Friday, July 27, 2012

Ravellenic Games....

I have been sucked in!  LOL  I am going to knit a pair of Hard Candy Socks that the lovely Rilana designed.  The pattern reminds me of Lafayette from True Blood.  Perfect,  considering I am on Team True Blood.  I am using Heart & Sole by Red Heart.  The color is Razzle Dazzle.  Its kinda dark for Laf inspired socks,  but the name of the color makes me think of him.

I really don't work well with time constrants,  so we will see what happens.  Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!  I will try to update sock progress this weekend.  If not,  have a great weekend!! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hitchhiker at 50%.....

I have 50% of Hitchhiker completed.  It is a very brainless project.  Super easy.  I think it looks great in the yarn I chose.

The colors are darker than the pic shows.  Have a great Thursday everyone!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I started recently working on a Hitchhiker shawl.  I love it!  It is made using fingering yarn and garter stitch.  Super squishy!  I am using Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Nevermore.  I have 10 "teeth" done.  Sorry for the dark pic,  this yarn is almost impossible to photograph correctly.

Not too much going on really.  Been quite quiet around here.  Have a great Wednesday everyone!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Family BBQ Pics......

On Sunday,  we had a family BBQ we went to.  Steve's sister,  brother-in-law,  niece and nephew were up from AZ.  It was great to see them,  haven't in a few years.  Can't believe how big the kids are getting.  So,  here are some pics of the BBQ.

Steve and his nephew Hunter.

Steve and his sister Danielle.

Hunter and my son Timothy.

Steve and his niece Koryn.

Timothy & Koryn.

In other news,  nothing much has been going on.  I haven't really been knitting.  Mostly reading.  Which is okay.  It has been VERY humid here lately,  which drains every last bit of energy out of me. 

I have an appointment with Brynn (my tattoo artist),  to have my sleeve started.  I am going in on August 18th.  I am bouncing.  I am so excited.  I am giving Brynn free-reign when it comes to the sleeve.  The only requests I have made were:  A classy pin-up girl and a possible peacock.  Who knows though!  LOL

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday,  and talk to you soon!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Healed Tattoo....

My tattoo is totally healed.  It looks awesome.  It needs to be touched up,  but that will be done in a few weeks.  I am going to set up an appointment for Brynn to start my sleeve.  I am shooting for the middle of August.  It will be a WIP,  but I am okay with that.  Here is a pic of my healed tattoo. 

Have a great Saturday everyone!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Have Been Sucked In......

By the pattern,  Sock Yarn Blanket.  I started it yesterday.  I have 6 mitered squares done.  They are like Lay's Potato Chips,  you can't make just one. 

Sorry for the craptastic pic.....Its the best I could do with Bean trying to take off them. 

It has been HOT here.  High 80s with really high humidity.  I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Beginnings Of An Urban Bat.....

I started a sweater!  WOOT!  After the diaster that was the CPH,  I was/am nervous about making a sweater.  Then I saw the pattern for the Urban Bat Sweater.  My bestest friend,  Rilana, designed it.  Instant love!!!  It is knit with Caron's Simply Soft.  Plus,  it is knit in the round!  SCORE! 

My local A.C. Moore had Simply Soft on sale this week,  2 for $5.  So it cost me $12.50 + tax for the yarn.  Not bad.  Only downside,  their selection was destroyed!   I got the last 4 skeins of black,  and there was NO purple.  I ended up getting Ocean instead.  It is a pretty blue/teal color.  I am about 4" into it. 

So,  without further ado.........Beginnings Of An Urban Bat!!!!

Hope everyone has a fantastic Wednesday!!!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sock Loom

I ended up buying a Knitting Board Sock Loom.  It is adjustable,  which I like.  I bought it at Joann's with a 50% off coupon.  I ended up paying $13 after tax.  I think I am going to really going to like it.  I will post a review after I start a sock.  I will watch the DVD this afternoon.  Wish me luck!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My New Tattoo....

I am so happy!  I went today and got my Lymphoma Cancer ribbon with my N.E.D. date under it.  I went to Imperial Art Studio in Tonawanda on Sheridan Dr.  I LOVE IT!  Brynn did a fantastic job on it.  It is on the outside of my left calf,  about 4" above my ankle.  Sorry about the blood spots......I was just excited to show it off!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Kindle Skin...

I got my new Decal Girl skin in today.  Its for my Kindle 4.  The design is called Stacked Cats.  I love it.  My Kindle is no longer naked  :)

Before it is installed.

Front of Kindle with skin on.

Back of Kindle with skin on.

Yesterday was pretty boring.  The only interesting thing I did,  was ended up going to 3 stores to find A&D ointment for my tattoo,  that I will be getting on Tuesday. 

Happy Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

26 Pair Plunge Pair #1 Completed!

WOOT!  I finished my 1st pair of socks for the 26 Pair Plunge.  I cast on July 1st,  2012 and finished them July 3rd,  2012.  The pattern is One Skein Sockettes.  Knit on size 2 needles with Knit Picks Felici yarn in Mixed Berries.  This pair is for my mother.  I am so happy  :)  

I already have my 2nd pair planned out.  They are going to be a pair of Simply Ginny Socks.  I am going to use a skein of Chroma Fingering in Lollipop for them.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

26 Pair Plunge......

Yesterday started the 26 Pair Plunge.  I am going to try like heck to make 26 pairs of socks over the course of the next year.  I decided to start with any easy pair of Ankle Socks.  I started knitting on the first sock yesterday.  I finished it this morning.  This pair is for my mother.  I am using Knit Pick's Felici in the Mixed Berries colorway on size 2 needles.

I am quite happy.  I just hope I can complete my challenge.  Happy Monday everyone!