Monday, February 24, 2020

Happy Birthday Week!

Hey is my Birthday week.....I have already had some great gifts.....I showed you my shoes from my Mommy and Daddy (Yes, I still call them Mommy and Daddy!).....and Darlene is knitting me a sweater.....she needs a bit longer, but the surprise will be amazing.

My gift to myself....well, I have had them for a while...but my Air Pods Pro!

and a new indoor/outdoor grill.  This was an impulse buy.  I was in a Fitness FB group and someone posted some salmon made with a grill in their kitchen and I asked them about it....they pointed me to the George Foreman grill on Amazon .....for $150 (link here) and I almost just ordered it on Amazon.....but thought, "Do I really want to spend $150 on a grill?"  So I looked on Offer Up and found a brand new one still in box (I think they might have used it once and washed it and put back in box) for $60.....score!

I made Chicken Breast and Brussel sprouts and it was super tasty!

Later I made some chicken and yummy!

Plus, I guess getting my Blanket Kit was kinda present to myself too.....I got the first month's yarn and did the first month took just barely over an hour, so I am hoping future months have a little more work to do......

Then as a surprise, last Friday I got February's package....

I finished knitting on it too....this took more than an hour, but not more than a weekend....

I also worked on my Vortex some more.....

I worked some more on my disasterous yarn room.....and I think I might (maybe) have a bag problem!

On Friday Jaime took me to Red Lobster for my Birthday dinner...I got King Crab Legs...and I love King Crab Legs

I also went to Alessandro's One Year Birthday Party this past Saturday....this kid is just too cute!  Oh and they have a goat!!!




Okay, I think that just about sums up my week leading up to my birthday tomorrow......Today I will cast on for my Julie's Wrap with Darlene.....and Jennifer is casting on with us, but she is casing on her Fading Point Shawl.

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

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Crazy Carrie Checking In!

Hey everyone!  I have felt a little out of control lately and it feels like Crazy Carrie is taking over.....I hope she leaves soon.

First, my friend Elizabeth made an amazing shawl called Julie's Wrap by Joji Locatelli and I had to buy the exact same yarn....except I could not find it in sock yarn, so I had to get MCN (poor me)!

 The above pictures are Elizabeth's shawl.....below is the pic from the website where I ordered the yarn.

Then the place where I ordered the yarn from only had 3 skeins instead of I got completely different yarn....Madtosh sock yarn in the Antique Moonstone colorway.  It is more blue than I thought it would be, but I am really kinda digging it and Paige said it will look great!

Second..... my friend Jennifer finished knitting 1/2 my nuvem for me...and by 1/2, I mean she knit an entire 300 gram Wollmeise skein.

 So I got cake number 2 ready and attached that sucker

I even took the beast to golf with Antonio

Third, I also ordered the Jimmy Beans Hedgehog Fibers Blanket Club....this is all Darlene and Rosanna's fault...they are both doing it too.

Fourth (and I think Lastly), I decided to tackle my yarn is a disaster!  Here is my before picture.....I am not done so you will have to wait a while for my after picture!

Jaime and I had a nice valentine's dinner out.....I got an amazing Ribeye steak at Longhorn (yes, I gained a pound, but I think it might have been worth it....Ill go longer on the treadmill today).  He even brought me a single rose....

Paige posted some great pics with her and Kody....with the quote:

"To love is nothing.
To be loved is something.
But to love and be loved, that's everything"

After golf my daddy took me to get some new running shoes for my birthday....I love them!

Oh, and I worked on my Vortex Sweater....I cannot wait to divide for sleeves on this!

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

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!