Monday, May 14, 2018

In A Haze.....

Hi everyone....How are you?  I have been better...I seem to be in a haze lately and a little down in the dumps....yuck!

To all my mom's out there....I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day....I had dinner at my mom's house last night along with my dad, Paige, Antonio, my sister Janice, her hubby Jim, and her two amazing kids Grace and Sean!  It was also Sean's 16th birthday yesterday, so Happy Birthday to my amazing Nephew!

As far as knitting.....embarrassingly, I have only worked on Paige's cowl.....I wrapped it around her last night before dinner and I think she wants it a little longer.  She wants it wrapped twice and then to lay on her breasts...not close to her neck.....I am on my last skein, so I think I am just gonna keep going till I run out of yarn....we will see how long it gets.


So I mentioned a few times that I have been in a funk so I kinda did something a little drastic....well, drastic for me....I got the treadmill out from the garage (I have not used this thing in like 10 years)!  I have used it every day since I got it out except Saturday.  Antonio loves it....LOL!


My Apple Watch is happy too....





I also thought I would try to eat a little healthier...and I have drug Darlene along with me....she ordered fish at work the other day....that is a huge deal...Darlene does not do fish, kinda like I do not do exercise!  LOL!


Cranberry Apple Salad from What a burger


Egg white omelet at work

Quinoa enchilada casserole I made


I guess we will see how long it lasts....wish me luck!  Antonio lost his 2nd tooth this past weekend and the tooth fairy gave him $2.




I also got to see Celeste this past weekend and I took care of Jaime's dog, Brandy....Jaime went to the coast with the boys!


Both dogs needing attention...LOL!


Well, that is all I have guys.....sorry it is so boring in the knitting category...maybe this week will bring me knitting mojo!

Have a great week everyone!




Happy Happy Happy knitting!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy Birthday Alexxis and Cataleya!

Hey everyone...how has your week been?  Mine has been just Meh...I guess I have been in a bit of a funk, not really sure why....maybe the weather...who knows. 

Today is Alexxis's 5th birthday....Happy Birthday Alexxis!  Cataleya turned 5 this past Wednesday.  I do not see my step son and his family as often as I should...but he did send me some recent pictures.


 


Here was Alexxis last Friday, ready to celebrate her birthday!
 
 
Here she is at her party!
 


 
 
As for knitting....once I finished round 3 socks, I kinda took a break for a day or two....weird, I know......but I did work on Paige's Cowl.  When I picked this back up, I had 5 repeats on it from August of last year...now it has 12....so I am making progress!
 
Before:

Progress:

 
The only other thing I have is my temperature blanket that I caught up on.....we hit 90 for the first time this year so that little bit of burnt orange at the top shows you the first 90 degrees.


I have one stash enhancement.....some lotion called Monkey Farts....that does not smell anything like you would think a Monkey Fart would smell like....Darlene bough some just because of the name and I liked it so I bought some for Paige and I.


Cataleya also had a birthday this past week....she is also 5.  Yvette had a small party for her at Chuck E. Cheese's.....

3 of my grands in the red circle.









Well, that is really all I have.....slow week I guess.  Hopefully I get more knitting in this week.

Have a great week everyone!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Monday, April 30, 2018

Round 3

Hi everyone....how was your week?  Mine was great! 

Remember last week I told you that I would not allow myself to start round 3 of sock madness until I finished my fingerless mitts? Well, I finished the mitts.....



and started the socks (pattern Safe Harbor)!  Day One:


This week was monogamous knitting and while I have said in the past how it might be nice to be a monogamous knitter....it kinda makes for a boring blog entry.......sorry guys....all I got are socks!

Day Two:



Day Three:



Day Four:



Day Five:



Day Six:



As of this blog posting there are 6 total spots left in round 3 (across all teams...2 left in my team).  When I started this, I really never thought I would finish Round 1, so I am thrilled to make it to round 4....but I think this is really it for me (I know I said this on other rounds)...but my hands hurt and I have so many other things I need to knit on......Socks for family and Christmas knitting already (look at me planning ahead)!


Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Socks, Socks, Socks....Sock Madness?

Hi everyone....how has your week been?  Mine has been pretty good...except Paige had her purse stolen from her car Saturday night/Sunday morning.....I told her she was an idiot for leaving her purse in her car while out with friends....so hopefully lesson learned.

On to knitting......

I was able to finish my round 2 sock madness socks:


Then yesterday....the round 3 sock pattern was released.  It is called Safe Harbor (pattern here)

Here is a picture of them (copyright © Amy Rapp):


Now....I want to do them.....but....I have SOOOOOO many socks I WANT/NEED to do.  First there is the new yarn I just got....I want/need to make these:


Then there are the gryffindoor socks I need to make for Paige:


Then there is some new yarn I just got.....Darlene has a customer that sent her 2 skeins of Regia 4 ply self striping yarn and the colorway is of the German flag....when I mentioned this to my mom, she said "I may have to call Tante Mecki to get me some of that yarn so you can make me some of those."  My mother has never really 'asked' for me to make her anything and if she said she is gonna call her sister for yarn like this, then I know she will love these socks....so I told her no need to call Tante Mecki....I will make her socks with this yarn!  So again...another pair I need to make!


So yesterday I got yarn wound to start my Round 3 socks....I was thinking of using my Harry Potter Sirius's Gift colorway:



and then I busted out the Germany Flag yarn into two cakes to make matching socks and was gonna cast on......but.....some sort of wave of responsibility came over me.....and I told myself I need to finish my fingerless mitts before I allow myself to cast on more socks.  I tried to push Ms. Responsibility to the backburner, but she was not budging......so I worked on my mitts and have not cast on new socks (yet):



I told myself that as soon as I finish these mitts, I can cast on the round 3 socks and maybe my moms socks....then I thought of maybe doing the round 3 socks with the Germany yarn......but I need to look through some projects and see if anyone else is using self striping yarn.....


Now onto some Yarn Diet Breaking.....my friend, Rosanna, was working on the Augusta Shawl on the cruise with Wolltraum gradient yarn and I loved it.....so I got myself 2 skeins of this yarn...Cinnamon Girl and a custom color of "50 Shades of Grey"......






I am using the Cinnamon Girl for the Augusta shawl...and I am thinking of a large Jacket/vest for the grey.




Since I was working on the Augusta Shawl and it is crochet.....I thought that I should also catch up my temperature blanket....it is almost 20"  :)  I am caught up all the way to the 21st of April!


Well, that is really all I have......I got my flavor of the month tea from plum deluxe...Orange Black Tea



and I leave you with this morning's sunrise view from my work....Have a great week!

 
 



Happy Happy Happy Knitting!