It’s been a while

I know it has been a while since I have posted things have been a little on the wild side here but I have been knitting like crazy and have manged to finish 2 big projects! The first one has been waiting and waiting for me to finish it I started it way bay in October or November I think. Baileigh’s sweater is finished as of last night!

I used the Cable Coat with Hood from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino the yarn I used is Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo color 134 I think it took around 9 balls and I used a size 3 needle. I love the yarn and the sweater came out great it will be a nice jacket for her this spring and summer. I was just glad to get thins one done before she out grew it!

The second on is for my ISE pal I made her a full size clapotis. I used knit picks dye your own silk merino blend and I dyed it with shades of blue and tan. I love the way it turned out.

Life has been busy with work and the boys I have running around like a crazy woman. Patrick and Jacob just had birthdays and Chandlers birthday is on Monday. I can’t believe that I have a 14 and 12 year old and that baby is going to be 9! Wow I am feeling pretty old.

I am going to be running a contest soon for my blogiversery, I am not sure what kind of contest it is going to be yet but it will be for some good stuff! So make sure you check back!

Have a great day and Happy knitting!

 

Christmas part 1

  So Christmas round 1 was this past weekend. We do this early with the boys so they actually get time to spend with there new gifts. It was a very good time. Saturday they woke us up in the wee hours of the morning and we proceeded to the basement where the tree is  Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

 The boys took there places and it was like a tornado went through in 5 minutes flat! We had to trick on of the boys! It just wouldn’t be Christmas without one! So wonderful son #2 asked for and only wanted an electric guitar  this year, mind you I tried very hard to talk hubby out of this, but it didn’t work so wonderful son #2 got his wish but under the tree was one lone present for him, he had given up hope that he would get his wish. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketSo in this wrapped present was an empty x-box game case that says look behind the couch, He is a little confused at this point and not sure what to think he  gets up and walks to the couch and this is what he found Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket  His exact words Ha see I told you! He was very happy, and loves his new fender. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketNow his dad and I are wishing we would have rethought the whole guitar thing! Wonderful sons #1, and #3 got what they wanted and were very happy. Wonderful son # 1 got lots of video games to keep him happy for a while! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

 And wonderful son #3 got his iPod that he wanted so badly Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket they had a lot of fun! Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Wonderful hubby got me some great stuff! I got some bath sets, a relaxation waterfall, a new cookie cutter set, a manicure set, and  two things that were not under the tree but ordered and coming after Christmas are  he got me a pair of Ugg’s that will be here in February and a very pretty ring that will be here after it is engraved and sized!! Thank you honey!! He cleaned up on the loot too! He got a popcorn machine for his room in the basement, a new shirt, and pj’s, and a new coat Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket I found him a very nice Air Force coat and snatched it before it was gone! His big present is a Microsoft Zune that he is getting after Christmas. So he was very excited about that. It was a very good weekend hanging out with the boys just having a good time! We got a big snow storm this weekend and it left us with about 7 or more inches of snow Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket so the kids didn’t have school today so they get to keep playing with there toys!  I got some packages in the mail this last week that I will show you later today or tomorrow, I also updated my etsy store with some of the hand dyed yarn, so go check it out! Have a great day and happy knitting!!!  

I dyed some more yarn……..

Yesterday I dyed some more yarn, I got my hsks pals yarn done and then did 2 more.
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This is a sneak peak for my pal Beth I hope that she likes it.

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This one isn’t enough for a pair of socks but that is ok maybe I can get a hat out of it! The colors are plum, orchid, and blue

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This one I am pretty disappointed in it is Mint Green and Light brown it should have been lighter. So I am thinking about over-dying it but I am not sure I might knit a swatch up and see what it looks like. I am having such a fun time dying all this sock yarn! I was a little afraid to at first because it is Kona Superwash and I didn’t want to ruin it but I got over it pretty quick! Happy knitting!!