Recovery Humor

My BFF from college sent me a care package for my surgery recovery. She is the best and completely understands what it takes to make me smile!

This coloring book is so ‘colorful’ that I literally can’t show you the inside. But use your imagination and trust that what’s inside is way worse! It may be the narcotics but this book makes me giggle and forget about the pain.

Happy Tuesday! 

Too Foggy For These Needles

I’ve made some progress on my Mighty Rainbow Blanket. I’m almost through the second skein, orange.

But my old faithful Denise interchangeables just can’t keep up as this blanket gets heavier and heavier. The cable joins just keeping coming unsnapped and I’m too much in pain and foggy to deal with picked up stitches. So I had the hubby run out and picked up some Hiya Hiya wooden 29 inch circ. He’s a good husband!

Happy Knitting!!

FO Friday: Spooky Vanilla Socks

I’m all prepared for Halloween! My  Spooky Vanilla Socks are done!

Pattern: Toe up vanilla sock with afterthought heel

Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock in the color Spooky

Needles: US 1

My matchup matchy heart is so happy with these. I did use some yarn management to get these to match so it’s not by accident. I had to weave in a few extra ends but it was totally worth it. I also modified my afterthought heel a bit as well. After I picked up the stitches I worked 5-6 rounds of stockinette before starting the decreases. I feel like this made more fabric that covered my heel without over stretching. It’s a tad loose so next time I may only do 4 rounds. But I’m still super super happy! And I got to turn these in for the Pigskin Party KAL and #Socktober!

Happy Knitting!

Nurses Like Knitting

Hello from my recovery bed! I’m doing well so far and making sure to manage my hydration and pain levels. Fingers crossed I can continue to do well.

(Me before surgery)

I took my knitting with me to the surgery center. I knew it would keep me calm while I waited. I had no less than four nurses stop to admire my knitting while I was in pre-op! 

They loved my colors and marveled that I could make my own socks. One nurse even tried to put in an order for gloves 😃

Time for a nap, I’ll check in later!

Time Out

I’m going to be taking a small break from posting for a couple of weeks. Later today I’m going to have my tonsils removed at 31 years old. I’ve just had too many health issues over the last year to continue to ignore the problem. This procedure is simple and easy but the recovery is rough for adults.

I’m still going to be knitting and I have a few scheduled blog posts coming up. But I think I’m going to take a time out from posting lest you get pain med induced nonsense. Entertaining as that might be I think I’ll save you from my misery. 

I’ve got several easy garter and vanilla sock projects lined for bed knitting (if I even feel like it). I have my Mighty Rainbow Blanket and my Rainbow Bright Vanilla socks all ready to go. I may have also cast on my Bali Vanilla socks just in case I run out of easy knitting, you never know!

Wish me luck and see you on the other side!

Rainbow Update

I made the long car ride to my parents house to be with my Dad as he won his 200th football game as a coach. The picture below pretty much captions my heart. Three generations of love…

But you guys really care about the yarny goodness! Being at my parents meant more knitting time for this mommy! My Rainbow Bright socks saw some good knitting time.

Feet up, watching football and knitting in my lap! I’m past the ripcord for the afterthought heel and zooming up the leg. I’m debating on using a neutral grey for the heel or to use rainbow stripes for the heels. Any thoughts from other knitterly minds out there?

FO Friday: Jayne Hat

A very good SAHM friend asked for a favor. She wants to do a family costume theme of Firefly for Halloween. And she asked for a Jayne Hat for her 1 yo. I was more than happy to oblige!

Pattern: The Toddler Called Jayne by Milli Davis

Yarn: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch

Needles: US 8

I was super happy with his item! It was crazy fast and super simple. And the momma was crazy excited to get it. The toddler may have sobbed at being required to wear it, but maybe it will grow on him?

Jellybean may need one of these too….

Happy Knitting!

Big Bad Berg-a-long Project

At least six podcasts I listen to are doing a KAL called the #bigbadbergalong that involved knitting any Melanie Berg the designer. And the Down Cellar KAL is using this as the October interception challenge for the Pigskin Party KAL. Well I say challenge accepted!

I know I’m in need of more mits for winter so I chose the Ice Cream and Soda Mits. Super simple yet oh so cozy mits. Plus they aren’t a huge time commitment. So I pulled some Knit Picks Brava Worsted from my stash and zoom I went.

I struggled with my tension and carrying the yarn up the mit to reduce ends being woven in. Totally not the patterns fault, just my technique issue. The second was a little better.

The edges roll a little bit but they are super squishy and oh so warm. I’m ready for winter! And scoring some super cool points in the KAL!! Anyone else doing anything Berg related?

Happy Knitting!

WIP Wednesday: Spooky Sock Update

These socks are soooo close!

I put in some concentrated time last night to finish the cuff of the second sock. All I have left is to install the last afterthought heel. I really want to get these done tonight but my toddler insists on dinner and snuggles so they may take a couple more days, lol.

I am so excited to turn these in for both the Down Cellar Studios Pigskin Party 2016 KAL and for the Socktober KAL with the Carolina Fiber Girls KAL. It’s fall and time to bring on all the knitting!!

Happy Knitting!