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-f├Ądig 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.

Sunday, April 26

4 sweaters in one month

well it's hard for my to believe it, but I have knitted 4 sweaters this month, all of them the Flax pattern. Now all the grand kids have one... I hope to get a pic of them all together wearing their sweaters.

white one is for Liam, Blue one is for Jacob, and the red one is for Nate.

Friday, April 10

Favourite knits

Do you have a favourite knit? I do it's the Flax sweater. I love everything about this sweater, I just finished Julia's sweater, in fact I plan on knitting all the Grand kids one this year. Yesterday I casted on my 5th Flax, this one is going to be for Liam.
I have already separated for the sleeves and have 5" of the body done,
honestly these sweaters fly off the needles, it usually takes less than a week for me to make one.

Pattern Flax by tincanknits
 Size 6-8 years
 needle US 6 - 4.0 mm US 8- 5.0mm 
Yarn-less than 4 skeins Schachenmayr original Bravo=200 grams
 Colorway charcoal neon tweed

as you can tell from the photo old man winter doesn't want to leave the Island, we still have a ton of snow here just when it starts melting the temperature drops and we get a fresh layer of snow.