Cold Weather Can Only Mean One Thing ..

It’s time to bring out the handknits!  These are two of my favorite hats that I’ve pulled out so far. I need to bring out my Clapotis, that’ll be happening very soon!  What about you?  Have you been needing to wear your cozy handknits already?

*The multicolored hat is Araucania yarn and the oatmeal one is Lion Brand’s Fisherman’s Wool. 

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Scarf Weather

.. almost anyway. I love scarf weather but I have to admit scarves aren’t my favorite project. So, that’s why this scarf has been on the needles like 4 or 5 years, eek! I started it as an anniversary gift for my husband and it’s just about 1/4 of the way done maybe.  So, it seemed fitting to pick it up again on our recent anniversary. I love the colors together, it’s like a living scarf. Like a tree!  The only thing is, I don’t seem to clearly understand how slipped stitches work and there’s a noticeable part to one of the edges. We decided we’re okay with so I’m going to keep going rather than tink it or make an obvious change at this point. I don’t think it’s something anyone but another knitter will notice anyway, ha! 

The yarn is Cascade 220 Heritage. I love Cascade 220!

Happy knitting!

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I’m still here and I’m still knitting.  On the one hand, I was shocked when I looked to see how long it had been since I last blogged.  On the other hand, I was surprised because I almost expected to see 2013, eek.  

So, I am still knitting.  Not nearly as much as at some times, but still picking it up.  I’ll share what I’ve got actively on the needles over a few posts.  First, this sock yarn blanket is something I pick up whenever the mood strikes me.   

I was inspired to start this project from seeing it on someone’s timeline on Instagram. Sock yarn is my favorite yarn so that makes it a plus.  And I love that I almost certainly have at least enough time to knit up one of these squares in one sitting and feel accomplished.  All good things, right?!  Here is the Ravelry page for the Knitted Patchwork Recipe in case you feel inspired too.

Happy knitting until tomorrow!

(Oh and I think I’m going to spruce things up around here.  It’s looked the same for a long, long time!)

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I Completed A Project!

I have my knitting mojo back in full force.  I’ve been looking at new projects (like I need new ones) and working on ones that are already in progress.  Saturday, I knit like a mad woman all day.  As a result, I completed a pair of socks, yay!  Topographical Socks 1These are the Topographical Socks from Katie.  I used the same color that she used, because I thought they were so cute like that.  The yarn is Patons Kroy Socks in Fern Rose Jacquard.  Even better, they are for me!  I haven’t had a new pair of socks in a long time.  Of course, anyone that I knit socks for hasn’t had a new pair in a long time, eek. But, I’m very close to finishing a pair for my husband too.Topographical Socks 2I’m really happy with them.  I love the colors and they are so comfortable too!  It was an easy pattern but interesting, I really recommend it.

The pair of socks that I’m close to finishing for my husband have awesome colors.  The yarn that I’m using for them is Zauberball in the rainbow like color.  The only thing is that I’m going to end up breaking up the color a bit.  Ever since I finished the first sock, it’s bugged me thinking that I should have knit the leg longer but I went on with sock #2. Now, I’ve decided to make sock #2 as long as I think they should be and then unravel the first sock and add on to it.  So, that’s how the colors are going to end up broken up, but it’ll still be okay.

Otherwise, I’d like to finish putting together my Nilgiri cardigan.  It needs to be sewn up, only one arm is attached so far.  But, on that I’m also thinking about undoing the collar and doing it over.  Out of laziness, I was really fighting doing that but I know I won’t be happy with it.  I picked up too many stitches and it’s really almost sloppy looking, don’t want that!  It’s also a bit big but it’ll be cozy.  This won’t make much sense, but for this cardigan I actually knit the size that my body measures (instead of the size I normally knit things for myself) and it turned out big even though I literally was that size (at the time I cast on for it).  On top of that, I started Nilgiri in October of 2012 but since January of 2013, I’ve lost over 50 pounds so it’s definitely big but it’ll be cozy anyway.

The other two big projects I’m thinking about are Nanook and Bespoken.  I cast on for both of those last fall.  I think I can pick up where I left off on Bespoken, but some stitches fell off the needles of Nanook so I think it’d be better to start from scratch (plus the whole thing about me changing sizes now).  I didn’t really have many rows on it so it won’t be that big of a deal to start over.  So, along with numerous socks, those are the projects I want to focus on for now.  I’m sure that I’ll be sharing more in the coming days.

Happy knitting!

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It’s been too long ..

As usual, I didn’t plan to be away from the blog as long as I have been.  I’ve kind of lost my knitting mojo again.  I still see things that I want to knit but just don’t have the motivation towards it yet.  But, I have finished one item in the last month.  It was a quick project and something I really wanted. Mason Jar cozyPattern is Canning Jar Sweater.  I used some leftover Sugar N’ Cream yarn for the project.  I think I labelled it Peaches N’ Creme on my Ravelry page but that was wrong.  This was a quick knit and so satisfying.  It’s so cute, how could it not be?  I’m definitely going to make more of these.  I have a few other patterns saved for mason jar cozies that I plan to try too.  I’ve gone a little mason jar mad over here, this morning as I looked in our refrigerator I couldn’t believe how many of them there are in there.

Otherwise, I’ve been tied up this month with VEDA – Vlog Every Day in August on my YouTube channel.  I’ve also been busy keeping up with diet stuff.  Diet as in lifestyle change not fad or quick fix temporary diet.  I’ve completed two Whole30’s since May 1st.  And I think completing the commitment to the 30 day periods has definitely helped me with the 31 day commitment I’m on with VEDA.  I’ve also started a diet blog but believe me, I haven’t been better about updating there than I am here.  I’m hoping to change that for both blogs.  Of course, for this one, I need to get knitting!

So, that’s what’s going on with me.  Oh!  Here’s some garden goodness that we’ve been enjoying this pic1garden pic2

See you soon, really!

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Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays!


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend filled with great food and joyful company.

20131127-130606.jpgI’ll be back next week with an update. Happy knitting!

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Where I’m At

So, there’s not a lot of progress to show for Bespoken at the moment. I’ve knit a few more inches since my last update but it looks the same I promise. As for Nanook, it’s been even slower going. But, I did complete the first of three repeats on the collar this morning.

20131120-075531.jpgThe only other project I’m currently working on is a pair of socks for a family friend. I just turned the heel on the first sock and am about a third of the way down the foot. They’re black so they’re a little hard on my eyes but they’ll get there – before Christmas I’m sure.

Monday night we went to see Mary Gauthier. It was a great concert, as always. If you haven’t heard of her, she’s definitely worth checking out.

Last night, I made a peach cobbler that was so easy and to die for. It’s the second one I’ve made in the past few weeks though I tried a different recipe this time. I think I like this one a bit better.

Have a great day, happy knitting!

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