Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Belated Easter!

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous Easter!  I stole this picture from Jimmy Beans Wool.....I thought it was so cute.


My Easter was very uneventful.  Antonio did spend the night Saturday night, and Paige came to pick him up in the morning so he could go home and see what the Easter Bunny brought him.  I got the grands some chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs


I also had Paige's dogs.....so all the dogs got treats in the morning and Jaz monopolized my lap!




I got some new yarn for me from Yarn Circus.....I saw a shawl done in this colorway and feel in love....so I got some for matching socks.




I knit on my Vortex a little bit and got to a color change!


And I restarted those Taraxacum mitts in the Bussi colorway to support Anja:


The only other thing I worked on was the Moondrip test swoncho I told you about.....I changed up my colors one more time and Darlene and I are using the same colors.






That is all the knitting/yarny stuff I have for the week...but I do have some random pics from things that happened this week.

Antonio fell off a bike and scraped his knee


I found goldfish in the shape of Mickey Mouse....they are awesome!


and I mowed my yard and had my first rose of the Spring.  Now, I do not talk about this much....but my late husband planted this rose bush about 15-20 years ago....I have tried to kill this rose bush so many times mainly just because it is in the most awkard place (right on the fence line and by the AC unit) and sometimes over grows and gets to be too much to maintain...and I am not really a yard person.....however, it will not die....so I have stopped trying to kill it.....on Tuesday I was mowing the yard and saw the rose.....in the midst of mowing I snapped a pic and sent to Paige with no words.....I knew she would know what I was trying to tell her....and she did....it made her day!



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




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Monday, April 15, 2019

Crazy Test Knitting Preparation

Hey everyone....how are you?  I am crazy.....but ya'll already knew that.  Last week Darlene spotted a test knit call on Instagram from Dragon Hoard Yarns.
 
 
So then I spent Sunday looking through my stash for yarn (the middle 2 colors are main color)
 











 
Any thoughts?  Suggestions?  I think the winner will be the 2nd picture.
 
Other than that.....I finished the crochet blanket....pretty much the only thing I worked on this past week:
 

I started a new double the baby size crochet blanket for Darlene to make Kagan.  This is a new to us yarn called Amore and it is 100% polyester....it feels great!  Darlene usually likes me to get them started.....this is a new pattern for Darlene so once the additional colors that she ordered come in, I will show her how to do it.  It is a nice and relaxing crochet!



Antonio had a soccer game this past Saturday and they did amazing!



And I did some cleaning (excuse the mess).....Bruno does not like the vacuum.....he was gonna keep us all safe from it!


Well, that is really all I have.  I do not think we get the test knit first round instructions till Friday so this week I will work on my Vortex and my daddy's vest.  Have a great week!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!





Thursday, April 11, 2019

The new love story coming soon

Next is the release of E.L. James' new book called The Mister.  I already have it preordered on Audible....I wish Zachary Webber was the narrator, but he is not.....Zachary Webber can read Webster's Dictionary to me and it would make me melt!



I hope it is the new love story.....I was not a fifty shades fan at first like more than 12 the world was....but once I listened to it....I was hooked....I hope The Mister is just as great!


I have a few more pics from 2 weekends ago at the beach.....this is the boys with their friend (and like a son to me) Robert.  Plus pics of the boys with their girlfriends.





I made some cookies last Monday after I blogged.  I did not have almond extract, so I used Lemon Extract so the cookies taste a little lemony...the recipe is called a basic sugar cookie recipe, but it tastes like a shortbread cookie to me.....they are sheep shaped!


I also might have a new member of the family.....I say might because I am not sue he really likes me.....His name is Bruno and he is Star's dog.  Star's ex husband has been watching him for years but he was going to take Bruno to a shelter so Start took him back...but Nick said she cannot keep him....so I told her I would take him.....but I am really not sure if he likes me.  He loves Jaime....just not me.  LOL!  We will see how it goes for the next week or so.




I have a designer friend on ravelry from Norway that was recently diagnosed with Cancer.  She has a KAL in her group to help raise funds for her treatment.  Her name is Anja and she is an amazing designer.  I am going to make the Taraxacum mitts and then hopefully also make the shawl when the pattern is released (it is being tested right now).

I started in the Confident colorway, but I think I might start over in the Bussi colorway!


I know this is a middle of the week post....but I have been dealing with a bit of depression lately....so I thought a blog post would help.  I am constantly tired (yes, my dr is running tests).  I do not know if the depression is making me tired or the being tired is making me depressed......but some good thoughts sent my way would be appreciated.

Have a great week!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting