Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Rememberance

Hi is Memorial Day and a Holiday for me (an many Americans).  It is a day to remember those that served and lost their lives.  So I try to take a moment to remember that freedom is not free and there are too many that have paid the ultimate price.

Now I will get to the knitting.....I worked on my Joji Mystery Wrap...this is clue 2 done.  I have done only about 4 rows into clue 3, so I really need to catch up!

I worked on my monthly socks

And I have my yarn ready for next month, but was not sure what bag to use...

I put the above picture on Instagram and #3 won:

Darlene got me the cutest digital goes to 2 decimal places :)

 Other than the wrap and socks.....I did not do any more knitting...but I did do some crocheting.  I worked on my Birthday Blanket:

And on Paige's blanket....I only have about 3 more stripes on hers:

That is all the knitting/crocheting I did...but I do have one stash enhancement.....a skein of lolo did it's favorite base in the Harley colorway :)

That is all I have....yup, kinda a short blog.....Antonio had a field trip to Morgan's Wonderland and had a fabulous time....and Cataleya had her birthday party at Peter Piper are some pics....Have a great week!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Week of the Mystery Wrap

Hey Everyone.....How was your week?  My week was great.

It was mostly the Week of the Mystery Wrap for me...

I finished clue 1 .....

Clue 2 came I started clue 2....clue 1 is the top piece and clue 2 is the bottom piece (but I am not done with clue 2).

I also worked on my two fish lips kiss heels done :)

That is all I knitted on.....but in other news and some random posts:

Jaime's dog, Brandy, got sick.  She had an inflamed pancreas and it was affecting her liver.  She stayed 2 days in the veterinary hospital....when she came home, she still was not feeling well, so we just sat and relaxed.  When she was given her medicine in peanut butter, she just kind of sat there and did not want to swallow or anything....poor baby...Jaime had to give her a dropper full of water to get her to swallow the peanut butter with the medicine....but she is doing better.

I had dinner at my mom's house last night with my whole family to celebrate a late Mother's Day and an early birthday for her (her birthday is Tomorrow) sister brought her new dog, Sasha...she is a cutie pie

I took Antonio, Celeste and Cataleya.....they had a great time with whipped cream mustache's

I tried to get them to sit still for a picture together...but Antonio with his 'larger than life' personality....I could not get him to sit still....LOL!

Paige bought me some of my favorite popsicles....she loves me!

And Antonio and Paige were messing with my the camera at bath time......

That is all I have.....Have a great week!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Mother's Day and some exciting news

Hi all the mothers out there.....I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!!!

Antonio, Chris and Paige got me some beautiful roses (Paige got some too)!!!  Thanks guys!

As for knitting.....well, my first item for the big 4 retreat is done.....I finished my Fade.....Yahoo!  a whopping 20 days early!  Yippee....Hurray!!

I started my Joji Wrap with actually doing a swatch (GASP)!  I like the bottom swatch that is what I am going with.

Here is my start.....I have finished one triangle (for clue 1 we need to make two of them)....My cord is not long enough to show the whole I am showing  half of it scrunched up (aren't those hippo stitch markers the cutest?):


I worked on my socks (but the chickens were still slacking...LOL!)!

I had a few stash enhancements.....Leading Men Fiber Arts May color.....Rumor Has It

And a pack of mini skeins I ordered months ago in the Knotty Knit Wits Podcast is Yarn Café Creations Yarn.

Then I got a fabulous surprise for Mother's Day from a fabulous friend....Michelle from the Knotty Knit Wits podcast sent me this beautiful sock yarn for socks along with a Knotty Knit Wits progress keeper and a card......I love it....Thank you Michelle!!!

For Mother's Day, my kiddos got me a glass head....strange gift you might say...but I asked for it.  So I can take pictures of any hats I knit (cuz you know I knit sooooo many hats....LOL).  I really do love this glass head.  Antonio says he wants it to be a boys head....but this boy is gonna have to model some girlish patterns every once in a this one with a bow :)

That is pretty much all I have for knitting......some other things from this week:
Paige and Antonio had a water balloon fight (I think it was a tie).

My babysitter from Abensberg, Deutschlad came to the United States to see her first grandchild (her son lives in Charleston, SC)....her name is Burgle and her husband is Stephan.  They came to San Antonio to visit with my parents.  I have not seen her in 42 years (she came to New York when I lived there 42 years ago).  I do not remember her form childhood, but it was great to meet her and spend some time with them....they are fabulous.  Here they are with my parents.

I have some semi exciting has a bit of a back story.  I have been looking at cameras.  I have a very nice Cannon Rebel EOS xsi that Jaime bought me many years ago....Paige mostly uses this older camera of mine (I use my iPhone for pics for my blog).  Well, I started to think it is time to update this camera to one with wifi and one with a recorder....then I could do small vlogs here (short video entries) since I am about to hit my 5 year blogiversary, I thought I could take it to the next level with vlogs.  When I mentioned this to Darlene, she said she would do a podcast with me ....can you believe it?  We are going to start a podcast!  I am super excited. 
I bought a Nikon B500 and it came and I took some pics and a video but I could not get the darned thing to connect to the internet....I was so it is in a box and is being returned....I think I am going to go with the Cannon T6i camera....Paige has heard a lot of great things about it.  It is a bit pricier, but worth it if it really connects via wifi.  I also bought a big round light on a tripod and semi cleaned up my yarn room to get it ready to podcast....what do you think?

Here is the big round light pictured off and on (my iPhone could not get a good pic of it on, because it was super bright).

Here is the room semi ready:
So do you guys think we are crazy?  Would you watch our podcast?  It is kinda scary.....stay tuned.
That is all I have......Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!