Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Welcome Fall!!!

 Hi everyone!  How have you been?  I have been busy, but great......Welcome Fall!!!


Okay, Okay.....I know it is not officially fall till next Tuesday the 22nd, but I am not sure if I am posting before then....so I have to welcome Fall while I can!

This week I finished the 3rd set of colors on my Havana blanket!  The colors are a little washed out...but you can see that the 3rd section is done and the 4th is started.



Antonio and I went for a small get away at the lake house for a day




and Paige went to costco (we got a membership together) and found a great deal on some SUPER SOFT workout pants (that you can also just wear as lounging pants)....and they have pockets!  So I went to costco and got 2 pair.





Lastly, Elizabeth, Melissa and I podcasted this past weekend (you can see episode 3 here) and I gave Elizabeth some sock yarn to crank.....and on the way home from the lake house I picked up 5 of the cranked tubes....now I am trying to get my gauge to match the machine's.





Oh, and I almost forgot....Shyla loved her Perfect Pockets Wrap!




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






Happy Happy Happy Knitting!







Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Lazy Labor Day

 Hey everyone.....I hope y'all had a great Labor Day......I had a lazy one! I did not do much and loved it!



I worked on 3 things this past week.....a new shawl called Hipster Shawl (this is for the JojiFallKal2020, but I did not sign up in time for it), my Havana blanket and the Staple Linen sweater (also for the JojiFallKal2020, but this one I did sign up for).



Shawl:






I started it on 2 needle sizes and went with the needle size on top here:




Havana Blanket:

This first pic shows the rose gold coming off the furls Oddessy Hooks....kinda a bummer since they are twice the price of silver....this hook was a gift, but I am thinking of contacting furls for a replacement.  Just 13 more rows till I hit net colors and pattern.



Staple Linen Top....also started on 2 sizes and went with smaller size.




I had a nice dinner at Paige's house this past Sunday....her friend, Sam, made Chicken Tortilla soup that was delicious.....and while I did not get a picture....I stole a pic from Bizz's instagram.....yum!!!!



Have a great week everyone!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Happy 25th Birthday to my Princess!!!!

 Can you believe Paige is 15???!!!???


We had an amazing dinner of Cannelloni (my mom made) at my parent's house....Here are a few pics.....with me and Kody and Paige....Kody and Paige....and me with my brother in law, Jim





I finished the hat I was working on




I had lunch and Chamoy Mango margaritas with a girlfriend last Friday




I went walking with the grands last Wednesday



The JojiFallKal202 has started and I am making The Staple Linen Top, Understated Sweater and also the Hipster Shawl (which I did not sign up for) because Darlene is making the shawl and you know how much I love to knit along with her.  I started both the staple linen top and the shawl in two needle sizes to decide with I want to use.





I hope to cast on the Understated sweater soon!


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







Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Antonio is in 3rd Grade

Hey everyone...how has your week been?  Mine has been a bit crazy......Antonio started school yesterday and it has been one hiccup after the next....okay, what I really want to say is it has been a sh#t show...but I was trying to be nice.....I know it must be hard for all these school districts to get everything ready for online learning....plus, let's not forget that this is all contingent on the kids being able to login in and the systems work.  Yesterday the system crashed and it looks like today it is working a little better, but I am not sure.  Paige will be teaching Antonio on Mon, Wed and Fri and I will have him Tues and Thurs.....she needs to work and she has already reduced her hours as much as she can.

Here are first day of school pics!



I finished working on my Jimmy Beans Wool Hedgehog Fibers blanket....I actually finished August's color while still in August!


I have not seen my son since his birthday in February (because of this Corona virus) but he sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers made out of paper so I can put on my shelf....I love them!



I finally finished Shyla's wrap....I finished back around Aug 6th, but had been putting off the fringe....so I finally tackled the fringe and now it is done.


I had a friend from work contact me about helping her fix a kitchen stitch she messed up on the hat of a wallaby.....so I picked it up from her.....



and fixed it the best I could...I think a wash will help.



I had to snap a pic of my dogs the other day......purl is nestled under the blanket...but you can see Jax and Precious.....my babies!



Darlene and I decided we wanted to do a hat....we are going to do the Pull The Wool Over hat.....I will use Hedgehog Aran in Matchstick and Shibui Cloud in Bone



If I have enough cloud left, I will probably make a 2nd with Hedgehog Film Noir

I cast on with 8's as pattern said and I think it was too loose


Then tried 6's and I think it's too tight


So I am restarting today with 7's for ribbing and 8 for the stockinette......hopefully I can finish for you before next week.

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




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!