Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Happy Birthday Darlene!

I want to wish my Best Friend the Happiest of Birthdays today!  I do not know what I would do without this amazing woman in my life!


 

 
I really only knitted on 2 things this week....my weekender (got it to 4") and a hat for Paige......



(the girls got me cookies from Panera for my return to work....YUMMY!


Darlene talked me into doing the WHNYearOfHatsKAL2019 with her.....we will see how far I get (it is all Darlene's fault!)

Paige is going to Atlanta in about a week (a Barber thing with Bizzle) so I made her the hat above.  I wanted to make Bizzle one too, so I started on a pink and grey mohair one.....



I wasn't in love with the result so I asked Paige what Bizz would want and Paige told me to ask Bizz....so I sent some pictures of yarn to Bizz and she picked this Undead Yarn with the same light grey mohair and a grey pompom....


So I frogged the pink and grey.....and started the new one.



I also got Paige to model my finished cardigan:



Did you see the blood orange moon....here is the Texas Longhorns Version:


Lastly.....I got a new Knitting Chair Lamp....it is all Darlene's Fault (again)...this is the one Bruce got her for Christmas and I had to get one just like it.....I do LOVE it!!

I was a little bummed with the Football games this last weekend....I was going for Brees and Mahomes...but we got Goff and Brady (again)....so while I am not really all that excited about the Superbowl in less than 2 weeks....I quickly became a Rams fan and will mostly be watching the commercials.  Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Back to Work, Back to Reality

Do you know the song by Soul II Soul called Back to Life, Back to Reality (Or am I just aging myself).....well, that is kinda how I feel today......it is my first day back in the office since November 16th!

Upon my arrival to work, I had some gifts from friends.....a cash gift card, a stemless tumbler set with a bag that says Knit Happens and some toffifay of course.....I have some amazing friends....thank you!




I did finish one more thing this past week......the test cardigan!   Yahoo!  Now, I still need Paige to model it for me so I can snap some pictures and provide modeled pics to the designer, but I am very happy with it!



I also worked on the The Weekender Sweater for the KAL with ColorfulEclectic.....I have it joined:


I also finally started the sweater for my niece, Grace.  The first picture makes the color look almost black, but it is really a deep, deep blue....the second picture has the flash on and the yarn is not quite that bright.



I also got another  needle set from HiyaHiya as a gift for hostessing a KAL.....plus some dumpling stitch markers.....these needles are wonderful!


Lastly, I have been wanting to try the Oats Over Night....so I got a starter pack and I really love them....Today I had strawberries and Cream, tomorrow I think will be the Green Apple Cinnamon, and Wednesday will be Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana!




Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Starting the New Year Right

Hey everyone.....well I hope you had a great week....I did....I think I started the new year right with an FO....a hat for Paige's Boyfriend, Josh.  I started this hat a few years ago when Paige thought she lost hers....then she found hers and this one sat for forever....I picked it up linked back a few rows to add a longer ribbing and finished it.




Then I crocheted a bit on my virus shawl......I feel like this yarn will never change colors.....


Then it was time to tackle what I had been putting off......an extremely long knit on border on the cardigan I am testing......this border took me forever.....now I just need 2 sleeves (I have thought about leaving it sleeveless).




I did hit a snag on knitting the first sleeve so I am waiting for the designer to reply to me......so I cast on my #16weeksofweekender but @colorfuleclectic......I decided to stay with my cotton blend yarn and I am loving it so far.



So, Antonio has kinda gotten into puzzles.....He has a 1500 pc DC comics and I got him some Disney ones that are like 300, 500 and 750 pcs.  Well that inspired me to get out my yarn/knitting puzzles.....WWWWWWHHHHHHHAAATTTTTT????





Yup, I am pretty excited.....I got a puzzle board that should arrive tomorrow and then I think I will be spending some time puzzling instead of knitting.....we will see how it goes.

There was a beautiful sunrise earlier this week I have to share (from my living room knitting chair view):


And my daddy found a gorgeous picture of his mother (I never got to meet her).  They wanted it done in one of those glass pictures from fractureme.com, so I brought the picture home and scanned it and placed the order for them......I love this Picture.....Grandma Lucy, you are gorgeous!


Well, that is pretty much all I have.....I hope y'all have a great week!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019!!!

Happy New Year!!!  Can you believe it is already 2019?  I do hope 2019 brings each and everyone of you over abundant happiness and health!!  This is not going to be a very long post.....but I do want to say Happy New Year!



I wanted to end 2018 with trying to finish off a couple of wips.....but I also had Jaz a few days last week and she does not got well with knitting......but she does mesh with Crochet every once in a while......so I got to cuddle with her lots (and the other dogs too...Purl got her cone off today) and work on the blanket I am crocheting for Yvette.....this is going to be for Celeste and Cat's baby brother coming in February.








and I finished...the blanket is about 28" x 37" ....and got a crocheting blister.....





I also finished the socks I started back in June or July.......

These are for Paige:


and that is it....not much, I know but at least I got 2 more things in the done category.  I do have quite a few things still on the needles and while I will allow myself to start new things, my main resolution for the new year is to finish up some things I have already started....do you have any resolutions?





Have a great week and Happy Happy Happy Knitting!