Saturday, November 29, 2014

I'll be away for a little while...

Hello Friends,

I just wanted to let you know that in the next two weeks I will not be posting much because I have final exams and final assignments to finish up.  As much as I would rather be knitting and posting on my blog I do have to put all my efforts into finishing up projects and studying.  I will be done December 9th and will be posting more after that! thank you for following my blog and keeping up with my posts I really appreciate it :)

Take care,

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Favorites: November 21st

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well and working on finishing up all those Holiday gifts.  I have a couple projects on the go that I need to get knitted up for Christmas with so little time! I am also approaching finals and studying and trying to complete assignments that are due in the next two weeks.  It is definitely the busiest time of the year.  Well I have taken some time out however to bring to you some of my favorites this week when I did have a spare moment to browse Pinterest (which I always do!).  Hope you like them!

1. Hedgehog mittens! these are so adorable I would probably be spending more time playing with them like puppets :)
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2.  Crochet cat bed! I think that my two cats would love hanging out in this crocheted cat bed! I have one cat named Moo that loves crawling into things and under blankets he would LOVE this.

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 3.   I love the idea of knitting a blanket with only ten stitches at a time.  This pattern by Frankie Brown on Ravelry shows us how we can knit a zigzag blanket by only knitting ten stitches at a time! and it's a free pattern download! :)

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4.  I just love the look of these cozy crocheted slippers from the blog 2 Create in color.  They would be so nice to wear around the house!  visit the blog for a photo tutorial and pattern :)

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5.   I like the idea of these knitted boot toppers from Fitzbirch crafts.  I think that would look so cute and keep those legs warmer in the cold winter months.

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6. Christmas tree ornaments with the pattern on Ravelry.  These look fun and quick to knit up to decorate the Christmas tree!
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Knitted First Pair of Socks!

Hello Friends,

I am so excited to announce that I have finished the magic loop socks that I have been working on for quite some time now!  I used Very Pink Knits video tutorial to knit them using my magic loop needles.  I will definitely be buying the pattern because I love knitting socks on magic loop! I will be starting some socks for my mom shortly and I feel good now that I have finished one pair to move on to a second pair as a gift. Below are a couple photos of how the socks turned out :)

The next socks I will be knitting are for my mom and I will be knitting a longer cuff of course.  The first pair were practice and focused on learning the more important aspects of knitting socks like turning the heel.  I highly recommend Staci’s videos from Very Pink Knits if you want to learn to knit the socks too because her instructions are very clear.   The socks are so warm and I am wearing them around the house already! it was perfect timing to finish them because it’s colder now and my feet are constantly freezing.  

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a great day :)

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Favorites: November 7th

Hello Friends!

I am so excited to finally post another Friday favorites entry.  I have seen some really interesting and beautiful photos this week and I cannot wait to share them with you.  I love to see what others are doing and finding inspiration.  I hope you enjoy them!

1. Knitting squid.  Because who doesn't love seeing a squid knitting? :)
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2.  I love the look of this mitten! it is made with different colors of wool and looks soft.

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3.  Beautiful leaf beret called "love it, leaf it Beret" so clever. :) Pattern found on the Ravelry account of Melissa LaBarre !

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4.  This adorable pumpkin and booties set! and there's a free pattern too? perfect.

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5.  "What does the fox say?" crochet sleeve and pattern from Chaosandlove! I love it.

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6.  I love the look of this fluted cowl from PurlBee blog! the way it is folded also makes it look very lovely.

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These were my favorites this week! I hope you liked them as well.  Thank you for visiting! I love the company :)

Lisa :)

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hello November: Knitting Goals and Blog Updates

Hello Friends,

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 We are now entering the month of November which brings us closer to the holiday season.  We are getting closer to the time when we begin making plans for Christmas gifts if you celebrate or preparing to bundle up to protect against the cold.  I have posted a countdown to Christmas widget on the sidebar so it might be helpful to keep track of little projects on the go.  Hope you find that useful.  I have been working on finishing the practice socks they are nearing the end now I just have to finish the toes of the second sock.  When I am done these socks I will get started on knitting a few pairs for family.

Almost done the socks!

Some knitting goals for November are:

  1.  Finish the pair of socks
  2. begin knitting socks for my mom
  3. continue knitting the scarf for Liam
  4. knit a new stitch 
  5. post more favorites
I will be posting my goals at the start of every month for the month and at the end of the month about the progress I made towards the goals.  I used to love to do this on a website called 43 Things that is no longer running because they cancelled the site.  RIP 43 things you were great for the goal creaters like me to keep me posting and updating about my goals.  I will do it here instead.

Some of my personal goals are:
  1. get more organized
  2. go to the gym 1-2 times each week
  3. finish reading two books
  4. get most of my Christmas shopping done
  5. study ahead of time for final exams for school
I am looking forward to this month.  I have in more recent years loved November because it is a time after Halloween to relax and before Christmas to get ready for the Holidays.  I also like to begin thinking about Christmas gifts to knit at this time and about the upcoming season and things I would like to do.  

What are your goals this November?

Thank you for visiting! 

"Go out and paint the stars" - Van Gogh

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Hello Friends,

 I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween and enjoyed yourselves however you decided to celebrate!  This year I started off the Halloween festivities with decorating some pumpkins with gauze.  This was an idea I saw on Lauren Conrad’s Instagram and loved the idea so much for its simplicity and for how adorable it is.

I made some of my own by buying pumpkins at a local farm, buying gauze for $3 from Target and wrapping it around the pumpkins.  It is really cute in Lauren's photo to use googly eyes but I didn't have any so I drew them instead.

 I got dressed up as a fairy and went out with some friends of mine.  We had a great time! to make the costume: I bought the dress at Walmart for $3.00, then my sister had the fairy wings from a past year, I bought the flower crown for $11 from Claires, and the blue streak clips from the Spirit of Halloween for $2.00.  I used silver sparkly tights that I had already, and black flats. The whole costume cost me: $16.00! I was pretty happy as a student to put a costume together without breaking the bank.

Me as a fairy for Halloween 

I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

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