Monday, February 26, 2018

Monogamous Knitting?

Hey was your week?  Mine was great......I may have done some 'almost' Monogamous Knitting....can you believe it?

The main thing I worked on was my Portage!

I am already 1/2 way done with the body ribbing!

The only other thing I worked on were my socks....which I really only worked on for about an hour during the podcast this past Thursday!

I did celebrate my birthday yesterday and got some amazing gifts....I already told you that my parents got me some prescription sunglasses for the cruise.

Darlene got me way too much stuff as usual, but I love it.  She made me a Bags By Awesome Grannie Tote that I will use for the Cruise, Birkenstock sandals for the cruise, a cool French press mug we will use for the cruise and a 6 month subscription to the tea of the month from Plum Deluxe....amazing!!!

I also got my February Skein of Yarn from the Harry Potter Yarn club she bought me for Christmas....I love it!

A good friend from work got me sushi for my lunch during the was delicious.  I even got Darlene to try a piece!

I got to watch Jaz on Saturday....she really thinks she is a lap dog.

Jaime took me out to dinner on Saturday night and there was a beautiful sunset.

On Sunday I had Dim Sum with my family.....My mom, Dad, Sister, brother in law, nephew, niece, niece's two friends, Jaime and myself.....Here is a high up shot of some of the food.

I got to see my sister and give her the cardigan I made her....just in time for her to go to Colorado for a week during spring break....I snapped a shot while we were in line for Dim Sum

My sister got me some beautiful flowers too!

The restaurant we went to has beautiful (and some large) Koi fish

My mommy gave me some of my favorite chocolates from Germany

Chris came over on Sunday to play with Antonio and he brought me beautiful roses!  This young man is amazing and we are lucky to have him in our life!

Lastly, I got a thank you present from Darlene's daughter, Shyla.....for making the shawls for her wedding....Shyla made me a is Flannel and I love is super soft.  I cannot wait to get home and use it tonight!  Thank you Shyla (and Darlene as Darlene did the to pinning, quilting and binding)!!!!  The quilt even has an orange alien...I have named him Allen!

Have a great week everyone!!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Birthday George Washington!!!

It is President's Day and George Washington would be 286 (or something like that) now.....he was born in the Gregorian calendar and I am not sure how it all works....but Happy Birthday!

I am thrilled because I have off today...and I love a day off.  I took Friday of last week off too so I could have a 4 day weekend.  I have enjoyed it, but unfortunately it is almost over....I have to go to work tomorrow.

So what have I been up to?  Well, believe it or not, this lazy lady did some organizing/cleaning.  I got some toy boxes for Antonio and some storage bins and did some rearranging and cleaning here and feet were killing me yesterday but they are a bit better today....I will continue with some cleaning here and there.

Here is one of the new toy boxes

I finished my sister's ranger cardigan!  First, I had her try it on last Monday when I saw her...I was still working on the button bands.

I also finished my MKAL LoveFool socks....I did get the middle cables wrong, but I still love them

I worked on my temperature blanket and got caught up....I do not think I ever showed my color card that Darlene made are the colors and temps:

Lastly, I worked on my Portage...I am loving this yarn!  It is so wonderful to work with.....I would love to have this done in time for the cruise.

Speaking of the cruise, I got my yarn kit with bag yesterday......I love it!!

And my mommy and daddy got me prescription sunglasses for the cruise for my birthday present

Well, that is all I have....Have a great week!!!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Cold, Cold....go away!

Man has it been cold lately....just when I thought we were out of the cold (and I got to put some 80 degree weather in my temperature blanket), Bam!  it gets cold again.  This morning was 29 degrees here.....I want some warmer weather.....but then again....I do knit for days like these :)

So what have all ya'll been up to?  Me....I have been knitting my fingers to the bone on my sister's sweater.

I worked on it all week and finally blocked it yesterday......Now it just needs the underarms seamed up, and the button band and the button hole band :)

While it was drying yesterday, I worked a little on my socks....clue 4.

And that is all I knitted on....I hope to finish the sweater and these socks this week.

As far as other shenanigans.....I had Celeste, Antonio and Jaz this past weekend.....Jaz is 6 months now....can you believe it?

 Chris stopped in for a visit too!

The only other think I have is that I got some new luggage last week for the cruise (the large one should be delivered this week) is getting real people....48 days to go!

 The weather has been grey and gloomy all week, but we did squeak out one nice sunrise :)

Have a great week everyone!!!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Already February?

Can you believe it is already February....January went by pretty quickly!

First I want to say a huge congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles.....I watched the game last night and it was AMAZING.....great job and well deserved (and yes, I was rooting for the Eagles!) FLY EAGLES FLY!!

So what have I been up to knitting wise?  Well, I got the yarn that Paige bought for me to make her Gryiffindo that is a stash enhancement

I also got the cutest mini scissors from Never Not Knitting....the little sweaters are magnetized on the inside so they hold on to the scissors.

Then I got the brown yarn bowls and Darlene bought one from me

And Jen at TurtleMade offered to make me a candy apple red yarn bowl so I could give away the first red yarn bowl on the podcast!  She is so amazing!

Now Darlene and I each will have one brown and one candy apple red yarn bowl.

I started a pair of socks with the Harry Potter Club Sock Yarn....I love this yarn....Thank you Darlene for my amazing Christmas gift!

Clue 3 came out in the LoveFool MKAL I worked on those...just one more clue this coming Friday.

I also started and finished a Hat for my Aunt and Uncle....they got me this yarn from New I made a hat and I am going to offer it to them since I think they will get more wear out of it...the pattern is called Gridiron.

and lastly I worked on my sister's Ranger....I think I have about 1 1/2 inches and I can start short rows and then join the sleeves....Yeah!

Other interesting stuff from the week:

Antonio got a 2nd stripe on his yellow belt....

He has been playing with cups

And I made the most amazing Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake....I only made mine 2 layers and saved the third layer without frosting...but this is by far the best cake I have ever baked!  Antonio, Paige, Jaime and I all loved it!

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

This was drawn by someone in a FB group I am a member is called The Last Stitch...amazing!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!