Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Happy Belated Valentine's 🧡🧡🧡🧡

Hey everyone.....how ya been?  Well, we had Valentine's Day and President's Day last week.....I thought I would share some pics of a few of the people and pets I love and were all my Valentines!










I have other Valentine's too....but these are the ones I got some great pics of.

I got my Crochet Club February Shipment....and Jimmy Beans Wool Tweeted about it....I loved their pic.......



I finished the Football Hat for Paige, but with the colorwork, I think it is too small, so it will go to Antonio.



I also got new yarn to make Darlene's son, Casey, a hat.  Casey's youngest daughter, Brinley, races motorcycles in motor cross, and her team colors are HOT Pink and Kawasaki Green....the pattern is called  Acacia Mosaic Beanie.....Mosaic is a little different than stranded color work, with this hat, I only  use one color at a time.









Now I am going to make Brinley one that is opposite...with pink as MC and green as CC:


I also started a crochet blanket for a friend of the York family, Camille:


Then Paige saw the light gray and dark gray together (before the pink was added) and she loved it....so I started one for her with an olive green:


Now, I decided to do a different pattern for Paige's blanket...it is the pattern I used for the baby blankets and I think it is less hole-y.  Well, Casey's blanket that Darlene made him is a bit hole-y and Casey just moved into a new house and he is redoing his room in green and creams...so I am going to make him a new non-hole-y blanket with green and creams, but I do not have the yarn yet....I am sure he will love it!


Then, for my birthday (next Monday) Darlene ordered both of us yarn to make the New Vortex Cardigan Pattern....this one has some colorwork and cables in it along with Brioche!  I LOVE IT!  Thank you Darlene....the yarn should be here the 22nd, I cannot wait!


Plus, Darlene and I both want to make the All of the Lights Cardigan.....  we will both use Madeline Tosh DK Twist Yarn.  I will use Cosmic Silver and she will use Holi Grunge...I'm so excited, but the pattern does look complex.



Well, I think that is all I have....This coming week I am hoping to finish the blankets for Camille, Paige and Casey and the hat for Brinley....yes, that is lots of goals...but then I can jump back onto Grace's sweater and maybe start either the Vortex or All the Lights Cardigan......wish me luck!!

Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!



Monday, February 11, 2019

Hot or Cold? Make up your mind!

Talk about jumping from Hot to Cold......I went from Heater, to AC back to Heater this last week.  The weather really does not know what it wants to do with itself.

The hardest part is dressing for it.....46 degrees in the morning with an afternoon of 82.....GRRRR!

Oh well, I mostly stayed in and knitted and crocheted so I guess I should not complain too much....but it is hard to dress for work.

So what did I do?  Well, on Monday Jaime took me out to eat to Pluckers.  It all started with a FB post from Darlene's daughter, Shyla, talking about some "Tater Cakes" that sounded amazing....Tater Tots squished into a cupcake pan filled with cheese, bacon and chives, with a side of sour cream....aka Heaven....so I told Jaime that I wanted to check it out some time and he said "Let's go today".....Yahooooo!!!

Let me tell you, those Tater Cakes were AM-AAAAAA-ZING!  I love them.  The wings were good too, but I will be going back for the tater cakes!



I finished the Crochet Blanket for Jaime's Newphew's Wife....I know I told ya'll the baby was born last week...but now the blanket is finally finished...I had about 20 more rows to do.....


During lunch, work on my weekender with Darlene and Heather (she is new to the knitting lunch break and is also making weekender).


I had a great mail week.....remember that yellow stole I made for Darlene....well, I won a prize from that KAL.....some great stitch markers!


I also got my prize from a HiyaHiya KAL.....some new HiyaHiya Flyers to knit on socks and a pair of cotton socks with sheep on them...Thank you Qianer!


Then I got some Alpaca Pom Poms from Nodrog Fars....they are big and fluffy...here is a picture of them next to my fur pompoms....


This past weekend I worked on Graces sweater (I also had a FB memory pop up that I finished Paige's 2 years ago).


and my Football Hat....I am really missing Football, so working on this hat helped a little...the colors are for the Spurs for Paige!



I am not really a color work fan....but I'm trying.

I ordered some yarn to make a hat for Darlene's son.....Brinley (the granddaughter that does motorcycle riding) has colors of Hot Pink and Kawasaki Green......so I am making a hat with those colors.  Oh, and she also got a sponsor from CA.....isn't that exciting!  I am so happy for them!

Lastly, my mom had her treatments this past week and my sister took her....so any prayers you have to offer up are appreciated....she is doing well, but could always do better.  :)

Have a great week!






Happy Happy Happy Knitting!




Monday, February 4, 2019

Unimpressive Super Bowl

Well....wasn't that Super Bowl unimpressive!!!  I know there are a lot of ppl doggin the 1/2 time show too, but I love Adam Levine and I think he did great.  Antonio loves Travis Scott and he enjoyed it too.....so while it might not have been "the greatest thing in the world", I certainly did not think it was bad, I enjoyed it!





As far as the Patriots....




Last week I helped a friend move on Monday and Tuesday.....she lived on the 3rd floor in an apartment complex and was moving into her boyfriend's home about an hour away.....I went up and down those 38 stairs a billion times (not that I was counting...LOL)!  She had TWO closets full of clothes and shoes!


I got Bizz and Paige off to the Airport Tuesday morning (Paige might have packed some mini vodka bottles)



They had a layover in Houston


They went to the Aquarium, ate at Atlanta Breakfast Club and saw the Atlanta Skyline



Then it was time for the awards show.....double fisting drinks


And they met Charles Barkley!


Then they came home to me Thursday and I was thrilled to have them back in SA!  While they were gone I had Paige's two dogs (along with my dogs) and I got a couple of pics of her new dog, Jax....his lopsided ear is so cute




I finished working the rest of the yarn I had from part one of the Crocheted Pouf.....it is not quite 18" but close!



Then, Jaime's Newphew and wife welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world and I am late getting the blanket done....but close


I started and finished the Hat for February.....the pattern is called Frosty.








Then it was time to start a KAL with the LSSK girls....we are doing the Spector Sweater....here are my colors I think I want to do from right to left

 My swatch



My start


Lastly, I worked a little on my Weekender to get it to 8" and started the Football hat during the Super Bowl yesterday....I am just barely past the ribbing because I did not want to have to think:



On an amazing side note......I got some deer meat from Darlene's daughter, Shyla, and amazing son-in-law, Tim.....I am one happy girl because I was out of deer meat!


That is what I have for the whole week.....I know it is more than usually but I had some extra time off Thursday (Antonio was sick) and I had taken Friday off (not knowing Antonio was going to be sick Thursday) as a day to just have for me......so don't expect so much next week....LOL!

Have a great week everyone!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!