Monday, July 8, 2024

Hurricane Season

Hey everyone.....if you live in Texas, you know not only is it Hurricane season but that Beryl is headed for Texas.  This one has been pretty unpredictable.  The eye was originally expected to hit the top part of Mexico, just south of Brownsville....but that has slowly changed more and more North as the days went on.  Finally hitting as a category 1 around Matagorda, TX (South of Texas) this morning around 3:55 am.  

It was believed it would be close to category 3 (I think) as that is what I think it was when it went through the Caribbean and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.  Don't get me wrong.....I am glad it is not packing the punch everyone thought it would and it is terrible that it has claimed the lives of 10 people so far.....but my goodness, it is not even funny how wrong all the predictions were over and over again.....That is Mother Nature for you!





Okay...enough of that (I do not think SA will even get any rain from this one).....what have I been up to?  Not much......seriously, I need to do more!  LOL!


This beautiful girl has a dr appointment today (just a check up) and I cannot wait to see how much her stats changed.




My coworkers are again sleeping on the job


I made a mistake on my montly blanket.  After seaming 6 squares, I was to pick up stitches on one side and knit a pattern, then the same on the other side.  However, I did not realize the pattern I was supposed to knit was different for each side.....but I just went and did the same pattern on each side and then realized my error (the second pattern was on the back side of the card and I did not even look because I am a dork).  However, I kind of like the result.  So, June monthly blanket is done......waiting on July.




I got my June Shawl yarn....this is the last shipment for the shawl, so I hope to finish the shawl soon.


For my last item.....I should just insert Whitesnake's Here I Go Again song (I am old).  Let's just say that I cannot say no to Antonio......



I hope yall have a fabulous week....and lots of prayers to you if you are in the path of Beryl



Happy Happy Knitting

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Happy Independence Day!

 Hey Everyone....How are you?  I am hanging in there.  Independence Day is in 2 days and I hope you have a good one!



My week has been fairly uneventful (as usual).  I did baby sit Amira



and my parents came over to see her




Unfortunately Paige got in an accident (she is fine, not her fault...another driver ran a red light).




I ordered some yarn that I thought would go together for the Unicorn Cloud Wrap....Images are so hard to tell when online.




but they dont really go together.....but have no fear....I have some cashmere/alpaca lace yarn that works



I also started to knit the June Yarn onto the Monthly Blanket


Embarrassingly.....that is really all I got.  Have a great week everyone!



Happy Happy Happy Knitting


Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Seaming or Lobotomy?

 Hey everyone...how are you?  I am okay I guess.  I got June's blanket yarn.......



and prior to knitting with it, it requires seaming......I am not a fan of seaming....quite frankly, I just might prefer a lobotomy over seaming....but I did it (no lobotomy needed).



Now I just need to pick up stitches on the sides and knit the June portion.

I know this is going to be hard to believe.....but that is really all the knitting I have done.  However, I have some pics to share.

First, I stole a pic from Paige's instagram....the family was out an about meeting friends.....



I baby sat Amira this past week....and someone is super protective



Jackson got a new baby (he gets a new one every couple of weeks because his sister is not always nice to his babies)....and it never ceases to amaze me how much he loves them



I have re-arranged a few things in my office/yarn room......and I have two coworkers sleeping on the job....LOL!



That is pretty much all I have......it is super hot here in Texas so stay cool!!!  Have a great week!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, June 17, 2024

Almost half way!

 Hey everyone....can yall believe we are almost 1/2 way done with 2024??!!


I haven't done as much knitting as I would like....but this is the story of my life most days.


My newest granddaughter is already over 1 month old



Paige needed a new microwave installed over her stove, so I went to help Kody do it.




Kody celebrated a fabulous First Father's Day yesterday (he has always been a fabulous step dad to Antonio, but now he also has Amira)



I ordered some more stitch stoppers from Elizabeth


I had a work event I had to attend so I actually got dressed to leave the house and a new Hydroflak Cup I got for Lupe matched me perfectly



I do not know how quickly Cicada's hatch...but I went to a 5:30 am workout one morning (Meaning my tires had been spinning at least 45 mph, probably more) and later that morning I went to take the trash out and saw a cicada hatching on my tire.....I was a bit shocked.



Lastly I have had some really amazing meals lately....I should probably cut back on my deserts (and I wonder why I gain weight....LOL)!  The first is an HEB pre made meal I just had to pop in oven with a Crumbl Toffee Cake/Cookie.  The 2nd is a door dash order (cortesy of a vendor at work for a work luncnh meeting) from Carrabba's Italian Grill....complete with Tiramisu.




Lastly....my knitting......I AM ALL CAUGHT UP ON THE 2024 CLUBS!  I finished May Blanket and May Shawl.  June Blanket shipped already and should be here tomorrow and June Shawl (last shippment) will ship around the 25th.




That is all I have!

Have a great week!  I have one AI generated yarn porn pic I snagged from the internet....AI is everywhere....I will never know what is real again....LOL!




Happy Happy Happy Knitting!


Thursday, June 6, 2024

Its June!!!

 It is June....can you believe it.  6/6/24 and if you add 2 and 4 together you get 6....so, 6/6/6....Lol...Just a little date math.


I have been knitting, but on thinking knitting so I have not gotten too far.  I have been knitting on my monthly shawl.  There are 2 months left in this.  I have been working on April and May yarn.  I actually just got May yarn:





Here is the shawl so far.


Also, I think most of you know that I am friends with the owner of Biscotte Yarns and I try to help run the quarterly KAL in their ravelry group.  Well, they recently posted a KAL for the Summer Lovers Socks.  Well, I purchased some yarn to join the KAL and I am on the fence.....I know I say this every year, but I really want to finish some WIPS before I start anything new and I also really kind want to start this KAL...I could win $100 gift card because you know....I have no yarn....LOL!!!


Here is the yarn I purchased.




I have really, really, really been trying to eat better....so I did some meal prepping and learned a few new recipies I have not completely failed.....






I recently caught a picture of Flower snuggling a toy (baby lamb)....she never really does this...she mostly just tears them to shreads, so I thought this was super cute



Lastly, my son at a recent CrossFit Competition (he is the one making a heart).



Have a great week everyone!






Happy Happy Happy Knitting