Just a little note

To say that I absoulty am sick and tired of SNOW!!!! I just let the dog out to find about 4 inchs of snow on my front steps. It is Spring and it should not be snowing anymore!!! Ok now I am going to go knit! Stay warm!!

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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 ūüôā

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. ūüôā 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!!

Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

1. What are your top three favorite colors?

Brown, Pink, Red

2. What crafts do you really enjoy?

knitting, beading, sewing

3. What products do you really covet?

4. What other activities do you enjoy besides your favorite crafty things?

Reading and baking haing out with family and friends

5. Is there anything you collect?

Sheep and angles

6. What is your zodiac sign and/or Chinese zodiac symbol?

Scorpio, Snake

7.What are your favorite…

…scents/smells?   cinnamon is my fave,but I also like  patchouli, and lavender and blueberry

…types of music and/or bands?  i like most music but rap and stuff like yanni  

…authors?  JK Rowling, Stephen King, Anne Rice

…animals?  dogs and sheep

…places to shop? borders any yarn shop

…season? fall

…yarn/fabric/paper/other craft supplies?  natural fibers/ cotton and soft fabrics  I love all kinds of papers and pens  / beads

…candies or goodies? milk chocolate/gummy fish/gummy bears/ caramel

8. Do you have any wish lists? yes you can find it here and here

9. Are you allergic to anything? dogs only if they are in the same room when I am sleeping

10. Do you have any pets? What are they? 1 black lab she is outdoors

11. Please include anything else you would like your secret pal to know about you- anything that would be helpful in finding you little gifts that you will really enjoy. Also, if you have a Ravelry ID, please include it here. my raverly id is mandyknitster

Now that that is done I will be back tomorrow with an update! I know it has been a while but I hope that I will be posting more often!!

It’s been a while

since I have posted a few days after my last post I fell done my basement stairs and broke my foot. I am such a klutz! I have this wonderful cast for 4 more weeks!

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It sucks but I have been getting a lot of knitting done as a result! I have made progress on Baileigh’s sweater I have the back and one front piece done and the other side started. I hope to have it done this week. I have started my Hogwarts kit bag, and got the yarn for the Hogwarts sock swap 3 socks. I have made progress on the Jaywalkers but not much. I made 3 hats but only have pictures of the one for Hat Attack

I have 4 projects I want to finish and then I want to start on an afghan I have all the yarn and I can’t wait to get it started! I am going to make it out of Manos browns pinks and reds and I see what ever other colors I have in my stash but those will be the main colors.¬† There is not much else going on I need to go put up my foot! Happy knitting!

Call me crazy

Ok people have been wondering if there was going ot be another Hogwarts Sock Swap. Well I talked to Rebecca wanted a beark and told me to run with it so me being totally crazy I said why not and started the blog! So go here and check it out. Sign ups will start on Monday and last until the 1st of Feb or sooner if we get 100 people. So come and join and have some fun!!

In which very little knitting is done

Happy new year! I have been a bad blogger it seems that everyone in my house has been sick and keeps passing it around. Wonderful son#1 started it off right before Christmas with strep throat and kindly passed it along to me and son#3 son #2 just a bad cold and hubby was too sick to go to my parents for Christmas. Now that everyone is on the mend I can get back to life. I gave up on the holiday knitting. There was no way to get any of it done. I did manage to whip out a little santa hat for beans everyone was calling her Santa Beans she’s too cute!

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That was the last thing that I knit in 2007 and I haven’t picked up my needles yet in 2008. I have been working on some Jaywalkers for my friend Trish they were supposed to be her birthday present in October and now I think she’ll just be happy to get them.

 I have come to a decission that I am going to go back to school this year. I have found a program for Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy. Classes start in Aug so unless I find something else this is what I am going to do. I am still looking but as of right now I am happy that I found this one.

I will post a pic of the jaywalkers later I need to go and get son#3 from school. Happy knitting!!

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