Monday, June 17, 2024

Almost half way!

 Hey everyone....can yall believe we are almost 1/2 way done with 2024??!!


I haven't done as much knitting as I would like....but this is the story of my life most days.


My newest granddaughter is already over 1 month old



Paige needed a new microwave installed over her stove, so I went to help Kody do it.




Kody celebrated a fabulous First Father's Day yesterday (he has always been a fabulous step dad to Antonio, but now he also has Amira)



I ordered some more stitch stoppers from Elizabeth


I had a work event I had to attend so I actually got dressed to leave the house and a new Hydroflak Cup I got for Lupe matched me perfectly



I do not know how quickly Cicada's hatch...but I went to a 5:30 am workout one morning (Meaning my tires had been spinning at least 45 mph, probably more) and later that morning I went to take the trash out and saw a cicada hatching on my tire.....I was a bit shocked.



Lastly I have had some really amazing meals lately....I should probably cut back on my deserts (and I wonder why I gain weight....LOL)!  The first is an HEB pre made meal I just had to pop in oven with a Crumbl Toffee Cake/Cookie.  The 2nd is a door dash order (cortesy of a vendor at work for a work luncnh meeting) from Carrabba's Italian Grill....complete with Tiramisu.




Lastly....my knitting......I AM ALL CAUGHT UP ON THE 2024 CLUBS!  I finished May Blanket and May Shawl.  June Blanket shipped already and should be here tomorrow and June Shawl (last shippment) will ship around the 25th.




That is all I have!

Have a great week!  I have one AI generated yarn porn pic I snagged from the internet....AI is everywhere....I will never know what is real again....LOL!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Thursday, June 6, 2024

Its June!!!

 It is June....can you believe it.  6/6/24 and if you add 2 and 4 together you get 6....so, 6/6/6....Lol...Just a little date math.


I have been knitting, but on thinking knitting so I have not gotten too far.  I have been knitting on my monthly shawl.  There are 2 months left in this.  I have been working on April and May yarn.  I actually just got May yarn:





Here is the shawl so far.


Also, I think most of you know that I am friends with the owner of Biscotte Yarns and I try to help run the quarterly KAL in their ravelry group.  Well, they recently posted a KAL for the Summer Lovers Socks.  Well, I purchased some yarn to join the KAL and I am on the fence.....I know I say this every year, but I really want to finish some WIPS before I start anything new and I also really kind want to start this KAL...I could win $100 gift card because you know....I have no yarn....LOL!!!


Here is the yarn I purchased.




I have really, really, really been trying to eat better....so I did some meal prepping and learned a few new recipies I have not completely failed.....






I recently caught a picture of Flower snuggling a toy (baby lamb)....she never really does this...she mostly just tears them to shreads, so I thought this was super cute



Lastly, my son at a recent CrossFit Competition (he is the one making a heart).



Have a great week everyone!






Happy Happy Happy Knitting

Thursday, May 30, 2024

I don't have much....but here we go

 Hey everyone....I do not even know where the time has gone or what I have done in a week.


I honestly feel like I have knit a lot, but I think maybe I am dreaming it because I do not have anything to show.


I have a few other things going on......first, it was my amazing mother's birthday last week.  Say Happy Birthday to this 83 year old!



I saw this house on social media I totally want to go to!



My friends, Paulette, posted this on social media and I thought it was so cute!



I got a new cutting board and rearranged my couch:




My dogs are silly!




and my granddaughter is so cute!



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





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wips of Seven Years Past!

Hey everyone....how are you?  I am hanging in there...I will just jumo into it:


So, I will start with a couple of Amira updates......last year I got her two sets of onesies all for one pattern.....the burnt orange with black hearts....well, I finally have a pic of her wearing one.




Here she is wearing another onsie from the pack


Here she is beause....big BOW


Here is what I recently bought her


Here is a gift from a great friend, Margi, who I saw at the lakehouse retreat this past weekend (more on that later)


I got May's Blanket yarn and finished April's blanket stuff and started May's




I ordered yarn to make Paige some chicken's...Yup, she wants stuffed chickens.

                                            © Jocelyn Elizabeth
                                                        © Jocelyn Elizabeth
                                            © Anna Zander

Here is some of the yarn





Wish me luck on that...I am not the best crocheter, and with bulky, it makes the stitches even harder to see.

Now for Lakehouse retreat news.....I only took 4 projects....I know, I know....that is still a lot, but that is GREAT for me.


I took my oldest blanket (a crochet blanket from 2017) and I did almost 20 rows on it...which I think is great.  I was at my "*uck" marker


and I took my newest blanket (the Haruki to do with Darlene)


Then my oldest sweater, Rugged Coat from 2018



and my newest sweater, No frills Cardigan


Now for the Lakehouse retreat photo dump.  I think I might have missed getting Jackson on camera, but I promise he was there!











Have a great week everyone!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!