Sunday, July 7, 2024

Knitting Socks and Reading On

Hello Friends,

I hope that you are doing well! I have been knitting the cuff of the first sock this week and I like the repetition of the k1,p1 of the cuff. One I am finished the cuff, I will move on to knitting until the piece measures 6 inches. I am following the pattern My Favorite Vanilla Socks by Meaghan Schmaltz on Ravelry.

I have been reading Doing it All by Whitney Casares. I feel like life is so busy lately since going back to work in May. I have been taking care of things around the house and want to work on more projects and tasks as well that I haven't been making time for.  I am enjoying reading this book to get tips and inspiration. 

Millie is doing well, I bought her a new cat dancer toy this week from PetSmart. It has Garfield on it with feathers and strings and catnip inside the soft ball. She has been really enjoying it. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that you have a great week ahead! What are you working on this week?

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Getting Back into Knitting again, Updates, and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well! It has been awhile and the reason for a couple months away is that I never looked up my next knitting project and then I went back to work. It was a busy couple of months that I didn't write or knit. I really missed writing here to you and also I missed knitting! Summer has always been my less inspired time of the year to knit or craft. I guess it is warmer and busier with family vacations and trying to be outdoors.

I love to knit socks in the Summer and have decided to cast on some socks now as my next project. I bought some Kroy sock yarn and found a fun pattern called My Favourite Vanilla Socks by Meaghan Schmaltz. I started knitting it once I got my sock yarn in the mail from Michaels. I am using US 2, 2.75 mm double pointed needles even though the project calls for circular I saw that afterwards but I do like knitting using dpns for socks.

Millie and Evan are doing well. Evan is 19 months old now! Time is flying by and he is doing so well in daycare and playing with the other children and getting along well with the teachers. It was a really nice transition that he settled in before I went back to work. I am glad we had that time and he was sick a bit here and there and I could keep him home. Here he is below at our recent family trip to a cottage nearby in Kawartha lakes area. It was so nice there and he enjoyed playing in the grass.

Millie has been great company while I am working and she likes the set up on the desk with her bed in front of the monitors. She sleeps there while I work. 

I just finished reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It was a very interesting book it was so fun to read about Evelyn's experiences in acting and getting ahead in her career as well as her love interests throughout the book.  I am also reading Doing It All by Whitney Casares. I was just interested in tips on working mom and balancing home life and work together. So far it has been okay and I want to work on getting chores done and having more me time. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today! What are you working on and reading right now? I hope you are enjoying the weekend and have a great week!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Finished Knitting the Journeyman Hat

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Liam and I watched the eclipse today from our rooftop terrace. My mother-in law gave us glasses to watch. We saw when the sun was partially covered, then it just got dark and we couldn't see anything. It was fun to watch and be able to see part of it through the glasses. I finished knitting the Journeyman hat today! I knitted a lot of it last night and then decreased and bound off today. I love how comfortable it is and love the look of the slouch. It is my favourite style of winter hat to wear. 


Pattern: The Journeyman Hat by Alyssa Grieve on Ravelry

Yarn: Loops & Threads in colorway Carousel Twist 

Needles: 6 mm circular needles and 6 mm dpns to decrease

Notes: I cast on with 6 mm needles and I just knitted the pattern without the extra slouch. My notes on Ravelry here

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I really enjoyed knitting this hat and I am looking forward to casting on another project soon. I am still thinking of what it will be and will share it with you next Sunday!

Have a great day!

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