Good Sunday morning!
Looking out my window as I write this post, and all I see is cloud and rain. Great day to stay inside, write blog posts, read blog posts and knit! Good thing I am already doing that ;)
Anyway… I have exciting news. I finished the colourful socks! They are awesome… See?
I love love love them! And they were super easy to make. Using a so 2.25 needle was an experience though… I am used to 4, 5 and 6 sized needles. It was slower going for the socks, but it was so worth it.
I am now onto these ones…
They will be ankle socks and so soft and luxurious. Berraco comfort sock yarn is amazing.
Then I will have to cast on a not so plain patterned sock. I am thinking of tackling a patterned sock with eyelets and cables and stuff…
But I also have to make a dent In Slipper knitting for a Christmas bazaar I am participating in. I am starting to get that feeling in the pit of my stomach that tells me to “knit all the things”
I usually get that way after I finish a biggish project… And socks qualify as biggish.
Must go surf the net for fun patterns..
This past week was SO FAST! And SO BUSY!
I stayed pretty WIP-monogamous this week… Working hard to finish off the brightly striped socks. My feet want to wear them… With sandals ;)
I just need another day or two to finish them.
One would think that I would have finished them this past week… Since half way through the week my hubby and I had a pleasant surprise… His parents took both of our sons away for two nights to a trailer for a mini vaycay!
But it is hard to knit like a crazy woman when the hubby and I seized the opportunity to have a date night… And taking knitting to an all-you-can-eat buffet is virtually impossible…. But I did get to go to the knit night the second night at my LYS… So awesome… So needed!
These followed me home though…
Yup… You see correctly… One is already caked properly for two at a time socks on magic loop ;)
But I have put the yummy yarn away… At to not be tempted… Because that happens.
But this is what I have done on the funky brightly striped socks…
Just the foot and toe shaping of both socks left to go ;)
Before I go.. Let me leave you with a photo of my monkeys… They are my biggest distracter when if comes to my knitting. That aside, they bring my such joy and I marvel in their awesomeness always… Even when they drive me crazy…
Happy sunny day to you. This week saw very little progress on YoPyr4 items. This is how much I have done in some socks…
But I had a couple of diversions.
I have a friend that wants to learn to crochet, so she can make a Christmas-y afghan for her self. She wanted it to look like mint candies. And I found a pattern, recently released by Red Heart, but it is HARD, even for a seasoned fibre artist… Interlocking crochet, in the round. O. M. G. !!! Apparently there. Is an instructional video being released by the Crochet Crowd on Thursday… I may have to wait and try again then… Because I then have to teach HER how to do it! However, I did try something else… In hopes she would want to scale down the difficulty…
This is a cute little African flower hexagon. I like it!
And I made this….
One of those super quick and super easy all-in-one sweaters – it is for my best friends daughter. Her birthday party is next week… So we are all set.
I can hardly wait to read other posts from YoPyr4 bloggers!
Until next week, happy knitting!
So this is it. Year three is finished! Where did the time go…
As I spent the last week reflecting on what I did, I found myself making some photo collages to best show my pieces of work over the past 52 weeks.
So many projects! Some big and some small… Some for me… Many for others. And some great de-stashing!
Here is what I have done…
Not too bad I think!
I have recently written a page outlining my plan for YoPyr4. You can find it here. Or just find YoPyr4 on the top of this blog. I love that fact that I have a semi-plan established this year…. Hopefully will make things run fairly smooth, and help guide me when I just want to knit or crochet everything all at once!
I will also use this banner for year four.
I like to change it up every now and again… Keeps it fresh!
Now I must go and read some other blogs… Have a good day!
Wow. We are at the end of the road!
Not too much to report this week… Just this ;)
Gave this darling little empire waist crochet tutu dress to my youngest niece today for her birthday! She LOVED it. Here is a pic of here wearing it!
My sister in law reports we will likely ask to wear it everyday after daycare for the next week ;)
I love how good kids can make you feel.
I did also manage to snap a shot of me participating in World Wide Knit (crochet) in Public week. This photo was taken while riding the ZooMobile at the Metro Toronto Zoo just yesterday.
Stay tuned next week when I attempt a photo montage of the projects of the last year.
Wow… Two more weeks after this until year three is all over! I can hardly believe it.
Time to report again! And whereas I did work diligently on a sweater for my friends daughter most of this week… I ran into a couple of diversions…
These slippers were so fun to make. The longest part if them were knitting the soles. I made them two at a time, so that I could assure they be the exact same length ;)
They were given yesterday to a lovely woman that has been working with my older son on Saturdays in an enrichment academic program that he has attended all year
Then I made this.
This cheeky little monkey finds mischief everywhere! He was quick and fun to make!
That is it about it for this week though… Don’t forget that it is World Wide Knit In Public Week! Get out and create EVERYWHERE!
This was a “I want to knit ALL OF IT” kind if week for me. I currently have 4 WIPS on the go that I am paying attention to… And there is a reason for this… Nerd Wars (on ravelry) started last Sunday! I have submitted two projects this week… The baby sweaters I finished last Sunday ( there is one challenge that you are allowed to have started it before the start day of the competition). And the a pair of minion slippers for my younger son! That are pretty Stinkin’ cute! See?
I have two projects left to go (both of which I think I now what I am doing, but still not 100% sure). As well as a charitable challenge of some kind… Which I will fulfill today at the “walk now for Autism Speaks” walk in downtown Toronto. And the dissertation… The project that can be done over three the months of the Nerd Wars competition.
I will like be submitting a proposal that I do two pairs of socks. Two TOP DOWN socks with a heel flap. In the past,I have only done toe up socks with short row heels. So these two pairs of socks are to take me out of my comfort zone in many ways.
Because when you submit a dissertation, you have to show photos of swatches of your planned project, I found out that you can submit cuffs of socks as swatches. So I got around to doing these swatches/cuffs this week.
I will use the same pattern for both socks – the Vanilla Latte sock pattern on Ravelry. They are top down with heel flap :)
Other than that… There is not much else to report…. Other than I am thinking that my YoPyr4 list for me will will consist of 3 to 5 pairs of socks… 15 or so pairs of slippers, a sweater for myself, sweaters for my nieces, zombie squirrels for my sons, charting a design for simple beanies for the folks at my sons’ TaeKwonDo school, plus many last minute add ons I am sure.
Have fun, be safe and keep knitting and crocheting this week.