Monday, December 10, 2018

Getting Ready for the Holidays?

How are you guys?  Have you been getting ready for the holidays?  I have been trying.  I am probably 75% done....but I still need to do all the wrapping which is my least favorite thing to do.

I got some new yarn.  Some self striping to make a pair of socks for a young boy that always comes to my family's Thanksgiving celebration....he was so impressed with the socks I was knitting for Paige, he asked me for a pair in yellow and green:



Then, Paige wore the sweater I made her to Thanksgiving dinner.....


and my niece, Grace, wants one......in a dark blue that is so dark sometimes it looks black but it is really blue.....I found Malabrigo Rios in Paris Night....I think it is a perfect color!  I ordered it rom Wool and Company and they packaged it so nicely!




I have been working on my MKAL Advent Calendar.....  clues 3, 4, & 5:




I also finished my last year's advent stole......a whole year late....I still need to block it.





I have also been working on the Jimmy Beans Wool Craftvent.....I was ahead last week but now I am just done with yesterday's clue....I need to catch up or get ahead again.


With this Craftvent kit I got to try the new Jimmy Beans Wool Smart Stix and I really like them....so I ordered 2 fixed circulars for sock knitting....they are great!  I would like to get an interchangeable set, but need to wait till after Christmas......



Lastly, I have a test knit I have been working on.....a set of overalls for a 6-9 month old....I still need to do the back and straps and add buttons....so a little more to go.




I had Jaz over the weekend and a great surprise visit from Celeste......





Well, that is all I have......have a great week.




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Advent Time!!!

Hi everyone....how are you?  I have been doing well.....This is going to be a quick and fairly unorganized blog post....but what else is new.....LOL!


This past weekend was December 1st so that meant I could dig into my advent calendars!!




I got my Jimmy Beans Wool Craftvent and opened all the boxes and jumped on in....I have completed day 7 up to now (yes, working ahead) and loving it!

Days 1 & 2 were goodies...needles and project pouch...and I really love the join on these needles!

Day 3:


Day 4:

Day 5:


Day 6:


Day 7:


I got some mohair in the mail that I ordered to use for a hat for Paige:


And a cute little knitting bag:


Paige and  I went for Mani/Pedi's (Paige only got the pedi, I got both).





I made some deviled eggs with my Instant Pot.....and a neighbor of mine brought me homemade chicken soup and cake :)




Lastly, my friend's Mystery Advent Stole clues 1 & 2 came out.....loving this pattern and no, I am not done with last years....but trying!!!



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





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!