Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Antonio!

It was Antonio's Birthday this past week.  We had his party at my house sorry for the picture overload in advance!  Thursday (his actual birthday) we went to my mom and dad's house for dinner:

Sunday we had his party at my house with a moon jump and complete ninja turtle decorations:

Look at these cute Ninja Turtle cupcakes that Paige made!

He got a ninja sword and turtle shell back from Grandpa:

and Uncle James helped put together his ninja turtle race track (with Paige's boyfriend, Christopher, peaking in a peace sign as he has pizza)

And when it was all over, I was pooped!  I did knit during the party here and there....Darlene has a sock head hat on the needles in all black that she finds very boring so I took it home for non thinking knitting and it is easy to put down and pick back up without loosing your place (because it is just all knit in the round) I worked on that a little:

I finished one sleeve of Paige's sweater....but still have a way to go.  I had to order 2 more skeins and they should be here today I hope.

Remember the gaptastic cowl I finished last week?  Well, I ordered 4 shades of green for Paige to pick from for a cowl....she said she wanted 'olive green' so to me that would be bottom left...but she said she "did not like the mustard under tones" in that one, so she picked bottom right.  I got some of the brava bulky from knit picks because I think that is also a great yarn for this now I just have a couple of stash enhancements (Darlene is going to use the yarn on the bottom left for a cowl):

I also found these cute little dishes that have a knitted printing on them.  The guy who makes these is a knitter (and a quite fabulous one too) but he also loves clay work....His etsy shop is here.  I put a dime in one of these so you can see they are small.  I am going to put one by my coffee maker for a spoon and a couple on my stove to hold a spoon and maybe one on my knitting table to hold stitch markers or something...I just thought they were so cute I had to get a set of 4.

Remember I told you guys I would be doing the Stephen West Knits KAL this year....well, I picked my yarn.  There is a discussion on ravelry in the SA SNB forum and if you want to join us, I am sure there will be some kind of prize at the end......Darlene is going to do it with me too....I am super excited.  The first clue comes out this Friday....Yahoo!

Here are my colors....I put them up to two of the shirts I wear to work and I think they match nicely!

I may have to call it my Ninja Turtles Shawl as it reminds me a lot of the decorations we had at the house this past weekend for the Ninja Turtles Birthday Party!

Here are Darlene's colors at last check.....she may change her mind....she has not 100% decided.

I also blocked my Tan House Brook Shawl.....well, that is a little lie...Darlene blocked it for me....thank you Darlene!

Then.......drum roll please.......I FINISHED THE SUSANNA IC MYSTERY SHAWL!!!!!!!!!!  It is not blocked yet, I just finished it today.  I still need to block it.  But it is a lot bigger than I thought it would be and I do love it!  Here is some detail of the bind off while I was binding off:

Here it is finished!

That is pretty much all I have.  I will be mailing my scarf swap scarf this weekend so maybe next week or the week after, I can share pictures of it with you.

Have a great week......

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


  1. I ordered Set 1 of the hedgehog (?) yarn on StevenBe's website for the KAL. Probably won't do it on time, but I will be doing it eventually. You are always knitting...please send me some knitty mojo, please?