Sunday, July 12, 2020

Weekend Knitting and Reading

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. This weekend I mainly got groceries, and Facetimed and Zoom chatted with my family and Liam's family. Today I cleaned the washroom and did a cardio workout. It was a fun workout by Plyojam. If you like dance workouts, they have a lot of good ones on their YouTube channel. I first discovered them through Popsugar which have a lot of good workouts too.

Today I knitted more of the Waverly Weekend cowl by Donna Brooks found on Ravelry. I like the pattern and I like the chart the designer has provided to knit along with. I put all the stitch markers out as suggested in the pattern as seen below.


I read more of the three books I am currently reading, Everything is F*cked  A Book About Hope by Mark Manson,  Average is the New Awesome by Samantha Matt, and the newest addition The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman. I enjoy having a few books on the go! espcially a mix of both fiction and non-fiction. This weekend I also did a lot of writing in my journal and wrote down some goals. Pictured below was also the swatch of the stitch I knitted this weekend for Saturday Stitch.



It was a good weekend and it is now sadly coming to an end. I spend my Sunday nights watching 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? and writing in my planner. I sometimes like to enjoy some wine while doing this like tonight. It is such a nice way to enjoy my Sunday evening and have the right mindset for the week ahead planning and watching a fun show. I just watched before working on this post, then will get the laundry and call it a night. Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope you have a good week!




Saturday, July 11, 2020

Saturday Stitch: Garter Stitch Steps


Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Today I knitted the garter stitch steps knitting stitch. This one has a nice diagonal purl texture to it. It would add an interesting design to a garment and is a 16 row pattern. It was fun to knit up today.




Pattern:


Row 1 and all odd rows(RS): knit

Rows 2 and 4: *k4, p4; rep from *

Rows 6 and 8: k2, *p4, k4; rep from *, end p4, k2

Rows 10 and 12: *p4, k4; rep from *

Rows 14 and 16: p2, *k4, p4, rep from *, end k4, p2

Repeat these 16 rows.


Pattern from Knitting on the net


Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you give today's stitch a try! Let me know if you have tried it.


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

New Knitting Project and Reading Progress

Hello Friends,


I hope you are doing well. I had finished knitting the Sunshine on my Feet socks and then was wondering what to work on for awhile. I knitted the bookmark, then realized that I don't have a lot of yarn right now. Not for big projects so I will have to maybe do curbside pickup at Michaels soon to get some to add to my dwindling stash. I had some dark green yarn that has been hanging around, and I have decided to knit a cowl with it. I looked on Ravelry last night and found a pattern called Waverly Weekend Cowl by Donna Brooks. I have started knitting it and I have only knit a few rows so far. It looks like it will be a lovely cowl to wear in the colder months when it is done.



I started to read The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman tonight. I got my hold on Overdrive today and when I saw I had the loan, I knew I would spend a lot of tonight reading it. I got to page 114 already. I haven't read that fast in quite awhile. I think because I can relate to the character because she loves books, seems to be an introvert, loves her cat, and talks about loving morning routine to set goals. I am looking forward to continuing on. I am still reading Everything is F*cked by Mark Manson and Average is the New Awesome by Samantha Matt. I am really enjoying these books as well. I really like to have a few books on the go I have noticed.


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Joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that you are still doing well with this covid situation and keeping safe and healthy. I still only go out on walks and to the grocery store and to visit my family and we keep our distance in case during these visits. 

Have a good day!

 

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