This site is about my life in the art studio. It includes drawings, paintings, knitting and cross stitch and fun art techniques. I will also include recipes and yoga and book reviews. This is a lifestyle blog with intentional and simple living ideas.
Some days I prefer to knit instead of painting. This little piece will be a headband. It will be on Etsy once I am ready to post more products.
The piece below is slowly being stitched. It’s going to be an oversized scarf/shawl. This will not be sold. I need a new shawl for my office as it gets cold. I better get this stitched asap, in the Midwest it’s starting to show signs of Autumn.
Check out Etsy shop, I have knitted headbands/ ear warmers, and scarfs for sale.
This morning I woke up feeling nauseous and just not myself. It might be overheated, it might be rheumatoid arthritis flare. Not sure. I am praying it isn’t a sign of covid. Yes, I’m vaccinated and I have been wearing a mask. But my state as with others, numbers are increasing way to much too fast. With that said. The plan is hot tea as it is my comfort drink, put on my cute summer t-shirt dress, and knit in-between clients. I might not be painting today. At least it’s a day I can work from home.
I have been finishing the knit headband for over a month. I knit in-between clients and early morning. However the past two weeks I have been suffering from an increase of inflammation and edema and chronic fatigue. So knitting was difficult to work on.
A few nights ago, the headband was finally finished.
I knitted a scarf a few months ago that goes with this headband.
Currently another knotted project has been started.
The plan is to knit an oversized scarf that can be used as a wrap.
The current stitch I am learning is hurdle stitch.
It’s rather simple.
Cast on the amount of stitch for your project
Row 1 knit Row 2 knit Row 3 k1, p1 Row 4 k1, p1 Repeat Then bind off when you get to the size of your project.
The weather is decent, finally the humid muggy weather has left us. Hopefully it won’t come back. I’ll be taking a walk with my dog and heading to the store. Later today, cross stitching and Netflix or Hulu is the goal.
Today was a day of seeing clients by video, making a good meal and starting a new knitting project… I’ll post that later.
Yesterday I finished the headband. It looks amazing. There’s a matching scarf. (Not pictured)
This evening I spent time outside. I have a brick wall around my home that needs to be repaired. My gate is rusty too. It is a project on my list. So much for earlier retirement… wouldn’t that be a dream?!
I decided this evening to do yoga, the weather cooled and my upstairs is decent to be in. (My air conditioner guy never came yesterday to inspect my air conditioner-I’m not happy) It was nice to relax and stretch my legs. They get swollen when walking and standing. I was on my feet for over an hour, then walked my dog. My feet hurt and it was difficult to finish the mini walk. Having edema and rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue really is harder than people realize.
So after yoga, which I did floor stretches, I spent an hour painting. My hand is unsteady. Not sure why, might be the fatigue. My accupuncturist does a finger test and pull on my fingers and I have no strength to keep my fingers touching. He says that’s a sign of low energy.
Look at my new cat…he likes to get on the yoga mat with me. He’s a good cat.
Hope you enjoy this painting. I might add more to it later.