Monday, November 26, 2018

29 days to go......

Can you believe it is only 29 days to Christmas!  Are you ready?  I am not, but I am getting close.

How was your Thanksgiving?  Mine was great.  I got a great pic of my son Mario and his family....and a picture of my sister, niece, daughter and mother...and then one of Paige and Antonio!

I got a new kit for a hat......I got it as a Oakland Raiders Kit, but I am making it as a SPURS Hat for Paige!

I worked on my test knit cardigan

I also finished my Vortex Cardigan.   I still need to block it.

I started a test knit for some baby overalls size 6-9 months......these are gonna be so cute

And I got my yarn ready for my advent calendar stole that starts this coming Saturday

I cannot decide on what bag set to use......what do you think?  Comment below!

I have also been working on last year's advent stole so I can be ready for this year's.

I got a great new shirt from Paige's boyfriend.....he owns this Barber shop in New Braunfels.....I love his design!

Lastly, Purl enjoyed knitting with me this week after my surgery......which went great....Thanks for all the kind warm wishes!

Have a great week everyone!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe we are only 2 days away from Thanksgiving?  Where has the time gone?

I am thankful for a lot of things, but I want to say a special thanks to my Max that I had to put down last week...I miss you so much Maxxy!  Thanks for being my best boy even though I only had you for 4 1/2 months.  I love you!!

I got some new yarn to make a houndstooth blanket....not sure when, but it is on my huge growing list!

I finished the hat I showed you last week and I really love the mohair I ordered more mohair to make hats for Paige:

I also got some pom poms to hopefully make more hats.

One of my cousins got my dad and all his TX siblings together for family portraits....they came out really great!

Thanks to my enabling friend, Rosanna, I ordered the Jimmy Beans Wool Craftvent...I cannot wait till it gets here and I can start.

I got a great package from my friend Brigit in The Netherlands.....some yarn for Darlene to make herself a sweater and some label for her....and Brigit sent me the most beautiful cards, chocolate and stroopwafels....YUM!!!!!

The only other thing I worked on was my rainbow virus shawl.  I am completely out of orange now....but still have a long way to go....I am not even 1/2 way done...but I do enjoy working on it!

Thanks all I have.....have a great week!

Antonio drew me a Longhorn Helmet free handed...I love it!

I had a crappy day Friday and really needed a glass of wine!

I hope you all have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving!!!!!!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ups and Downs.......

How has your week been?  Mine has been filled with Ups and Downs.....I visited Max several times during the week and  I think it was Tuesday or Wednesday that I really saw him take a turn for the was obvious to me that he was in less pain.....

However, my excitement was short lived....after having him home for 3 days I realized that this was no life for Max.  He still woke up in pain in the middle of the night and he had no control over his bladder and bowels.  I was ready to get a wheelchair, but a life in a diaper with no control and still in pain is not a good/healthy I had to put him down.....I am a sick mess over it, but I know I tried my best and it was the right decision.......He is already missed so much and not only by me....Love you Max!

So....on to the knitting.....I finished a hat for Paige that I was certain was going to be too small, but she likes it.  I think I will order more of this yarn and make her the same hat but a bit looser.

I also started (and almost finished) another hat....this one is with DK and mohair held together....I am really liking the way it is turning out....I tried to finish last night, but I have about 14 more rows of decreases...I should have a finished hat to show you next week....the yarn is new too (I just got it) is Farmer's Daughter Yarn....and I am really enjoying it!

I also worked on the test cardigan....I am about to start some decreases for shaping:

I got my Biscotte DK Pure yarn for my 2nd vortex cardigan...this one is going to have a brioche ribbing border with 2 colors....I cannot wait to start!

Paige would love one of these for Jaz....anyone know where I can find the pattern?  or is if it is even knit or crochet?  Any help is appreciated

I broke down an used my new Christmas Mug from Darlene...I wanted to wait till Dec 1 to use with advent calendar, but oh well....I love the mug.....I have waited on using the tea though....just 18 more days and I am can use Dec 1 tea :)

Antonio made a tie dye shirt with Chris....he loves it!

Well, that is all I have.....have a great week and hug your babies!

Happy Happy Happy Knitting!