Thursday, August 25, 2016

FO: Clark's Easter Lamb

I am still working through my backlog of finished projects. This one is Ravelled here.

Pattern: Knit Little Lamb by Lion Brand
Needles: size 3 (3.25MM)
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Black, Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Gold and Red Heart Super Saver in Brown
Miscellaneous: pollyfill stuffing
Modifications: none
Comments: I think he ended up looking pretty wonky but that is on me and not the pattern. Little man loved him anyway. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wips, Wips Everywhere

My WIP situation is way out of control. I usually do not let the number of projects on the needles bother me but even I am feeling some pressure. Currently I am working on:

1) Blue Artichokes - these have been on the needles since April 2014. I am working on the gusset decreases of the second sock.

2) Doctor Who Blanket - I started this in April of this year and have completed 10 squares.

3) Bumpy Road 2.0 - this is my second version of my first shawl design. and was started in February.

4) Root Beer City Rollers - these were my mothers day cast on this year.

5) Little Angel Blanket - another design I am working on.

6) Birthday Morning Shawl -  I cast this on for my 40th birthday in June

7) Tigers Market Bag - another new cast on that was started in July.

8) University Mitts - the newest project that I cast on for the Ravellenics.

9) Nerd-ghan - my oldest WIP that was started in January 2013. The squares are all knit so I need to block, seam and add a border.

10) Preemie hats - I am on hat #23 of my 52 total goal.

11) Christmas ornaments - I am on #19 of my 24 total goal.

I think may the month of September will be a finish it up month for me! Until next time ....

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Musings

Another week has come and gone and here is what is on my mind.

1) I am missing the Olympics already. Thankfully the first Michigan State football game is on 9/2 and the NFL starts on 9/8.

2) For the Ravellenics I finished 8 preemie hats and I did start my University Mitts but did not finish one. I did not meet either goal but that is ok.

3) I really need to get on the ball and start planning Clark's birthday party. His birthday is in 2 weeks so I also need to start knitting his toy.

4) I also need to knit a baby sweater for my co worker's baby shower on 9/8.

Here are some pictures for the week.

Little man cuddles

Preemie hat #20

Preemie hat #21

Preemie #22

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday

I cannot believe that this little guy will be 8 in a little over 2 weeks.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FO: Rye Socks for Charity

I am really behind on posting my finished objects. I finished these socks back in March. Ravelry page located here.

Pattern: Rye by Tin Can Knits
Needles: size 4 (3.5MM) and 6 (4.0MM)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Ranch Red
Modifications: None
Comments: this is such a nice pattern. These came out huge but they will be going to the homeless shelter so someone can wear them over another pair of socks to keep their feet toasty warm.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Monday Musings on a Tuesday

Here is what is happening around these parts.

1) I have been watching a ton of the Olympics. Clark and I were watching synchronized swimming on Saturday and he found it very funny.

2) I had my first mammogram 2 weeks ago and had to go yesterday for a follow up mammogram and ultrasound. Everything came back ok but I was freaking out quite a bit.

3) This is the last week of summer camp for little man. I have a few days off with him during the next few weeks and I have a few staycation ideas for us to do.

Here are some pictures for the week.

Little man is copying a map of our neighborhood from the IPhone maps app


Preemie hat #17

Feeding a mini pony (can I convince my DH that it is a dog?)

Loving the sunset

He wanted me to take a picture of him playing Minecraft

Preemie hat #18

Preemie hat #19

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Ten on Tuesday: The Descriptive Edition

The topic for this week is to write a list of 10 words that describe you. The catch is that all the words should begin with the same letter as your first name.

1) Knitter (duh)
2) Kind (at least I hope so)
3) Kooky
4) Keen
5) Knowledgeable (about a few things)
6) Klutzy
7) Knackered (at the end of the day)
8) Kidder
9) Keeper
10) Kool (I realize that this one is a stretch)

This was harder than I though it would be. I even had to Google adjectives that begin with K.