Monday, January 28, 2019

Not a good sign on a Monday!

Hi everyone....how are you?  I am blah......it is not a good sign when you forget your coffee on a Monday morning.  Then when going to the break room at work to make coffee in my awesome French press cup from Darlene, I had to go back to the break room a 2nd time for sugar and then forgot creamer....I tell you, I do not function well without coffee.

But my coffee is now brewing and some earl grey tea too!


I got a picture of Paige wearing her hat finished hat


She leaves to Atlanta tomorrow with Bizz.....so I worked on Bizz's hat too:


 
 
 And finished!


 
Darlene and I are going to make a couple of Football Hats...maybe for the April Scrappy Hat KAL....so we ordered yarn and pom poms from Jimmy Beans Wool.......and it all came in!
 



We also joined the Jimmy Beans Wool Jan-Mar Crochet Club where we are making a pouf......we got our kits Friday


I had a K hook at home


And got started


I got maybe 1/2 way done with the first clue.


I was not able to work on my pouf all weekend because Jaime's nephew's wife is due one week from today.....yikes....so I need to get a baby blanket done for her.....
 



I am only about 1/4 of the way done....but this is what I will pretty much be crocheting on all week:



Well, I think that is it.....Paige leaves to Atlanta tomorrow so I will have my  hands full with Antonio and Paige's 2 dogs.....so not sure how much I will have to post next week.....we will see.

Have a great week everyone!






Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

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!