Sunday, November 11, 2018

Weekend Knitting

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Yesterday my boyfriend, my parents and I went over to my boyfriend's mom's place. My parents met his mom for the first time and it was so nice all being together and them getting to know each other. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting engaged soon,so it is a nice time for them to meet. Today my boyfriend and I went downtown to get some things he needed and then we went by the library to get a book. The one I picked up is called Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls by Elizabeth Renzetti. It looks interesting, it is a book of essays she has written on various topics relating to feminism. I am looking forward to reading it.

This weekend has been so nice. It was mostly spent reading, knitting, seeing family, and relaxing at home. It is so nice to have weekends like this when I can spend the day however I like and get some things accomplished at home. I feel more refreshed to start the week off if I have a Sunday where I have lots of time to prepare and plan for the week as well. I will be writing my meal plan and writing in my planner tonight. I want to plan out how I will use my time this week to be more productive in getting things done and accomplishing my goals.

Yesterday I cast on to start knitting a new scarf with the  yarn Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus Dappled in the colorway 'On the Rocks'. It is such a soft yarn and It has been so nice to work with. Last weekend I also bought some new wooden needles at Romni Wools pictured below. They are made by Brittany. Both the needles and the yarn are so light and delicate, so when I am knitting with both together it so light, like I am not holding anything much at all.

I cast on 30 stitches and am using size US 9 - 5 mm needles. I will try to knit the scarf with one skein of the yarn since I only purchased one. We will see how long it becomes.If it is shorter I might sew up the ends and turn it into a cowl. I am not using a pattern for the scarf and am simply knitting in stockinette stitch, so knit the front side and then purl the back side the whole scarf.

I received the hedgehog pin pictured below for my birthday from my boyfriend's step mom and dad for my birthday. It is from The Clever Clove. I love it, it is so adorable and it fits in so well beside the other knit pin I got from SeaandLake. The Clever Clove is currently on a break for a maternity leave and SeaandLake is not in business anymore.

Pins from The Clever Clove and SeaandLake

Thank you for stopping by! How was your weekend?

I will be posting again with some more updates on knitting and reading progress this week, so I will talk to you again soon!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Some Yarn Shopping, Knitting Plans, and Reading On

Hello Friends,

On Saturday I went shopping with my sister at Romni Wools in Toronto. There were so many gorgeous skeins of yarn to choose from. I ended up buying two skeins of yarn. They were the two that caught my eye right away and I recalled from my last visit there that if yarn speaks to me or I love the colors, to just carry it around with me because I am likely to go back and search for them later. Of course I ended up buying both after I carried them around for awhile.

Fleece Artist and Juniper Moon Farm yarn
The first yarn skein I will tell you about is by Fleece Artist in the colorway Blue Face Leichester. It is mostly beige in color with pops of purple and gray. I tend to be drawn to yarns like this at Romni. Last time I bought Manos Del Uruguay Allegria yarn in the colorway 'Happy' because I fell for the white yarn with spots of vibrant colors.

Fleece Artist Blue Face Leichester

The second skein I bought was by Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus Dappled in the colorway 'On the Rocks'. It is a super soft yarn and I had ideas of knitting a really soft and comfy cowl with it. I love the color of blue and that it is both blue and white and I am looking forward to seeing how it looks in a project.

Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus Dappled  'On the Rocks'

For the Juniper Moon Farm yarn I am thinking of making a cowl and for the Fleece Artist yarn I am thinking of making a hat. I will be looking up patterns which suit the yarn soon. I also recently purchased some yarn from Michaels to start knitting a gift for my mom. She asked me to knit her some fingerless mittens which I will share with you once I am finished them after Christmas. The fingerless mitts are such fun projects to knit up and I am glad to get another chance to make some as a gift. I will also be working on sewing the seams of the Wool and the Gang Farrah Billie Jean top I knitting the pieces for in the Summer.

In reading, I have finished reading Suprise Me by Sophie Kinsella. For some reason I couldn't really get too interested in reading this book. It did not grab me from the start and I thought that my interest in the book might change as time went on but it just didn't. I think it is a nice, light read and funny at times, but I was hoping for a bit more out of it and it delve more into fun little things about marriage and how they had fun together trying to make their marriage work but it was mostly just the protagonist wondering what her husband was up to and being suspicious which was kind of negative. I am really looking forward to reading Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. I received it for my birthday in October and have been excited to start reading it!

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

Thank you for visiting and hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Hello Friends,

I hope you are well. I hope that you are having a great Halloween! I knitted up this little ghost for Halloween the past couple of days. His name is Gus on the pattern I used, and he was such a fun and quick knit to knit up just in time for Halloween.

I used the pattern Gus and Augustus Ghosts by Patricia L Clark found on Ravelry. I used some worsted weight white yarn that was leftover in my stash and used size 3.75 mm circular needles. The pattern calls for using double pointed needles, but I had no problems with using circular needles instead. I used polyester stuffing to fill the ghost and I used thread to sew the eyes. 

He fits in nicely in the apartment beside his pumpkin friend. He is trying his hardest to be scary but he is way too cute!

He knits up a short and small size and his style has the flowy bottom made by knitting purl stitches. The other ghost in the pattern is his friend Augustus, who is taller and skinnier. I hope to knit him up for next Halloween and they haunt together.

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

I will share some more updates with you soon on knitting plans and reading updates. Thank you for visiting!

Have a great day!

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