YOP LIST 2023-2024

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Day 9

 Day nine and I am still finding things to blog about.  Could imagine what I would be like in person? LOL  Actually, I am not that much of a talker unless I am: 1) nervous or 2) had a bit too much to drink.  Then you can not shut me up.  Otherwise, I am a listener and will contribute when I think it is appropriate.

Today was prayer shawl meeting day.  It is so nice to get together with like minded women.  We had 3 new women join our group today.  None of them speak English but that doesn't matter.  Knitting and crocheting can bridge all language barriers.  It made my heart happy to see these women coming to our group and seeing our group accept them with open arms.  We do have a lady in our group that is bi-lingual which was a fantastic help.

After the meeting, hubs and I went to the water and ice store to fill our 2 gallon water bottles for our water cooler.  He is not allowed to lift them but he can fill them up.  We stopped at Taco Bell for a junk food lunch since it is right next to the water store.

Once lunch was over, it was time for me to go and visit my mom.  She seems to be doing a bit better with her memory and her response time has improved greatly.  She said she is just tired all the time right now but that could be due to the change in medication regimen.  The Dr has taken away 2-3 medications as he thought they were slowing down her thinking process and he said she really doesn't need them anymore.  

When I left my mom's, I headed to Hobby Lobby again.  I wanted to pick up white duck tape to tape the edges of her puzzle boards so they would last a bit longer and not split apart.  While I was there I found something that had my heart beating so fast:

I found these in the jewelry department.  I have turned the round medallions into Portuguese knitting pins by adding magnets to the back of them.  They already came with the lobster claw clasp on them as did the little charms next to them.  I will use the charms for progress keepers or stitch marker.  The best part..............they were 1/2 price.  I am going to give one of them away to a fellow Prayer Shawl lady as she wants to knit Portuguese style too. She was trying to make her own pin but was having issues.  I hope she likes it.

I told you about the magazine I got the other day at Barnes and Noble.  I have been perusing it and I have found a few things I really want to tackle out of it.

First up:

 Ornament sweaters.  Are these just the cutest things every?  There are Cardigans, Cable fronts, two toned and rolled collared ones.  I am itching to tackle them to see how long they take to make.  These might be the ornaments I make for the grands this year instead of the felt ones that take FOREVER to make.

And if you have sweaters on the tree, you better have some tiny mittens to match them.  My heart is just leaping for joy with all this cuteness.  I know these will take no time at all to make and I only have 7 grands to make them for.  Make that 6 grands, as I do not know where one of my grands is at.  (Long story)

Then there is this:

I love it but would make mine much longer as stopping just at my hips is not a good spot on my 'full' figure.  I like to cover my ASSets.  LOL

I even think this would work well:

I love men's sweaters and this would be perfect for the winter weather here.  I am not fond of the pockets either so those would not be made.  I am also thinking of not making button holes but knitting a belt to wrap around it and make it more of a wrap around sweater.  But I LOVE the shawl collar of it.

Is green the color of the season? YIKES!!!!!!!!!!  It is not the best color on my.  I kind of look a bit jaundice with I wear certain shades of green.

I did not make dinner tonight.  We both were still a bit full from our junk food lunch.  We decided to just have some cheese, summer sausage and crackers for dinner.  It is one of our favorite light meals.

Time for me to close this up and get busy and work on my shawl some more.  I am going to finish off the third skein of yarn and then call it done.  That will be about 750 yards of yarn and it called for 600.  I so want to start on those little sweaters and mittens.  I need to finish the shawl first though or it will never get done.

Until next time...............happy crafting!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Those little sweater decorations are cute. I have a pattern for a couple but have yet to tackle them. I love the green girl's sweater - very appealing colour and pattern. I think I am like you - more of a listener than a talker but I do love to blog.

  2. I'm so glad you like the magazine! That is the sweater I wanted to make too but yes, longer and not green! LOL! I love green but not next to my face. Yellow or maybe a blush color I was thinking of and I started a mini-mitten but I was using Susan B. Anderson's pattern. They are darling for sure and I have been known to ditch a 'too time-consuming' project for a quicker one especially when there is a deadline! So wonderful that those women felt welcomed by all of you. You seem to have a great group and so helpful that one was bi-lingual. I like your idea for the man's sweater. I wore one of my Dad's old sweaters for years and loved it...hmmm....maybe that one will also be added to the list. What I don't think of you do and vice-versa...it is so fun reading your blog! I love that you are blogging every day...I hope you keep it up.

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