Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Hello everyone....How was your week?  Mine was fabulous....it was my 45th Birthday this past Saturday....It was a great week.

To start the week, I had a great mail package come from Leading Men Fiber Arts.  This is yarn to do my "Birthday Blanket" with, and then the January and February 2017 new colorways. (This is and the Miss Babs knitting tour are excluded from my Yarn diet....LOL!)



Of course then it was time to wind some yarn....I was feeling lazy and I would put 2 hanks of yarn on the swift, wind one off, then the next....it did not save much time, but I got to sit the whole time doing it....LOL!


Here is my progress so far (it is folded)!

Then I had a great mail day the day before my birthday....I bought two special crochet hooks for my blanket (I was not sure about size yet) and some Harry Potter wands for progress keepers.  These are pretty heavy, so I am not sure I will get to use them as progress keepers...we will see.


The very next day, one of the beads came loose and popped off the wand...I contacted the shop and they are going to send me another one once I return the broken one....I hear The Knotty Knit Wits talk so highly about Knitty By Nature Shop, but she did not even offer to pay the shipping to ship the broken one back...so I am out the shipping on this....I thought that was a little unprofessional....Oh well.


I also worked on my February Socks....I was kinda thinking I was not going to finish these on time....then I thought I would have yet another wip sitting around...so I hit the pedal to the metal....Ha, Ha!  Jaime took me to Fredericksburg for some fabulous German Food and then we went to Junction to the RV to stay the night....Sunday morning we had to pick up our meat from the deer processing in Junction and them home...so I had lots of car knitting time.


At one point it got a little dark....now I am not sure you can see what this is in the picture, but I am wearing a glove that has a light on the thumb and the pointer finger.....so it shines on my knitting as I am knitting (a lady at the retreat had these, so I had to get some).  Jaime said these are much better than me using my headlamp in the car :)



Then there was daylight...on the way home, he took me to my favorite truck stop for breakfast....it was yummy....then more knitting!



Now I just need 2 cuffs and I am done!  Yahoo!


Well, that is all I knit on.....Paige posted a fabulous picture of her and Antonio on her FB...I love this picture!


They got me a 3 lb bag of gummy bears and 3 boxes of Dots for my birthday (all my favorites) and the most gorgeous flowers!  Thank you Paige, Chris and Antonio!



My parents framed  4 pieces of artwork for me....this is a little different and special.  I work at a bank called Frost Bank.  When my mother worked, her company was a customer of Frost Bank.  Well, many years ago, she got 4 art drawings from Frost Bank.  My mother showed them to me and I told her how much I loved them....it was a great gift to her from Frost Bank.  Well, my mom took them to have custom mats cut for them and bought frames and framed them all....I just love them!




Well, that is all I have.....I hope you all have a fabulous week!



Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

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