Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are You Ready?

Well are you ready for Christmas? Have you gotten all your shopping done? Started planning your dinner? Well Have You??  The Answers to all these questions are, I don't know.
I've gotten some shopping done, I'm doing stocking gifts for all the kids. And a few extra ones. Monica and Chris are, may be bring a friend along so that means she should have a stocking too. Gena and Brian might be here, or at least Gena. So that means extra things there. Gena's easy just give her some knitting things. I've got to get a tree yet. Dinner I'm working on, thank goodness that is easy. I'm going too have prime rib with scallop potatoes, asparagus, salad and who knows what else. I'm doing some quick stocking stuffers. Just keeping plain busy. Got to get back to work. So keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye. 
See you next year I'm thinking about doing some give a ways. I need to do some destashing.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


No pictures this week cause I still working on the same projects. Nothing new to report. The Pele's Promise is still in chart 1 of 4 there is 9 repeats so I'm still knitting along. The socks for Abby were to big so I frogged them and have started over. Just pass the toe no photo. My 500 yard project is down to the last bit. Am going to make a skinny scarf out of the rest.
So that's it for this week hope to have more progress next week till then stay warm and keep those pointy sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mini Vacation and Some Knitting

 We too a mini vacation to Vegas this week got home Wednesday. Didn't win but had fun. We stayed at Bally's and we hadn't stayed there before, we upgraded to a suite and it was nice to have the extra room. I thought everything would be Christmas but they where just decorating. This is the lobby at the MGM, I was hoping that the conservatory at the Bellagio was not finished yet and I was hoping that it would be Christmas. On the walk way to the city tram there is a Chocolate store, the one with the chocolate fountain, they had a Grinch life-size. There is 100 pounds of fondant and 100 pounds of chocolate. I loved this display.
We seen Viva Elvis at the Aria, it was not your normal Cirque Du Soleil it was more dancing and songs from Elvis. They use a lot of film footage in the program. The weather was nice in the 70's with sun. So that made it a great trip.
I took a few projects with me I decided to do a test knit of a shawl so that went with with intent to do it oh the plane. To many turbulence to work on so I did my mittens. I'm using Blue Moon Fiber silk singles it merino top and silk in True Blood colorway. I made then for Mom to use in China next week there is a cowl long enough to go over her head and mittens. I worked on the shawl in down time in the room. The pattern is Pele's Promise using Julie Spins Lace 960 colorway Cardinal. Of course I have to have a pair of socks to work on. These I carried around with me worked on them in line, waiting for food, playing slot and talk about funny looks you would get. This is the yarn that I called Abby Yarn Colors. It is from Ladybug Fiber Company.
Phlox and Deaina colorway.  
Well that's it for this week if you stop by leave a comment and tell me what you think anything you want to hear. Keep warm and those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting, Bye.