Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Just Another Tuesday...NOT

Mom is finally back home!
She spent the last two weeks recovering from hip surgery. 
Here's a word for you...

It hasn't been fun. 

It hasn't been easy. 

But, she is home & I can settle in at my house and take care of some holiday planning, knitting, quilting, decorating, etc. 

Tonight it's me & the boys watching Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving special. 

And working on my Mystery 220 November project. 

Dinner was easy...
...and delicious. 

Hope you have a good one!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Making a Plan

I've started my lists of kids, nieces & nephews, siblings & partners and moms & dads. 

It just kind of lets me know how far behind I am before I even get started!

Today the plan was to cut Baby Girl's quilt but she only has lab today and will be home early. 

So, new plan...
1. Start making kids socks
2. Finish strips for Jack-o-lantern's birthday quilt
3. Start another cowl/scarf

That should be enough for today. 

Time to get busy!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Busy Birthday Weekend

Saturday was Darren's birthday. I had his socks all but bound off. I did manage to finish them before going out to dinner. 

I think he likes them. He told me as he was taking them off "They're comfy and feel springy on my feet."

After dinner, we went to see my beautiful niece at her acting debut as the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. She was amazing and I am just so proud of her!

I cast on this November KAL from Ravelry yesterday. Thankfully, they were only to the second clue and I am caught up. I hope I get it finished and can possibly add it to the Christmas gift pile. 

Now, I'm going to try and find a quick bulky knit pattern for the next birthday. 
Look out Ravelry...here I come!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Always a Day Late

Yesterday was WIP Wednesday. 

And I missed it. 


Well, here I am. Late, but making progress on the Trail Ride socks for Darren's birthday. I have 24 hours to secretly work on them and get them finished. 

He will be home all day tomorrow and will probably see me scrambling to finish them for Saturday. 

So, I'm off to have my coffee & work some magic!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

They are Heeled!

I am finally past the heels.

It should be easy sailing from here on out. 
Maybe I will get these finished for his birthday. 

Knit on!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Allietare Quilt 2015

I've always wanted to do one of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts!

This year it's called "Allietare".  The photos she posted from her trip are gorgeous and the colors she has chosen are right up my alley!

Darren picked up the paint chips at Lowe's today while he was there...
I'm sew excited!

I have plenty of the reds and neutrals.

I also have an excellent start on the golds, a decent start on the blacks, and a possibility for the constant grey. 

I won't need to buy much and might even get a local swap going!

You can visit #Bonnie's Quiltville Blog for all the details as we sew along. 
(I'll get that link going when I can get on the computer!)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

(De-con)Structo Loom

Finally got a bug to get this loom cleaned up. 

It's a Structo tabletop loom. 

I have independent legs for it as well. It has a number imprinted in the wood of the castle:

It appears to be the same "font" as the metal treadle plate. 

It has been bathed in Murphy's Oil Soap and I'm getting ready to oil all of the various metal parts & pieces. 

My biggest concern at this point is cleaning the reed and the heddles. I have wiped the reed with some naval jelly and I'm thinking about removing all of the rusty heddles and just keeping the clean ones until I can order more. 

I would love to hear your suggestions!