Monday, October 22, 2018

What a week.......

Well, I have had a bit of a crazy week....and this will be a long post.....

My mom and Dad went to Houston for my mom's treatment, they forgot a bag and I had to get it and meet them with it, they also need their lawn mowed but the &#%)#^%#)$ RAIN WILL NOT STOP long enough for me to mow it.....GRR!  Thankfully their neighbor was able to mow it Wednesday evening.....My mom is doing so much better.  My dad almost passed out and had super high blood pressure, but thankfully they were at the dr office, so they could give him water and monitor him....she was very nauseous and did vomit once, but she is doing much better (Praise God!)!  They are now home!!  Thank you for all the prayers!

I did meet a friend for dinner on Tuesday, Star (Nick's Girlfriend that we went to the lakehouse with a while back)....We went to the Yard House (I guess it is known for it's beer) and she got a BIG beer, I got wine and we both got the Ahi Poke....it was delicious!


 



My sister's boat house and dock at the lake did flood, but thankfully the house did not.  Out of all their friends with houses on the lake, they were the only ones that did not have water in the house (my sister's house sits a little higher than most) so she had 5 families all staying at her lake house this past weekend and she fed them all since she had the only working appliances.....they all went as a group to each other's homes to help them clean up the mud and sludge....they know it could have been so much worse so they were very lucky and are very blessed!!





As for knitting, I only worked on one thing.....being a monogamous knitter sure makes for a lot of work getting done on the one item, but it also makes for a fairly boring blog....at least I have had a ton of other things going on to where this is a pretty long blog post.

I worked on my test knit for the Vortex Cardigan and I am really loving it!  This Biscotte Yarns Pure DK is heavenly to work with!


You can kinda see how it is shaping out....this is the most unique construction....now my cord is a 32" so it does not lay out all the way:




I also worked on Darlene's blanket, I am on stripe 12....just 4 more stripes after this one!  Oh, and Max really love the blanket as you can see!




Oh and I signed up for another test knit....a cardigan, but I barely have any done:




That is it for the crafting......

There was a beautiful sunrise on Sunday...it was hard to capture, the colors were more red, but I still took a picture.


Little Mario's children were dedicated at their church service...I love these kiddos (Alexxis and Baby Mario):


And Antonio is ready for fall.....he is such a goofball, but I love him so much!  His birthday is tomorrow!!  His party is Sunday, so get ready for picture overload next weekend.




I found out that Celeste's mom is expecting!  She is having a boy....due around February of next year....I need to make a baby blanket for him!!!  This will be grandchild number 6....no, not a biological one, but mine just the same!  They had their gender reveal party this past Saturday.

 
 
I also need to make baby blankets for Jaime's Niece and Nephew....they are each expecting a new one in their home early next year!  That is 3 baby blankets.... I better get a move on!


Lastly, I want to share some photos my mom and dad took at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival a couple of weeks ago....they had a great time!










Have a great week!






Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Welcome Cold(er) weather!

Hi everyone.....How have you been?  I have been busy with my vacations and travels, but this past weekend I stayed home and it was wonderful.  Well, first I had to mow the yard Friday because it appears this rain will never stop (grrrrr!)....then I had a lazy weekend.

As you can see from last week's post, I got to wear some of my recently finished hand knits in Canada and I am wearing my lounging top and Boxy Cape today to work because it was cold this morning....46 degrees I think (7.77 celcius).

So, what did I work on during my lazy weekend?  Well, I finished my test knit socks...they were due tomorrow so I am glad they are done:


I started a crochet blanket for Darlene....she has been making 6 crochet blankets for her family and wanted a crochet blanket for herself to go with some new couches she got....so I told her if she got the yarn, I would make the blanket....I am trying to stay with one stripe (4 rows) per day:





While I was in Canada, I got some amazing yarn from Louise, the owner of Biscotte Yarns.....and with it I am testing one of Louise's designs....this is the most amazing cardigan design I have seen, and so far I love it.

Design:

 Yarn

Which order?


First try was a bust and I had to frog....3 rows of almost 500 stitches, I was near tears:


now I am on track


Darlene wants to make a Boxy Cape, so I am going to make one with her...this time I am using Malabrigo Rios with the Pearl Ten Colorway....it is an almost black, super dark grey, with purplish or blueish undertones, very hard to photograph.....




I also crocheted on my Rainbow Virus Shawl....this might be neglected for a while, so I figured I would show it now.


Other than that, Antonio and my dogs missed me while I was gone.....



I got Antonio some socks from Canada ad he is wearing them:


My mom patched up my favorite yoga pants


My Nephew, Sean, made Eagle Scout....CONGRATS SEAN!  This is an amazing accomplishment!



And Jaime missed me too....he took me to dinner on Friday night.....he ate all healthy (grilled plate) and I got bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp.....yum!



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




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!