Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Knitting my first sock: almost done knitting the foot!

Hello Friends,


How are you? are you enjoying working on your knitting projects?   I am definitely enjoying knitting my first sock! I am almost done knitting the foot of the sock then I am onto the next step which is toe shaping.  I have found the YouTube videos from Very Pink Knits very helpful in learning how to knit up my first sock.

Here is is so far!


The next photo I post of the sock will be when it is done! I am looking forward to trying on the sock and the feeling of accomplishment of finishing my first pair of socks.  What do you enjoy knitting most? the sock has been fun they might be a new favorite of mine to knit but before socks I love knitting hats :)

Take care,
Lisa :)

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Knitting my first sock: Setting up my sock!

Hello friends,
 

I just got back from my family camping trip! It was great and we all had such a wonderful time together.  It was with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend, and my boyfriend.  I really enjoyed all being together and getting into different conversations during the three days.  I think it brought us all closer together too and it was such a relaxing time getting away from work and other responsibilities for a few days.


Our campfire the second night

Sun setting the second night such a beautiful sky


In knitting news I am still working away on the sock! I just finished turning the heel and have all my work set up on the needles to start knitting the foot of the sock and then to start shaping the toes.




Thank you for stopping by ! hope to see you again soon :)

Take care,
Lisa :) 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Knitting my first socks

Hello Friends!


Yesterday I started knitting a sock by following a very easy to follow video posted on Youtube by Verypink Knits.  I have wanted to knit socks the proper way for so long and this video shows you step by step how to knit socks. Verypink Knits founder Staci is very good at explaining and demonstrating in her videos for viewers to understand and follow along successfully.  She offers viewers the chance to also purchase the pattern on the youtube page. You can find out more about Staci's tutorials and more at verypink.com!

So far I have knitted the short 2 inch cuff and have knitted the heel flap.  I am currently about to start video three of the "Learn to knit Magic loop socks" video tutorials.

The bottom of the sock so far

The top of the sock so far

As always I am so happy that you have stumbled upon my blog! thank you for visiting :)

Take care,

Lisa :)



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Friday, July 4, 2014

Eyelet Moss stitch cowl

Hello Friends,


How are you today?  this morning I went for a jog with my sister we are preparing for another Color me Rad run that is happening in July so we are working on our training.  I am also looking forward to a camping trip with my family and my boyfriend and my sister's boyfriend also happening in July.

I wanted to share some photos of the finished cowl I have been working on! this cowl is smaller than my other scarf projects and it is definitely a lighter option than the chunky infinity scarves I knitted for the colder winter weather.  I used the eyelet moss stitch to knit it up which I will post below the stitch is a simple pattern and I enjoyed using it to knit up the cowl.  I like the stitch because it also creates holes in the scarf that make the cowl more light and airy.  I knitted the cowl using two size 13 US needles and just bound off and weaved the end and beginning of the scarf together to form the round cowl.  The scarf was 24 inches long when bound off.  This length worked for me because I can easily get it over my head and it fits comfortably around my neck.  If you are deciding to do this same pattern and project make sure it is long enough for your own measurements. :)







Pattern used:  Eyelet moss stitch
pattern used from blog: knitting galore

Row 1: edge st, * p1, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, edge st
Row 2: edge st, p1, * sl1pwyf, p1; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 3: edge st, * k1, p1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, edge st
Row 4: edge st, sl1pwyf, * p1, sl1pwyf; repeat from * to last st, edge st
Repeat rows 1 to 4
(edge stitch can be whatever you choose.  I chose to just do a knit stitch to keep it simple)

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Take care,

Lisa :)

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

Hello Friends,


I hope you are all having a great day whether at work, with family or friends, at home or outside enjoying the beautiful weather.  Today is Canada day and I wanted to take the time out to celebrate it's special day. Canada is a diverse and beautiful country and I am so happy to live here.  Tonight I celebrated by having a family BBQ and my boyfriend came too, we had a great time! how did you celebrate?
Happy Canada Day :)


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Have a great day!

Lisa