Thursday, September 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday

It's a baby Clark after a bath! It is so hard to remember when he was this little.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WIP on Wednesday: Root Beer City Rollers

Every year the Prairie Girls Knit and Spin podcast hosts The point is to cast on a project for you whether you are a mother or just have one. This year I decided to cast on the Rose City Rollers pattern. The yarn color is Sassparilla so I have named these Root Beer City Rollers.

I am about a half inch from starting the toe decreases on the second sock. For some reason socks always seem to take me forever to knit. I find this very strange since I have pretty small feet. My original goal was to have these ready to wear this summer. Now it seems that they will be ready just in time for colder weather.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Not So Thoughtful Tuesday

I had great plans to share with you some cool links and what it going on in my head today. However, I have been fighting off a migraine for 2 days so I am going to slap up some pictures and call it a day.

Oh boy I am not ready for this!

I love the Crocodile Hunter avatar in the Duolingo app

Playing tenzi

He received a medal for his good passing at soccer this week

One finished Bankhead hat in New York Giant colors

Me and my Bumpy Road 2.0 shawl

But it was Ivanka when I answered it

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WIP on Wednesday: Giants Bankhead Hat

As you may have noticed I love football. This means that I have to participate in the Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party KAL. Basically this is a KAL the runs from the kickoff of the NFL season through the Super Bowl. You earn points based upon the number of yards you knit and using sponsor products. There are also interceptions where you can earn bonus points. The first interception is to make something to wear using team colors.

I had some yarn leftover from Clark's Spider-man hat that happens to match the colors of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. Since I cannot stand the Patriots I am calling this my Giants Bankhead Hat.

Once this is finished it will be added to my pile of charity knits. If you decide to jon in the KAL let me know. You can also earn bonus by drafting new members. Until next time ....

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ten on Tuesday: The Looking Back/Looking Forward Edition

The topic for this week is 5 best things you did this summer and 5 things you are looking forward to doing this fall. 

Best of summer:
1) Celebrating my birthday
2) Watching Clark play soccer
3) Huckleberry Railroad
4) Our visit to Michigan State
5) Relaxing with my guys

Looking forward to doing this fall:

1) Visiting the cider mill
2) Seeing the leaves change colors
3) Watching more soccer
4) Carving a pumpkin for Halloween
5) Eating as many pumpkin things as I can

Monday, September 19, 2016

Vacation Shenanigans

We had two weeks between the end of Clark's summer day camp and the start of school. With the hubby's new job we could not take a vacation so I tried to come up with a couple of fun things for us to do during the 5 days I was off with him.

First up we went to Huckleberry Railroad. We had such a nice day. It was not to hot and was sunny until we went to get on the boat when we got caught in a 30 minute downpour. We had lunch, ate ice cream,toured the old time village and saw a very loud and vocal goat.

Another day we drove up to Lansing to see mama's alma mater. We had lunch with my sister who works in the area, saw my old dorm (man has that changed), took pictures with Sparty, went to the chapel where mommy and daddy got married and had ice cream at the dairy store.

It as so great to get to have these adventures with my little man. I will need to come up with a few ideas for when Christmas vacation rolls around.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FO: Gingerbread Hat

Pattern: Gingerbread Hat by Angela Whisnant
Needles: Size 8 (5.0MM)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Forest Green Heather
Modifications: none
Comments: I really enjoyed this pattern. It was easy enough to memorize but kept my attention. This will end up at our local homeless shelter this winter.