Sunday, December 15, 2019
WEEK 24 UPDATE
Sunday again? The weeks are just zooming along. This time next week I will be at the airport picking up one of my grands from Texas. She is coming to spend Christmas with us. Her parents have to work during the Christmas holidays (The US Navy does not take off for holidays) and she asked if she could come to be with us for that time period. How sweet is that?
Today, it is sunny outside with a high expected to be around 63F. I will be spending a bit of time outside knitting in the wonderful sunshine. This is my favorite time of year here in the desert.
This past week saw me getting quite a few things done for the upcoming weeks. Once the Grand comes, as well as all the other guests, who will be coming and going, I want to be able to just enjoy the time with family and friends.
When I left you last week, I showed you the makings for the Chex Party Mix (nuts and bolts). We went to our friend's home and were able to cut the baking time from 8 hours down to 2.5 hours! What a difference 3 ovens make. It made 18 gallons of mix and we have already given out 4 gallons of it. Not to mention the 1 gallon we have sitting in our kitchen for our eating pleasure.
As for knitting/crocheting. I have a finish.
The socks for my sister in law are done and were mailed yesterday. I very much enjoyed doing the two at a time socks from the toe up. After talking to several other knitters, I found out their tension was indeed, looser on magic loop vs DPN's. Therefore, I need to use a size US 1 (2.25mm) needle for magic loop and US 1.5 (2.5mm) for DPN's. You may not think it a huge difference in the needle size but it does make a HUGE difference in the gauge.
I was asked to make another baby sweater. This one will be for another little girl due to arrive in March 2020. Once again, I told the soon to be Grandma, "You buy the yarn and I will buy the buttons and do the knitting". She complied willingly.
Yes, this is the Wee Sherlock pattern again. It is so versatile for either male or female. This is the first time I have ever worked with Red Heart Soft Baby Steps. It is 100% acrylic and SO SOFT! I love the sheen it has also. I started this on Thursday evening and it is just flying off the needles. I am making the 6-12 month size this time. After the sweater is completed, I will be making a matching hat also. I so love making baby items.
While knitting I have been listening to audio books. It is so nice to listen to books. It reminds me of when I was young and my parents would read to me each day. It is so soothing and what a great way to multi-task.
Hubby surprised me this week. He offered to do some of the grocery shopping and when he came home these were in his hands.
My favorite color of roses, yellow. After 44 years he still remembers these are my favorite. They are fully opened this morning. I just wish roses lasted longer than a few days.
Speaking of my hubby,
What a good sport he is. We were in a store and I saw this jacket. I asked him to try it on and got a photo. I sent it to our kids so they could have a good laugh. Wild Christmas outfits have been a running joke in our family for many years. We got to be the first with the photo this year. We could hear the eye rolls from all over the US. LOL
We have been working on some decluttering. Everyone of our Christmas boxes is being gone through and tomorrow Big Brothers/Big Sisters will be coming by to collect items we are donating. So far we have 6 storage boxes ready to leave the house. I also have gone through a couple of closets and there are clothes leaving our home too. It feels so good to watch all this 'stuff' leaving our home.
Today, I will be working on the baby sweater, hoping to complete the body and start on the sleeves. There will be more decluttering today as well more audio books while the hubby watches football (US style). I hope you all have a wonderful day and find something to smile about.
Until Next Time.....................Happy Crafting!!!!!!