Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Advents in April

 Hey Everyone.....How are you?  I am hanging in there.  Well, I have about a billion things on the needles, so what have I been doing?  Thinking about all the advent sets I have.  Last post I showed all the neutral yarn. 

I got 1 in 2022 that I started to crochet a blanket with, but I do not love it.  Then I got 3 sets last year....what was I thinking?  And I have ordered one set this year (for end of year delivery of course).....So, I got some of these sets out to admire and try to decide what to do with them.  I thought all advents kind of faded or somehow meshed into the next color....but with one kit last year, I can see that is not the case.  I got the Yarn Cafe Creations Harry Potter Year 1 Advent.  This is a collaboration with her daughter at Dragon Hoard Yarns.  Cafe Creations did odd number days, and Dragon Hoard Yarns did even number days....but none of these fade or mesh to roll into the next color.....so honestly, I have no clue what I am going to do with this set.  It also came with one full skein (in the middle) in Gryfindor colorway.  I was going to put these in numeric order, but it looked better in dyer order so to the left are 1, 3, 5, 7.....23 and to the right are 2, 4, 6, 8.....24:

I also got an advent calendar from Suburban Stitcher....last year was a pink Christmas and I think this is my favorite....probably because it fades so well.  I even caked it all up and I think I will try to make the Cozy Comfort Throw.

Then I have an Emmas Yarn advent in fingering weight from 2022 and an Emmas Yarn advent in DK weight from 2023.  I think I might try the Sweet Shop Blanket with the DK weight one....but I am not sure.  

I also got some Madeline Tosh Wool & Cotton in the Cold Drip Colorway.  I want to make the Me Time Tee with it

I also worked on this crocheted blanket......I was trying to finish it for my neighbor, whose daughter in law is expecting a girl, but I did not have enough time....I have one skein left before this one is done and it will go in the basket for future baby gifts.

My baby girl is so ready to have my granddaughter......any day now!

Lastly, I want to share that I am 99% sure that Flower thinks the new couch is just one oversized doggy bed.....LOL!  But she is so cute, I do not mind!

That is it.....Have a fabouls week!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Trying to Catch Up

 Hey everyone, how are you?  I am well....trying to get more knitting in but it is not working.

My main goals have been to try to catch up on all my blanket and shawl kits (the ones where I get yarn monthly).

My April Yarn for the Blanket clue arrived yesterday:

I also bought neutral yarn to make scrap blankets with several of the advent calendars I have purchased in the past that are just sitting

and this was on sale....it is my favorite color of Emma's Yarn.

Here is my shawl progress....I have only 8 rows till I am all caught up.  My april yarn will mail around the 25th.

Here is my blanket progress.....I just got the caked up skein

Here are some images from last week's Solar Eclipse

And a picture of Flower smiling as she sleeps <3

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

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, April 8, 2024

It is Eclipse Day!!!

 Hey everyone!!  How have you been?  I know I am a week late and I am really sorry!  Today is Eclipse day and it is a pretty big deal (Like 700,000 ppl are flying to SA to see it).  I am in the area called "Leon Valley" (I am not technically in Leon Valley, but I am like 1-2 miles from it.).

I also got a new couch!  I have not had a couch in YEARS!  So I was a bit busy putting it together (it came in 7 boxes via Fedex).....excuse the mess, I still have the boxes everywhere and a bunch of stuff moved around to make room....so, a disaster.  Plus, I need for Paige to come get some of my recliner chairs she wants for her house so I have more room.

I think that Flower thinks it is her own, personal, very large dog bed...LOL!

I got yarn for my Shawl Kit....this is March Color

Plus, I pulled the shawl out to work on:

I also got my monthly blanket kit all caught up

And.....finished a baby blanket for a boy....I do not know anyone having a boy right now, so it will just go in the "for the future" pile.

My baby girl got a new ultrasound today....and her baby girl is growing well!

That is all I have....I hope yall have a great week!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Something other than a blanket!

 Hey everyone....how are you?  I am okay.  Would you believe I am still working on blankets?  Just not baby blankets for Paige.  

I am working on the monthly blanket.....I have 3 1/4 squares done....so I am working on February squares.

But......I also made a hat for my niece!  This is for Grace, the one I made the cardigan for at Christmas....well, I had some yarn left so I made her a matching hat.  My own pattern of course.

That is all I have......Have a great week.

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Last Shower!

Hey everyone....How are you?  I am okay.  Paige and Kody had their last shower this past weekend and it was fabulous....it was at Kody's Mom's house, and she did an amazing job (WARING...Pic overload below)!

 I mentioned back in February (and as you can see from some of the pics above), I made this baby a pom pom blanket.....well, it was the only thing I worked on all last week up to Sunday....and I was 11 min late to the shower because I was finishing it up.  But it is done!

I also mowed the yard and made an amazing salad that I had to share

I got yarn for my monthly blanket....and it came with a surprise...a whole skein of the new cashmere yarn Jimmy Beans wool has!  It is sooooo soft!

That is it...that is all I have about my life....but, I do want to share an amazing story I saw the other day.....a dog that was at the shelter almost 600 days, finally finds a furever home and goes home in a Limo!  I love this story!

Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!