Major changes this way come

I guess you can say I’ve become a casual knitter and less of a serious one. My hands start to swell more and my DE is out of control so I can’t really touch too many things. I found out through recent testing that I’m allergic to nickel, which is in stainless steel and pretty much most metal things like silver, white gold, 14k gold, steel. The preservative allergy I saw coming, this was a bit more blindsiding. It’s rather forced my anxiety and depression into an undue state of not sleeping, not accomplishing things, not knowing what to do, with an ever cycling thought pattern of ‘what next, what now?’
To answer that question short and simply: LuLaRoe.

I’m queuing to become a consultant and I am ready to have a job where I pick my hours, push myself outside of my comfort zone and meet new people, get to go new places and have fun and amazing opportunities I wouldn’t otherwise have stuck in my home.

So, for those that are curious I will link my fb page and my group info is on there to join. 

I am focusing on making 2017 a positive, successful, and more interactive outside of my comfort zone year. I have set goals and made lists- neither of the like I typically do normally.  So to find my positivity and happiness again, I’m starting anew. I’m excited and terrified at the same time. I just hope that those who have stuck around here can appreciate that I may not be around as much but you will know where to find me if you’re curious. If you want to know why it started, the leggings.

These leggings:

The knit ones came up in many knitting groups and I went on a hunt. I found them, fell in love and bought many more items. Now I want to share my love of the exciting and limited amounts of prints and people who make this so fun to do. I’ve met and talked with more people in the last month than I can remember socializing with in ages. I love it. It reminds of the best job I ever had and enjoyed working at a music store. If you love what you do and do what you love everything just falls into place.

I picked out the funnest mailers and cards just FYI. If you order from me you get pineapples and unicorns.

I’m learning to love myself again throughout this whole process as well. Taking pictures of myself is something I avoid like the plague. Now that it is work, it forces me to face my fears and embarassments. At least I feel pretty is my new motto. I’m hoping to change it, but right now this works.

So for all of you that need inspiration, I leave you with this:

Sitting still

Lately it’s been a bit difficult to find the time to sit and unwind with my knitting. I’m slowly working on a sweater for my daughter. The Supernatural MKAL started last week and clue 2 was released yesterday. I made a mistake and could not find it, and had to frog the entire thing.

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I’m not experienced with working from the center out of a pi shawl. This one is going to be a bit fiddly going for me, especially keeping track of all the yarn overs. I keep losing them.

I haven’t had much time for knitting. There have been birthdays and non stop errands. Time seems to elude me, and by chance I get a moment to sit and relax, knitting is the last thing on my mind. I’ve found myself falling asleep on the couch more than once. Maybe it’s all the fresh air?

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My better half has spent a lot of his off time building a doghouse. The kids are enjoying this because it gives them an excuse to go outside and hang out with him. I enjoy watching them bond, it reminds me of my childhood. There were many times I would use my dad working on cars as an excuse to go hang outside. I’d help him wash them and end up hosed down. We’d have long philosophical conversations.  My dad lives too far away to pester like that now. At least I get to see him tomorrow!  He’s driving down with my step-mom to visit for the weekend. I haven’t seen them in 3 years.

It’s going to be a fun weekend. Along with family visiting, my daughter has  Girls Science & Engineering Day over at the local college. They are going to be doing fun robotics things and science experiments, which is right up her alley. She’s going to love it.

The kids have already gotten the Halloween costumes. We have Ash and his Charizard!

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We are going to be participating again in  the Teal Pumpkin Project. The Teal Pumpkin Project is an awesome alternative to handing out candy and raising awareness to food allergies. This is going to be our second year, and our response was great last year. The kids loved the little toys we handed out. The parents thought it was a smart change from all the sugar. My daughter has deadly food allergies, as does my father, I have mild ones, as you can tell- they seem to be genetic. So this project, cause if you will, is very near and dear to me. I made a bunch of goody bags with stickers and pencils/eraser, glow in the dark vampire teeth and those assorted Halloween rings. The best part was that it was cheaper than buying candy.

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Don’t ask my kids for a nice picture, like ever, this is what you’ll end up with:

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Bunny ears. 🐰