Sunday, April 19, 2015

Knitting Socks for Mother's Day

Hello Friends,

Yesterday was my first day off since I finished exams at school and completing my first year at University.  I am so happy to be done for the summer break. Now I just have one more year to go and I am done! Yesterday I worked on knitting my sock and I will knit more again today.  I have wanted to post and visit other blogs so much while I was in school but I needed to focus on my studies and my co-op.  I am so happy to be knitting and blogging again!
The socks are going to be a gift for my mom for Mother’s Day, so I hope I can get them done by then.  I am using the VeryPink Knits video on YouTube again to help me knit them.  It is so helpful to follow the steps along with the video, and I recommend if you are just starting to knit socks for the first time to look at Danielle's videos to learn how to knit socks with magic loop needles. Here is a photo of the progress so far I am just at the point where I am turning the heel:

The inside of the sock, look at the turning of the heel

The back of the sock and turning of the heel

I knitted alot yesterday while watching Teen Mom OG. That show is so addicting! I am glad they came back with another season of the old cast members to see how they are doing and get updates.  They were teen moms and had their babies when they were sixteen and it shows their struggles and accomplishments through it all.

 I hope you all are doing well and I am looking forward to checking in to see all of your blogs and catch up!
Thank you all for visiting my blog again.

Take care,

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Happy International Women's Day!

Hello friends,

How are all my followers today?  I have been so busy with school and work lately its ridiculous!  I cannot wait to be finished for the semester and spend some more quality time on my blog with all of you again! :) I wanted to take time out to wish all you crafty women out there a happy international women's day! it is amazing what you all do and I am inspired everyday by your blogs, ideas, and you are all such amazing people :)

I thought I would celebrate us, women who love crafting and creating with some vintage photos I found on Pinterest of knitters!
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Art: photo source

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Happy International Women's Day! :)

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello Friends,

I have been so busy with school work and my school placement that I have not been knitting and posting as much as I would like to! I decided to knit this heart up tonight for you ! I followed the pattern that I had posted in my last post to knit a heart using a pattern by Design Sponge.  It was easy to follow the pattern and I love how it turned out! I like the idea to make the blanket stitch in a different color it looks cute :)

Lots of love for all my followers on Valentine's Day! I hope you all have a great day with family, friends, and your sweethearts :)

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Valentine's Day Ideas

Hello Friends,  

How has the year 2015 been treating you so far? So far the year has been a busy for me. I started my second semester at University and started placement for the course.  I am enjoying the program a lot so far and I am looking forward to all I will learn in this semester.

I was affected by the news a few days ago that Target Canada was closing down because both my mom and I work there part time.  I have enjoyed the time I have worked there, the people I have met and the memories I will cherish. Below is a photo of the Target dog I received while working there for a great team card of mine being drawn.

Photo of the Target dog plush toy I received for recognition of my work there.

Lately I have been so busy with school and work and placement that my knitting has unfortunately taken a back seat but I will definitely be trying to work knitting into my schedule as time goes on because it is so important to me.  There are some cute valentine ideas that have caught my eye that I could knit up quickly and they would work with my busy schedule. Below are some ideas that caught my attention and I will  be knitting them up! :) enjoy

1. Crochet envelope from  the Crochet Spot blog! I love this idea.  Although I cannot crochet, I can knit this instead its a cute idea.

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2.  Setting for Four's valentine cup cozies are adorable! this would make a great gift for your friend, sister, or mother.
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3.  Crochet this cute "I gave you my heart" bookmark created by Sunflowers at Home. I might try to adapt this to a knitted pattern to knit it up :)

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4. Learn how to knit a simple heart with help from Design Sponge.  They look fun to knit up and fast!
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5.  I love this garter stitch heart bunting from Make Ready Blog! it is so fun and you could hang it in a room for Valentines day.
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Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your continuous support! I hope you are all well and enjoying the new year for new beginnings :)

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

The New Year is approaching!

Hello friends,

 How is everyone doing? I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! This Christmas was so busy! I managed to finish my boyfriend Liam’s scarf but I did not finish my mom’s socks but we agreed that they would be for her birthday in February instead.   I cannot believe how close to the New Year it is! It is almost 2015!  
I wanted to review my resolutions for this year’s knitting and then set some new resolutions for this year.  I think making resolutions helped me to keep focused on what I wanted to accomplish.

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2014 Resolutions update:

1. Knit a sweater: I wanted to accomplish this goal this year but I never started it which I think is probably the most important to completing a sweater is just beginning the project.  This year I will start to knit a sweater bit by bit and then finish it by the end of the year. 

2. Knit socks: This year I did knit my first pair of socks! I wear them around the house and they are pretty cozy just a bit big but I make do.  You can see my post about knitting the socks by clicking on this link >>>First pair of socks!
3. Knit another pair of mittens: I did not get around to knitting another pair of mittens this year sadly.  I saw a cute pattern at the end of last year that I thought I might want to try.  

4. Try following a pattern:  I knitted a basketweave baby blanket for my little cousin this year following the "Basketweave baby blanket" pattern.  You can see the post and the finished blanket by clicking on this link >>>> Basketweave Baby Blanket Pattern

5. Try fair isle: I did try my hand at switching colors and then knitting a giant heart with a gray background and watching fair isle knitting videos but I never completed a project using fair isle.  

6. Knit different stitches:  I knitted the Bamboo Stitch, and the Star Stitch this year! click on the links to visit my entries about the stitches.

2015  Resolutions !

1. knit a sweater 
2.  learn more stitches: I love learning new stitches it is  a lot of fun and challenges me to try new ways of knitting projects.
3. knit family and friends Christmas gifts this year: I really want to knit my family and friends Christmas gifts in 2015 so I better start now :P
4. knit mittens again

What are your New Years Resolutions in your craft this year? 

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