Monday, November 24, 2014

Let's Try This Again

The past few months have been insanely busy.  I know, I know, everyone is busy - but this was a special kind of busy.  I have spent the past six months working on a statewide political campaign - and we won!  After working 12+ hour days, walking in dozens of parades, making hundreds of phone calls, and putting literal blood, sweat, and tears into the campaign, it was so amazing to be victorious.  I am so proud of the work we all did and glad to say I was a part of it!

And now it's over.

I have a lot of decisions to make and opportunities to pursue.  I have taken the time to clean up my apartment (with my fiance's help), work on planning my wedding, and catch up on some reading.  Now that I've finally had time to catch my breath, I am dedicating myself back to all of you!

A few months ago, I bought a book called The Crafter's Devotional.  Now that I have more time, I want to start working through it and really dedicating myself to my knitting.  I plan on using this blog to share my experience daily - so I have no excuse not to write at least a short something every day!

Every Monday the theme is journaling.  Today's task is to start a journal, and that's what I'm doing right here - I'm sharing my thoughts, experiences, and crafts with all of you.

I am so excited to be able to spend more time with my yarn.  After the campaign ended, I immediately dove into about five different projects, but one has become my main priority.  I have fallen in love with a girl I haven't even met yet, and I have been knitting my knuckles off to make a blanket in time for Christmas for this beautiful girl -

That little angel is my baby cousin, Riley!  She is such a gorgeous little creature and my heart absolutely melts whenever I see pictures of her.  I really can't wait to meet this little girl in person!  I am so happy for my cousin Darin and his wife Jamie - Riley has some pretty awesome parents!

Seriously - could this family be any cuter?!

So, as I mentioned, I've been working on a blanket for Riley for Christmas.  It took a while to settle on a pattern that seemed good enough for this little angel, but I settled on the Chevron Baby Blanket.  It's a free pattern that is pretty easy and quick to knit - although I know I'm going to hate myself when I have to sew all the ends in.  

As you can tell, I just cast on the green, but that will be the final color in the pattern.  I'm pretty happy with it so far.  I would definitely recommend this pattern.  I was a little unsure of what order I wanted to do the colors in, but I'm liking it so far!  Please let me know what you think!

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