Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FO: Gerri Hat

This one is Ravelled here.

Pattern:  Gerri Hat by Marly Bird
Needles: size 8 (5.0 MM)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Forest Green Heather
Started: 10/16/16
Finished: 11/2/16
Modifications: None
Comments: Another nice and easily memorizable pattern. I really enjoyed this one and would knit it again. This is headed to the charity pile.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday Musings

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

1) I cannot believe that this is the last Monday of April. I know I sound like a broken record but time is going by way to fast.
2) How sad is it that kids these days have no idea what like a broken record means.
3) Little man started soccer on Saturday. Like always he did not want to go but has a lot of fun once he got started playing.
4) My youngest niece, who is also my goddaughter, is graduating from high school in June. She will follow in her aunt's and sister's footsteps and will attend Michigan State in the fall. I have ordered yarn from Knit Picks to make her a blanket like I did for her older sister. At my current knitting production rate it should be finished by the time she graduates - from college that is.

Here are the pictures for the week:

Playing with the umbrella on a rainy day

Our not so little fishies

Friday was Bagels With a Buddy at school

Little man has once again become obsessed with playing Candyland

First day of spring soccer

Working on my Hermione's Everyday Sock at the game

Enjoying some ice cream after the game

Homemade chicken fried rice for dinner - yummy


Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Funnies

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

FO: Blue Artichokes

This one is Ravelled here.

Pattern: Artichoke Socks by Megan Humphrey
Needles: size 1 (2.25 MM)
Yarn: Sheep Dreamery Allure in Aquitaine
Started: 4/25/14
Finished: 10/29/16
Modifications: None
Comments: Even though these took forever to knit I do like the pattern. It was fairly easy to memorize and I was able to read my knitting The yarn is super soft and is holding up pretty well. These are by far my new favorite socks.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday Musings

Oh Monday we really need to quit meeting like this. Here are a few things on my mind this week.

1) I am still in a bit of a funk. I am trying to work it out and I think I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

2) I have done something I never thought I would do - I volunteered for the PTA. We received an email last week that they need more volunteers or the group may not be able to go on next year. They do so much good for the kids I felt the need to help. My inner introvert is scared though but this is me going through on my word for the year - Brave.

3) I wonder why I still let people surprise me. I guess I just expect people to be adults and act as such which seems to be to much to ask.

4) I am so so so far behind on blogs, the DVR and podcasts. I am tempted to just start over again fresh but I am so stubborn I just keep on trying.

Here are a couple of pictures for the week.

One very foggy morning

Dying Easter eggs together

Hunting for Easter eggs

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday Funnies

I hope all who celebrate have a wonderful Easter. And if you don't celebrate have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FO: Root Beer City Rollers

 I am still working on the FO posts for my 2016 projects. This one is Ravelled here.

Pattern: Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner
Needles: size 1 (2.25 MM)
Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Sock Art Forest in Sassparilla
Started: 5/8/16
Finished: 10/18/16
Modifications: None
Comments: This is a very easy pattern. Do not allow the amount of time it took me to complete this project discourage you. For some reason socks always take forever for me to complete. There is a very sad ending to this project. I wore them just one time and they have disappeared. They are in my house somewhere but it has been a few months and they are still MIA.