I have been trying to jumpstart the crafting portion of me. The part that just disappeared about 4 years ago. I have been bookmarking some blogs with cute sewing patterns I'd like to try. I have put some links in my sidebar to help me remember to check these out again and again and hopefully this will inspire me to get to the machine and use it!
I ordered some lovely yarn from Elann.com in hopes of making the top featured with the yarn here (hopefully still there when you click on this link). I ordered the raspberry wine version of the yarn. Not as bright as I would have hoped. The goal? To create a basic shell top that I can wear to work, make from many colors and change up the bottom portion stitch pattern for a go-to project to make for myself.
While checking out where-the-heck my interchangeable needles are in the various possible sizes for getting gauge with the new yarn, I discovered an in-progress Bakkus scarf and decided to finish it up for possible gift giving later in the year.
So many different things being done and thought of and so little being actually completed. But there is life outside of work these days and that is so important to what makes up denise/deBRAT and I'm happy to be working on that portion of me again.
Gosh and I got a new camera! Youngest son graduates with his Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach Campus on Saturday and Sunday and I wanted something to get the best graduation "shot". After much hemming and hawing I decided on the Nikon P500 which is a 12 mp with a 36x optical zoom! Now I need to figure out how to adjust manually for gymnasium lighting. Both sets of grandparents are coming in for the "hooding" on Saturday and for the "walk" on Sunday. I am so very proud of him. He is the first on Neal's side to achieve his Masters and the second on my side, though his older brother Derek is slowly working on his around a full-time job and twin daughters born last year.
I do not have a decent picture yet to show you from the new camera (I have dreams of great sunsets at Mexico Beach in two weeks though) so here is an oldie but goodie to wrap up today's post. April 1, 2006 Prom the year he graduated from East Bay High School. And yes, he did his Master's in just 5 years and NO summer courses! He is third from the left. What a fun group of guys. Some have graduated, some have moved on and I know of at least one still in school to be a pharmacist!