Monday, January 25, 2016


Well, I just had to let you all know how much I have missed watching Football.  On the weekend of the 9th, I helped Paige move and did not see any football....then, on the weekend of the 16th, we were in CA and I again did not see any football.  So yesterday, nothing was staying between me and my football......well, almost nothing!

I watched the Patriots loose to the Broncos.....Yeah, that is the exact outcome I wanted!

Then I started to watch the Panthers spank the Cardinals.....but Antonio and Paige came over, so I helped Paige with a little bit of homework and played with Antonio.....I was hoping that my 'not watching' would help the score turn around, but I was wrong.  I really wanted Arizona to win (I love Larry Fitzgerald) but oh it is time to root for Broncos to take it all the way and win the Superbowl!

With all the football watching....I did get lots of knitting done (Yeah me!)!!!

I got both the mitts for my cousin past the thumb just for a little more than an inch on each of these and some fingers and Viola!

I also worked on My Karee Shawl....I am loving the way this is turning out!

Then it was time to pull out something OLD!   I started this weight it shawl back in March of last year....well, I was not that far along at all (see old blog post here)......Well, Darlene bought another skein of this yarn so we could split the skein and make the weight it shawl I pulled it out so I could A) use some needles that I cannot tell you about yet, and B) start alternating skeins.  I frogged the tiny beginning and restarted it with alternating skeins...the skeins look pretty drastically different, but  I think they look okay alternated...what do you think?

Maybe it does not seem like I did a lot of knitting...but it sure feels like I did a lot!

I got a new bag from Awesome is Sugar Skulls and I love it!

I also got yarn for my Citadel Cardigan.  I am going to use my new Sugar Skulls bag for this KAL that starts January 31st.  Now, I really want to win that sweater's worth of yarn....but I do not think I will be able to finish my cardigan first....unless I call in sick for a month and do not sleep...LOL!  Darlene is doing this KAL also and she did a couple of swatches and blocked them and I decided to do the same.  I swatched in a US 8 unblocked and got exact gauge, then swatched in a US 6 and aggressively blocked and I did not like the I am going with a US 7 (and no swatch in a US 7....I am a rebel):

Lastly, I wound my yarn for my February Socks...Zombody is driving the school bus!

That is pretty much all I have......but I do want to tell you about my getting to see a yarn store in Canada.  I friend on Ravelry, Paulette aka mamiepooh, called me via facetime when she went to the Biscotte & Cie Yarn store in Quebec.....I got to meet the owner, Louise, and see the fabulous store.  Louise has asked me to help moderate her Ravelry group and of course I accepted (she is super busy with the shop).  It was wonderful to see the snow in Quebec and the lovely yarn store and meet Louise and Ginette aka Olithia on ravelry.  Thanks Paulette!!!  I should have gotten some pictures during facetime, but I was afraid I would mess up and hang up on I will share some pictures of some wonderful patterns Louise has with her dyed yarn:

Well, that is all I have......have a fantastic week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

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