Monday, July 6, 2015

Half a year gone!

Well, it is already that means that 1/2 the year is already!  One of my main goals this year was to knit more than last year.  Last year I knit 10.6 at the 1/2 way point, I should be at least at 5.3 ore more.  Well, I am currently at 5.2.  However, I have not counted any yardage from the your beautiful shawl, and I know that will take me the .1 I need to be meeting my goal!

Here it is...I am getting pretty tired of it....there are over 600 stitches on the needle right now.

The only other thing I worked on this week is my Rosen Bridge for Camp Loopy #2.  Now, I swatched before it started...and by swatched, I mean practially started....I wanted to cast on all the stitches so I can see how they felt on the circular needle, then I wanted to do the decreases to see how the smaller amount of stitches felt on the circular....I decided it was too big...adjusted for what I guessed is a little over 2 inches and recast on the real deal on July 1st....I do love the way it is coming out and glad I did the swatch.  I am 1/2 way through the 2nd skein (I have 4 skeins)

I am really happy with the size so far.  Can you believe that is all I knit on this week?  Well, I did get pretty far on both of them.....I did some crocheting, I tried my first pentagon for the Hippo....I do not think mine (on the left) looks squarish enough......

I also finished my HiyaHiya Grapes Shrug...I also wanted to let everyone know that we are doing another Shrug KAL on Facebook here (if you need to be a member, let me know, I can add you) or you can join on Ravelry here....Yup, we are doing it in both FB and Ravelry.  The new shrug is the Piano Princess Shrug I, and you have till end of September to finish.  Now, please excuse the picture....I had to have Jaime take it and it is a bit blurry from the back....(Yes, I am in my pajamas :))

Then, I have some stash enhancements.....I got 3 skeins of Madeline Tosh Vintage in the Sequoia colorway.  Darlene wants to to make Juneberry, so I am going to make it with her.

Then, I got some Wolle Gradient Cotton yarn....I saw somebodies project with this yarn....and then I had to get some...this appears to be one of those yarns where you have to stalk ravelry for an update, then you send an email to the creator with the colors you want....then she invoices you, and mails it.  I do love the colors (red and taupe), but this is like a three ply thread, thin cotton.....I kinda cannot wait to knit with it.....and see how I like it.

Then, I got another needle cover, but from a different seller, she sells these 'Poke me not' tubes and also 2 sizes of the 'Loose me not ' tubes....aren't they cute!

I filled my new needle holder with dpn needles.....and I really like it!

You know the Strickmich!Club I am a member of?  Well, I have a friend in that group and she is not going to use her she sent them to me....that was so sweet of her!  Thank you Paula!

Lastly, this is an OLD stash....I got this in mid April, but forgot to add to my blog and my is Miss Babs Yowza in the Baton Twirl colorway...Darlene and I are splitting this to make another (larger) weigh it shawl.....we each get 1 1/2 skeins.

Well, I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July....Antonio came over on the 2nd and spent the night with me so I could watch him on the 3rd....I made him breakfast and bought him a small (very small) pool with some water toys to play in the backyard....he wanted Celeste to come over too, so I got her as well...but the funny thing is...when I have both of them, I have no time to take I only have the pictures of Antonio....

Then Paige and her boyfriend took Antonio to Fiesta Texas....they waited forever to get into the water she sent me some pictures of them waiting and also sent me one of Antonio with a sparkler on the evening of 4th of July....he sure seems to be having a great time with the sparkler!

Breakfast Friday Morning
He loves bacon as much as his grandma: 
Pool time: 
I am tired of waiting: 
 Sparkler time!

Have a great week everyone!!!  I am sorry for the Antonio picture overload.  Maybe the blog should be renamed to Life of a Knitphomaniac with her grandson/grandchildren....LOL!

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I have that exact color of Wolle's yarn I think. A friend gave me two (different) skeins when I met her in VA a couple of years ago (she does some work for the dyer). I made Spearmint Tea with this one. One of these days I should block it and post some project pics.