Showing off

Woo hoo! I can’t believe I finished my Scheepjes CAL 2020 d’Historie Naturelle. This pattern was the most complicated piece I have done so far. I learned so many new stitches and new techniques. I’m so thankful I had that moment in my life that I thought I could make this blanket.

All done. 8/23/2021 As wide as queen size bed

Thank you, Christina Hadderingh of A Spoonful of Yarn , for your fantastic design. I don’t know who you came up with this design, but I’m so glad you did.

And oh my goodness, I don’t know what I would have done without Esther Dijkstra of It’s all in a Nutshell blog videos to get me through the entire piece, especially the lacy corner sections. Your voice (extremely calm) and helpful hints as if you knew where I would be struggling.

My blanket is nowhere close to perfect, but I don’t care. I think it looks great. Sometimes you have to say yes to a challenge.


First Hike 2020

Octopus plant makes for a nice pattern

My first hike of 2020 was at my old faithful, Aiea Loop Trail. I woke up wanting do a I hike, start my year with a clear head. Thought I’d be the only one on the trail but to my surprise there was more people with the same mindset as to get out for a hike.

I do uphill instead of down. It gets the usual wet part over with first. And the trail was really gooey on this day. Took it slow to not to slip or get too much mud on me. Didn’t take my poles with me, that would have help on speed.

Forrest Bathing???

Speaking of speed, I guess I shouldn’t worry about that because if this was suppose to be kind of a Forrest Bathing event, should be more about being amongst the trees. haha. I went as fast as I could to work up a sweat and stopped and took pictures where I could. Got done in 1:38 for 4.29 miles, not bad.

It was really beautiful out. Skies were clear even after the firework show.

Need some inspiration for all of my making. Love the texture of the old gnarly trees and the moss. I was thinking it would make a beautiful cowl. The silvery color of the bark of the old trees is also a beautiful color. Bet its’ hard dye.

That’s all for my first post of 2020. Have a inspired year!