Monday, September 26, 2022

Come On Fall!!!

 Hey everyone...how are you?  It is officially Fall and it does not feel like it yet....so I am officially welcoming Fall to come!



I have been working on SOCKS!  Yup...First I finished these (they were cranked on Elizabeth's machine and I added heels, toes and cuffs



Then I saw an instagram challenge to knit one pair of adult socks in a week from Sept 18th to 24th and I decided to join...however, first I did a warm up and knit these socks before the challenge started:



Then here are the offical challenge socks:




Then I had enough time to try to make another pair in the time frame and I did!





I also got some yarn.






My amazing Nephew attends college at University of Texas at Austin and he was on TV during the Alabama VS Texas game along with his girlfriends, Leilani (the first pic has them both, the second pic, only my nephew, Sean).




I made a cute sweater for Trenton and his girlfriend's baby




Anotnio had a golf lesson last week and it was so hot we had to go get ice cream afterwards!


Lastly, I still have this foster girl if anyone needs someone to complete their life....there is an article (CLICK HERE) on dogs that need homes and Blue is the 2nd one in the video.




My parents got me some flowers with a card from Blue saying Thank you for Saving me.....I cried and cried!





Have a great week everyone!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

National Suicide Prevention Month

 Hey everyone!  How have you been?  I hope all is well.  September is National Suicide Prevention Month....while I feel strongly that every month should be Suicide Prevention Month, I will happily adverise any suicide prevention at any time!  And how cool is it that now you just need to dial 9-8-8 for the suicide prevention line!



So....you all probably know I have a new foster....well, she was selected to go to a partner shelter in the north....here is her Transport application picture....isn't she cute?  I have to drop her off for transport on the 17th of September.



Now, in order to be a foster for Blue, I had to get Jackson neutered.  while I got to bring Blue home before he was neutered, Blue was spayed and Jackson was 'scheduled' for his neuter.  I have been meeting to do this for a few years, and finally got it done.  

He was not happy with is cone


so he broke it and I think he was quite proud of himself 


Here is a picture of him as a puppy 3 1/2 years ago at Paige's when he would sit and eat and today he did the same so I thought a side by side was called for.


Antonio started school




I got to see my baby





and Ped had a party at his house....here is the man that tries to kill me every Sunday, along with Paige, Bizz and Sam



I finished the 2 baby blankets!!!!  Both were gifted on August 27th!






I started working on my  second 1/2 and 1/2 triangles again (no my first one is not done).




I have met my goal of finishing each monthly blanket clue in the month I get the yarn....here is August...finished the 30th!



Paige ordered the wrong size of apple watch band and I got to keep it......it is so soft and I love it!



I used my Kamado Joe Jr again....and really love it!



and that is all I have.....have a great week everyone!



Happy Happy Happy Knitting!



Wednesday, August 17, 2022

What a crazy Month!

 Hey everyone......honestly, I am not even sure where to start....the last month has been crazy.


Let me start with some non-knitting.  I found a stray dog.  She is super sweet, but realistically, I cannot keep her.  However, I do not want her euthanized either.  So when ACS finally picked her up (10 days later), they called 3 days later to say she was already on the euthanize list....so I agreed to foster her.


Let me know if you are looking for the perfect pet to complete your family!  Her name is Blue and she is all up to date on her shots and is spayed.






This addition certainly has chaned up my plain world/routine!


I think in last post I mentioned the half and half triangles shawls...well, they have been put on hold, and I had to restart the one with the Linen Quill....I am doing an icord cast on for that one and it was too loose, so I restarted it.





I got a couple stash enhancements....




I also finished July's Blanket portion in July!



I made some socks for Kody's Birthday!



Antonio had a golf tournament he was invited to at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club!




George Jetson was born....LOL!



I started a new blanket for Paige



Ive been working on my annual test knit....but as we all know, I can never show that till the end of December.


Paige and Kody have a baby shower to go to on August 27th, so she asked me to make a pom pom blanket for the baby.....gender unknown...I asked her to pick a color and this is what she picked.





My parents had their 54th wedding anniversary yesterday!  


The MAIN think I have been working on (besides test knit) is this HUGE Nuvem baby blanket




That is about all I have....Have a fabulous week....and consider fostering or adopting a dog!  LOL!





Happy Happy Happy Knitting!