Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Birthday George Washington!!!

It is President's Day and George Washington would be 286 (or something like that) now.....he was born in the Gregorian calendar and I am not sure how it all works....but Happy Birthday!

I am thrilled because I have off today...and I love a day off.  I took Friday of last week off too so I could have a 4 day weekend.  I have enjoyed it, but unfortunately it is almost over....I have to go to work tomorrow.

So what have I been up to?  Well, believe it or not, this lazy lady did some organizing/cleaning.  I got some toy boxes for Antonio and some storage bins and did some rearranging and cleaning here and there....my feet were killing me yesterday but they are a bit better today....I will continue with some cleaning here and there.

Here is one of the new toy boxes



I finished my sister's ranger cardigan!  First, I had her try it on last Monday when I saw her...I was still working on the button bands.




I also finished my MKAL LoveFool socks....I did get the middle cables wrong, but I still love them


I worked on my temperature blanket and got caught up....I do not think I ever showed my color card that Darlene made us......here are the colors and temps:


Lastly, I worked on my Portage...I am loving this yarn!  It is so wonderful to work with.....I would love to have this done in time for the cruise.


Speaking of the cruise, I got my yarn kit with bag yesterday......I love it!!



And my mommy and daddy got me prescription sunglasses for the cruise for my birthday present


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





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Cold, Cold....go away!

Man has it been cold lately....just when I thought we were out of the cold (and I got to put some 80 degree weather in my temperature blanket), Bam!  it gets cold again.  This morning was 29 degrees here.....I want some warmer weather.....but then again....I do knit for days like these :)

So what have all ya'll been up to?  Me....I have been knitting my fingers to the bone on my sister's sweater.



I worked on it all week and finally blocked it yesterday......Now it just needs the underarms seamed up, and the button band and the button hole band :)

While it was drying yesterday, I worked a little on my socks....clue 4.


And that is all I knitted on....I hope to finish the sweater and these socks this week.

As far as other shenanigans.....I had Celeste, Antonio and Jaz this past weekend.....Jaz is 6 months now....can you believe it?

 Chris stopped in for a visit too!




The only other think I have is that I got some new luggage last week for the cruise (the large one should be delivered this week).....it is getting real people....48 days to go!


 The weather has been grey and gloomy all week, but we did squeak out one nice sunrise :)

Have a great week everyone!!!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Already February?

Can you believe it is already February....January went by pretty quickly!

First I want to say a huge congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles.....I watched the game last night and it was AMAZING.....great job and well deserved (and yes, I was rooting for the Eagles!) FLY EAGLES FLY!!


So what have I been up to knitting wise?  Well, I got the yarn that Paige bought for me to make her Gryiffindo socks......so that is a stash enhancement


I also got the cutest mini scissors from Never Not Knitting....the little sweaters are magnetized on the inside so they hold on to the scissors.


Then I got the brown yarn bowls and Darlene bought one from me


And Jen at TurtleMade offered to make me a candy apple red yarn bowl so I could give away the first red yarn bowl on the podcast!  She is so amazing!


Now Darlene and I each will have one brown and one candy apple red yarn bowl.

I started a pair of socks with the Harry Potter Club Sock Yarn....I love this yarn....Thank you Darlene for my amazing Christmas gift!


Clue 3 came out in the LoveFool MKAL Socks...so I worked on those...just one more clue this coming Friday.



I also started and finished a Hat for my Aunt and Uncle....they got me this yarn from New Zealand....so I made a hat and I am going to offer it to them since I think they will get more wear out of it...the pattern is called Gridiron.



and lastly I worked on my sister's Ranger....I think I have about 1 1/2 inches and I can start short rows and then join the sleeves....Yeah!



Other interesting stuff from the week:

Antonio got a 2nd stripe on his yellow belt....



He has been playing with cups



And I made the most amazing Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake....I only made mine 2 layers and saved the third layer without frosting...but this is by far the best cake I have ever baked!  Antonio, Paige, Jaime and I all loved it!



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

This was drawn by someone in a FB group I am a member of...it is called The Last Stitch...amazing!



Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Hi everyone.....how have you been?  I've been great......I wrote a couple of weeks ago that I was in a bit of a knitting funk, but I got lots of knitting done this past week, so I must have snapped out of my funk.....so on to it.

First stash enhancement....I got my first skein of yarn from the Home Spun House Harry Potter Yarn club....this is January.....Knight Bus!

Here is Harry with the Knight Bus
 
Here is the yarn!
 
When Paige found out there are Harry Potter Themed yarns she said she wanted Gryffindor socks.....I told her I was on a yarn diet and I could not buy yarn....but she said she would buy the yarn....so now it looks like I am going to put Paige in the poor house....lol.....this is what is on the way:



Speaking of Harry....I watch all the Harry Potter Movies from 1 to 8 this past weekend....it was fabulous and yes, my house is a disaster, I did not clean a thing!

Last Thursday I got a wild hair up my knitting needles that I wanted to do a mystery sock kal.....so I got some stash yarn....Evil Little Goat....(Thank you Dion!!)  and I started.




I was home all day Friday with a bit of a stomach bug so I worked on clue 1 all day....but 9 pm at night....I had finally finished clue 1 and was ready for clue 2


I almost finished clue 2 on Saturday, but I had 4 rounds I still had to do on Sunday, but I finished clue 2....now I have to wait till this Friday to get clue 3.....but I am enjoying them....which is surprising to me...I usually do not enjoy patterned socks....but the change feels good.



Now, I am not sure if you noticed, but I have a new yarn bowl.......it is from Turtle Made and it is amazing.  I am going to order a brown one to go with my red one.


During the week and on Sunday I worked on my sister's ranger....I finished both sleeves and started the body.  I only have about 6 inches on the body and still need 8 1/2 more before I start the short rows...but it is coming along


That is all I have knitting wise.....but I did have a great friend send me some chapstick from the Netherlands and it arrived.  I will probably put each one in a knitting bag....this is the best chapstick/lip balm ever! 


This Lip Balm is only available in Europe...and speaking of only available in Europe, this candy used to be only in Europe...it is my favorite and Paige got me a pack from our local grocery store...I love this stuff!



I also had Antonio this past weekend and he and I played with his legos...he loves creating things.



Lastly I leave you with 4 sunrises....sorry, they were all too good to pass up...these are each a different day, view from my desk in the morning....I just love sunrises and sunsets!





Have a great week!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!