Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Another recap in pictures

crazy here as usual.  So lets see what has happened lately

Sewing. For me more Pj pants. For Code and Mj (i did manage to cut a pair for me out now I just need to sew them) Need to take pictures of the finished ones.
 Kris made a pair for herself with just the barest of help. Need to get a picture of those too
Ang was practicing sewing. My Ang is a boarderline perfectionist with little patience so it was interesting day for her. Dillon is just eating as usual. :)

We got a little bit of snow that Mj got to play in and made his first snowman.  its about 7 inches tall

Finished a hat that was too small for me and was quickly claimed by Kris.
Which she then used in the Blizzard. She helped shovel and of course play in.  Mj is enjoying the snow very very much. We got 16-18 inches. Hard to tell exactly with all the wind blowing it everywhere.
Mjs first snow angel

Other then that just normal chaotic life. I did start the hat again in a slightly bigger size.  Its not knitted in the normal way hence you cant really try it on as you go to see if it will fit.  Worse case Ang gets a new hat.
Lucky me woke up today with something funky going on in my chest (YEAH!) hopefully it does not become bronchitis.  So rest fluids and maybe a little knitting is on the menu for today.






Thursday, January 14, 2016

What is going on...

A few days ago I was consoling my oldest daughter because David Bowie died. (I showed her Labyrinth and that was a gateway to his music)

Today I found out Alan Rickman died and now I have to be there for my other daughter because she loves Harry Potter and he was absolutely amazing at playing Snape.  I also had a huge crush on him in Robinhood :). 

Both were amazing at what they did and it's sad to see the go. Thankfully their legacies will live on. One good thing about the digital age I guess

:(

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Last FO of 2015

Mj asked for it when he saw the pattern. It worked up quick and yes Mousie is blue. Sadly Mousie is already missing (I suspect a certain kitten) 

Speaking of Mj
He turned 4 Saturday. Crazy pants. It is a thing that the birthday person picks dinner so we had bacon and eggs with lemonade cupcakes. I made the icing lemon buttercream with lemon box cake. They were very good. :)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Stash Update

Over there ------> I updated my stash counts. So for those on mobile devices here is the basic run down.

2014
yarn used: 13,923 yards (not bad)
yarn added: 4,293 yards (okay i guess)

roving used: 73.65 oz (again not bad)
roving added: 21.6 oz (okay)

handspun made: 4,490 yards (sounds like a lot but not really considering how much fluff i have)

WIPs- 13 (need to get that down a bit)

FOs -104 (anything over a hundred is great)

yes I know I talked like this just happened - Timey Wimey (Sorry Doctor Who reference)

Now for last years numbers.  Lets compare.

Yarn Used: 7,133 yards (wow not good)
Yarn Added: 28,253 yards (HOLY TIMELORDS AND DALEKS!!!!! - sorry Im watching Doctor                                  Who while I typing)

Roving Used: 0 oz (yeah thats not good - granted my wheel was on its last legs and packed away. Hopefully i can get some serious spinning done this year. I need to because well running out of room. Heck who am I kidding I have already run out of room)
Roving Added:  77.3 oz added (I wonder why i have no room)

Handspun Made: 438 yards (sad just sad - the bright side that was all done on my spindle)

WIPs - 16  (That number is supposed to go down and it went up)

FOs - 73 (I am actually amazed that the number was that high. With everything going on I didn't do much)


So that's pretty much it.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The end of the year

It's crazy that it's the end of the year already. It's nice that this year I and not hoping that 2015 is getting its a^% out of here. 

It was a big year for us. We moved. It was so needed. A new start for every one and all the kids are blooming here

Craft wise well most of the year my stuff was packed away so not much got done. I have the official numbers soon. I also realized that I never posted last years numbers. Silly me. I guess that's what I get for constantly posting on either my phone or iPad. 

Today we clean. Dear Harry Potter's uncle it needed it. It was sad to see the tree go
 It was still keeping its needles and drinking water but it took up so much room. 
Same view. We found toys and wrapping paper- crazy. 
Lots of cooking 

Overnight Challah French toast. Sooooo goooooood 
And dinner

Pot roast. In process picture. Meat seared and veggies added. I hope it tastes as good as it smells 

Happy New Years Eve everyone. See you next year =]

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It's about time

Because 73 on Christmas Eve and 67 on Christmas is just so wrong



Saturday, December 26, 2015

Oh boy


This past month has been absolutely crazy pants. Really no other way to describe it.  

Today has been officially declared Not Doing Anything Day. I was looking for something small to do and a certain little cutie asked if I could make him a toy like Santa. I was looking through some patterns I had and saw "Mousie" by Ysolda Teague and sure enough he said yes. His Mousie must be dark blue though with pink parts so after a little digging I found yarn that was approved

Catch up soon.