Thursday, January 30, 2014

Starts on Thursday

Well I cast on the second sock for me, a cuff for mom as her birthday is Monday. Then test knit for cowl. Not bad for being brain fried when I got home.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

First sock

Okay finally, but I think I will do the second sock on my normal needles instead of double points

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday toe

I made it to the toe on my sock.

Monday, January 27, 2014


Not a big fan of Mondays but did get a little knitting done.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Goal complete!

I had a goal to complete the hat, cowl and cuff this weekend and I did it. Now they just need to be blocked. Already casting on another pair of socks for my Aunt.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Better late than never

Today we finally celebrated Amy's birthday, six months late but we did it. Great food including steaks and gluten free chocolate cake. Then knitting and watching movies afterwards. Good day!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Three things on Thursday

1. Air quality is pretty bad and is making headaches a regular thing.
2. I finally got the boot cuffs out in tonight's mail. They should be there by Monday.
3. Our coffee arrived today and I can't wait for the first pot, been missing this for months.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Yarn along

The book is The Alchemist of Souls and the knitting is my sock with Malabrigo yarn. Joining in Yarn Along. What are you knitting and reading? 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday thoughts

Well after a long weekend where cupcakes were made but the cuff wasn't knit. I am happy to say that I am halfway on the spiral cowl. The royal lady socks arrived at their new home at my aunt's. She immediately put an order in for two more pair at my leisure. So I need to get two things off my needles so I can work on items requested. Plus mom hinted for some cuffs for her birthday which is in two weeks. Some serious knitting needs to be done.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday holiday

Hubby and I both had the day off. It was great to hang out together. We had coffee, ran errands, spent a regular day together. I did take calls for work but it was worth it. The cats  hardly noticed we were around.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Seattle on my mind

Some how it was fitting that most my knitting today was on Seattle blue sockhead hat as Seattle Seahawks won the nfc game against the 49ers to go to the superbowl in two weeks.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cupcakes made

One goal complete for weekend, cupcakes made and iced.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Weekend prep

Today I got ready for the weekend. I got stuff to make cupcakes and I cast on the 2nd cuff. I also cleaned the kitchen to inspire me to actually make the cupcakes. I really enjoyed the gf yellow cake mix by king Arthur flours and looking forward to trying their gluten free chocolate cake. Amy has also been craving cupcakes. Let the weekend begin.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thoughts on Thursday

If you wake up with a migraine, just plan on it being one of those days. That's what I did and made it much easier to survive. I didn't rush, but I took everything one step at a time and at the end of the day feel pretty good overall. It helps to end the day with a homecooked meal at the girls and then a warm tub and some reading.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesdays are for knitting

I worked a little on everything I have on the needles but only the sock shows progress as I made it to the heel flap. I took the time this am to work on the snag in my pink cloud. One more session and reblocking should repair it.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday wrap up

Finished another book this morning and did the picot edge on a new cowl.

We had a wonderful dinner with the girls.

Monday, January 13, 2014


Tonight is book club and I sorta read the book.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday coffee and knitting

Today was a pajama day with waffles at the girls with knitting time before an afternoon break to my own house to do a little knitting on my own, learned how to do a braid. Completed this cuff. Dinner at the girls, hubby made it for dinner. Very nice evening as a family.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Saturday

My day started with morning time with hubby just relaxing. He had to work in the afternoon, so I ran errands. Prescription pick up, drop books off at library, mail packages at post office, yarn store for needles and a little yarn, then video place for sale DVDs. A unexpected lunch with the girls at Stella's. Then home to knit a "little" which ended up a pair of boot cuffs. Pizza with hubby for dinner from the Pie. Ready for a tub and some reading.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday night wrap up

Migraine since last night made for a long day.

Home to a quick dinner, then knitting follow by a relaxing bath and a little reading before bed. Early night for me.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Our own knit night

After a wonderful homemade dinner at the girls.. Amy J and I ended up knitting for a while Emily and Preston geeked out with stuff on YouTube. I love having knit night at home. Best way to end a busy day for us all.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Words on Wednesday

Knitting: sockhead 4 inches completed
Reading: kiss of death, city of bones, and the alchemist of souls

Challenge by Amy to do more colorwork just by how excited she is about it. I love having a friend share my passion.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday knitting

Slept late, busy day at work, then errands, now home knitting on Seattle blue sockhead. I have two of four inches done for the brim.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Crazy Monday

Back to work today. Very crazy in the office. Ended day with dinner at the girls. Amy and I knitting together. Then home for more knitting, leg of sock is currently 6.5 inches. Going to go for 9 like the ones I did for Christmas.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday knitting

Sunday night included sock knitting at church on double points, never a good idea as the sound booth likes to eat them but this time I was lucky.
I test knitted to find the right needle size for my boot cuffs. 10.5 will work, now need to get them on Tuesday.

Started the sockhead hat for Amy to wear under her bike helmet.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

First finished project 2014

Beautiful cowl with fabulous yarn.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Finished before the end of the year

Aunt Sissi's socks

My ragtop
I finished these last two projects over winter break. Now I need to mail the socks. I am already enjoying the fingerless mitts!

Best chocolate

Doctor who inspired chocolate a gift from friends

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First book finished 2014

After a night listening to a great band, hubby in bed before midnight so I read in the new year. First book of 2014 finished.