Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shades of Purple Shawl WIP

Work in progress - Shades of Purple

My shawl knitting and coffee - a perfect start to my day. 

Working on my Age of Brass and Steam Shawl and contemplating how many more rows of stockinette I should do before starting the last section. I am really enjoying this easy knit and the yarn is wonderful (Malabrigo's Arroyo in Borraja)!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Number 12 Finished!

This is my twelfth pair of socks that I have finished already this year! 12! That is a lot and I am going to have to find a place to keep them all. My basket just won't cut it anymore!

Needle Size: US 1 1/2 (2.5mm) 9" circular needles
Pattern Source:  Enid from A Knitted Sock Society by Rachel Coopey 

I loved making these socks, and the pattern was easy to follow and kept me interested through both socks. I would highly recommend this book to any sock knitters , it has so many enjoyable knits!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Working on Some Socks

My current WIP: Waving socks
This is another pattern from A Knitted Sock Society by Rachel Coopey. This time I am using the pattern Reginald. The yarn is Berroco's Comfort Sock in Hari Hari. I am loving the combination of pattern and yarn, and I am making good progress on this project.

This book has some great patterns in it, and they are great for variegated yarns.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Simple Crochet Project for the House

I recently planted some succulents in two clay pots that I decorated. Sometimes they are outside, but when it is raining I like to bring them in the house.
I made two crochet coasters for them to sit on so they won't damage the wood of the table. 


Plant Coasters
Yarn: Wool and the Gang's Shiny Happy Cotton in Jog Grey (leftovers from another project)
Hook Size: 5mm (H)
Pattern Source: Citrus Coaster by Dona Knits (free Ravelry download!)

I do love the way they turned out. They were a fast project even for me (I do not crochet a lot) and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

His and Hers Socks Pattern

I put the finishing touches on my His and Hers Socks pattern, and it is now available for free on Ravelry! 

Get it HERE

If you do decide to knit these socks, don't forget to post pictures. I love looking at all your gorgeous finished socks.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Unscheduled Blogging Break

 I took an unscheduled blogging break recently. I just wasn't in the mood to write up any posts... so I didn't. This blog is fun for me, and I don't want it to become a chore. Instead, I took a few weeks months off and concentrated on some other exciting happenings in my life: the end of my first year teaching kindergarten (yay for summer break!) and moving into my new house! I have been taking my time off work to do some projects around the house, and making it into our home. It is taking some time, and I have been able to do some small things (I painted the cabinets in the bathrooms!), but what I love the most about having our own house - decorating! I like taking the time to think about each space and what I want it to look like. Even though we aren't even close to getting the house where I want it to be - I am thinking ahead and planning even the smallest of spaces.

Enough about the house - let's move on to the reason for this blog: my knitting! I haven't been knitting as much recently since the house is keeping me busy, but I have completed a few projects that I haven't shared with you yet:

Thora Socks:
Yarn: SweetGeorgia's Tough Love Sock in Ultra Violet
Needle Size: 1 1/2 US (2.5mm) 9" circular needles
Pattern Source: Thora from  A Knitted Sock Society by Rachel Coopey

Yarn: Regia's Design Line by Arne and Carlos in Moon Night
Needle Size: US 2 (2.75mm) 9" circular needles
Pattern Source: My own pattern - I will make it available soon (for free!)
Red Socks for Him:
Yarn: Opal's Rainforest in Fiona Die Geigerin
Needle Size: US 2 (2.75mm) 9" circular needles
Pattern Source: My own pattern - I will make it available soon (for free!)

Her Socks:
Yarn: Regia's Design Line by Arne and Carlos in Star Night
Needle Size: US 2 (2.75mm) 9" circular needles
Pattern Source: My own pattern - I will make it available soon (for free!)

Yes you read that right - I will be releasing my own vanilla sock pattern soon! I know everyone has one, but I love the way my socks turned out so I wanted to share how I made them with everyone. They make socks that are really comfy - they are not tight, but perfect for lounging on cold winter days. I will be putting it up on Ravelry soon and I will let you know when I do!

Happy Knitting!