Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Funnies

It has been a rough week around here so I know I could use a good laugh. I hope you get a chuckle as well. Have a good weekend.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Musings Minus the Musings

I really do not have much to say today. My hubby's cousin passed away last week and we have been dealing with that. Things like this make my anxiety skyrocket. She was 52 years old and leaves behind a husband who adored her and 4 kids. I have been trying to avoid thinking about what would happen to my husband and son if I were to die but I cannot help myself. So I do not feel that I can coherently talk about anything today so here are some pictures for you.

 Fall foliage
 A foggy morning
 I have some untangling to do
 The first breathing treatment of the season
 Little man and his creation at Lego Time at the library
 He loves this statue at the library
 Being silly at Panera

A large mushroom growing in our parking lot

 More fall foliage
A good thing for me to keep in mind at this time

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Funnies

Have a great weekend. Warning - adult language ahead.

A good way to keep people away from you on the road  

Who says they don't write songs like they used to?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WIP on Wednesday: Cable Twist Hat

While listening to the most recent episode of the Dramatic Knits podcast Steve and Callie were discussing their most recent KAL. They are collecting hat for Operation Chemo Comfort.  Now I love knitting hats and I also love knitting for charity. Plus my mom passed away from cancer so this is right up my alley.

I searched my Ravelry library for pretty simple patterns that I could knit up quickly. One that caught my eye was the Cable Twist Hat by Breann Elyse Miller. So last week I grabbed some Wool-Ease I had in my stash and cast on

I am really enjoying this pattern. The cable pattern was easy to memorize and now it is the easy stockinette section. I really hope that I can finish this one along with another hat before the KAL ends. Until next time ...

Friday, October 07, 2016

Friday Funnies

Here are some funnies for your Friday afternoon. Be aware there is some adult language ahead.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Throw Back Thursday: Ashton Shawlette

My Ashton Shawlette remains one of my favorite finished objects. I knit this in 2012 and it was the first lace shawl I completed. However, it was not the first lace shawl I started. I started two prior to this one - Icarus which I never finished and my Alix's Prayer Shawl which I did finish later in 2012. Obviously for me the third time was a charm. The pattern was very easy for a beginning lace knitter and the yarn - Ella Rae Lace Merino - was super yummy. I still wear this shawl all the time and love it.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

WIP on Wednesday: University Mitts

For quite awhile now I have wanted to learn colorwork. One of my dream projects pretty much since I began knitting is the Deep V Argyle Vest by Eunny Jang. Obviously that is a pretty ambitious project for a newbie so I decided to start smaller. A few years ago I came across the University pattern by Tin Can Knits and added it to my queue. This year for the Ravellenic games I decided to finally cast on (Ravelry). Two months later here is my progress.

 Yes that is only the ribbing. Yes this is the first mitt. I have made mistakes on the colorwork pattern two times and had to rip back. I am determined to finish these and I will not be defeated! Knitting I am the boss of you not the other way around! Until next time ....