Monday, January 24, 2022

Covid, Appendicitis and Double Trouble!

 Hey everyone.....I hope you have had a great Year year so far.  My new year has been crazy.


Paige got Covid on the first, she quarrantined for 7 days...then Antonio was vomitting and got sick.  She took him to ER and they rushed him by ambulance from one hospital to another.  He had appendicitis and his appendix had ruptured.  He had surgery on the 9th and got to come home on the 12th.  He came to my house for me to baby him while Paige got to finally go back to work.





We had a really windy day and my basketball hoop fell on my car and busted my windshield and scratched the side of my car!




Darlene had a Birthday and I delivered her present....I made two of these blankets....one for me and one for her...this was double trouble for me as each blanket was 120,000 stitches....so this is 240,000 stitches of double trouble!



Darlene also sent me a picture over the holdidays and she was wearing a ......gasp.....store bought hat....so I had to knit her one (this is the twistmas pattern)!



Here are her pictures of her presents.



I loved this hat so much, I made one for me....it will have the red pom pom



Lastly, I got my first skein for the 2022 blanket.....Urth Monokrom....




Here is the finished month one of the 2022 blanket with my 2021 blanket keeping me warm...the pattern is called Urth Strata


That is all I have so far....I hope yall have a great week (this picture is from my friend Paula...thank you for sharing this Paula!)!!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Happy New Year!!

 Hey everyone!  How are you?  Well, it is officially 2022.  I hope you had a fabulous new year!  I was in bed by 10 pm and slept through the ringing in of the New Year.....party animal, I know!




I got some amazing goodies for Christmas.....Darlene spoiled me....Along with the tea advent calendar and new tea mug, she got me new PJ's and new slippers....plus the coolest tumbler that has my name and says "Dont worry I have a spreadsheet for that".....which is perfect since you all know how many spreadsheets I make for knitting projects!!!!  Thank you Darlene!




I had a fabulous Christmas with my family and got lots of new clothes and chocolates, etc....it was a blessing to have 3 of my grandkids with us!  First pic....from left to right, Cat, Celeste, and Antonio!


Here is the whole gang (sans my sister and brother in law)


My amazing niece and nephew
My parents

My sister and brother in law (sporting hats I knit for them)





It was a fabulous time!


I finished a few things....first, the test knit Advent Stole of my friends design I finished way back in October but could not show.




I also finished the baby blanket for my neighbor's first grandchild




And my first FO of 2022 is a pair of socks for me!




I have a few stash enhancements






And I have some yarn coming for the Midtown Haunt Shawl







Well, that is all I have.....have a great week!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, December 20, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 Hey everyone....here it is December 20th and I wanted to do one last update before the end of the year!


I bought some yarn with great intentions to make my entire family socks for Christmas.....






But I need to learn my machine better as I had some tension issues




So here is my first pair of socks from my machine and it was a tube where I hand knit the ribbing and added afterthought heels and toes.



I got some madeline tosh ASAP yarn for hats...




and some amazing yarn presents from friends



I started a baby blanket for my neighbor's first grandchild



I also started some socks with the Noro Yarn I showed you last blog post



The SNB girls had their annual Christmas party at Elizabeth's house....I made ornaments and it was a great time....so glad I went!





I had a flat tire last Wednesday when I got up to go to my 6 am workout....but I drove to a gas station for air, and then a tire shop once they were open.



I have to share a picture of my gorgeous niece (on the left) and her amazing orange boots!  LOVE!!




That is pretty much all I have.....I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and Happy New Year!







Happy Happy Happy Knitting!