Monday, August 8, 2016

Busy August Already

Hi everyone....How have you been?  I have been busy....I had a nice relaxing weekend and got lots of knitting done.

First....Stash Enhancements.  Have you seen all the cool sock blanks by so many fabulous artists?  Well, last Monday I snagged one of those awesome sock blanks by AndreSueKnits, but then realized it was not really the one I wanted (hey, when you are just trying to 'get one' it gets a little crazy)...but that is okay because I have a friend that wanted this she bought it from me and I asked the dyer to send it straight to was a Hot Air Balloons Sock Blank and it went to my great friend, Melissa!

Then, I snagged another sock blank from AndreSueKnits yesterday....I do not have it yet, but it is the Lips Sock Blank:...I cannot wait to get it.  I was also able to score a second blank in these lips pattern this morning for my other great friend, Tami!  So excited!

I also got some beads......yes, I know beads can be boring...but not these beads.  See, Darlene has been wanting to make Celestarium for a long time....then, Michelle from the Knotty Knit Wits podcast decides to start one and then both Darlene and I have the itch to make this gorgeous shawl.  I will use yarn from stash...and Darlene will use some yarn from my stash plus an extra small skein more to get enough yardage, but it was only like $20.00.  Anyway, I wanted to try the 'silver lining' we got some from Knit Picks:

Then, early this morning I get tagged on Instagram....Michelle finished hers!  She is leaving on a cruise in a week and I had made her a spreadsheet to help her keep up with how much she needed to knit per day to get it done and she did it!  It is sooooooo gorgeous!  Congrats Michelle!

This just makes me want to cast on now....but I will be good and finish my spire first (I hope)!

Speaking of Spire....I finally started the applied border and I got one side done!  Now just 3 more sides to go!

I finished the blanket for my boss this week....I hope he and his wife like it.  The nursery is purple and white, but I had to add some pink in there....1,117 yards crocheted!  :)

I also worked on Teresa's sweater....I did 4 repeats on one of the front panels:

and I worked a little on my Rennandi.....

Jaime and I had another Hot Rot Night this past I started my socks with tiny cuffs and then worked on them at Hot Rod Night....sock are the easiest thing for me to work on while I am there:

Then we went to the Deer Lease yesterday....that is all knitting time for I worked on them a little more (I was craving the pure stockinette after working on Spire so much):

That is all the knitting I have for this week.....I do have some pictures to share of me when I was a little girl....maybe Wakefield, Nebraska on my Aunt and Uncle's ranch next to the church he was a pastor at:

Lastly....possibly the cutest knitting picture ever.  I have lots of friends doing the spouse challenge on FB where they post a picture of them and their spouse 7 days in a row (or something like that)....well, Melissa (the same one above that got the Hot Air Balloons Blank) posted this picture on her day one.....I just love it!!!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting everyone!


  1. I love the dogs with the knitting and the remote control. I am going to have to see how you do these spreadsheets. I have been wanting to do that Celestarium shawl as well. Have a great Monday

    1. Thanks Ruby.....I love those dogs too!

      I emailed you an example spreadsheet so you would kind of see what I do and how it works :)

      Happy Knitting my friend!

  2. That doggie picture is to die for! I love it. Hey, I wanna see those spreadsheets too. I still have too many WIPs and there's a couple of things I want to start too...