Monday, July 11, 2022

Half and Half and Half!

 Hey guys!  Can you believe we are more than half way done with the year?  WOW!  What have you been up to?


I finished Crocheting and doing the ribbon on BOTH the crocheted baby blanets.....does anyone elses watch think they are doing an eliptical exercise while crocheting?




I have been working on the nuvem baby blanket too...pictured with a new bag from my co-podcaster, Elizabeth...she has a shop here.



We did a new podcast, link here



I finished the shawl I showed you last time...and finished June's color on the monthly blanket




I donated blood and got a cool tshirt....



I have been walking with Jackson along some paths behind my neighborhood...and we see some deer...this deer was very curious about us




speaking of Jackson...here are some cute shot of him.  I dont get as many cute shots of Purl because she is anti social and stays in my room most days....but I did get one of her....sleeping.




I have been catching one or two hummingbirds at the feeder, but I wish I saw more....I guess this takes time



My favorite bose headphones recently died on me....I cried and then ordered some new powerbeats because of a recommendation...I am not sure if I love them yet or not.  




I am still buying too much yarn....but I have plans for (almost) everything...that has to count for something...LOL!

I got this DK Zooey yarn from Juniper Moon Farm. The pink will be Sunshine Coast, and the grey will be L├ęger Redux.




I got some new Emma's DK yarn....these will be hats or socks.




Okay....now for another part of all the "Half" in my blog titile...not only are we Half way though the year, but I have decided to jump on the Half and Half Triangle train.....this pattern looks like it is right up my alley with lots of garter.  It is knit with Linen Quill....which I 'might' of had a hard time picking my colors so I ordered 19 skeins.




While waiting (not as patiently as most ppl are) on the yarn to arrive, I started one with my Alpaca Boucle I showed you last post....this is the Matchstick colorway and the crystal colorway will be the 2nd triangle....I cant wait to start one with the linen quill!




The Purled in Texas podcast (that I am part of) is also doing a Gifting KAL for Christmas in July.....so I ordered more ornaments to kit covers for.....



Here are pics of my gorgeous children (just because I don't share pics of them enough).



Here are Paige, Tone and Bizz living their fittest life




That is all I have.....have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Friday, June 17, 2022

Happy Friday!!

 Hey everyone....today seemed like as good of a day as any to djust drop a quick hello and let you know what I have been up to.


Buying yarn (which should really be a no no) is one of the things I have been up to...I just dream of all the things I can knit and crochet but that leads to less time knitting and crocheting.  LOL!


I got:






Now the whole purpose of this purchase was the green.....to go with a skein of yarn I got from Elizabeth last year to make a Skaersommernat Shawl that was designed by Pia of Fifty Fabulous Knits....she mentioned the Purled in Texas podcast on her podcast and got us a lot of followers....so as a thank you, I wanted to support her and buy her first published pattern and knit it.






However, while shopping, I found some other goodies that had to live with me...LOL!  The Boucle yarn is heavenly and I cannot wait to make something with it.

I also finished the May Monthly Blanket and got June's Color (My favorite so far):




I had to take a picture of my baby at home and my not so baby grandson to share




I finally grilled on the new Egg grill I got myself......I made Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings and they were delicious!




Lastly....my baby girl bought her dream car!  Congrats Paige...why to ge it in before the interest increase!



Have a great week everyone!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Happy 10 Year Blogiversary!

 Hey everyone.....can you believe I have been at this for TEN YEARS!  Not always consistent, but hey...10 years!  Happy Blogiversary!  Thanks for following me and reading (and seeing pictures) about my crazy life!!!


I have lots of pics to share.....my friend from Canada, Paulette, came to see me and I had the lakehouse retreat at that same time so she could see all our knitting friends.  Here is picture overload:


















I usually get my toes (and sometimes nails) done before the lakehouse retreat...but this year I was so busy I didn't...so it did it afterwards....LOL!  Plus Jennifer's nails were so on point, I was a little jealous!


My sister gave me a humming bird feeder a while back and I FINALLY got a hummingbird to drink from it!




I ordered some yarn in September LAST YEAR and it finally made it.  I had already filed a claim with etsy and got my money refunded, but I was pleasantly surprised when the package still showed up.  The colorway is back to school and I got 2 in fingering and 1 in dk weight.  This colorway reminds me of the San Francisco 49ers




I also got some yarn for this year's Advent Stole Test Knit!  Look at this color....Darlene is going to love it!



I am almost done with Trenton's Blanket and have started two blankets for Nina and Shannon's soon to be baby arriving in December this year!





So after I went to the lakehouse, it was Paige's turn....so she, Kody (he only stayed 2 days), Antonio, Texas (Paige's Great Dane), Bizzle, Haze and Nova (Bizz's great Dane's), Sam, Callan, Chloe, and Erikson (Sam's kids) all went to the lakehouse....who is missing from this list you ask?  Why Jazz (Paige's Pit Mastiff mix) and Jade (Sam's Pit puppy)......where are they you ask?  Why they are at grandmas!  Jax loves having Jazz here.....but Jade?  Not so much.....







Here are the girls at the lakehouse:












That is all I have....thanks for an amazing 10 years.....and here's to hoping for another 10 more!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!