Thursday, February 23, 2012

2012 is coming strong!

It’s almost the end of February; many things have happened this past two months, good things and difficult ones too. I would like to share with everybody that my father is doing well; he is stable (thanks God!). I got to spend Christmas down in Argentina, after 10 years! I flew down there because my dad was doing really bad, but fortunately he made it! And so, one day before Christmas he was released from the hospital, so after 10 years we got to spend Christmas together! I was so glad that God was helping us to make it through the holidays in a happier way, all of us at home, nobody missing, big smile on my face!
Well it was weird because my husband couldn't go, of course complete happiness is really hard to achieve, so in one hand I was happy and in the other hand I was missing him so much. Anyways, I spend a lot of time with my mom,dad and brother, helping out and making sure that everything was fine. I came back just in time to spend New Years with my husband.

Also last week on the 19th it was our 8th year Anniversary! Do you want to know what did? In the afternoon of the 19th we went to the alpaca farm in Gainesville, and after spending nice quality time learning about these wonderful animals my husband Vic bought for me 6-½ oz of baby alpaca yarn!!! The cool thing was that the tag says all the alpaca’s names on it! and think about this…I've just petted them!!!!!! Vic help me to pick the colors, all the yarns were natural colors, so we decided on a nice cream color, this yarn is so soft just delightful! Vic is awesome! He really is! Each year for our Anniversary we go somewhere like for a mini-vacation, but this year our budget was a little tight so we are going to go next weekend, we don’t know where yet, but we love just to drive and get lost or take a last minute airplane somewhere. It’s going to be fun!

I started the year knitting a stripe hat for my hubby. He loves the hats! And then he asked me if I could make another one they are basically  always the same color, but starting with black instead of gray this time. So I made it for him.
This year I want to take knitting to the next level. What I mean by this is that I want to work in some advanced knitting projects. I always wanted to knit a lace shawl, one with a really complicated pattern, but I’m always too intimidated by it.
Well, I’m very proud to announce that last Sunday I cast on for the Echo flower shawl!
 I’ve queued this pattern like 2 years ago!!! So it was about time!!!!
I think I’ll write just one post for this project, I have so much to say about it! Loving it so far! In my case this pattern requires 100% of my attention, I can’t watch T.V or get distracted because that will mean chaos!
This is the yarn that I picked for the Echo Flower shawl,

Cascade yarn Heritage Solid Color

My first rows!

I wanted to show some of my 2012 knitting goals:

Those are some of the projects that I would like to knit! Will see how much I can get accomplish.
All right people, I have to get going.
Thank you for stopping by, and I want to send you a big hug to you!



Dedalina said...

Hoy es mi primera visita a tu blog. Me encantó, además contenta de que puedas compartir con tu familia, estando tan lejos es mucho lo que se añora, se pierde, pero bueno hay que disfrutar los momentos que Dios nos ofrece. Seguiré visitándote. También abandoné mis blog pero pronto lo retomo. Un beso grande.

Sabrina's Creations said...

Muchas gracias Dedalina! Me alegro que te guste lo que escribo y que entiendas mis sentimientos, se extraña mucho a la familia, pero a veces el camino de la vida es asi.
Beso para vos tambien,
y volve pronto