Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter and Bon Voyage!

Hi everyone....I thought I would get in a quick post right before Easter and right before I let me start with Happy Easter!

All week I only worked on one socks for sock madness...and let me tell you, that there are tons of cuss words stitched into this duplicate stitching! 

And I finished and got them submitted and I am officially on to round 2!

These are going to be a gift for a friend on the cruise....I hope she likes them!  I have given then a soak and they are blocking as I type.

I got my fingernails done.....

Darlene and I had our toes done together.....

Now I just need to GO PACK!!!!!

Well, that is it for me.....I will see you guys in a little over a week with picture overload I hope!!!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, March 26, 2018


Hey everyone.....How are you?  I am great except for the waiting and anticipation of going on the I am sure you guys are tired of hearing about it, but it is all I have think of....LOL!

I may have to blog early (before I leave) or the blog will have to wait till I get back (on the 6th) because I will not have internet on the ship.

So, what have I been up to this week?

Well was my niece's 18th Birthday this past Wednesday....we had dinner at my mom and dad's on Tuesday....we had a great time!  Happy Birthday Grace!

Then, I worked my butt off on my Portage Cardigan.....and it is finally DONE!  YAHOO!!!!  Now I need to make one for Paige so she does not steal mine :)  I did get her to model it and give it back....LOL!

I also worked on the socks for Sock Madness......I had a world of trouble with the beads at first....then pulled out all my tricks and tools and finally got some beads on the socks!

I knitted away most of the weekend on these, because the sock madness deadline is this coming Saturday, and I would like to gift them to someone.

Lastly, I got my temperature blanket caught up to the 22nd of March!  Darlene got me a couple of the furls crochet hooks and I love them.......super smooth and amazing!  Thank you Darlene!

I got some amazing packages from some friends overseas.....they know how much I love Labello, Gummy Bears and a chocolate candy called Toffifee.....Thank you Jennifer and Katja, you ladies are amazing!  Katja even sent me some super soft alpaca yarn.....MMMMMMM!

Oh, I forgot to share this super cute picture with you guys....Precious does not lay on her back, I know some dogs do, but not Precious.......except when she gets to lay with Celeste.....LOL!  They are both amazing!

That is all I have everyone....I will be impatiently waiting all week for next Monday to get here to get on the cruise ship!  Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Just 2 more weeks!

Just two more weeks and Darlene and I will be on a cruise ship......we are so excited.

I have so many things I want to finish before then...I am not sure I will get them all done, but I know I will give it my best shot!

Let me go to a stash enhancement is my third and final skein of yarn from the Harry Potter Sock Yarn Club.....while I love all three of them, this one is my FAVORITE!  It is called Sirius's Gift:

I worked on my socks using January Yarn....these are both past the heel and now just need legs and cuffs.....not too much longer (I hope).

 I worked a little on the new sweater that Darlene and I are making, Rugged Coat

I have also been slogging along on the edge of this Portage....I think I have one more inch to go and then 2 pockets....omg, will this ever get finished?

Then it was time to start something new.....Round One of Sock Madness.....this pattern is called Blackberry Socks....they will have a flower on the side with berries....I have only cast on one of them.

I am not sure what green I will use for the leaves....any suggestions?

Well, I know that is short, but that is all I have.  I did go out of town to see my son this past weekend and I also had to help Jaime install a new garbage disposal in my I had Antonio, and on Sunday evening we went to Jaime's mom's house for her birthday dinner celebration.  Today I have to take my car in for an oil change and tomorrow I go to my mom and dad's for my niece's 18th birthday, I am not used to having so many things going on.....but, such is life!

Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, March 12, 2018

More Stroopwafels!

Hi has your week been?  Mine has been great!  Did you remember to Spring Forward two nights ago?

Last week I told you about stroopwafels....that I learned about in the Sock Madness forums....well, I was telling a friend about them and she sent me some fresh ones (along with some amazing Labello)....fresh from the baker in The Netherlands....OMG, these are even better!  Thank you Brigit!  If you have never tried them, you need to.....these are like heaven!

and speaking of Sock Madness.....I finished my socks and qualified to be on a team!  I finished these socks in 7 days....which I know does not sound like much...but that is super fast for me.  Especially for patterned socks.  This is the fastest I have finished a pair of patterned socks!

I also worked on my Portage this past week.  I got both sleeves finished.  Now I just need a 6" collar and pockets!!!

I also got my temperature blanket all caught up to the 8th of March.....I was 3 weeks behind and it took me hours to catch up, so I hope I never let myself fall that far behind again.

Antonio had belt testing this past I took my January Harry Potter socks to work on...I got maybe an inch or so done on them...I know I have had them on the needles forever, but I love having them as just 'to go' knitting or podcast knitting!

Lastly, I started something new.....the Rugged Coat by Joji Locatelli.  I am using my new Bags By Awesomegrannie tote and I love it!  Now, this is kinda a weird construction.....but I am just following the pattern!  Darlene is knitting this with me.....I am so excited!!!!

Now for some random things.....a friend of Paige's tagged her on FB with an old, I think she was like 5 or 6 here....
 I made more bread this weekend and I mean to send some with Paige to the lakehouse, but forgot....but this was my best bread to was kinda airy and light....maybe a bit too light, but I really enjoyed next time I think I should make 'rolls' so I can freeze them...the bread goes to waste too quickly with just me at home.

Here is the sunrise this morning!

I am not sure if I have mentioned it or not...but this week is Spring Break here in SA, TX.....and Paige went to my sister's is her, Antonio, Jazz, Bizzle, and Sam (short for Samantha) with Sam's 2 kids....I have some pics.....Antonio with breakfast, Paige and Sam kayaking, and Bizz fell out of, some of these I had to snag from snapchat, and they were kayaking late at night so some are really dark.


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


Happy Happy Happy Knitting!