This is Martina's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Martina's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Martina
Recent Activity
Image
How many times have I written the phrase “the last few weeks have flown by” or “life is super busy right now”? It seems like that is always true, I’m not complaining about being busy because life has been anything but boring lately but when I get stressed out by... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
28lbs is fantastic well done!! - just keep at it, slow and steady is the best way to help keep it off :) Martina
I know I normally never do it but I don't have a local yarn shop so whenever I roadtrip (this one is 2 and half hours away) I always plan to stop off at a yarn shop if I can - but this time I have too many projects planned already but I know I won't get close to a yarn shop until the new year......at least that's what I told myself in the shop :)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Chevron baby blanket at SnapShots & WhatNots
See this is what happens from reading other peoples blogs...I get the urge to make everything and then have to speed up the knitting because there is never enough time to make all the things....so yes you are definitely rubbing off on me!!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Chevron baby blanket at SnapShots & WhatNots
Cables are nowhere near as scary or complicated as I first thought they would be. I feel like the more techniques I try the more I'm encouraged to try more complicated things - for instance the idea of making socks seems fiddley and complicated to me but I'm determined to try soon :)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Chevron baby blanket at SnapShots & WhatNots
I love Freddy's curls! He's fluffier than Boomer is right now but I'm doing my best to stop Kathy from cutting Boomer's hair again so it will grow out all silky and cuddly for winter. I also have a shocking number on projects on the go - at least a shocking number for me.....I used to be so monogamous with my knitting and sewing and now I have so many new and planned projects that sometimes I can't even decided what to work on! Fun problem to have though :)
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on yarnalong... at woolythyme
Image
I’ve been happily knitting away in the evenings for the past few weeks and managed to make some fairly good progress on several projects, including finishing the chevron baby blanket. I wasn’t entirely sure of the colours at first (especially that bright yellow as I normally prefer more muted tones)... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
16
Oh thanks Brandy - I just wrote back to your email. Looking forward to taking part :)
I think I'd have to call myself a reluctant runner at heart - love the idea of being runner it's just all that pesky training that's tricky!!
Forgetting the tent, really! Ok now I feel better :)
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Cherokee NC at SnapShots & WhatNots
Image
A ridiculously long time ago (May to be exact) I signed up to run a second half-marathon. I’d run my first one about 2 months before and it had gone better than I’d hoped, I was enjoying the “break” from running but thought that it would be a good idea... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
you and me both - I would happily move it Asheville tomorrow if the opportunity popped up - it's such a fun town :)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Cherokee NC at SnapShots & WhatNots
I shared a sneaky peak on IG but I'll share each one once I've decided what exactly I'm going to make with it!!! There's some lovely super chunky wool for a cowl and then some cotton and bamboo to play with :)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Cherokee NC at SnapShots & WhatNots
Let's just say that puppy is teaching me to be a better knitter in that I'm getting all sorts of practice rescuing projects and fixing holes in things! Little fecker! So I guess I shouldn't trade him in for a cat then if I want to protect my needles!!!
I'd call that a slouchy hat for sure! I'll bet she'll love it!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Beret... at woolythyme
Image
On Friday evening after work we packed up the car with our camping gear and drove 3 and half hours north to Cherokee NC for an impromptu camping trip – I say impromptu because Kathy was running a race on the Saturday morning and I of course had forgotten about... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SnapShots & WhatNots
Yay for purple! I'm a sucker for anything knit in purple yarn. Isn't it great that you're bursting with ideas for projects (not to mention casting on!)
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2014 on yarnalong... at woolythyme
Image
Potato and leek soup is one a soup that I love to eat but rarely make. When I think about making soup I always default to my usual Butternut Squash and Roasted Red Pepper recipe but I think I’ve actually eaten it so many times recently that I’ve been in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I would have liked this post more if it had side by side then and now images of the projects but it's great to see updates like this all the same :)
Image
I was off to a flying start last week. I finished up the baby blanket (I'll share photos later this week) I did a row and a half of hand-quilting on the rainbow quilt bringing it to the half-way finished point and I started what I'm now calling the Anna... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
Image
A few months ago one of my favourite bloggers (Elise), shared this tutorial on how to propagate succulents. The photos looked so pretty and the steps looked pretty fool proof (ie. remove leaf from plant, wait for new plant to grow), and considering that aside from an air plant my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at SnapShots & WhatNots
I find zen knitting is best when combined with netflix binge watching :)
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on 'zen' vs boring....knitting at woolythyme
you won't regret it :)
I actually want to make you in grey because I wear a lot of grey too! Maybe you should make a 2nd one in a bright colour :) we can do another Hitofude-knit-along :)
Thanks everyone for the lovely words on the baby blanket :)
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2014 on The reason I knit things at SnapShots & WhatNots