sure that where I’m headed is a top down raglan sweater for the little one. I’m making it up as I go!

Done with the mock turtleneck type opening and now getting ready to start increasing and adding stripes (very subtle ones).

The 20 minutes is going to end up being an average per day over the week if I continue to have time. Aedan is napping, but that makes sense because he got up super early AND does not feel well. Bless that little boy.

Image is from approx 45 minutes of knitting, planning, searching, counting, changing needles…

Wasting knitting time

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Other than setting up Instagram (which I have only used once), I have wasted the rest of today’s knitting time looking for the pattern name of the small sweater, one of Aedan’s firsts, that has inspired me to make a larger sweater.

Yes. Twenty minutes goes by fast. In this first twenty minutes I set up this blog, edited one page (the sample page they give you) and blew the rest of the time on looking for a name (while writing this post).

I didn’t even drink any of the juice I poured to have while crafting this post AND getting ready to knit.

Maybe I should steal some of tomorrow’s time.

(Wednesday, finishing at 9:27p)

Added photo of first twenty minutes actually knitting.