Monday, September 17, 2018

And it is STILL raining.....grrrrrr!

Hey everyone!  I hope you have had a dry week!  My week has been wet, wet, wet!  It is still raining here and my backyard can't take anymore......not to mention that I cant mow and the grass is growing too tall!  Okay, whiny rant over......

I did go to the lakehouse this past weekend (yes, it rained there too) along with Jaime, his friend Nick and Nick's girlfriend, Star.  We had a great relaxing time!


Of course I had to lure Nick there with Ding Dongs....LOL!



I got a pedicure before we left and boy did I need it!


Paige sent me an Instagram post with someone wearing a hat she likes


I could not find the exact pattern, but one of my LSSK sistah's found one that Paige is happy with...I'm hoping to start (and maybe finish) this week:


When I was in the Miss Babs Knitting Tour, in Sept 2016, I got a gorgeous skein of Keira in the Silk Road colorway (about midway down in this linked post).  I liked it so much, I ordered a 2nd skein (about midway down in this linked post).....then last week I bought a skein from someone's destash hoping I could put them together for a sweater...these are all the same color, all dyed at same time (Sept 2016) for Miss Babs Knitting tour, but they are so different.  I hope to maybe fade them in a sweater.


Lastly....I only worked on two things.....some socks I started for a test knit and my sweater!




Well, that is all I have......Jaime is healing well!  Thanks for all the well wishes!


Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Rain Rain Go Away!

Hi everyone....how's your weather?  It is WET here!  and I am tired of it!  My back yarn is flooding and I don't like it (plus it will make for too many mosquitos and I will have to mow my yard a billion times)!



What have you been up to?  Me, nothing much.......I came to work today and my rose from my mammogram is still beautiful!


Jaime and I are planning on going to the lakehouse this weekend with Nick and Star and I am super excited.  Star wants to learn how to knit so I got some yarn ready for her, and started a scarf in garter.  I also put her stuff in a silver shed bag I never use since I only use Bags by Awesomegrannie bags!


I worked about a weeks worth on my temperature blanket and it is just no fun....so I stopped at July 17th and gave it to Antonio....He loves it!



Max enjoyed me working on it....he is such a cuddle bug!



Precious had a trip to the groomer.....she could have waited a little while, but I have plans for the next 5 or 6 weekends, so I figured I better get her trimmed up.


I went to my mom and dad's last Friday to see my Aunt Patti and my mom got me the cutest towel from Fredericksburg......


They also said they ate at a great new German Bakery there....so I took a picture of the card:



I finally got the buttons on my Boxy Cape...and I LOVE IT!



Then I worked on my lounging sweater....I found a mistake a few rows down I had to fix and I also started a 2nd skein and am alternating for the transition.



A friend of mine told me about a new CAL coming soon....and the blanket is beautiful....but I just can't afford a $200 yarn kit right now....but, I have all that acrylic yarn left over from the temperature blanket, so I might see if I can somehow do the colors with that yarn.




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


Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September already?

Hi everyone.....how was your week?  I hope it was great.  Mine was crazy busy!

First, I had a mammogram that I had completely forgotten about......so I got that out of the way and already got my results.....looking good!  The Mobile Mammogram bus comes to my work so it is super convenient!  They even gave me a rose....it is beautiful!




Then, I did some cooking with one of Jaime's friend's girlfriends....her name is Star and she is so super sweet....I mostly drank wine while she did all the work......and I then I took the packaged meals to Jaime to have to warm up.  Thank you Star!




Darlene and I podcasted this past Wednesday....it had been about a month since our last podcast.....I really missed podcasting!  I finished knitting my Boxy Cape....



I have not put the buttons on yet......my choices were:

 and now I have gotten it down to these two choices.....I think I will probably do the first one:




I worked a little on Paige's socks and my Hugs and Kisses Blanket:




Then it was time for Paige's birthday....and our annual dinner at Texas Roadhouse:




I love these 3.....they are 3 peas in a pod!



I had a few stash enhancements.....some yarn and a book:



I started 2 new projects....I started a sweater I would like to make for Canada...it is called Lounging Top....I am using a new yarn I got from Madelinetosh called Work Sock in the Horn Colorway....it is a sport weight and I love the way it is knitting up!


I also started a 2nd virus shawl for a friend....her name is Vicki.  She commented on the podcast how much she liked the one that Darlene made that I told her I would make her one....she is allergic to wool, so I am using a stash that has 85% alpaca and 15% wool (she can have up to 20% wool).....This yarn was in my stash and I love the way it is crocheting up...but when I have to rip back, the yarn sticks to itself and it is very frustrating so I am trying super hard not to mess up



This past Saturday was the start of the Longhorn Football season.....I had to break in Max to get used to football, he seems to be okay with it....LOL!


I also put together my two IKEA RÅSKOG's  I have one by the entry to catch my mail when I walk in and one by my chair to hold my yarn winder...I am sure they will end up in other places, but for now, they are set up.


Now, with Jaime having had bypass surgery, I bought an Air Fryer and a couple of recipe books....I really wanted to make him some chicken thighs (so like friend chicken without the oil) and then one of the recipe books had avocado fries in it that I wanted to try.  I mentioned it to Jaime and he asked for Sweet Potato Fries......so:

Chicken....it was DELICIOUS and the boys ate it all up (Jaime, not so much, but he just has not been hungry).


Avocado fries....not so great...maybe I was over excited about these, but they were very tasteless.


Sweet Potato Fries....I burnt them a little, but everyone actually liked them a little crispy...they were also a hit.


On Monday, I made a Ribeye steak for myself in the Air Fryer and I really enjoyed it....so far, the Air Fryer is a plus, but it is large....and takes a lot of room on the counter so I will have to find a better place for it.

Also, as if a Bypass surgery was not enough for Jaime....now he has a kidney stone he needs to pass.   We went back to emergency clinic around 3 am Sunday thinking his pain might have been heart surgery related.....but no, it's a kidney stone, so now we need to make an appointment with a Urologist.

Lastly, when I went to Star's apartment she had two wines for me....one Gewürztraminer and one Moscato....I drank the Gewürztraminer there and she let me take the Moscato home (she does not drink wine)....I drank that wine Monday evening (along with my steak) and it is AMAZING.....best Moscato I have had.....Star really is amazing.  Now, If you do not like a sweet wine, do not try this....it is super sweet and super yummy!



Well, that is really all I have....We have lots of dr. and rehab appointments this week so I hope to get lots done on the sweater I just started.


Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!