Jobo Designs

Letting the crafty creative juices flow. Knitting, spinning, crafting, dyeing, rabbits, sheep and more!

30. June 2011 14:03
by Jobo

Sunny Summer Days on P.E.I.

30. June 2011 14:03 by Jobo | 0 Comments

I think summertime is finally arriving here on PEI... with flowers blooming, the garden growing, and even a few warm sunny days too!  My garden is picking up finally... we ate freshly harvested spinach last night, and the lettuce won't be too far behind.  I can't wait for the yellow beans, tomatoes, herbs, and other plants to catch up though.  I'm still knitting a bit, but photography is a challenge since all I have is my iPhone to snap pictures with.  I've almost finished the baby hat I started earlier in the week, and my Purse-socks are almost done too... I'll have to be coming up with something new to work on soon :)  Maybe over the weekend.

Pei Lupins June 2011 Lupins in the ditch on the way home...

sunny day PEI June

Blue Skies and Red Fields... in Cherry Valley.  Love the wispy clouds!

29. January 2010 14:34
by Jobo

Storm Day Knitting... What would you do with an EXTRA few hours in YOUR day?

29. January 2010 14:34 by Jobo | 3 Comments

Eastern Canada is hunkering down for another nor-easter... Snow is imminent.  snow day

We're expecting 20 cm of snow over the next 24 hours and some gusty winds up to 80 km/hour so likely by this evening it will be blustery and blizzard-y.  All of the local schools and colleges have preemptively closed for the day, community activities are being cancelled or postponed left and right.  If you listen carefully you can almost hear the children giggle:  "It's a Snow-Day!  Woohoo!"

I agree wholeheartedly!  Being stuck at home for a few days equals  more time to get caught up around the house, and most importantly... more knitting time ;)

I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home when the weather is uncooperative - which is good considering I commute for 2 hours each day!  I started work this morning at 7 am, and will be finished mid afternoon, so I feel like somebody just handed me a few extra hours of free time!  Instead of spending 2 hours on the road today, I am going to use them to catch up on some knitting and fibery projects :)

I have plans to:

- Finally block the 3 pairs of socks that have been sitting completed and are waiting for their final soak

- Spin a few rolag(s) on my latest spindle project (Mystery gift fiber, spun laceweight on an Ashford top-whorl drop spindle)

- Crochet a few more diamond motifs for my Husband's 'Falling Blocks' afghan

- Knit a few rows on the latest socks - Plain Vanilla Stockinette Socks (in Regia Galaxy - Saturn)

blocking socks 1baby blues 2snowySaturnsnowy 2baby bluesblocking socks


What would YOU do with a few extra hours in your day?

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