Monday, March 30, 2015

It's almost April?

Can you believe that in 2 days it will already be April?  WOW!

I am gonna just jump right into the knitting!

I think I should kinda call last week Sock Week....I worked on socks!

I finished one of my HiyaHiya KAL socks

I worked on my Loopy Academy Socks

And, when Jaime and I went to Hot Rod Night on Saturday....I took my rainbow socks to knit on....these socks have both heels in already (yippee)!

I am really loving my Dyakcraft Heavy Metal much so that I ordered a second set....they do not put holes in my fingers (that is always a plus)!

I also got some extra stops for them

and some extra stops for my Darn Pretties (and Northern Lights):

I have been cruising the Miss Babs forum on Ravelry and have seen so many awesome pictures of our Destination One shawl (called Ves)...our destination is Sri Lanka!  So.....I had to jump in and get started (you all know I have startitis!).

I also worked a little on my secret project (pretty soon I will not be able to show picture of this one).

I guess from many of the above pictures, you can see I spent a big chunk of the weekend in my Pajamas.....I was tagged on Instagram for #widn (What I'm Doing Now) and that is how the above picture was taken.....I also posted the picture of the rainbow sock being knit at Hot Rod Night on Instagram and Facebook......then I got a message from my friend that I am making the Dr Who Scarf for....I do not blame her for asking about the scarf....and I was embarassed to tell her it was barely 1/2 way done.....see, this is why I should just tell people, "No, I will not knit for you."  But I did not say that (almost a year ago)......and her son's bday is coming up April 18th.....So, I pulled it out of hibernation....and it was only 37.95% done (Yikes).  So I knitted and knitted and knitted on it and I got it to I did like 5% (and it felt like so much more).

Now I need to update the spreadsheet to see if I can finish it in like 16 -17 days.....wish me luck!

Let me jump into some stash enhancements....Darlene went to the DC/VA area last week for a conference.  She went by Fiber Space in Alexandria and got me some yarn from Neighborhood Fiber Company in the Del Ray color!  I LOVE IT!

I placed an order with Eat, Sleep, Knit for some Cascade....I want to make a sweater for Antonio, and a couple of felted things for the kitchen (in my far future) and then wanted to get some chunky madeline tosh for a Gaptastic will probably be years before I start these....

 One of the ladies that just joined our knitting group at work used to sell scentsy...and she had these cute little scentsy packs in her project I had to get some.  I love the way they fresh!

Well, I think that is all I have for the I will leave you with some Aunty Acid....and related pictures.

Thankfully I was not on that last list!  LOL!  Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My baby is growing up!

Hi everyone!  How has your week been?  Mine has been crazy.  My baby youngest child is at the age of 19, she is my baby!  But she is growing up....she went out of town this past weekend...she came home late last night....she has never been on a plane....and she was going to CO to visit a friend and traveling all she is growing up alright!

Her flight left Austin at 6:20 we had to get up at 2:45 to leave the house by 3:45 to get here there early......She made it to her gate....and got a window seat.....and made it all the way to CO to see her friend, Tara (on the left)....when she came home, her flight was delayed 4 1/2 hours so I had to pick her up at the airport at 3:35 am.....

This made for a very busy week for me.....Early last week, Antonio was sick....he was better by Wednesday....on Thursday, Paige needed to bring me my car back so they stayed for dinner, then her and Antonio spent the night Friday (so we could get up so early on Saturday)....and I have had Antonio all weekend.  His uncle did come pick him up Saturday night to Sunday afternoon.....why do I mention all of this?  Because Me + Antonio = Very Little Knitting!  OK, on to the knitting!

First, I worked like a knitting ninja to finish Paige's hat for her to take to CO:

Other than that....all I really worked on is socks......  The Hiya Hiya Sail Lace II socks:

My Loopy Academy Socks:

And some new socks for a Hiya Hiya KAL.   The pattern is called Team Spirit and it is colorwork....I am using some funky colors, so the colorwork does not really 'stand out' but I think once I get a little farther, it will.

This is the yarn:

This is the first sock:

I did have some stash enhancements.....I love the bright colored yarn above so much, I got some more...there was a sale and I could not help but buy more of is Regia:

While I was buying Regia, I saw they have a new yarn with Outlast....which is supposed to be temperature I got some green and blue solid to make some socks with (some time in the distant future):

This past weekend was the Dallas/Ft. Worth Fiber Festival....and I have a few friends that went. They are so awesome they texted me pictures and bought some yarn for me (and I paid them back of course) is nice to have friends willing to spend your money.....Miss Babs has two new yarn bases.  One of them is called Killington.  It is a sportweight and it has 700 yards...85% merino and 15% silk!  It is heavenly!  I got two skeins of Bat Sh*t Crazy to make Toujours by Joji Locatelli and one skein of Mayhem because it looks like biker chick with purple...I just loved the colors!

I also had them snag me a couple of skeins of Kama Sutra from MustStash Yarn.  I love all of Stacie's self striping yarn!  I got two because one is for Darlene :)

My pink yarn that I ordered for the Miss Babs Tour came in too!

More turtle purl yarn to make burberry socks for my sister and niece.

And a friend of mine snagged some Lollipop yarn, so she let me trade yarn for this skein of Home Grown....reminds me of the Zac Brown Band song....Homegrown!

I participated in the DCS Podcast Pigskin Party and I won a skein of yarn from Lilliput....the blues and greens are not really my color....but it is beautiful!

This past weekend was the Dallas/Ft. Worth Fiber Festival....and I have a few friends that went.  They are so awesome they texted me pictures and bought some yarn for me (and I paid them back of course) is nice to have friends willing to spend your money.....I do not have the greatest you will have to stay tuned for next week (or I may blog mid week) to see the goodies I got.

Oh, and I found some "Knitting Girl" socks that I just had to buy:

Lastly.....I have been in the mood for a new purse....I got my tax return and have been eyeing a few bags....a friend of mind suggested I go to the San Marcos Outlet Mall stores to see if I see anything I is about an hour one way...but it was worth it.  I got this "Weekender Bag" that is meant to be used as a 'bag' but I will use it as a purse...the color is a beautiful periwinkle....but a little more towards the blue side than the purple is hard to describe....I also got a matching wallet!

Well, that is about all I have......I did finally get some pictures of Celeste modeling the sweater for me....and I am including the pictures of the puzzles that Antonio and I made about a hundred times this past weekend :)

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!