Sunday, October 13, 2013

Happy Post



I have no clue what week of YoP this is but that is ok.  I don't think many of us are really sure.  But if you know then please leave me a comment so I can get up to date.

I did manage to complete the birthday socks.




They are very soft and I think the recipient will be pleased with them.  Her birthday is tomorrow so they were done in plenty of time.  She loves color so these will be perfect for her.



I started on the mink socks.  It was hard to get a decent gauge though.  They have no stretch to the yarn but once knit they stretch a LOT!  I am on my third needle size and think I have found one I like now.  Doing toe up this time since I only have one skein (50 gr) of this yarn and that way I don't have to worry about running out before I am finished.  These are going to be short bed socks so I am not doing a long leg on them.  They are soft and squishy.  Even more so once knitted than just in the skein.



I told you last week that I had more yarn to show you that enhanced my stash.  Here we have 7 wonderful skeins of Wendy's Happy.  They no longer sell it here in the US so I was quite pleased when I found a company that had some still in stock.  I bought all but 2 skeins of their stock.  This makes some of the softest non-wool socks that I have knitted in years.  Once I finish the mink socks, happy is going to go on my needles.  I figure I will do a couple of more pairs of socks for Christmas gifts this year.  These will make someone smile.  I plan on using some of it for myself though.  I already have made myself one pair out of this yarn and LOVE them.  My mom has the other pair that I have made from it.  She also loves them.

The weather has finally cooled off here, so the Green Bay afghan will be coming out of hiding pretty soon so I can get that completed for Christmas too.  Since it is crocheted, it goes pretty quickly.  In fact, I might just pull it out today, since we are watching Football (American football) and that should inspire me.

We had a nice surprise this week.



Our son, who is in the Navy, came by for a one day visit.  (that's my mom with him)  And he brought an even bigger surprise



Our next to oldest Grand Son.  We had not seen him in over a year.  He has grown into a wonderful young man.  And...........................he gives wonderful hugs too.  That is our youngest grand daughter next to them.  She is a photo hog.  LOL


We got the whole family together for dinner that night.  And for some reason this is the only picture I have of it.  But there are several more people at my house.  Trust me, there was not a seat left to sit on.  It was wonderful to have them here and to see the surprise on everyone's face when they came in to find the Grand Son here.  They knew Navy Boy was coming but not the other.  Our home was filled with Love and Laughter for several hours that evening.  It made my heart sing.

It was hard to see them leave on Friday morning but they needed to get home to the family.  We will see them again next month.  We are heading to their house for Thanksgiving this year.


I think that is all the news from Sunny Arizona.

Happy Crafting!

7 comments:

  1. Love the finished socks and I hope the mink ones work up good now that you've found the right needle. I'm totally guilty of not having used Wendy yarn and it is so readibly available this side of the world ! I've no exucse ! What a great surprise and it sounds like you all had a fun family get together. The impromptu ones are often the best !

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  2. Nice socks and the yarn looks comfy! Why didn't you go ahead and buy it all, vs leaving them 2? Curious. Sounds like a nice family gathering.

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  3. Those are some fabulous surprises :)

    I knit a pair of socks with Wendy yarn once, and never could find it again. I don't know whether it's still distributed here in Canada either. They were lovely, knit up as a pair of ribbed socks for my best friend :)

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  4. Nice looking boys! I've never heard of that yarn...and wow..mink socks!

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  5. How wonderful to have your family with you! Sounds like a lovely surprise! The birthday socks look so colorful, and your timing to finish them seems perfect! And I love the colors of your new yarn, excited to see those skeins turn into socks!

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  6. I love the colourways on the Wendy yarn and I'm looking forward to seeing it knitted up!

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  7. Me again, making blog rounds.

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