Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween & How to Knit a Pumpkin!

Hello Friends! 

I love Halloween and all it comes with, costumes, decor, candy and watching Halloween related . movies. I also enjoy seeing all the cute knitting creations on other people's blogs and Instagram. It is a lot of fun to see what you all are knitting and crocheting. Today I just finished knitting up a pumpkin just in time for Halloween! I will post photos of my completed pumpkin below and a video made by Studio Knit which I used to knit up my pumpkin. I loved following her videos on how to both knit the pumpkin and the i-cord which was new for me, I love knitting I-Cords they are fun and quick and turn out really nicely. Tonight I am going to stay in with my boyfriend and watch a cute Halloween movie like Hocus Pocus and eat chocolate and candy.

Here is the video I followed to knit the pumpkin by Studio Knit: 

Happy Halloween, hope you all have a good one!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Day spent Knitting, Reading and Blogging

Hello Friends,

I hope that you are having a good day and enjoying these final days of October. Today I was spending time knitting my second sock with Charisma Heather yarn by Loops & Threads as a Christmas gift to my mom. She liked the socks I knit her last year so I am making her another pair this time in the denim color she liked. My sister also requested a pair for Christmas so I will be busy! I love this time of the year, Halloween is soon approaching with the thoughts of my favorite holiday Christmas coming in a couple of months.

I started reading a book called Zen and the Art of Knitting by Bernadette Murphy which I am really enjoying so far. I thought I would share this book because it discusses knitting as an art form, the benefits of knitting, why people knit, and shares stories about people knitting who the author has interviewed. I am excited to read more of the book, I started reading it last night and I was reading more today. Here is my cat trying to get my yarn while I take a photo!

I have been on Instagram more often now posting photos and following other people and liking their photos. I am really happy having new followers and being able to see other people's projects which they knitted or crocheted. It truly is a wonderful community and I am proud to be a part of it. You can follow me on Instagram by clicking on the link below this post :)

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

One Knitted Ribbed Hat

Hello friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I can't believe it's over already! I just finished knitting a ribbed stitch hat over the weekend and looking forward to wearing it when it gets colder. I have also started knitting some socks as a gift for my mom for Christmas which I will post about later this week! below are some photos of the hat I wanted to share with you.

A photo of myself wearing the hat 

Pattern: the pattern is very simple 
  • Cast on 70 stitches on magic loop needles( or more depending on the size of your head, needles, and yarn), divide stitches between the two needles 
  • knit two stitches, then purl two stitches all the way around to create the ribbed stitch
  • Once you knit up to the crown of your head, begin to decrease 
  • Decide how many decreases you would like to make on the decreasing rows (example: I knit 7 then knit together two, then repeated all around, then knit/purl a row, then the next row I knit 6 then knit together ...etc...)
  • Keep to the knitting and purling of the ribbed stitch pattern. On my first attempt I knit to decrease the top and it looked odd with garter stitch instead of ribbed stitch! 
  • Once you end up with 6 or 7 stitches, pull the yarn through with a darning needles and then tie a knot and weave in the strand under the top of the hat. 

Then you are finished! hope the pattern wasn't too confusing I made it up from making hats for quite some time and following other's patterns.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you all have a good night and have a great week :)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Have I Become a Plant Lady?

Hey Friends!

I saw this cute picture below on Hellogiggle's Instagram one day and I thought to myself slowly with each plant I am buying I am becoming a plant lady as opposed to the crazy cat lady stereotype (which I would totally be if my landlord allowed cats!).  The caption was #plantlady is the new #catlady on the photo and I thought that is me.
Art by Kelly Marcelle Malka (@bykellymalka)photo source

Just throwing it out there, how many plant ladies follow my blog? how many plants do you have? I am at 8 plants now. There are two succulents, one Rhoeo, three African Violets, one lucky bamboo, and one air plant. I love them!  I could probably buy more. For now while I can't have cats, because once I get a cat it will be harder to have plants around. Below is a picture of all of my plants together on the windowsill, usually I have the bamboo plant and the air plant in other locations but I brought them together for a family photo today.

That's all for now,
Have a good day plant ladies and non-plant ladies!

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! and happy Fall!

Hello Friends,

I wanted to wish you all a happy Fall and for those celebrating in Canada this weekend, a happy Thanksgiving!  I have been a bit M.I.A lately because I have been working on knitting a hat but put on hold for awhile during this time but I will pick it back up again soon! I am looking forward to knitting socks for my mom for Christmas and maybe some other little Christmas gifts or ornaments.

Almost finished the hat, just need to decrease 

 I went to my boyfriends' mother's place yesterday for Thanksgiving lunch, it was nice to spend the afternoon with them catching up. Today is Thanksgiving at my parents house and I am looking forward to eating Turkey and seeing my family again. My boyfriend's mother set the table with the white pumpkin theme and had a giant pumpkin on the table with festive garland with leaves and twine. At each place at the table was a miniature pumpkin with our initials. It was so cute I had to take ours home! (pic below of our white pumpkins)

Our pumpkins with initials and our pumpkins from Michael's in the background

 I love this time of the year and I am getting excited for Halloween now. Unfortunately I cannot hand out candies to Trick-or-Treaters this year since I live in an apartment but I will probably watch a bunch of Halloween movies to keep in the spirit the night of.

Hope you all enjoy the weekend!

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