Sunday, October 29, 2023

Finished Knitting the Cozy Pumpkin Hat

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I finished knitting the Cozy Pumpkin Hat by Ksenia Naidyon. I really enjoyed knitting it and Evan looked so cute wearing his hat today at the pumpkin patch. It was such a cold day I was glad he had the hat on to keep him warm. He also had the baby blanket on that I knitted for him too. 

Cozy Pumpkin Hat

Pattern: Cozy Pumpkin Hat by Ksenia Naidyon

Needles: US 8, 5 mm

Yarn: Loops & Threads yarn worsted yarn in the colorway pumpkin for body of the hat and Spring green for the stem. 

Notes: notes on Ravelry. I didn't add the vine which I loved because I couldn't seem to get the i-cord to curl. I will work on this to add to the hat it would be such a cute addition.

Joining along with As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday

Thank you for visiting my blog today! It was a busy fun day today with my family, Liam and Evan. I really enjoyed going on the hay ride and looking at the farm animals with Evan. It is so fun to experience these things with our baby now and see the world through his eyes. 

Have a great day!

Monday, October 23, 2023

Knitting Pumpkin Hat, Puzzle, and Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I finished reading It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover. It was such a good book and definitely a page turner for me. I felt like reading it all the time to see what happened next. I asked for the next book in the short series; It Starts With Us for my birthday in anticipation that I would love the first one. I am so glad I did because I can't wait to get started on her sequel next. I cast on a pumpkin hat using the Cozy Pumpkin Hat pattern by Ksenia Naidyon. We are going to the pumpkin patch soon with Evan, so I wanted to knit him a pumpkin hat to wear while we were there. It is getting cold out too so will be good for him to have the festive hat to wear. So far I have knitted the hem and a bit of the body of the hat but still a ways to go to finish it. 

 I worked on my puzzle a bit this weekend that I haven't done in a long time. This one with the cats and books is fun to work on and there is a lot of detail. I managed to get some time to work on it when Millie was busy looking for a fly so she didn't attack the puzzle. It is just part of the puzzle below. 

Millie is doing well. She was busy with the fly lately I think it flew away I haven't seen it for awhile. She is so gentle with Evan and he is still so excited when he sees here and she sometimes rolls over onto her back in a friendly way. 

I was so happy to be able to take Evan out on a walk and use the Arches baby blanket I knitted to keep him warm. Soon it will be too cold and we will be getting him a zip up for winter walks in the stroller. Evan is also doing so well.  He is almost 11 months old now and wanting to walk and crawl everywhere. He is eating so many solids now and he is so curious about a lot we have around. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that you are having a good start to the week and had a good weekend. I am getting excited for Halloween now. I won't be doing too much, but I like to watch a Halloween movie and have some candy and chocolate on Halloween night. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Finished Knitting the Arches Baby Blanket

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I am so happy to announce that I finished the baby blanket I have been working on for my baby since last November. It has taken me so long and I am proud to be done. I am a mom to a 10 month old baby and found time during naps and chances I could get to have a moment to knit. I followed the Arches baby blanket pattern on Ravelry and you can find links and more notes below. 

Arches Baby Blanket

Pattern: Arches Baby Blanket by LJM Designs

Needles: circular needles US 6,  4.0 mm 

Yarn: Snuggly Wuggly in colorway pale blue

Notes: Ravelry link  In the photos below the blanket has not been washed and blocked yet. I will be doing that tomorrow and the edges will then be more straight once blocked. 

Toys pictured above: Wooden elephant pull toy by Hape, Bumbly bear by Jellycat.(I bought small size)

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I am happy to share my finished project with you all. It has been a long time coming and I am so happy my baby can finally use it! He is one at the end of next month so I am finished just in time while he is still a baby lol I have casted on a pumpkin hat for Evan that I am excited about as well that I will be sharing with you next week. I am continuing to read It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover it is definitely a page turner for me and really enjoying it. What are you working on and reading this week? I hope that you had a great weekend and have a good week ahead.

Have a great day,

Monday, October 2, 2023

Knitting the Baby Blanket, Project Plans for Fall, Reading On

 Hello Friends,

I hope you are having a good day. I have been busy with Evan and he is wanting to walk (assisted) everywhere now. He is getting stronger so he lets it be known where he wants to walk to. He is so interested by Millie as she approaches and he laughs and tries to catch up to her. She mostly runs away from him probably thinking that he can grab her quickly and he does sometimes but he also does a lot of gentle pats as we also model for him.  Below is a photo of Evan at the Vtech learning walker we got him recently. He loves to play peekaboo with the barn door. One day I was hearing peekaboo over and over.

I have been knitting the blanket and got to the end of the 16 row repetitions of the pattern I had to knit 13 times. I am now moving on to the knitting 9 rows to end the blanket and bind off at the end. I realised I needed more yarn, so I ordered some from Michaels today along with some other yarn for upcoming project. I can't wait to be finished and then  I will wash and block the blanket so he can use it.

I am continuing to read It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover. I read a bit each night and I look forward to this time to wind down before bed. I am enjoying the story so far and am always interested in what will happen next. I am happy to have incorporated some reading into each day. I love reading and want to read more books. 

I am planning on knitting Evan a pumpkin hat for our upcoming Fall trip to the pumpkin patch. I found a cute pattern on Ravelry called Cozy Pumpkin Hat by Ksenia Naidyon. I bought two skeins of Patons Canadiana Yarnspirations yarn in the colorway pumpkin and also green yarn for the stem and vine in the colorway Spring Green. I also plan to start knitting Evan a stocking for Christmas which I will start soon as well to be done in time. I was thinking of making one to match Millie's. I knitted her one a couple of years ago with her name on it.

I still love my Yarn & coffee mug from Yarn Mamas a long time ago. I look forward to my cup of coffee when Evan is down for his first nap around 10 now. I like to have the pumpkin spice Silk creamer now that it is pumpkin spice season. They also have a peppermint mocha flavour I will have once it is Christmastime.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that you are having a good day. It is Thanksgiving this upcoming weekend for us in Canada, so I will be busy this week and weekend getting ready for my family to come over. My mom will be helping me to make the turkey this year at our place. Looking forward to that time together and to have a delicious meal with my family. It is Evan's first Thanksgiving, so we are so happy he will be sitting with us at the table in his highchair.  

Hope you have a great day!

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