Monday, May 16

Time to retire the blog...

Poor little neglected blog, wow it's been awhile since I wrote In You,
 but to be honest I've lost interest in the whole blogging thing...
 in fact I don't even read blogs anymore.

 I think it's time I retired my blog. I hardly even go on Facebook anymore, these days the only social media I keep up with are Ravelry and Instagram if you want to find me over there I'm Nanna Pei,
It's  been a fun ride. But i really do think it's time to say good bye😭

Tuesday, March 1

the month of The Simple House Slippers

I think the month of Feburary will be known as the month of the Simple House Slippers, I made 4 pairs, I can't seem to get enough of them...

pattern- Simple House Slippers by Simone A.

Simple House Slippers by Simone A.Premier Yarns Downton Abbey Matthew

4.0 mm needles

Simple House Slippers by Simone A.
yarn-MacAusland's Woollen Mills 2 ply medium


Simple House Slippers by Simone A.yarn-
MacAusland's Woollen Mills 3 ply medium natural
pattern- ribbed socks ewe can knit #189

yarn-Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo Color

pattern-Thermal Boot Cuffs by Julie Tarsha

Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted -bright red

needle -4mm
pattern-Bankhead by Susie Gourlay

yarn-Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted

Ribbed Socks for Kids by Susan B. Anderson
yarn-Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett 4-fädig

Ribbed Socks for Kids by Susan B. Anderson
yarn-Bernat Sox (New)

pattern-Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
yarn-Berroco Sox

I hope March is a great knitting month for all of us

Monday, February 1

it's February already

I can't believe it's February!!! where is the time going? it seems to fly.

here is what I've been up to so far this year in knitting...from January 1 to 31.
Balaclava for Dylan Family Balaclava in 8ply Patons #C46

Nana's sweater Harvest The Simple Collection.
Replacement hat Pussy Cat Patons #98, Family Headwear & Scarves.  
Leg warmers Easy-Peasy Leg Warmers Little Lamby Knits.

 January socks 2016 How I Make My Socks Susan B. Anderson.

Handbrake Kay F Jones.

and last but not least I finished the 
Pokeball Hat Sasha Stavsky
I'm afraid I didn't show my cozy memories blanket any love last month, I was babysitting at Cari's and left it behind, I must remember to get it next time I'm over there. 

On a more personal note I had a Doctor appointment in January and my blood pressure was still higher than he'd like it to be, so he put me on a low sodium diet and recommend the I stop drinking Pop (soda) I was drinking 3 cans a day,  well it's been 22 days since I had a diet coke and honestly I don't miss it at all, and my bp has come down, so win win!

Sunday, December 27

2016 knitting goals

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, we did here I was spoiled rotten again this year.

We had a fantastic day with all of the family, the kids were full of excitement and wonder, they are at the perfect age for christmas,

I'm just sitting here now getting caught up on a few podcast and they are all talking about the past year in knitting and their plans for the new year ahead.

Last year was an epic knitting year for me, 2015 knits
14 sweaters,
11 pairs of mittens,
12 hats,
12 pairs of socks.
a cowl. Started a cozy memories blanket on the first day of summer and managed to get 56 squares in. (17,122 meters in 50 projects) 

Thinking ahead to 2016 and my knitting goals, I want to do at least
2 blanket squares a week.
Knit 2 sweaters,
12 pairs of socks,
 6 hats (little Dylan has been waiting 2 years for the Pokémon hat this year for sure!)
 6 pairs of mittens,
 I am also planning on taking part in Hudson Valley knits (Mimes)Senior love a long I want to make 12 washcloths for that.

I hope to you have a safe and happy new years eve and I hope to be around more in the blog in the new year.

Friday, September 25

Happy fall y'all!

 the Summer doesn't want to leave we are still having beautiful beach days here and we are taking in every one of them.

I have a few knits to show off

Harvest #2 for Julia's Mommy I added pockets as requested by Cari

another pair of mittens for the cooler days ahead, pattern Patons #500876, Next Steps Seven: Mittens 
and Gloves

New projects on the needles are Harvest #3 for Kelli, and a couple Barley hats

still working on, Cozy Memories blanket,and Baker Street.

Saturday, September 12

well look who's back

That's right I'm back... we had an awesome fun filled summer, with tons of beach, water park and pool days. I am sure these days will keep us going all winter long. I was able to hide away and knit.
 I don't think one day went by that I didn't pick up the needles and knit on something, even through the month of August where we had record high temperatures.


how I make-my-socks-5






I also have a few projects that are still being worked on, Cozy Memories blanket
Baker Street this is a free pattern from knitty fall 2015
So my plans for this blog is to try and do a post a week, this will be a challange for me but I shall try my best!

Thursday, July 9

Taking a break

life has been very busy lately, and I find it harder and harder to find the time to blog. so I have decided to take the summer off... I hope to be back in the fall... I'll still be knitting, so if you want keep up with me I'll be posting to Ravelry  and on instagram pop on over anytime.
I hope you all have a fantastic summer doing all the things that make you happy see ya soon!

Sunday, June 21

obsessed with sock knitting

For the past few weeks I've been obsessed with sock knitting... sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, but I took them on my phone.

first pair knitted were my How I Make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson
Started May 12 2015 Completed May 23 2015
Needle and yarn 2.5 mm dpns Patons Kroy Socks Jacquards colour Fern Rose Jaquard

 Then came Hubs Birthday Sox
Started June 1 2015 Completed June 8 2015
 Pattern How I Make My Socks by Susan B. Anderson
Needle and yarn 2.5 mm dpns Schachenmayr Regia Viva Color colour 4870 Boulevard

 and last but not least Blueberry Waffle Socks by Sandy Turner

Started June 6 2015 Completed June 20 2015
needle and yarn 2.5mm dpns Regia Color 4-ply / 4-fädig Colour 09375
I am positive I'll be knitting more socks this summer!

Sunday, June 14

gotta love 'em

although it wasn't sweater weather I finally got all the kids together in one  place for the picture of everyone in their flax sweater.

Tuesday, May 19

Dylan wanted me to do a post on his Lego creations. he's worked really hard on them and he's very proud of his creations.