Monday, December 10, 2018

Getting Ready for the Holidays?

How are you guys?  Have you been getting ready for the holidays?  I have been trying.  I am probably 75% done....but I still need to do all the wrapping which is my least favorite thing to do.

I got some new yarn.  Some self striping to make a pair of socks for a young boy that always comes to my family's Thanksgiving celebration....he was so impressed with the socks I was knitting for Paige, he asked me for a pair in yellow and green:



Then, Paige wore the sweater I made her to Thanksgiving dinner.....


and my niece, Grace, wants one......in a dark blue that is so dark sometimes it looks black but it is really blue.....I found Malabrigo Rios in Paris Night....I think it is a perfect color!  I ordered it rom Wool and Company and they packaged it so nicely!




I have been working on my MKAL Advent Calendar.....  clues 3, 4, & 5:




I also finished my last year's advent stole......a whole year late....I still need to block it.





I have also been working on the Jimmy Beans Wool Craftvent.....I was ahead last week but now I am just done with yesterday's clue....I need to catch up or get ahead again.


With this Craftvent kit I got to try the new Jimmy Beans Wool Smart Stix and I really like them....so I ordered 2 fixed circulars for sock knitting....they are great!  I would like to get an interchangeable set, but need to wait till after Christmas......



Lastly, I have a test knit I have been working on.....a set of overalls for a 6-9 month old....I still need to do the back and straps and add buttons....so a little more to go.




I had Jaz over the weekend and a great surprise visit from Celeste......





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




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Advent Time!!!

Hi everyone....how are you?  I have been doing well.....This is going to be a quick and fairly unorganized blog post....but what else is new.....LOL!


This past weekend was December 1st so that meant I could dig into my advent calendars!!




I got my Jimmy Beans Wool Craftvent and opened all the boxes and jumped on in....I have completed day 7 up to now (yes, working ahead) and loving it!

Days 1 & 2 were goodies...needles and project pouch...and I really love the join on these needles!

Day 3:


Day 4:

Day 5:


Day 6:


Day 7:


I got some mohair in the mail that I ordered to use for a hat for Paige:


And a cute little knitting bag:


Paige and  I went for Mani/Pedi's (Paige only got the pedi, I got both).





I made some deviled eggs with my Instant Pot.....and a neighbor of mine brought me homemade chicken soup and cake :)




Lastly, my friend's Mystery Advent Stole clues 1 & 2 came out.....loving this pattern and no, I am not done with last years....but trying!!!



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





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, November 26, 2018

29 days to go......

Can you believe it is only 29 days to Christmas!  Are you ready?  I am not, but I am getting close.

How was your Thanksgiving?  Mine was great.  I got a great pic of my son Mario and his family....and a picture of my sister, niece, daughter and mother...and then one of Paige and Antonio!






I got a new kit for a hat......I got it as a Oakland Raiders Kit, but I am making it as a SPURS Hat for Paige!


I worked on my test knit cardigan



I also finished my Vortex Cardigan.   I still need to block it.


I started a test knit for some baby overalls size 6-9 months......these are gonna be so cute


And I got my yarn ready for my advent calendar stole that starts this coming Saturday



I cannot decide on what bag set to use......what do you think?  Comment below!




I have also been working on last year's advent stole so I can be ready for this year's.


I got a great new shirt from Paige's boyfriend.....he owns this Barber shop in New Braunfels.....I love his design!


Lastly, Purl enjoyed knitting with me this week after my surgery......which went great....Thanks for all the kind warm wishes!


Have a great week everyone!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!