Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Happy May!

 Hey Guys....It's May....can you believe it?  How have you been?  I have been doing okay I guess.

I went to my sister's lakehouse for Mother's Day Weekend and had a massage....Antonio had a fabulous time!  Our Geese we see every year had babies







After the lakehouse, Antonio had a tournament....this is his ball (so close to green) after one stroke....so proud of him


I finished Abdiel's blanket


I pulled out my Circular Sock Machine....WHAT?????  Who am I?  I swear my gauge gets looser as I crank.





My sister gave me a hummingbird feeder....no birds yet, and I melted it a little when I added hot water to disolve the sugar....I hope I get a bird soon..this is the view from my office/yarn room


I also had a squirrel come visit me while I was doing dishes...this is the view out my kitchent window...I don't think he could see me.


Elizabeth (one of my fellow podcasters) came back from a yoga retreat in Vermont....she brough tme this beautiful yarn with Syrup




She also bought one of these books for herself and as a prize on our podcast (You can watch here for details)...so I had to buy the book for myself as well.



During that podcast, I finsihed my April Monthly Blanket



My yarn for May arrived



The owner of the Biscotte Yarns shops in Canada, Louise, sent me some yarn as a thank you for running the KAL on her ravelry group.  It has hemp in it and it is so soft and pretty!  Thank you Louise!



I got some yarn from Eat Sleep Knit to make another Tiramisu Blanket for ......drum roll please......Shannon and Nina's baby to be born in December.....they have been trying for 3 years!



I also bought some ethiopian cotton from Jimmy Beans wool to make a Nuvem for Shannon and Nina's baby.




I ordered some linen/cotton/rayon yarn to make me some light tops for South Texas weather.





I got myself a grill....it is called an egg.  My brother in law has been making me the most delicious steaks from his XL egg for years.....I finally broke down and ordered my own egg....just in the Jr Size.  I cannot wait to try to cook with this....hopefully I do not burn too much meat!  LOL!



Lastly, I got a picture from my last visit with my man, Lupe....we look a little red, but it is just the lighting.




Have a great week everyone!!!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Too Many Yarn Purchases??

 Hey everyone....how have you been?   I have been well.  I am trying to keep more up to date om this blog.....20 days is not ideal, but I am trying.

I have been trying not to buy a lot of yarn this past year or two....but I feel like I have let that slide recently.....so I thought I would share some yarn purchases.

First some cotton.....knit picks dishie...new colors:



I got my monthly blanket yarn


I have been purchasing some sock yarn to hopefully get me off my arse and to start cranking some socks.


Yarn Circus Cute as a bug



I got some Ollivanders from Nicole Mendez on Etsy




Moodswings from The Yarn Mafia



I had to share some pics of Antonio.....plus, he won 1st place at his bike rodeo





I had dinner with my mom, dad and sister.....us 3 ladies holding our drinks up to my daddy!



I was eatting an orgnanic rainbow carrot the other day and noticed it matched my Love Note....which I finished by the way




I made another one of those fuzzy cowls in Pink for Chloe (Paige's friend, Sam's, daughter).



I have been working on Trenton's child's blanket


I am almost done with Abdiel's (Celeste's brother) blanket:


I also started a Highland Cow....Darlene's grandaughter, Kagan, wants one so we are both making one...I will give mine to Jackson as a toy


Speaking of Jackson and Purl....look at this amazing drawing

Lastly, I want to try to make some tunisian crochet kitchen towels and potholders for Paige...the Merci Cloth by Toni Lipsey...it is barely started and these addi click hooks do not slide well (or maybe it is the dishie yarn)....but we will see how it goes



I have really been enjoying a running series on my new treadmill...this trainer's story is truly inspirational (he just completed the Boston Marathon after fighting cancer)


Lastly, I have to share a picture of my gorgeous niece.....Grace



Have a great week everyone!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!!