Monday, July 31, 2017


Hey have you been?  Staying cool?  It has been HOT, HOT, HOT here.....super heatwave!  My AC seems like it has been running non stop for days.  My house is old and not very well insulated, so I should really fix that. This past Saturday was supposed to be our hottest day of the year (according to the news).  When I went out, it was 108! 

So staying inside to knit was definitely on the calendar.  I really only worked on 2 things this week......My dad's ranger and my Briochevron Cowl.

Here is the Ranger:

Here is the Cowl.....I worked on this more than anything else.....I am sooooo close to being done!

There is a progress keeper in this last photo towards the bottom so you can see how much I did.

I am hoping to finish that super small lip amount today....a little at lunch today and a little tonight and I should be FINISHED!

I got my yarn from Yarn Café Creations....Thank you Christy!

I got the Red Cereza Malabrigo Rios from Wool Warehouse (since I used my yarn for my dad's Ranger):

I also got a Simone Cardigan Kit from We Are Knitters.....these kits are very expensive, however I have to say the quality of what I have seen so far is fabulous!  The box was sturdy, each kit came in its own sturdy bag nicely arranged.  The pattern is in a small envelope and so far there is a small part of the pattern (the materials section) that appears wrong....that can be a little frustrating when you are purchasing such and expensive kit....but oh well.  They really kind of get you because their patterns are not available for purchase unless you buy the kit.  Darlene's oldest granddaughter, Kagan, wants a bulky sweater and she picked this of course I have to make it with her (DUH!) and I am making one for Paige.

I started a new sweater for me...but screwed up and had to frog the whole thing....Which is giving me the sign that it was not meant to be and I already have too many things on the needles!!  But I really want to make this.....maybe after the Big 4!

I won an Instagram Contest from Space Cadet and got a gift certificate....with the gift certificate I got this skein of is called Oxblood, but it is more pinkish than I expected:

The podcast got some yarn from Lavender Mountain Yarns for a giveaway...we get to keep one skein and give one skein away...this yarn feel soooooo good!  Thank you Lynda!

Remember my rose I got last week for my Mammogram...well it bloomed beautifully!

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

 I must really love a few people:

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Where does the time go?

Hi was your week?  Mine was great but it felt like it flew by too quickly!

What have I done?  Well, I worked on my socks for Tour De Sock...these had a completely different heel construction....they called it an afterthought leg....I worked my fingers to the bone on these and finished on Sunday (9 days) submission was somewhere around #420.

Those took most of my time....but I was also able to make another Chemo Hat for Darlene's Niece!  First, I got the yarn From England.  It is called Rosy Green Wool Cheeky Merino....this yarn is super soft to me.  I used this yarn as the pink and white in my 3 color cashmere shawl and loved it....and I wanted to use something super soft for Cynthia, so I ordered this yarn:

I made the hat in the far left colorway, called Rose Garden (the two on the right are called Ruby).

Antonio loved the hat, so I may have to make him one:
I also got some of my DVD swag for being up to 70 Instagram posts.....some minis, needle holders and a key ring holder:

For August, I think I am going to do Curious George.....what bag should I use...1, 2, or 3?

What else have I been up to?  Well, casting on 2 new things.....sorry, I just NEEDED some mindless knitting and with Fins and Briochevron cowl (my two priorities) both being 'thinkers', I needed something else.  So, I started a Boxy Cape for me and a Ranger Cardigan for my Daddy.  The Cardigan is all Darlene's fault (no surprise there) because she is making the same pattern for her hubby, Bruce.

My Boxy Cape:

Daddy's Ranger:

I think that is just about all that I have......Oh, our Knitter's Gotta Knit 2nd podcast episode is up and we have a giveaway from Yarn Café Creations...I felt this yarn and I had to buy some.  I have 3 colors on their way to me (should be delivered today).  Jason Voorhees, Just Speckles Pumpkin, and Peach Blossom.....

Our Giveaway yarn is in the Twinkle sock base, called Mermaid Party:

Lastly, I had a mammogram today in a Mobile Mammogram unit....and they gave me a was so sweet!  Be sure to get your girls checked.....Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Glad to be back!

Hi was your week?  Mine was fabulous!  I only had a 4 day work week....Jaime and I left to go look at my property on Thursday evening and we came back last was a great mini vacay and I got lots of knitting done....but I am glad to be back home!

I'm gonna jump right into things......First, some stash enhancements:

Darlene and I got our July Colorway from Leading Men Fiber Arts...Grease Lightning...I love it!

I got another skein of BugBear Woolens...this is called Fire and Smoke..I am sure you know why I bought it....Love the colors!  I asked Jennifer to wind in a center pull cake because I hope to use this yarn for Tour De Sock.

I also got a skein of yarn from Biscotte....Louise is so generous, she sent 2 skeins of yarn for me and Darlene with a note "To the new Podcast girls :) have fun <3"

Thank you Louise....we can't wait to show them on the podcast!

Darlene gave me her skein of Junk Yarn....I will use this in my I just need 2 more colors....Thank you Darlene!  You are too good to me!

I do have a little bit more yarn on the way to me....I think I had a few moments of weakness and had a 'buying' urge.....Bad Carrie!

I finished my Llama Drama Shawl....Love it.  I even blocked it on my own (I am sure Darlene was relieved)....It is amazing what blocking can do sometimes.

Before Blocking


 After Blocking

Tour de Sock 2017 I frogged the small start of my July socks and I am using this yarn for Tour de Sock and double dipping with DVD sock a month.

I also started and finished a hat for Darlene's niece.  I still need to block it...but I finished it while on the road to NM with Jaime.

I did about 5" on my briochevron is coming along, but man do I need to pay attention.

Well, that is all I have......I am gonna share some pictures of my trip.....two puppies (of which, one will be mine) and me and Antonio after I got did I miss him!

Pictures never show the real beauty of sunsets and sunrises...but that does not keep me from taking the picture!

Saw this in some tiny town...Love longhorns!

Antonio went to Incredible Pizza while I was he is in the bumper cars with his mom!

He took care of Precious while I was gone...this is Antonio, sitting in Precious' bed, with his power rangers jacket, comforting Precious.

And this is Antonio impersonating me....GaMa!

One of these will be mine soon.....

Have a great week everyone!  Happy Happy Happy Knitting!