Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone

Finished

Official time 12:20 am

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

More ornaments

It's Christmas Eve folks and well I am almost done with what I need to get done. I have left to knit two legs for Mj's minion and I'm done. Well for actual Christmas Day I have one gift in progress that has to still get done

Monday, December 16, 2013

9 days

Til Christmas and I have three gifts left. Two are just started one isn't. Here I started nice and early to avoid this and yet here I am again ugh! Picture of Mj just because he was being so cute

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Another night another ornament

This one is stuffed and the red is some leftovers.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hey

Some knitting I can blog about finally. I made this cute and quick little reindeer ornament. This one is is knitted over a plastic ball ornament. I usually stuff them but I wanted to try this. It looks nice. Though it is hard to find these in stock here.

Monday, December 9, 2013

My first 5k

Slow but I ran it =]

Friday, December 6, 2013

This is what happens

When you challenge your husband to put the box of 48 candy canes on the tree. They are all on.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

This

Is not going to help with holiday knitting and crafting. This is what happens when a 425 degree cast iron pan meets skin. This is painful. This of course is right on a joint so it keeps getting messed with.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Big time motivation

Today was one if my fastest 2.4 miles yet. The cold makes you move baby. Boy does it

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mj's new hat

Used leftovers from my reindeer mittens to make Mj a hat. My little model did not want to stay still. This is the best shot I could get

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A night of fun

Parent teacher meetings. I have two on middle school and that just mean twice the fun. I mean really what can you really be told in five minutes. Picture is from Bronx Zoo trip my youngest daughter and I went on two weeks ago.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A little something for myself

I tried this slipper pattern with some leftovers. The owls were added for a little whimsy to brighten the dark grey. So cute! My daughter wanted them but that's not happeningšŸ˜ƒ

Friday, November 1, 2013

The quilt has been gifted

So here are color pictures

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

I didn't get many pictures since we had rain and was trying to get trick or treating in between the rain. This was Mj's first year trick or treating since Sandy cancelled Halloween last year. He took to real quick

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So worth staying up for

Yeah baby!! GO RED SOX!!!!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

It's that time of year

This pile is about 75% of Christmas knitting. Let the craziness begin.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I picked up my phone

And found that my son took about 20 selfies. He's 21 months. Why do I have a feeling he is going to be a handful

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oh boy

Yeah he is going to be a heart breaker

Saturday, October 19, 2013

In spirit

Rhinebeck is this weekend and I will not be there. I am not happy about it but I really don't have a choice. It's not even about the shopping, it's about seeing friends, the animals, and a little bit about the yarn and crafts. I have always bought things that I couldn't buy at a store or online. I like supporting the mom and pop farms. They are some of the nicest people.
So instead I'm attending in spirit. This weekend everything is on hold and I will be working with previous Rhinebeck purchases.
First up is my friend's yarn. She dyed this just for Rhinebeck 2011 and since I'll miss her the most I am starting with it.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My "Dirty" Mittens

R rated dirty not having to be washed dirty. I mean even Rudolph had to have fun once in a while right. I am thinking maybe a g rated hat since it looks like I have enough yarn left. (Hint don't look to close and you'll see the picture)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Onward to my favorite part

Of quilt making. Hand sewing the binding down. It's something easy to do while watching tv. Go Red Sox!! (Sometimes autocorrect and being tired do not mix)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Next forgotten project

I seem to be in this rut of finishing WIPs that have
been laying around. I guess it's not a bad thing.
Anyway next on the almost finished list are my
mittens

Friday, October 11, 2013

New scarf

I am part of a group on Ravelry and it's all about using stash. This scarf was used using one odd ball of yarn. It was bought in a yarn store where I used to live and my mommy bought it for me. I used the whole ball except that little piece of green that is all that is left. Now it just needs to be blocked.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sorry for the dark picture

But that's Mj holding his monkey that I made him before he was born while sleeping. Awe!!!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Well it didn't take

That long for the second sock. It took football on Sunday and Monday and watching Revolution and The SHIELD and i finished up Thursday watching The Big Bang Theory. Yeah for mindless knitting! Now I wanted to give these to D for Christmas so fingers crossed his feet don't grow.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Look ma

This "ball" is just awaiting its bath and buttons

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It worked! Thank you Google

So after using google I found a solution to my fuzzy pill problem. Yep one of my razors. I laid the blanket out on the table and carefully and slowly - we'll basically shaved the blanket. Yes that is a big pile of fuzz. It worked though. The blanket looks great. Turned out that the old version of the yarn I used was famous for pilling (old in years). I bought the yarn in 2011 at 20 weeks pregnant. If you look at the pile it's mostly the dark blue a little lighter blue a just a little grey. The dark blue is the least used color by ball count. So it seems the blue must be the old version

Monday, September 23, 2013

Epic Pain

Well Mj's blanket went in for a wash and the yarn (Vintage Chunky) is suppose to be machine washable and dry able. Well that was a lie. As you can see its a pill-y mess. Huge mess. It took me almost 2 years to make it and after one wash it looks like crap. I have a few ideas to try to save it. (Yes I have one of those fuzz buster things and no it doesn't work. The pills are too big for it)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Three year later

And we have a sock. Started three years ago for my son D. Thankfully they are top down so I just lengthened the foot. The boy's foot is a size and a half bigger then mine and he is close to the same height. He is only 12! Anyway. I moved the normal gusset decreases to the bottom of the foot so the sock looks weird off the foot but do to knitting magic fits perfectly.

Friday, September 20, 2013

New craft

For Mother's Day I was gifted a Cricket Loom. This blue and red scarf was the learning project that came with the loom. Yeah it's got it mess ups.



For my second project I made this blue scarf. Which had tension problems when i took it off the loom and looked horrible.


Well why not throw it in the washer and dryer to felt it. It was already a disaster so what more could be done.  It came out wonderful. Soft and fluffy.  While i was weaving it my son claimed it right away so while i was debating what to do with the messed up one i made another one using the same yarn. No pictures yet it's drying. Those two scarfs ate up over 600 yards of yarn. 


Weaving, once it's set up is fun and quick.Plus its it eats up yardage very quickly and it wonderful for those odd ball skeins of yarn. Which brings me to my current project.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

New night project

Mj's sweater is done and awaiting its bath. If the weather holds pictures will be follow shortly after its dry. So I needed something new. Arm warmers! They are like fingerless mitts but without the thumb. I already finished one last night while watching Revolution on Netflix ( really good show trying to catch up before season 2 starts). The second one was started during football today and should be done tomorrow. Yarn is just some leftovers and a single ball of silk and cashmere I got at my first Stitch'N'Pitch in 2006. Crazy

Friday, September 13, 2013

Secrets

I have a confession to make. I am 36 and have a cardiologist. Why? Well according to him I am genetically disadvantaged. Which is basically a nice way of saying I am screwed genetically. My cholesterol is pushing 300 (though my good is 57 which is good). My heart also has problems. My mitral valve leaks, most likely cause by infection that I didn't even know I had. It was discovered about three years ago when I noticed my other problem and went to get checked out. My heart skips and adds extra beats and then stumbles to get back into rhythm. The good thing i have going is that my blood pressure is perfect. So it was time to get serious. I am try to avoid medication because of side effects so I was basically told to get it together and I have 6 months before I go on medication. It's up to me doc said. If I do nothing I'll mostly likely have a major heart attack within 10 years. Talk about wake up call. So for the last 6 weeks I have been eating healthy. I mean really healthy. I was told to lose weight, eat right and the dreaded e word exercise. Thing is I was also told this by my primary doc, and my back doctor so I guess maybe I should listen. So to strengthen my heart I started running. Yes I said running. If you know me you know how much I hate running. I am doing the couch to 5k and here's the scary thing I am actually enjoying it. Now I have had to start real slow but I have logged in over 27 miles. My deadline is February when I go back to the cardiologist. My primary is keeping an eye on me and so far I have lost a little bit of weight but like she said I am building muscle which is heavier the fat so the weight number isn't everything.

I just hope this all works because basically it's scaring the crap out of me.

Monday, September 9, 2013

New Pattern Published

I published a new pattern. It is available for purchase on Ravelry

Huntington Cowl