Monday, May 20, 2019

NOT ready for Summer

We are over a month away from the official first day of summer....and I for one am NOT ready....it is HOT already......yesterday was like 93 degrees and I was dying........grrrrrrr.  I need to mow my yard again but I think this whole week is going to be HOT!

How was your week?  Mine was okay....Paige took Jax home, then brought him back again and he stayed the night last night.


My week was fairly uneventful....but I did work on a couple of things.....Darlene and I started Phoenix (mine is red, Darlene's is pink)






 This was end of day Friday after round 9


But I decided to rip back to round 6 because my rounds 8 and 9 were wrong.


End of Round 10

I ordered yarn to make Atlanticus.....a 1 kilogram cake of yarn to  match my living room rug:



Jaime and I had date night Friday night and went to chachos.....LOVE their food and LOVE their drinks!


I worked a little on my cream sweater


Got a better picture of my Mohair May Hat


Worked on fingerless mitts in my favorite color


and the baby blanket for my cousin's grandbaby soon to come


Paige and Bizz's best friend Sam (they are like the 3 muskateers) is expecting in August...so I have another baby boy blanket in my future......

Lastly, I got through almost all the body colorwork on my Moondrip



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





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day everyone!  I hope all you mother's out there had an amazing day doing the things you love!

We went to my Mom's last night and my dad cooked us AMAZING Chinese food!  This is Char Sui....and we had Char Sui Bao too.  Funny story.....when Paige came to my house around 1 pm to pick up Antonio (he had stayed the night Saturday), she asked "What are we having at  dinner tonight?" and I told her I did not know...but it would be delicious no matter what.  She said, "Can you tell Opa I really want some Baozi (Bao)!"  I told her I could tell him for the next family gathering....but not for today since he needs a little more than a few hours warning....

Well guess what.....my dad read her mind because we had the most amazing Chinese food last night!



While Paige was on the way to my parent's house I sent her this picture and said Char Sui....and she said, "There are no words for how much I love that man"  LOL!!!!!

My sister got me, Paige and our mom some beautiful Barberton Daisies.....which is fitting since Paige is a Barber....LOL! They are so BEAUTIFUL!



Paige took a picture of me and her and snapped it!


Earlier in the week I did a sleep study....it was interesting.....I strapped on a small box with only a couple of cords coming out of it and went to sleep with it on.....I should get my results in a couple of weeks.....I am anxious to see what it says.



I have been a bit depressed lately and cannot seem to shake it.....and one day this past week I did not feel like knitting, or crocheting or anything really.....so I cooked.....I made 2 different meals and some deviled eggs.


on days I did feel like knitting or crocheting, I had no clue what I wanted to knit or crochet on.....so I worked on multiple things.

My virus shawl


A blanket for my cousin's grandbaby


More Mitts to support my friend Anja


A little more on the blanket for my cousin's grandbaby


My moondrip swoncho


and an ATM hat for Tim!


This week, Darlene and I are going to start the Phoenix CAL...she is giving me a skein of Wolltraum in Burning love colorway

© Hooked on Sunshine


That is all on the knitting and crocheting front.......Paige's coffee make broke (she thought) so I had another sent to her


Then she realized it was just a breaker in her house had tripped....so she was going to send it back, but I told her to use the new one and we will keep the old one as a back up.

We went to Antonio's soccer game and he did great.....



Paige brought her dog, Jax....she said he has been acting up lately....so I told her to let me take him home.....she did.  She brought me his food on Sunday.....so I am going to keep him for a few days/weeks/months.....we will see.  He can roam my house freely and does not have to be kenneled (because I have a doggie door and he can fit thru it).





I have really loved having him and it has only been 2 days.

Lastly, I saw this on a FB Knitting group.....too cute not to share!



Have a great week everyone!







Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, May 6, 2019

6 year old beauties

Happy May everyone.....how have you been?  I have been okay.  I really did not knit on much this past week....I did my May hat and started a new a new sweater.......WHHHHHAAAATTTT???  Yup, I am still crazy and bringing Darlene in with me.

So a lady I knit with at work found a great sweater pattern called the Top Down Knit Pullover, and the best news was that all the girls at knitting loved it.....so we found out the yarn was on sale at Michaels, so we all got some....3 of us are making solids, and 3 of us are making stripes.  The yarn for my size (huge) was only $18






Here is my Mohair May Hat:





Jaime and I had a wedding to go to on Saturday evening....Here is Jaime with the bride to be....one of his best friends was getting married to her.


I am also blessed beyond measure....Happy Birthday to two of my grand daughters who turn 6 this year.  Cataleya's birthday was last Thursday the 2nd.


and Alexxis turns 6 tomorrow!



This week I will be working on my sweaters (moondrip and cream pullover) and a hat for Darlene's Son-In-Law, Tim.  He wants an ATM hat.....so I ordered some Maroon Yarn from Eat Sleep Knit and made a chart in Excel:



Antonio had a soccer game this past Saturday.....he was the goalie and he did not let ANY balls past him, so the game ended 0-0, I am so proud of him!



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





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!