Saturday, December 27, 2014

The New Year is approaching!

Hello friends,

 How is everyone doing? I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! This Christmas was so busy! I managed to finish my boyfriend Liam’s scarf but I did not finish my mom’s socks but we agreed that they would be for her birthday in February instead.   I cannot believe how close to the New Year it is! It is almost 2015!  
I wanted to review my resolutions for this year’s knitting and then set some new resolutions for this year.  I think making resolutions helped me to keep focused on what I wanted to accomplish.

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2014 Resolutions update:

1. Knit a sweater: I wanted to accomplish this goal this year but I never started it which I think is probably the most important to completing a sweater is just beginning the project.  This year I will start to knit a sweater bit by bit and then finish it by the end of the year. 

2. Knit socks: This year I did knit my first pair of socks! I wear them around the house and they are pretty cozy just a bit big but I make do.  You can see my post about knitting the socks by clicking on this link >>>First pair of socks!
3. Knit another pair of mittens: I did not get around to knitting another pair of mittens this year sadly.  I saw a cute pattern at the end of last year that I thought I might want to try.  

4. Try following a pattern:  I knitted a basketweave baby blanket for my little cousin this year following the "Basketweave baby blanket" pattern.  You can see the post and the finished blanket by clicking on this link >>>> Basketweave Baby Blanket Pattern

5. Try fair isle: I did try my hand at switching colors and then knitting a giant heart with a gray background and watching fair isle knitting videos but I never completed a project using fair isle.  

6. Knit different stitches:  I knitted the Bamboo Stitch, and the Star Stitch this year! click on the links to visit my entries about the stitches.

2015  Resolutions !

1. knit a sweater 
2.  learn more stitches: I love learning new stitches it is  a lot of fun and challenges me to try new ways of knitting projects.
3. knit family and friends Christmas gifts this year: I really want to knit my family and friends Christmas gifts in 2015 so I better start now :P
4. knit mittens again

What are your New Years Resolutions in your craft this year? 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Knitting Christmas Gifts

Hello Friends,

I am back from exams! it is such a busy time of the year.  I really missed posting on the blog and I also really missed knitting while I was studying! I finished my exams early last week and I have been working pretty much full time with very little time to knit or post on here but tonight I have some time to catch up.  I am currently knitting up my boyfriend's Christmas present which is a black scarf to match the black hat I knitted him last year! he has been wearing the hat I knitted him a lot and I even end up borrowing it quite often when I am cold and without my own :P it has come in quite handy for both of us!
Here's how it looks so far: the yarn I am using for the scarf is Lion Brand: Thick and Quick Wool ease. Color black.

Scarf progress

I have also started knitting the socks for my mom using a very nice mustard color wool.  I am following very pink knits pattern. I downloaded it from her website.  It is coming in handy again while I am knitting I can watch the videos she posted along with the pattern.
Here is a photo of them so far:  I am using Loops & Threads: 1st Kiss. Gold color.

Sock progress

I am almost done my Christmas shopping I have bought so much for family and my boyfriend Liam.  I love to spoil them at this time of the year! It is fun to shop for others and to think of how they might enjoy what you buy for them.  'Tis the season!

I just bought Pentatonix’s Christmas album tonight called “That’s Christmas to Me” and I have had their hit song “that’s Christmas to me” in my head all night.  It is such a beautiful song and I cannot wait to listen to all the songs on the album!  They have such a lovely sound when they sing together.  They even have a very nice version of “let it go” from Frozen.

I hope you are all enjoy the holiday season!  Thank you for visiting J


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