So, another year has passed! How did I do with my Year of Project List for 2018/2019??? Finish my Charlotte Afghan: FAIL. I think I added one round. This will go onto this years list. Knit myself the hat I am totally in love with: FAIL. I didn't knit it. This will go onto this … Continue reading Year of Projects-Completion List
Part of my Year of Projects list was to make socks, particularly using new techniques. My first pair of socks were a worsted weight pair as I followed along with Marly Bird's "My First Socks KAL". I learned quite a bit and they have made good "wear around the house instead of slippers" socks. Next … Continue reading Socks
Good Morning! My last post was *YIKES* in mid-March. Things just became very hectic around here and I blinked and boom, it was April. (Two kiddos hit by a nasty stomach bug stinks...but everyone is feeling better now!) I've continued to work on my scrapy magic ball afghan and I think one more ball will … Continue reading Social Media Break
Good morning! I have added several magic balls to my stash buster granny afghan. There is absolutely no thought into the order of the colors, totally random as I find quarter and half skeins in my stash. I find it fun to change color and remember what project I made. I have also started a … Continue reading Adding Magic
Today, I had a baby sitter for a few hours. After FOREVER, my first socks are done! Marly Bird had a great KAL, My First Socks. She had both written pattern and video tutorials for a pair of worsted weight socks. All I can say is thank goodness these were worsted weight or I may … Continue reading My First Socks-Complete!
I love, and I mean LOVE, my Simplicity 8022 pajama pants. (Seen here , here and here) I have pairs made out of flannel and cotton. I have gotten more than my moneys worth out of this pattern (although, I paid on $.99 for it). I really needed some summer pajama bottoms. I tried a Butterick … Continue reading Summer Sewing
Happy weekend! I had to take a break from my socks due to kids school vacation and life getting in the way. However, I'm back at it. Using Marly Bird's great videos, I have completed one heel turn and gusset! I chose to knit the alternative gusset that Marly provides (both ways are in the … Continue reading Sock Anatomy