Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!

I hope you had a fabulous week!  I have couple of stash enhancements:

I saw this yarn on IG and had to have is called Dirty Pumpkin!  I am thinking of getting the Happy Pumpkin to coordinate with it.

The shop is called FireFlyFibreArts and is on Etsy.

She even put extra goodies in the bag....<3

Then, Dyakcraft had to come out with a new color of needles.....called Sugar Maple :)

At first.....I was really good....I only got one pair....a 3.5" pair in size 10 to finish out my 3.5" set.....this was not taken in the greatest is hard to see (far right) but it is different from the has more red in it.

But who was I kidding with just getting one pair......Darlene and I both got the whole set in 5"

They are BEAUTIFUL!!

As for the knitting.....a couple of weeks ago I told you that I cast on for the sweater that Paige wants.....but then later realized I never really blogged about the sweater that Paige wants (at least I do not think I brain aka rememberer is not what it used to be....LOL)!

So, here is a text from her from a while back (she sometimes calls me Madre, so I call her Daudre....Yes, I know this is not a real Spanish word...just something between us).  Anyway, this text should just about sum it up:

I could not find an exact pattern anywhere, so I am trying to design it as I go.......hey, stop laughing!

Here is the full size picture and I think the main sources of the picture is here (scroll down).

Well, here is my progress....I have two front panels going and the back....they all curl so it is very hard to take pics of them...but here they are:

Then I knit on the fabulous black sweater....this is going to be getting a certain amount of attention each week till Christmas so I can get it my blog my have less knitting to show since I am sure you do not want a picture of this very hard to see black sweater every week....but it is just about all I have been knitting on along with Paige's sweater:

Now, tomorrow is November 1st (can you believe it?) and that means I will be able to start my November socks....I think I will do Animal Dreams this month.....with my new Bags By Awesomegrannie bag set!

I tell myself I am not going to do this DVD sock club next month, but I have a few more skeins on the way so I think I may do one more year of it...we will see!

Okay, that is all I have on knitting (pretty lame, I know)...but I did have Antonio this weekend and we went for a quick trip to see his Tio.....They had a blast......

Antonio also played with some legos....and colored some Happy Halloween patterns on the iPad.

He brought me a decorated pumpkin:

And after he went home, he carved some pumpkins:

He also had a science project to do...and he loved it.....he makes a perfect scientist!

I've still been enjoying my Hello Fresh box I get each week....this week I made a Pork Loin that was DELICIOUS!  Mine does not look exactly like the picture, but it was fabulous!

My next box is delivered tomorrow...Yeah!

Well, that is all I have....I have some picture to share that are Halloween related and some pictures of precious knitting with me and the remote....she has a rough life!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Antonio's 5th Birthday Party and Retreat!

Hello everyone!  How was your week?  Mine was fabulous, relaxing and tiring all in one.  I had a Fall Retreat this past weekend like I do every February....but this was our first Fall one and it was great (Picture overload later).

We left on Friday and came home on Sunday....but then Antonio's 5th Birthday Party (can you believe he is 5 already?) was it was time to try to help Paige decorate the was a Birthday party with a Halloween theme and a costume party.

Antonio was a ninja and I was to be Batgirl.....but Antonio quickly took off his costume, so I got to take mine off too....thank goodness because it was HOT!

Tons of fun was had by all!  The Pinata was stuffed to the gills....and Jamie (aka Pam Pa) helped out.

Then it was clean up time and I was pooped.  I am thankful I have today off of work to continue the clean up!!!

Wow.....well, before I jump to the knitting I wanted to tell you about a new thing I am is called Hello Fresh...

You can go Here and you will get $40 off your first box (which is what I did).....they send you a box every week with as many meals as you like....I am doing the 3 meals for 2 people version....I can feed myself and Jaime and usually still have left overs for my lunches.  I do not cook every night so the 3 meals have worked out perfectly for me...I even tried Wheat Bulgar today and it was delicious.

Look how cute all the stuff comes packaged....they package everything you need to make your 2nd box arrives tomorrow.

Okay, time for the would think I have tons.....but I really don't.  I over packed and under knitted I guess.  First, before the retreat, I finished my October socks....

At the retreat I knit a little on everything...but that is the was just 'a little' on too many things.  I worked a little on the black have not seen it for a while and it is very hard to photograph, but here it is.

The only other thing I worked on that is worth showing is my Briochevron Cowl.....I am LOVING pulling this yarn from the sock blank.....I have a few errors, but I do not care....I am going to just keep on knitting!

I have a couple of stash enhancements....this bag is a retreat goodie bag:

And a bag set from Bags By Awesomegrannie....I love this Candy one.....Awesomegrannie is sooooo freaking AWESOME!

I have a friend that I made via ravelry that lives overseas.....a few years ago I sent her a knitting book as a surprise.....well, she had put down her knitting for a long time and recently picked it back up and wanted to send me the first thing she ever knit as a thank you for the knitting book....and she is a fabulous pillow with perfect colors just for me.....I cannot thank you enough Lizzy!!!!  I love your pillow!

Well, that is it....stay tuned for next week....I should have new needles and a new sweater for me on the I leave you with pictures from the retreat.