Friday, January 10, 2014

Hi has been a week and I meant to post yesterday but time just got away from me.  How has your week been?  Mine has been great!  I have one yarn stash enhancement.  I have been loving working with this Miss Babs Yowza yarn so much, that I got 2 more skeins in Masquerade color....I love them!

My Suzi Shawl (using Miss Babs Yowza in Coffe Break Colorway) is coming along great!  My friend Suzi, who already made this shawl, came back to work this past Wednesday and when I measured my shawl to hers I feared that I would not have enough yarn to make mine as big as hers.  So I ordered one more skein of Coffee Break.  Since Miss Babs yarns are hand painted and hand died, the colorways are never exact matches, and they always recommend you alternate skeins.  I am really going to have to mix this one in because it looks a bit different, and I have a lot more if it than the first two skeins.

Here is my shawl progress so far.

I also made some progress on Paige's sweater after having to rip back both sleeves.  I have re-knit one and attached it, and then picked up stitches for the collar....I am about 1/2 way done with the collar.

I had a small scare earlier this week......My daughter called me to tell me that there was a sprinkler in the yard and it was just shooting water at the fence.  The problem is, we do not have a sprinkler or a sprinkler system, so I was panicked and thought it was a busted pipe in the ground (we had freezing temps the previous 2 evenings).  Here is the picture she sent me.

Well, it turns out that the guy that painted the house a few weeks ago....he left the water hose on....but we never heard it because there was a spray nozzle on the end of the hose, and that kept water from leaking out of the hose.  Apparently the freeze cracked the spray nozzle and the water was spraying out of the cracked spray nozzle....disaster diverted, but the back fence was covered in about 7 inches of water.

Now, for my must exciting news of the week and possibly the year:
I think I have mentioned that I was expecting a set of HiyaHiya needles…..well, they came in. They have my name on them and I know that small minds are easily impressed, but I am super impressed….and I could not wait to get home and use them last night.....they are AWESOME!
Here is the story (if you care)….back in June, I got an invite to join HiyaHiya Patterns group. I joined it and started going through the discussion board and noticed a Sock KAL where there was a needle set and a skein of yarn as a prize….I figured what the heck….I will join, so I did.
I was reading more forum topics and came across one that said the owner of this group needed volunteers. So I replied (here)and let her know that I had only been a member for a few days but I was willing to help out.
I kind of forgot about it because I did not hear anything else. Then in early October I got an earburn that I was selected to hostess a KAL. I was honored….just one day into the KAL, the lady that runs the group (Qianer) had posted to another hostess that she had a prize. I did not even know that hostesses got prizes, so I was pretty excited. Then, Qianer told me that each hostess gets a needle set and they laser your name on the set.
I honestly had no clue, but I had a great time hostessing the KAL, I would do it again (even with no prize). I do encourage each of you to check out the group…there are KAL’s every month with AWESOME Hiya Hiya Prizes, and Qianer has some of the most gorgeous patterns that you knit…..they are almost to 5000 members and I am pretty sure the 5000th member will probably get a pretty awesome prize (if you try to time it just right).
Anyway, I had to share my pictures of my new needles that I used last night and are currently on the collar for Paige's sweater!

Happy Happy Friday everyone....I for one am very happy it is Friday!  I will be having a glass of wine tonight, what is your drink of choice?  and do you like it knitted or crocheted?

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


  1. Nice prize Carrie!

    Paige's sweater is looking good. :)

  2. Awesome Carrie! All your projects are gorgeous!