Friday, November 30, 2012

OK, I have had lots going on.  How was everyone's Thanksgiving?  Mine was great!  I wore my new socks to my aunt's house and everyone loved them.  Then, my daughter put my grandson (Antonio) into his new Fire Truck Sweater for Thanksgiving and everyone got to see it.

The day before thanksgiving I got a terrible virus on my work was a big pop up that said it was from the FBI and that your computer is locked till you pay $300.00 with a moneypak (I guess that is like Western Union).  Anyway, my security guys said it was a pretty bad virus and the eventually did a system restore, but it took almost all, if you see that kind of pop not pay the money, do a system restore.

After Thanksgiving, I went to the lease with Jaime and the boys.  I finished Jaime's Fornicating Deer Hat.....He really likes it and so did his friends that were out there.

He said he would wear it into town at the deer lease and if anyone asked him where he got it he would say "I had it custom made, and if you give me the measurements of your head, I can have one custom made for you too for $80.00."  HA!  I thought that was funny!

Oh.....remember that Orange sweater I finished a long time ago?  Well, I finally wore it for the first time.  It was my first ever made for myself swear and my first ever time wearing it.....lots of Firsts!  I am very proud of this sweater!

And what have I been waiting for almost all month?  Yup......the Lazy Girl KAL!!  Well, Evelyn, Darlene and I started today at lunch.  It was lots of fun.  Darlene was so excited to get started, and was so busy knitting, she would not even look up for the picture.  I am planning on working on this and finishing my November socks this weekend.

Happy Friday everyone!!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It has been far too long since I posted.....I am not even sure if I know what has happened since.  I do know I got sick voting day, and it seems like it has taken me forever to recoup!  (GROSS ALERT) I also had an ingrown toenail that I had to go get cut out.  It is healing nicely and I kind of wish I had done it a lot sooner.  I thought it would be really painful (because I am a baby that way) but it was not bad at all.

KNITTING....I have been knitting a little here and there on just about everything.  But the big news is that I finally finished my Clown Fish Socks!  Yippee!!!

My granddaughter will turn 4 on Thanksgiving day.  We got her a Hello Kitty Bike and she loves it!  I will be able to have her again on her Birthday, but did not know that till this weekend, so we already gave her the bike.  I know these are a bit blurry, but they are action shots from a camera phone (sorry)!

My great knitting friend, Darlene, is also a Quilter.  Since I have no clue how to sew, I asked her if she could try to make some project bags....well, she tried and succeeded....she made 10 bags in one day!  WOW!

Well, that is all I have for now.  I will try to get back to posting a couple of times a week....the holidays are among us, so it is busy time!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  And Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Did you go vote today?  Do you have early voting and did you at least vote early?  I hope you did!

OK, so I finally finished one pair of socks that I started almost 2 years ago....but, that is one project off the needles, so it counts!

I was working on my October socks, and turned the heel on one of them and then tried it on.  It was too small.  I am sooooooo bummed....had to go back to cast on edge and cast on an additional 12 stitches.  Here is how it looked....

You could see the tiny holes where the bobbles were stretched too tight.

I frogged the one sock that has not yet turned the heel because I want to get this one to the heel before I frog the other one (I do not knwo why, I just think it will make me feel a little better...ha, ha).

And now here it is past the heel flap, but just starting to shape the instep:

Now, I still have to frog back to the cast on edge for one more sock.....wish me luck!

I do really like how these are turning out.

Happy Tuesday, and Happy Election Day!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lots has been going on, I wish I could say I have had lots of knitting time, but I have not (boo hoo).  I joined a group on Ravelry that is doing the Knit Swirl KAL.  I started my Knit Swirl sweater in October of last year, so I joined this group to give me motivation to keep working on it and finish it.  I am going to the deer lease tonight and tomorrow, so I hope to get a welt or two done

Here is what it looks like now:
Last weekend was opening deer season for youth and Arran shot me a nice big buck....warning, if you are squimish, do not look at pick:

I have been working on my October socks (I really love the way the color is being manipulated with this pattern):

I cast on for my November socks yesterday:

Lastly, I leave you with the cutest Elmo ever.....Antonio went trick or treating for Halloween and he was so cute!  He fell asleep after just a few houses, and his favorite thing he got was fruit snacks!

Happy Friday everyone!