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!

 

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HSKS4 Package and a little nut

I got a wonderful package from Madam Ferula Finnigan aka Sarah! The owl was so tired I let the poor thing rest before letting it fly off again.
It was all wrapped so beautifully that I didn’t want to open it but I couldn’t help myself I had to see all the goodies that were waiting for me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now look at all the goodies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bag is great I know it will get used for all kinds of projects, My favorite needles addi turbo size 1 that will go wonderfully with the new yarn from Selana’s store the gryffindor colorway is beautiful and it is so soft! Maybe a pattern from the Little Box of sock she sent me! The bath beads are great the box says for the next McPotions class. I love the coffee mug unfortunately it was broken during shipping but I can fix it right up so I will be drinking my morning cup in there.The bookmarks will come in very handy I love the read and never have enough bookmarks! I already have the little memo pad in my purse ready with a list for the store. The magnet is on the fridge I had to get it away from DS#3 he thinks it’s cool

I don’t know how she found out that I collect sheep but that cute little sheep was holding my stitch markers
Thank you so much Ferlua!!

 

 

 

 

 

In other news last week was DS#3 school play and he was an acorn. We were asked to make their costumes and I was going to make him a nice big nut but I thought that after I got him in it and stuffed and all sewen shut that he would no doubt have to go to the rest room so plan b foam board felt fabric a nut hat and we made a sandwich board   

He had fun and looked cute I have been knitting getting some thing ready for pictures. Have a happy knitting day!!

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The last month was very uninteresting and I really haven’t had much to blog about, and really haven’t been interested in blogging but I am hopping that will change. I got my cast off 2 weeks ago and have slowly gotten back into the swing of things. Hubby is very happy about this he didn’t like going to work and then coming home to do my work 🙂

I have been doing a lot of sewing lately just a few project bags I will take pictures when I can get my batteries back from the boys they steal them for the xbox controllers. As for the sewing I have gotten back into it after a very long break the last time I used my sewing machine was for wee mans halloween costume. I will be making him a new costume this one is for his school play he will be playing a nut and needs to look like a nut so he says I told him that he didn’t have to dress up to look like  nut he did not find the humor in this. 🙂 But I did. So after much consulting with my mom we figured out how to make him a great little nut. Should be fun I only have 2 weeks to do it nothing like waiting till the last minute to get things started.

On the knittinf front I got my pals bag done for the HSKS 4 swap I am happy with the way it turned out.

I have made a lot of progress on Baileighs sweater yes its still not done. we now have front back and one sleeve I want to get this done so she can wear it a few times before she out grows it. So pictures of that will be taken as well. I am glad that I made the 9-12 month size! My Hogwarts Sock Swap pal socks are almost done as well, but I can’t take pictures of that just yet. I have started another monkey sock in STR Moonlight Revel I like how they are coming out but those are on hold so are the Jaywalkers for my bf  Trish. I joined ISE 6 and have the yarn and pattern already to go just have to start but I want to get the sweater and second sock done first. I asked my pal what kind of scarf she would make herself if she had the time and she said a modern scarf so tell me what do you think would be a good modern scarf I was thinking a clap, so what do you think?? Now if there were just more hours in the day to get everything done I would be very happy.

I am off to get some more done on the sweater! 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

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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!!!  

Overdue

Things have been a little nuts around here the last week or so and I haven’t had much time for blogging but I hope that is going to change very soon. JI had a great thanks giving with my family I haven’t seen them since July so it was really nice to see everyone and I got to snuggle with my Baileigh. 

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 I did manage to get her blanket done about an hour before we left to go home. I didn’t get a picture but my brother is supposed to be sending me oneJ Together my mom and I made way too much food and we all ate too much! It was nice spending time with her. The drive home went well I am finally able to knit in the car without getting car sick. So I got half of a scarf done and I can’t remember where I put it to get a picture of it. I have been pretty busy on the knitting front. I have finished my ISE scarf except for blocking, wrote a new pattern for a cabled hat and knit 2 of them almost have the back of Baileigh’s sweater done. Have one sock finished and  started another hat. These are things that I would love to show you all but they are Christmas gifts and the people they are for read my blog so I can’t show just yet J  This was also a very good mail week for me. I got home to find a knitty swap package waiting on me. It contained some very nice Socks That Rock lightweight in Rocktober and Moonlight Revel. Not sure what pattern they are going to be yet. I got my HSS 2 package from my wonderful pal Padma Chang aka Heather the wonderful woman that brings you Craftlit she sent me a great packagePhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket The socks fit perfectly and I love the yarn! She sent me some Lornas Laces in gold rush and some Tofutsies I have been wanting to try for a while now I can’t wait to knit a pair of socks now!! She also sent me fiber and a drop spindle this is something I have not yet attempted, she made me a Gryffindor book make and a pair of drop spindle earrings! Thank you so much!!!! My final Sp11 package also came this week and she out did herself yet again! My pal was Leah  she did a great job of spoiling me! Thank you so much I love everything that you sent me! All the storage boxes are being put to good use!

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This time around she sent me some yarns that I have not heard of or tried yet so I am very excited! The yellow is 100% Alpaca from Morning Moon Alpacas, its 205 yards so I have 410 to play with 🙂 The variegated one is The Flock Bransonas hand painted sock yarn called Rowena 440 yards the picture doesn’t do the color justice, navy blue, teal and purple 3 of my favorite colors! Thank you so much Leah! You were an awesome SP!!!

Well I think that is all today I hope to post later this week with something to show you!! Until then happy knitting!!

Can you say quiet?

My wonderful boys went back to school yesterday morning!!! My house was so quiet I could hear a pin drop. It is so nice to have again.
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Don’t they look so happy! Well at least one of them does. Chan was so excited to get to school and when I picked him up the boy did not stop talking! I am so glad that he likes school. Patrick and Jacob had a good day but I don’t think that they were ready to go back. While they were at school my friend Trish and I went and got my first pedicure to celebrate the peace and quiet.
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I have very soft and pretty feet now and I must say if you have never had a pedicure go and get one they are so relaxing. I didn’t want to get up and walk they massage your feet and legs. It was a good way to spend an hour!
In knitting news I have finished one of my HSS 2 Phineas socks and started the second
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I love short row heels!!
I hope that you all are having a great day!! Happy knitting!

Taterbug is here!!

I would like to introduce you all to Miss Baileigh Renee she was born this morning at 9:30 am and weighed in at a respective 6 pounds 10 ounces and she is 19 1/4 in. long.

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I can’t wait to meet her! My brother and Lisa are so excited! Everyone is doing great!

I don’t have her blanket done yet it will be done by the time I leave my mom’s this weekend. I do have a teddy bear almost finished for her!! I am off to finish and I will have more pictures when I get home! Have a great weekend!!  

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