I'm so happy last week is over. It was a week from hell. I had hives most of the week from stress. But as soon as Saturday rolled around, they disappeared. YEA! This is a long weekend for me since the office is closed on Monday, so there is only a 4 day work week next week. Of course there was only a four day work week for me last week too. I am being optimistic that next week will be much better and things will go smoother.
As for my knitting/crocheting...........................Hubby and I took a road trip last weekend which is why I didn't do an update. But I did manage to accomplish some crafting and am glad I had that to keep me busy while he drove.
Another boot cuff is completed. I still have to do the other one but started on a different pattern with a different yarn to see how it would look. So I have one pair of cuffs complete and 2 pair partially done. They don't take long so I am not concerned about completing them by the end of this month. They are a birthday present and I am sure the recipient is going to love them.
I also forgot to mention the last time I posted, I joined a CAL this year. It is 2015 Moogly CAL. We get a pattern of a different 12x12 inch crochet block every two weeks. Once we have done all of them it will make a 4 foot by 6 foot blanket. I am so excited about doing this. I have made a point to make each of my grandchildren a blanket. I have done well other than for one grandson and one granddaughter. So this one will be for the grandson.
This is the first square. I learned three new stitches doing it. I am amazed too. I have been crocheting for 41 years and I didn't think there was much else to learn. I know the square is a bit wonky, but it is acrylic and kind of hard to block. Hopefully when I join it to other squares it will straighten out a bit. It is just a little under 12x12 too, but I can always do another round on it to make it exact.
I have plenty of yarn in my stash to complete this blanket. It will really help me get rid of some that has been laying around for years. WOOHOO
This is the first CAL or KAL I have ever done and am quite excited about doing it. The moderators are fantastic. The blog owner is extremely kind and helpful. The participants are wonderful and I am meeting people from all over the world. If you have never done a CAL/KAL, you might want to give this one a try. Even though we have already gotten the first pattern, it is still available to download and it is free. We will get our next square pattern this Thursday. All the squares will be designed by different designers and they will all be free for the duration of the CAL.
Other than all that, Hubby and I took today and went grocery/supply shopping. Man, that was an expensive little outing. But we are set for food for at least a month and supplies are good for a while too. I could not believe some of the deals we got and just decided to go ahead and stock up on meat while it was on sale and really cheap for a change.
I gave the two dogs a bath today. They are not very happy with me right now. But they will get over it. I noticed that the little boy dog has a chunk of hair missing from his side. I don't think the female could have done it since she doesn't have any front teeth to nip him with. So we don't know how it happened, but it doesn't look like the skin is broken on it. The hair will grow back eventually. Tomorrow, they will be going to the groomer to get their nails clipped. I normally have the groomer give them their winter baths but it is going to be 78 today and lots of sunshine, so they can lay outside and get all nice and dry. I just can't clip their nails, because they are black and I can't tell where the quick is. I would hate to make them bleed.
So lets look at the list. I have made a few changes from the start of the year: