Monday, March 18, 2013

Good afternoon!  I hope everyone had a great St. Patty's day!  I did not wear green yesterday, but I did not really go anywhere either.  I had SNB this past Saturday and I was impatiently waiting for a yarn delivery from the mail man.  I checked the mail 4 times before it finally made it at 2 pm.  I ordered yarn to make a "Reverse Pinwheel Blanket" for Alexxis (my newest grand daughter on the way).  I wanted to add a ruffle to this blanket, so I modified the pattern a little.  This little modification caused me to cast on 820 stitches....yup....820:

After SNB, I went to the deer lease with my boyfriend and it was very relaxing.  I was able to knit a lot more than I expected.  I knit 6 rows of 820 stitches, then did a k2tog around the entire row to give me 420 stitches, and now I am going to follow the eyelet pattern.  I have knit almost a whole skein so far:

I am still working on the pom pom blanket for Alexxis (she will get 2 blankets from me)....

Other than those two items, I knitted a little on a sweater I started almost 3 years ago for Celeste.  I do not have pics (yet) but I hope to post a picture of it finished really soon.

I went to a local grocery store and found these tiny oranges that I had seen commercials for.  They are called "Lil Cuties" and I thought I would give them a try......they are AWESOME and Antonio loves them!

On Wednesday of this week, I start a KAL for the Viajante pattern.  I will be making it in Tandoori Masala color.  I hope to have progress pics for you next week.  I am also going to a conference for the rest of this work week (I leave tomorrow) so I am hoping to get lots of hotel room knitting time.  It is in Grapevine, TX and I know a couple of knitting sisters in that area, so I hope to meet up with them too.  We will see.

Lastly, I leave you with a picture of the sunset at the deer lease from this past weekend.  I LOVE sunsets!

Happy Monday everyone and Happy Knitting!


  1. I just checked out the pattern for the KAL and it is so so so tempting! But it would be super-crazy of me to start something new. That being said, when is it starting? :D

    1. Danna, one started this past Sunday ( ) and one started yesterday ( I am doing both and just started mine yesterday.