Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe we are only 2 days away from Thanksgiving?  Where has the time gone?

I am thankful for a lot of things, but I want to say a special thanks to my Max that I had to put down last week...I miss you so much Maxxy!  Thanks for being my best boy even though I only had you for 4 1/2 months.  I love you!!

I got some new yarn to make a houndstooth blanket....not sure when, but it is on my huge growing list!

I finished the hat I showed you last week and I really love the mohair addition....so I ordered more mohair to make hats for Paige:

I also got some pom poms to hopefully make more hats.

One of my cousins got my dad and all his TX siblings together for family portraits....they came out really great!

Thanks to my enabling friend, Rosanna, I ordered the Jimmy Beans Wool Craftvent...I cannot wait till it gets here and I can start.

I got a great package from my friend Brigit in The Netherlands.....some yarn for Darlene to make herself a sweater and some label for her....and Brigit sent me the most beautiful cards, chocolate and stroopwafels....YUM!!!!!

The only other thing I worked on was my rainbow virus shawl.  I am completely out of orange now....but still have a long way to go....I am not even 1/2 way done...but I do enjoy working on it!

Thanks all I have.....have a great week!

Antonio drew me a Longhorn Helmet free handed...I love it!

I had a crappy day Friday and really needed a glass of wine!

I hope you all have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving!!!!!!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ups and Downs.......

How has your week been?  Mine has been filled with Ups and Downs.....I visited Max several times during the week and  I think it was Tuesday or Wednesday that I really saw him take a turn for the better.....it was obvious to me that he was in less pain.....

However, my excitement was short lived....after having him home for 3 days I realized that this was no life for Max.  He still woke up in pain in the middle of the night and he had no control over his bladder and bowels.  I was ready to get a wheelchair, but a life in a diaper with no control and still in pain is not a good/healthy life....so I had to put him down.....I am a sick mess over it, but I know I tried my best and it was the right decision.......He is already missed so much and not only by me....Love you Max!

So....on to the knitting.....I finished a hat for Paige that I was certain was going to be too small, but she likes it.  I think I will order more of this yarn and make her the same hat but a bit looser.

I also started (and almost finished) another hat....this one is with DK and mohair held together....I am really liking the way it is turning out....I tried to finish last night, but I have about 14 more rows of decreases...I should have a finished hat to show you next week....the yarn is new too (I just got it)...it is Farmer's Daughter Yarn....and I am really enjoying it!

I also worked on the test cardigan....I am about to start some decreases for shaping:

I got my Biscotte DK Pure yarn for my 2nd vortex cardigan...this one is going to have a brioche ribbing border with 2 colors....I cannot wait to start!

Paige would love one of these for Jaz....anyone know where I can find the pattern?  or is if it is even knit or crochet?  Any help is appreciated

I broke down an used my new Christmas Mug from Darlene...I wanted to wait till Dec 1 to use with advent calendar, but oh well....I love the mug.....I have waited on using the tea though....just 18 more days and I am can use Dec 1 tea :)

Antonio made a tie dye shirt with Chris....he loves it!

Well, that is all I have.....have a great week and hug your babies!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Prayers or Good Vibes for Max

I have some very sad news....this past Friday Max hurt himself.  I am not sure how he did it....I just heard a whimper and he came in the doggie door with his back legs dragging.  I took him to ER where they said he needs surgery (for $5k-$10k with no guarantee), so I am trying acupuncture (suggested by a friend).  Max is at the Dr office today and he gets acupuncture daily.  It is not looking good, but the acupuncture is helping a little....I need it to help more, so any prayers or good vibes/thoughts are welcome.

Max LOVES the acupuncture!

I also got a very heart warming card from the friend who referred me to the clinic...Thank you Jill!

I do not know who this is, I just thought it was cute the puppy was zonked out and thought I would share:

Other than that.......Wow!  Can you believe it is already November?  Did you have a great Halloween? 

I went to Paige's to pass out candy and re-install her Nest Thermostat....more on that soon......she and Antonio had a great time as Jason and Freddy!

I worked on Paige's Thermostat and I ended up frying it (I have no clue how!)....so I had to buy another and install it and I also got a whole new toilet flush replacement kit and fixed her toilet....I hope that is enough Mommy Fix Up for a while!  Oh, and there was a spider (bottom right corner) that I did not notice....yikes!

I also made Paige some Pumpkin Bread she asked for....so I think I have filled my mommy quota for a while.....LOL....do you really ever fill a mommy quota?

I did my part with a blood donation this past week too....I missed the last one because I was not feeling well, so I donated this time.

Last week I told you that Darlene's daughter, Shyla, started her own etsy store.....look at these cute reindeer she makes...only $25 a set!

She also makes these cool phone stands!

Okay, on to the knitting (this is a knitting blog....well the life of an addicted knitter's life too...LOL).....I did not knit much during the week at all....Tuesday I made the pumpkin bread and edited podcast #26, Wednesday and Thursday I was at Paige's house doing honey do lists....Friday. Saturday and Saturday I was busy with Max (and I had Antonio Friday and Saturday and Celeste and Cat on Sunday).....but I was able to knit a little on my 2 Test Knit Cardigans.......Vortex and Brise-soliel.

I worked a little on Paige's socks (they are much more mindless and went to ER with me).

Well, that is all I have....Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!