Monday, April 27, 2020

City Reopening already!?!

Hey are you?  Well, Governor Abbott had a press conference today that as of this coming Friday (May 1), he is reaping the city in phases.  We will start Phase 1 on Friday and pray that people will continue to social distance themselves so the numbers do not go up.  If that is the case, then maybe effective May 18, Paige can go back to work (and the gyms might open)!

So as far as knitting.....I have only worked on my sweater......and I love it!

I do have a few other things to share with you....number 1....My amazing nephew graduating High School and going to UT for College!  Congrats Sean!

I have rearranged my bedroom and moved my office to my yarn as I work from home I can use the iMac and my laptop and it is much more efficient for me.

I have been taking Jax on a walk daily....he loves it.

and I have to share a picture of him that I snapped the other day of him laying on his baby.....hes so cute!!!

There is a new hat pattern out called Midst that I thought was super cute....I got the pattern and here is the yarn I will use....not sure when I will cast on, but I really like it.

Well, I know that is all totally random stuff, but that is kinda what my blog is about.....I am knitting more lately since I started that sweater and am even thinking of making a 2nd one.

Y'all have a great week!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Happy Belated Easter!

Hey everyone...How are you doing?  I am clearly not doing well when it comes to keeping the blog up to day, but it is what it is....LOL!

Did y'all have a nice Easter?  Mine was uneventful.  I had Bulky Item Pickup in my neighborhood, so I cleaned up a bit of the garage and took some crap to the corner.  I had two pieces from an old couch (Bizz wanted me to save them) so I took those to the corner.  Then, Paige and Kody and Antonio came by later in the afternoon to borrow my car.  Kody is setting up his game room at Paige's house and they were going to go to Kody's mom's house to pick up chair for his game room.....well, when Kody saw the two couch pieces, he wanted those they took those.  LOL!  It was a nice easter.

As far as knitting is concerned, I did finish my hat

And I also got my yarn for my sweater...the yarn is super hard to photograph!

I had some issues with my iMac.....that drove me a little insane

but all is well again!

Its been a little chilly here (for South Texas in April) so I had to break out my thick socks and super warm pj's!

I also wore my cotton sweater the other day and Paige said it looks cute on me!

I had to go to Paige's house to let in and pay an AC repair guys....yup, her AC was leaking and it needed some pipe replaced.....her big dog, Chief, stayed by my side...not sure if he wanted company or he was protecting me!  He is a HUGE dog, but he is also a baby!

When we were going thru the garage on Easter Sunday (to see if Paige and Kody wanted anything else) I came across some OLD laughing.....clearly perms were a thing...and Erich took this one picture of Mario, Paige and myself...I was a mess, but it was just supposed to be a silly photo (the perm pictures I think are pre Paige and maybe even pre Erich).  This is my late husband, Mario, who passed in 2004....

I am still dieting and exercising....well, not really dieting, but eating better.  Here is a picture of Paige, Antonio and Chief in her garage....I don't have any pics of me working out....LOL!

Here is some air fried chicken nuggets with Asparagus.

And I found a new to me recipe called Egg Roll In a Bowl (I have been eating this almost all week)


This is all I had to go by (no measurements), so my batch was pretty big as I had one lb turkey and one lb chicken and a 1/2 a head of cabbage.....but it is yummy...I have been eating it most of the week.

I got some yarn from someone's is Lolo Didit Everyday sock in the Hippo For Thanksgiving colorway.  When I was at Paige's house to let the AC guy in, I saw her pair of socks that I made with the Hippo for Thanksgiving color way in the Lolo's Favorite base....and that really is one of my absolute favorite yarn colors out I wanted to get another skein and make myself some socks, or fingerless mitts or something....I really love this color way!

I also got my April Hedgehog Blanket yarn.....I need to knit up March and April!

Here is a picture of my big baby sleeping with this baby...he loves stuffed animals...he's so cute!

Lastly, after I finished my hat, I cast on a hat for Bizz.....

Have a great week everyone!!!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Trying to keep busy!

Hey are you?  I am sorry I am late on my blog.  I have been trying to keep busy and unfortunately, I have not been busy with knitting.  I think we all go through little funks and times of being blue...but I know my lack of knitting funk has lasted way too long....I am sorry for that, but I promise I am trying to but out of it.

The ONLY thing I have worked on in the last week and a half if a Myra hat made out of the Knitphomaniac yarn I made my Portage with.

I do have some good news....I am getting yarn delivered tomorrow for a new sweater....Darlene wants to make The Easy Bulky One for Shyla and was having some issues with the I said I would make it with her.....with this amazing GREEN!

I also got my new replacement crochet hook

So what have I been doing?  Reading......  I am sure if you know me you are thinking, "Reading?  Why isn't she listening to books and still knitting?!?"   First let me thank my great friend, Jennifer, who when I told her that i have nothing to put on my blog because I have been reading instead of knitting said that I should go ahead and put this reading in my blog.......

So, I found a new author, her name is Maggie Cole and I am IN LOVE with her books.  I have had the privilege of since September of last year to be on her Advance Launch Team.....meaning, I get to read the books before they are made available for purchase.....they are romance....and they are hot and steamy and sexy, so if you do not like that kind of book, then these are not for you...but if you do like that.....then give her first 2 series of books a try.  The first series is the All In Series......

Her second series is the It's Complicated Series....

She is just wrapping up her Together We Stand Series.....with these hotties as eye candy...I believe these are scheduled to release in June or July of this year.....

I have also been trying to keep up with all my exercising...and I have been doing okay.  Yesterday Paige gave me a new flavor of Red Bull.  Now I do not usually drink Red Bull because I think they taste like crap....but this Watermelon one.....omg.....I did my 30 min of HIIT exercises, then took Jax for a walk around the block with Antonio, then worked on my yard for almost 2 hours.....holy cow I had a ton of energy to do all sorts of stuff.  I was a bit sore later...but I am not too bad today.

I did have Antonio for a day...and he did some homework

And he cuddled with Jax (I got up from my work computer at my desk in my room and saw this and had to snap a picture):

All my babies were looking at me the other day and I also had to snap a pic of them....

I got a picture of the baby with the blanket I made her.....this was the most recent blanket I finished for Avery.

Paige also thinks I am the best mom ever.....and I have to screen shot this kind of stuff as proof....LOL!!!

Well, that is all I have......hopefully next week I have a started sweater to show yall!

Happy Happy Happy Kniting!