Sunday, October 6, 2019

It’s October 5th and it’s beginning to look...

Like Christmas?!?!? Hubby and I ran to Lowe's yesterday for some gas for the blower since the leaves are starting to accumulate and fall and Halloween decorations were no where to be seen. Crazy.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The calendar says it’s fall

but the temp was 90 and humid. Thankfully the cold front is a coming and tomorrow will be about 57 (with lots of rain but we need it) tomorrow and 60's for days!

So to celebrate fall here are some baked pumpkin donuts. Gluten-free and vegan and the 2 kids that were home tried and ate them. They were actually very tasty but more like a muffin texture-wise.

I sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar on them.  I didn't have powdered sugar and honestly, I would do it this way next time too. I am no much of a fan of powdered sugar

Current project because well I have a ton of Christmas stuff to make and my back is not cooperating of late. Yes, I know it's only been a month. Yes, I know the surgery was way more invasive then they thought it would be. Yes, I know I m technically ahead in healing but I am impatient and I want it over with. So anyway, now that that's out of my system. The orange yarn is actually one of the first yarns I ever made back that I bought at my very first Rhinebeck. I have no idea what it is or what is in it. I do know however it has mohair in it and itches like a son of a &*^$#. I still have a good amount of the fiber left I just couldn't spin it anymore. I do however have enough to make this cute little pumpkin which I can knit while enjoying my new best friend, my heating pad.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Finally after five and a half years

This is a pile of ends woven in on a project I blogged about sweater wise on 3/25/14.  It started off as another sweater that even though I loved it, on me it looked horrid. (See 2/25/14 on the sidebar)

Its Elizabeth Zimmerman's New Zealand sweater and well the reknit of the body went fast. Then we moved and well life happened. It stalled with just one sleeve to go.
(pre-bath I just had to try it on)

and so last year I picked it up and knit most of the sleeve. and then realized I couldn't read my own notes. (note to self: you will not understand what the hell you mean later on. Trust me. Write better notes!) and the sleeve was way bigger than the other one. So I ripped it out and put it away so I could think of a way to make the sleeves match.

bath time

What I would up doing was "reading" the other sleeve and changing my notes and constantly checking to make sure they were matching up. Thank goodness for knitting experience and my ability to actually read my knitting. I really didn't want to rip the other sleeve out to reknit them both together.

drying time

Because the yarn was from another sweater with tons of parts there were a ton of ends to weave in. It took most of the day (on and off) to do but it is done and I have my sweater. Which is even baggier than I originally planned but hey I wanted baggy and that is what happens when you lose weight and take 5 and a half years to finish.