Wednesday, October 25

This is why I love fall







A few shots that I took along my morning walk this is why I love fall.the weather has been absolutely marvelous this autumn sunny and warm, so I am taking advantage of every day going on long strolls through the neighbourhood.

Wednesday, March 15

March 15th

It's a beautiful day here today, and that "big storm" that was forcasted to hit the island yesterday, never happened, thank goodness,
just didn't want to be shoveling snow this late in the winter,
I mean, come on its only 5 days to the first day of spring!

I've have had a real quiet week didn't really do much of anything.
I did worked on a few ornaments for the yearofornaments knit a long, my intention is to knit up 3 boxes of ornaments, one for myself and the other two for my girls.
 If I every figure out my pictures issues, I'll edit this post to add photos of them, they are so cute.
I also have a pair of simple house slippers on the needles I love having these on the needles it's nice to have a bunch of them in a basket by the door so visitors have something to slip on their feet.
 Next Monday is the start of march break here and I'm going to have the grandkids here for the whole week, so I'll have to come up with a plan to keep them occupied, there will be a bit of baking and a few crafts I've pined from Pinterest, and a lot of board games. Maybe a trip to a indoor playground and a movie. and then in April I'll have 3 of my grandsons for a week long sleepover while their parents go down to the Dominican for a well deserved holiday. I hope I can make it a fun stay for the boys and the won't miss them too much. Yeah so that's my plan anyway. I hope you had a great week and I'll talk again soon bye

Friday, March 10

So what have I been up to...

I was just sitting here working on a new pair of mittens for myself, using some patons kroy from deep deep stash, I lost the ball band but I'm sure it is Called gray brown marl, a very popular colour back in the day, although it's March it's still cold enough to wear mittens, especially when I'm going for my walks.
The pattern I'm using is a new one from tincanknits, I believe it is Called "worlds simplest mittens" I'll try to link it here,   an awesome pattern, any size, any weight yarn...and it's "free",how great is that? I can't seem to publish photos on here anymore, If you can tell me how to get instagram pictures or how to up load from my iphone that would be fantastic but all my pictures are on instagram I'm nannapei there, so if you want to see my finished pieces that's where you'll find them.

I finished my March socks earlier in the week, made from more deep stash patons kroy, again not sure of the colour name? The pattern I used has become a favorite of mine called the blueberry waffle, just a 4 row pattern repeat and I find them them a very comfortable sock to wear.


I'm still doing the DASH diet feeling great. I think it's become my new lifestyle, I don't even think about it anymore, it comes as second nature to me. Not noticing any pounds coming off when i get weighed however I do see a difference in the way my clothes fit me now so much looser,

I even had to go down two sizes since last summer. I've managed to stay away from diet pop which I thought was going to be so hard for me, but I realized I didn't even like the taste of the stuff,  it just became a habit and I haven't had a cup of coffee since January 2016 and I was a huge coffee drinker. I did however switch to tea but a healthier decaffeinated kind...best decision I made in a long time,just wish I had made it sooner. As for my exercising I started doing free weights 3 times a week and I try my very best to get out a take a walk in the morning and then again after supper before I settle in to watch coronation street and pick up my knitting.  Well that's about it for now I'll be back soon fingers crossed. Until then keep safe and love what you are doing.

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.

needles-4.mm




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

4.0 mm needles


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

needles-4mm

pattern-
Simple House Slippers by Simone A.yarn-
MacAusland's Woollen Mills 3 ply medium natural
needles-4mm
pattern- ribbed socks ewe can knit #189

yarn-Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo Color

needles-3.75
pattern-Thermal Boot Cuffs by Julie Tarsha

yarn- 
Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted -bright red

needle -4mm
pattern-Bankhead by Susie Gourlay

yarn-Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted

needles-4.5
pattern-
Ribbed Socks for Kids by Susan B. Anderson
yarn-Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett 4-fädig

needles-2.75mm
pattern-
Ribbed Socks for Kids by Susan B. Anderson
yarn-Bernat Sox (New)

needles-2.75
pattern-Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
yarn-Berroco Sox

needles-2.5mm
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.








 blueberry-waffle-socks-2

how I make-my-socks-5



jelly-roll-baby-cloths

flax-8

barley-8

how-i-make-my-socks-6

harvest

blizzard
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!