Monday, April 15, 2019

Crazy Test Knitting Preparation

Hey everyone....how are you?  I am crazy.....but ya'll already knew that.  Last week Darlene spotted a test knit call on Instagram from Dragon Hoard Yarns.
 
 
So then I spent Sunday looking through my stash for yarn (the middle 2 colors are main color)
 











 
Any thoughts?  Suggestions?  I think the winner will be the 2nd picture.
 
Other than that.....I finished the crochet blanket....pretty much the only thing I worked on this past week:
 

I started a new double the baby size crochet blanket for Darlene to make Kagan.  This is a new to us yarn called Amore and it is 100% polyester....it feels great!  Darlene usually likes me to get them started.....this is a new pattern for Darlene so once the additional colors that she ordered come in, I will show her how to do it.  It is a nice and relaxing crochet!



Antonio had a soccer game this past Saturday and they did amazing!



And I did some cleaning (excuse the mess).....Bruno does not like the vacuum.....he was gonna keep us all safe from it!


Well, that is really all I have.  I do not think we get the test knit first round instructions till Friday so this week I will work on my Vortex and my daddy's vest.  Have a great week!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!





Thursday, April 11, 2019

The new love story coming soon

Next is the release of E.L. James' new book called The Mister.  I already have it preordered on Audible....I wish Zachary Webber was the narrator, but he is not.....Zachary Webber can read Webster's Dictionary to me and it would make me melt!



I hope it is the new love story.....I was not a fifty shades fan at first like more than 12 the world was....but once I listened to it....I was hooked....I hope The Mister is just as great!


I have a few more pics from 2 weekends ago at the beach.....this is the boys with their friend (and like a son to me) Robert.  Plus pics of the boys with their girlfriends.





I made some cookies last Monday after I blogged.  I did not have almond extract, so I used Lemon Extract so the cookies taste a little lemony...the recipe is called a basic sugar cookie recipe, but it tastes like a shortbread cookie to me.....they are sheep shaped!


I also might have a new member of the family.....I say might because I am not sue he really likes me.....His name is Bruno and he is Star's dog.  Star's ex husband has been watching him for years but he was going to take Bruno to a shelter so Start took him back...but Nick said she cannot keep him....so I told her I would take him.....but I am really not sure if he likes me.  He loves Jaime....just not me.  LOL!  We will see how it goes for the next week or so.




I have a designer friend on ravelry from Norway that was recently diagnosed with Cancer.  She has a KAL in her group to help raise funds for her treatment.  Her name is Anja and she is an amazing designer.  I am going to make the Taraxacum mitts and then hopefully also make the shawl when the pattern is released (it is being tested right now).

I started in the Confident colorway, but I think I might start over in the Bussi colorway!


I know this is a middle of the week post....but I have been dealing with a bit of depression lately....so I thought a blog post would help.  I am constantly tired (yes, my dr is running tests).  I do not know if the depression is making me tired or the being tired is making me depressed......but some good thoughts sent my way would be appreciated.

Have a great week!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting

Monday, April 8, 2019

Lots and Lots of stuff

Hey everyone.....how have you been?  I have been great......I have had lots and lots of stuff going on.

Grace other sweater and loves it...and it looks great on her!



I also started a pair of socks for her!


My mom had her last treatment in Houston....so I started and finished my April Scraps Hat!





I also got some really soft "Go For Faux" yarn and decided to make Paige a cowl:






So now she has a cowl/hat set



 I also got some new needle case holders from Jimmy Beans Wool:




I got some extra Smart Stix cords as well:


I also got a new knitting/beach basket


I only worked on two other things......one is the crocheted blanket for my friend's friend.....It is a little over 1/2 way done.


and I started a vest for my dad:


After my mom's treatment.....I hit the beach with Jaime, Antonio, Jaime's boys and their girlfriends....a couple of mine and Jaime's friends came too....Nick and Star met us there
















That is really all I have.....Oh, I did see a picture on social media that I would love to be my yarn room.....maybe I can buy all these little boxes and get Paige to come and organize my room to this.....lol!


Have a great week!






Happy Happy Happy Knitting!