I am a little more than halfway. I really enjoy knitting it and I am happy with the progress. I love knitting with the Sundara yarn. I plan to do another one when I finish, but with thicker yarn and bigger needles. It's a fun pattern and easy to follow. I love dropping the stitches. Chelette has since finished hers. I have also completed three hats. 2 Porom and one 1. Serapo. Chelette has completed 5 hats too (2 Porom, 1 Serapo, 1 Spiral Rib, 1 Star Crossed Beret)
I miss knitting socks, I have a few that are still on the needles and need to be completed. Chelette is ringing circles around me completing socks these days.
I was happy to get a new blog design, but I don't know the first thing about how to make changes. I am afraid that if I change something and it doesn't turn out, I won't know how to fix it back. If someone can tell me how you get large pictures to post I would be appreciative.I won a contest..
"When will I run out of yarn". Thank you!!!! Mary over at Snit n' Knit for the lovely Classic Elite yarns Fresco and Classic one Fifty. That was fun. She has a lovely blog and I enjoy reading her happening in NYC. Go pay her a visit.
My sister Nerry has been doing a great job so far with learning how to knit, but now she has taken on a large project. Her son who just got married a few months ago is expecting his first child in June and she wants to make the baby a blanket. It has taken sometime for her to finally pick out the right pattern. Now she is well on her way after about 5 attempts. I hope this last one is the final one. Wednesday we helped her get it started and this time we decided to make it all garter stitch. How can you go wrong with knit every row. She has 5 colors to make it more interesting. I am excited that she is willing to take on this big project and that it will be an awesome present for her son and grand baby.
I have one more month to pay for my car. It seems now it decides to act up. Weird things have been happening to it. I am praying that it will last at least another 5 years,
Last week Chelette's office got a King Cake from a client. I had heard about this from some blog friends, Patrice and Adrienne to be exact. They were talking about it on twitter. I had never heard about it. I didn't get a chance to taste it but I hear it's soooo good. Chelette got some pictures and it looks like Kevin became the King for a day. I heard Cynthia from Acynfulmind mention this on her podcast yesterday. I am always a bit late to the game. Apparently it's very popular.
Our yarn clubs have been coming in and the yarns are lovely. Neighborhood Fibers, Sundara, Cables and Lace, and StitchDC’s Stash Club
Because of our baby sis Nerry,,, there is has much activity on Facebook lately. Another thing to suck your time away. It's fun to see what's going on with folks.
I managed to do some beading while watching a movie last week. I love beading because you can finish it a lot quicker than knitting. I have bought a kit to start a crewel embroidery project. That's all I'll say about that as if I need another hobby.
I did a test knit project for AmyO 2 weeks ago. It was fun and easy to complete. It’s called the Cosmopolitan Cowl.
I am enjoying my podcast lately. My newest is Dr Gemma at Cogknitive. She talks and blathers about really good informative psychological stuff, and give good strategies for life. She also talks about what's on her needles at the time. Cognitive psychology is a mental process that shows how people think, perceive, remember and learn. She helps you internalize with problem solving that you can use in your everyday life. There is a ravelry Cogknitve group that you can join as well.
I have been eating only organic meats lately. They taste so much better and I know they are healthier. I can't give up meat. I did that back in the day and the first time I went to my mom’s house for a Sunday dinner and smelled fried chicken cooking that was the end of being a vegetarian for me.
I have been obsessed with making Red Velvet Cake. I am finally satisfied with the recipe. It is so delicious and I make it gluten-free. You can hardly taste the difference. I even made gluten-free banana nut bread that taste pretty good. Next I want to try Carrot Cake gluten free.
A few days ago I dreamed about yarn and a pattern. … have yall done that before? It was this awesome entrelac vest and I think it was in noro. I want to make one soon while it's still fresh in my mind.
My new friend Darcy is home recovering from surgery and I hope you feel better soon girl!! big ((hugs to you))..You are in my thoughts. Oh and Happy Anniversary to you and hubby.
I also want some woolmeise........... soooo bad... Does anybody know where I can get some? I haven't a clue, except for the yarn club and that is way outta my price range.
One more question.. Yall know I am old, but I was thinking about this yesterday,,, what do the young people say to each other when they want to ask someone will you be my boyfriend or girlfriend?? Back in my day we use to say..." Will you go with me??" Surely they don't say that any more do they?? What's the updated version these days.. Curious minds wanna know..
Here is my granddaughter Kayla and her great auntie Avis. I just love this picture and thought it was a good one for Valentines Day since she has on pink(Kayla hates pink)
So I will end it with a Happy Valentines Day to all of you. Give someone you love a big hug and kiss.
eta... I figured out how to post a larger picture than blogger allows... all you have to do is go to your flickr and in sizes copy the html from that... pretty easy,,,