Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe it is going to be Thanksgiving in a mere 3 days?  Where has the time gone?

How have you been doing on all your Christmas knitting?  I am not doing any 'Christmas knitting' per say, but I do have quite a few things I want to get off the needles so I can start the new year with a few fewer things (stop laughing!)

So......I finished my Hiya Hiya KAL socks....these are going towards several KAL's....but they were really done for the Hiya Hiya KAL.  The yarn is AJ's Handmade Creations, and the colorway is Camo For Her.

I also decided that I wanted to buy a new I know this is a random thought in the middle of a knitting blog....but I have a round about way of getting this back to my knitting....when Paige had Antonio's birthday party at my house, apparently her boyfriend made a comment that my TV was driving him crazy....see, about 2 years ago the "Blue engine light" (something or other) was going was kind of yucky at first because it only affected the bottom of the screen....then it grew...and grew...and grew....into a big circle that took up almost all of the screen so it was kind of fixing itself.....the blue dots below are not really shown watching tv, but you can see the circle when watching.....

Then one day I was watching TV at Jaime's house and that progresso soup commercial came on....the one with the sister in a big green dress....well on my tv, I seemed to recall it to be a 'green/grey/yellow' color....then I got to thinking....maybe this tv is driving my knitting friends crazy too....and I have been having SNB at my house a lot I tie this new tv purchase back to on Saturday I got the old tv off the stand and cleaned that dirty, dusty tv stand....

and then anxiously awaited the arrival of the TV.....

and here is the difference between my old tv and my new one:

So, the difference in the dress color was not as bad as I thought....but still a pretty big difference in picture quality (who knew those curtains in the background were not yellow?)....hey, I had that last tv for like 10 years, so I got good use out of it!  I hope to get just as many years with the new one!

The bad news is, that the tv stopped working 3 hours after I have an exchange tv coming today.....I hope nothing goes wrong this time!

I also got to enter to win season tickets to see my Longhorns for one too can enter here.  I think there may be links for other colleges, but I am not sure.

While setting up the TV, I did have to call my son a couple of times....he works for Direct TV.....when he had me all squared away, he said that the cost for the DirectTV information was a blanket....I guess he really wants to get across to me that he wants a blanket for the baby due in less then a month!  I better get with it!

I worked on it yesterday after finishing the socks:

Then there is the Mystery KAL from Stephen West.....thankfully, clue 3 was "Nothing but knit"....I have finished all the colorwork.  Here are my approximations of yardage usage so far:  180 yards of my color B (the light green called Rye), 132.3 yards of my color C (charcoal grey), and 250.8 of my color D ( the darker green called Malchite) far that is 563.1 yards....I do not know my color A yardage yet as Clue 4 is all color A.  I am not quite finished with clue 3 (I still need two rows in color A), but I am anxious to move on to the last clue.....I hope to have this done soon so I can wear it!

Ya know...I think that is it for knitting this week....I know it does not seem like much.  I was kind of under the weather on Monday and Tuesday.....I made some Zuppa Toscano soup on Monday, but it did not help me feel better.....but it was yummy!

So I did not really knit at all on Monday and Tuesday....then on Wednesday, Paige and Antonio came to see me.  I ordered her the new iPhone 6 and let her get it as an early Christmas present (Yes, I am a sucker......)

On was someone's 6th Birthday!

So I got a visit from 2 cutie patootie gals!

And Celeste loved all her presents!

Well, since I already shared pictures of some of my grands with you....I leave you with a couple of pics of my other babies I do not talk about too much.  I have 3 dogs, but the 3rd one does not look at me for a you get to see 2 of them:

This is Baby:

and this is Precious: 

I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving....remember what you are thankful for!

 Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

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