Monday, January 14, 2019

Back to Work, Back to Reality

Do you know the song by Soul II Soul called Back to Life, Back to Reality (Or am I just aging myself).....well, that is kinda how I feel today......it is my first day back in the office since November 16th!

Upon my arrival to work, I had some gifts from friends.....a cash gift card, a stemless tumbler set with a bag that says Knit Happens and some toffifay of course.....I have some amazing friends....thank you!




I did finish one more thing this past week......the test cardigan!   Yahoo!  Now, I still need Paige to model it for me so I can snap some pictures and provide modeled pics to the designer, but I am very happy with it!



I also worked on the The Weekender Sweater for the KAL with ColorfulEclectic.....I have it joined:


I also finally started the sweater for my niece, Grace.  The first picture makes the color look almost black, but it is really a deep, deep blue....the second picture has the flash on and the yarn is not quite that bright.



I also got another  needle set from HiyaHiya as a gift for hostessing a KAL.....plus some dumpling stitch markers.....these needles are wonderful!


Lastly, I have been wanting to try the Oats Over Night....so I got a starter pack and I really love them....Today I had strawberries and Cream, tomorrow I think will be the Green Apple Cinnamon, and Wednesday will be Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana!




Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Starting the New Year Right

Hey everyone.....well I hope you had a great week....I did....I think I started the new year right with an FO....a hat for Paige's Boyfriend, Josh.  I started this hat a few years ago when Paige thought she lost hers....then she found hers and this one sat for forever....I picked it up linked back a few rows to add a longer ribbing and finished it.




Then I crocheted a bit on my virus shawl......I feel like this yarn will never change colors.....


Then it was time to tackle what I had been putting off......an extremely long knit on border on the cardigan I am testing......this border took me forever.....now I just need 2 sleeves (I have thought about leaving it sleeveless).




I did hit a snag on knitting the first sleeve so I am waiting for the designer to reply to me......so I cast on my #16weeksofweekender but @colorfuleclectic......I decided to stay with my cotton blend yarn and I am loving it so far.



So, Antonio has kinda gotten into puzzles.....He has a 1500 pc DC comics and I got him some Disney ones that are like 300, 500 and 750 pcs.  Well that inspired me to get out my yarn/knitting puzzles.....WWWWWWHHHHHHHAAATTTTTT????





Yup, I am pretty excited.....I got a puzzle board that should arrive tomorrow and then I think I will be spending some time puzzling instead of knitting.....we will see how it goes.

There was a beautiful sunrise earlier this week I have to share (from my living room knitting chair view):


And my daddy found a gorgeous picture of his mother (I never got to meet her).  They wanted it done in one of those glass pictures from fractureme.com, so I brought the picture home and scanned it and placed the order for them......I love this Picture.....Grandma Lucy, you are gorgeous!


Well, that is pretty much all I have.....I hope y'all have a great week!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019!!!

Happy New Year!!!  Can you believe it is already 2019?  I do hope 2019 brings each and everyone of you over abundant happiness and health!!  This is not going to be a very long post.....but I do want to say Happy New Year!



I wanted to end 2018 with trying to finish off a couple of wips.....but I also had Jaz a few days last week and she does not got well with knitting......but she does mesh with Crochet every once in a while......so I got to cuddle with her lots (and the other dogs too...Purl got her cone off today) and work on the blanket I am crocheting for Yvette.....this is going to be for Celeste and Cat's baby brother coming in February.








and I finished...the blanket is about 28" x 37" ....and got a crocheting blister.....





I also finished the socks I started back in June or July.......

These are for Paige:


and that is it....not much, I know but at least I got 2 more things in the done category.  I do have quite a few things still on the needles and while I will allow myself to start new things, my main resolution for the new year is to finish up some things I have already started....do you have any resolutions?





Have a great week and Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Hey everyone.....sorry I have been MIA for over a week.....I hope you had a Merry Christmas!  2019 is right around the corner.....I for one and very ready for the new year!!!!

I have been trying to wrap u 2018.....I finished the advent stole and gifted it to Darlene....Here are clues 10, 11, 12:







I also made her a green stole out of DK weight earlier in the year along with some other things I got her here and there.....thankfully she loved it all!!







She gave me bags in all 4 sizes she makes....Tote, Large, Medium and notions.......I LOVE THEM....I LOVE the fall colors and all the sizes.


I am planning on making the weekender sweater by Andrea Mowry in a KAL with @colorfuleclectic that she is doing on Instagram and on her blog.....I am going to use some Knit Picks Comfy in the October color way....this is a cotton acrylic blend yarn that will go perfect with my new bags.  I have done a swatch and practiced the cast on.





I got to go to Antonio's Christmas party at school....we had a great time!



On Friday I woke to Purl having a big blister on her toe.....she had to have surgery...I had to pick her up Saturday.




Then I got.a little sick right before Christmas......Paige left work to bring me Theraflu and Dots


and she sent Jaz over to keep me company (just kidding, she needed a baby sitter for her)


I also had Precious and Purl taking care of me



I doctored myself well enough to be okay for Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas Day with Jaime's family, but then woke up this morning with a super sore throat.....so I am still trying to make myself better.

I was able to complete my JBW Craftvent....it is not blocked, but the knitting is done!




Christmas Eve was great with my family and I wish I would have taken more pics.....but I did get a pic of my mom wearing the cardigan I made her.


and speaking of my mom....my mom and dad had a photo shoot in October or November with my dad's siblings and I recently got this photo from the shoot....I love it!!!


My mom also showed me an envelope with a card she got from my Tante Mecki in Germany.....apparently in Germany you can take a photo and have it made into a stamp at no extra charge....the top stamp is my mom and dad with my cousin Lena, and the bottom stamp is my Tante Mecki and Uncle Dieter.....I think it is pretty cool!!


Remember how Darlene got me slippers for Christmas?  Well, so did my parents and my kids.  I got Dachshund pj's with matching slippers and some super comfy black and grey pj's with super soft socks and fur slippers.....I love them both....and that says a lot about me....I love PJ's and slippers!



Well, that is all I have this week......Come back next week so I can tell you Happy New Year again!



Happy Happy Happy Knitting!