Monday, September 4, 2017

Welcome Labor Day!

Hi everyone......I am welcoming Labor Day with open arms!!!  While I know many are out there laboring to rebuild their homes/lives after Hurricane Harvey, I am truly thankful for all the blessings I have and am very thankful for the long weekend.

What have I been up to?  I have a few stash enhancement this free skein of yarn from DVD for completing 6 months.

Darlene placed a knit picks order for more Biggo to make her niece more Decemberist shawls....along with that order,I got some cotton yarn to make Paige some kitchen items for her new house....she wanted greys....

Here is the pink yarn for the next Decemberist I will make:

Darlene got a new sheep mug from David's of course I had to copy her.....Igot two...This one changes colors when there is hot water in the mug.  It starts out with black sheep

When there is hot water in it, the sheep turn yellow and white.

Here is the other mug (this is the one Darlene got too) does not change colors....the sheep are always this color....and I love them both!!

Here are the decemberists we already finished....I helped Darlene finish up the red one.....Darlene blocked them:

I finished the hat for Jaime.....I think it is a little too big so I am thinking of making another one and doing the decreases sooner.

Then there was the new MKAL.....What the Fade?!

I had a lady on ravelry help me with my order...

Thursday at lunch...Darlene and I started.....Now hold on to your britches...we got a whole lot accomplished at lunch:

LOL!  Hey, it's a start!

I had a few more starts during the weekend.  I had a goof, tried to tink, it was a mess, so I started again.  I got pretty far...then counted my stitches and realized I forgot a left side increase quite a few rows back....

so, I had to frog....

and restarted....who knew this thing would get started 3 times (I hope this is the last time)!

Oh, and I got my Miss Babs September Tour Package....we are going to Italy.  I got the cool colors, but prefer the warm ones (I saw pictures of other tour memeber's packages) so I have ordered the warm should be here this week.  The warm is wine and tan colors.  I am actually thinking of putting wine and this grey together to be different!

A little Hurricane Harvey Update...My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by Harvey.   I donated along with some friends to the local animal care services for items they were in desperate need of....I also bought yarn from LoloDidIt where her proceeds go to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund....she sent an email saying she raised $26,000....Yahoo!

 My sister's place had a little damage....but all in all, we know how blessed we are to not have had it any worse.

Have a great week everyone......

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


  1. Hi Carrie. Oh, I like all the tidbits of information and your life to share. Thank you. I am also in love with those new mugs! Have a wonderful week. Also, I'm thankful for my many blessings too. So glad you and yours are safe.


    1. Thank you Stephanie! The mugs are pretty cute.....I just love sheep!