Monday, July 16, 2018

Not sure I will make Stage One

Hey everyone....how was your week?  I had a great week!  However.....I am not sure I am going to finish my socks for Stage One of Tour de Sock.....Yikes!

Yes, I took them to the lake house to knit on....but my great friend Rosanna bought this kit to make this shawl for herself....it was for the Stylecraft Blog Tour 2017





This kit is knit and she crochets so I told her I would make it for her.....she not only gave me the kit with yarn and pattern to make for her...she gave me and Darlene enough yarn to make the pattern for ourselves!  Here is her shawl started:



and here is my yarn I picked for me:


Rosanna also gave me an amazing wrap that she made....it is so warm and wonderful...I used it as a lap blanket last night as I was knitting.



I also got an amazing shirt from Darlene when she went on Vacation.....she says her and Bruce get lots of looks when they pull up to a Harley dealership on their Honda Gold wing bikes.....LOL!


So, back to my socks.....I did work on them.....and am getting close.





They need to be done by Wednesday at 4 pm.....so knit, knit, knit......

I also worked a little on my Five sweater last week.....I took it to the lake house but only worked on the socks and shawl at the lake house.


Well, that is really all I have this week.....we had a few cancellations.......Darlene had to buy a new truck:


Tami was sick but she made 2 hats while at home



Melissa was able to make it and made a HO!


Tenia finished her hat and started a "part shawl part cowl" with her prize from Knitter's Gotta Knit Podcast :)



Rosanna worked on a blanket and also a new shawl

 
and some pictures....I did not get too many this year.....sorry!
 








Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!
 


Monday, July 9, 2018

She is back!

Darlene is back from her vacation and I could not be more thrilled!   Plus, we leave to the Lake House for our knitting retreat this coming Friday!  I cannot wait!  I am sooooooo excited!

I'm gonna start with a stash enhancement I am pretty excited about.....I got some mitt blockers!  They came from the Ukraine so they took a while...but I love them.  the thumb is removable.  I wish I had taken a picture of them without the mitts in them.....they are very nice!


So.....what did I work on?  Well, I got my temperature blanket caught up to June 30th.......so here is 1/2 the year!


And, since I was already crocheting, I really wanted to get to a color change in my Augusta Shawl....and I got to TWO color changes (the second one is harder to see)!



I worked a little on the lace stole.....


and then guess what time it is?



Yup...year 5 for me with Tour de Sock and all with Team Roasted....some years I was just a cheerleader, but I do enjoy being on the team!



I am using an old skein of yarn from Maryland Sheep and Wool show in 2014...the pattern is called Plan A:




That is all I have in the knitting world.....in my other world......one of my co workers saw a HUGE bug on one of the windows at work....I have no clue what this but is...but looked like it was at least 2" long!




Then Jaime and I went out to eat for nachos and Margaritas.....the margaritas were pretty strong and yummy!


Well, that is all I have for this past week......I should have more knitting next week since we have the Lake House Knitting Retreat coming in just 4 more days!  Yahoo!

Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!




Monday, July 2, 2018

Happy Independence Day!

Two more days till the 4th of July!  I hope everyone has a great holiday!

 
 
Do you have any plans for the holiday?  I have plans to stay in PJ's and knit and cuddle with my babies......okay, so those are my plans all the time and any day off....LOL!
 

 
Well, Darlene is still gone and I think she may have taken some of my knitting mojo with her.....but thankfully not all of it.  I pulled out an old item from December of last year....it was a mystery KAL (no longer mystery since I am so far behind).....I was not quite done with clue 1 when I pulled it out and now I am almost done with clue 6.....I know it does not look like a lot, but it is lace....so not mindless for me.....this is the only thing I have worked on this week:
 
 
 
This color is very hard to photograph....it is a grey, but it does have little tonal sections that almost look like a light brown....it is a tonal yarn...but it is not quite as obvious in person.
 
Well, that is all the knitting I have to share.....being monogamous really can make for a boring blog post.....but I have a few other things to share. 
 
I got a new ball winder.  My small Royal Blue one broke and I had my large red one...but it was never really my 'go to winder'.  So I have had my eye on this wooded one for a while and while I should not have bought it (I need to be better and save more money), I am thrilled I did buy it because I love it!
 
 
Other than that.....my dad found a dairy farm somewhere and got me a 1/2 gallon of raw milk and a 1/4 gallon of Cream....yes, that heavenly fattening thick stuff on the top....it is so thick and creamy and is wonderful in my coffee!!!
 

Speaking of fattening....I was pretty good all week in eating well, except on taco bar day....I had these heavenly nachos.....they were amazing!



Well, that is now all I have....I leave you with some cute pictures of

Purl
 Max
 Precious
and Antonio :)
 
Have a great week everyone!
 

 
 
Happy Happy Happy Knitting!