Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Yarn Along Wednesday: Knitting Valentine Hearts

Hello Friends,

I hope you are having a good week so far. I have been busy finishing up my hat I have been knitting for a couple of weeks. I had to take it apart and redo the decrease since there are so many stitches (92!) I was not used to decreasing such a large amount of stitches, so I am still working on it.  I have also been knitting up hearts for Valentine's day which is coming up soon. This year I decided to knit up some Valentine hearts using a pattern I found on Mollie Makes blog. Please follow the link to find the pattern if you would like to make your own. I will be making some as coasters and I might attach two together to make pouches for candy as gifts to loved ones.

Hearts made from Craftsmart value yarn and using 6 mm needles.
This week I am still reading Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty. I have been enjoying the book so far and am looking forward to reading on and finding out what happens in the story.

I will be knitting up more hearts and will share them with you in an upcoming post! Thank you for visiting my blog and hope that you have a good week!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Yarn Along Wednesday

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all having a good week so far and good second week into the New Year. I have been busy knitting my sweater and I also started another small project last week knitting another hat. I love knitting hats, and I have more experience knitting them now so they are quick to knit up. I just fell in love with the color of the yarn at Michael's and had to buy it. The color is Low Tide classic wool Roving yarn by Patons. The yarn is so soft and it has been fun to work with.
This week I am still reading Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty and I have gotten farther into the book. I am interested in the characters and how their stories will unfold. I am enjoying the way the story is told through the various character's points of view of the same situation. I enjoy reading how each character has a different perspective based on their interests and temperament. I am going to be eagerly reading this book in the next week to find out what happens at this barbecue which they are working up to gradually.

current interests, knitting a hat, reading Truly Madly Guilty and of course coffee
 I received a Happy Planner from my mom for Christmas and I am really enjoying using it. I like to add stickers into the planner which is something I have not done before in a planner. It makes it into another forum for me to be creative. I got the fitness extension as well and I have been recording what I eat daily and exercises I do and it is helping me to hold myself accountable to eat better and exercise to meet those New Year's health goals. I like to plan on Sunday night and then I enjoy filling out another other events that come up during the week.

Planning, Knitting, and drinking coffee 
You can see what others are reading at the original Yarnalong post. What are you reading and working on this week?

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a great week!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hello Friends,

Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed New Year's eve and welcomed the new year in good company and enjoyed yourselves. My boyfriend and I had some friends over and played games, watched Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve, and we had champagne at Midnight. I had a great time!
I love the beginning of the year it is a time for a fresh start and time to decide how we would like to spend the next twelve months (even if we don't stick to every resolution). I like to write a list every year of things I would like to accomplish and this year I made one. This year one of my resolutions is to knit a sweater. I started the back piece already to get the project going and I hope to be finished by the end of the year. This year I will also chose a word inspired by Ruth at her blog Raincloud and Sage who chooses a word every year. I loved this idea and I decided to choose a grouping of words after reading the article by Elizabeth Rider on her blog. The words I am choosing for this year are...

 "radiant, balanced, and consistent"

because they inspire me to both be my best and most radiant self but also to remain balanced and consistent in my work and in my relationships.
I am joining in the Yarn Along with Ginny Sheller this week so I am sharing the book I am reading and what I am currently knitting. You can see other blogger's posts and join in the Yarn Along by clicking here.
This week I am reading the book "Truly Madly Guilty" by Liane Moriarty. I am enjoying it so far and I have heard great things about this book. What interested me to this book was the mystery of what happens at the BBQ that changes the character's lives, and then I like to read how people cope with the aftermath of a big event in a novel. I am looking forward to reading on.
 I am currently knitting the back piece for a sweater I started in December using Homespun yarn by Loops & Threads. I will be posting entries throughout the year when I complete each piece of the sweater as part of a series of posts that will be my journey of completing my first sweater. I also enjoyed using the mug I got for Christmas from Yarn Mamas. I love it!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope that the year 2017 is your best year yet!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Gifts I knitted for Christmas

Hello Friends,

I hope that you had a wonderful time this holiday season. I celebrated Christmas this past weekend, and I really enjoyed going home to spend time with my parents and sister and her boyfriend. It was so nice catching up and giving each other gifts. I especially enjoyed seeing my family open the knitted gifts that I made for them! I had knitted my family socks this year and my mom a hat as well. They were wearing the socks around the house on Christmas day and Boxing day I am glad they are enjoying them. I knitted my boyfriend a Pokeball because he has been interested in Pokemon Go and also a game on his hand held Nintendo 2DS. I also knitted my mom and Sister tiny stockings and added a couple of surprises inside. It was a lovely celebration as it always is at my parent's house. They have always spoiled my sister and I and we always enjoy spending Christmas day and boxing day together. Below are the gifts I gave to my family and boyfriend. Socks were the theme of the year it seems!

My Parents' beautiful Christmas tree, Boxing day reading
Socks for my Dad, using Charisma Heather yarn color "black" using size 6 mm needles

Socks for my Mom, using Charisma Heather yarn color "Jean"  using size 6 mm needles

Knitted Pokeball for my boyfriend, using pattern by Studio Knit
I was spoiled this year with so many lovely gifts and I was happy to receive gifts from The Yarn Mamas from my sister. She bought me a long sleeve shirt that says "yarn" and a mug that says "yarn and coffee" two of my favorite things together! I love them and cannot wait to wear the shirt and sip coffee from the mug! maybe at the same time as I knit!

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope that you are all enjoying the holiday season!
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Hello Friends!

I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Thank you to everyone who follows my blog and drops by and leaves a comment or just reads my posts I appreciate you very much.  This photo was taken yesterday at the Distillery District in Toronto. I went with my boyfriend to see the play "A Christmas Carol" at the Soulpepper Theatre. It was an amazing performance and I really enjoyed it. Afterwards we went for a walk around the Distillery District and I spotted this adorable house and I just had to take a photo in it!

Warm wishes and a Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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