year of projects: week 5

This week brings no finishes to share again. Maybe all the heat was getting to me (our AC bit it!), I just didn’t want to knit all that much, not even one stitch on any socks, it feels strange! I did spend a little time knitting on my Super Raccoon though!

knitting with this guy beside me ๐Ÿ˜ป he's calmed down a lot today, finally sleeping without waking and freaking out a little. Vet tomorrow for a check up! #knittersofinstagram #georgethecat #catsofinstagram

I love knitting this toy and I really can’t wait to finish. I decided to stop knitting after the face stripe and put the yarn onto waste yarn so that I would be able to stuff it before finishing. That hole between the legs is where you’re supposed to do that but it’s far too small, it would take forever!

Put in waste yarn so I can knit the snout and then stuff the body before finishing the head. there's just no way I can stuff the entire body through that small hole between the legs! ๐Ÿ™ˆ #knittersofinstagram #toyknitting #craftastherapy #rebecca

I’m going to attach all the limbs before I stuff the body. I like how this designer attaches the limbs by picking up stitches instead of sewing them on later. My kids woke up not feeling well today, so we’ll be staying in and I’ll spend some time attaching limbs.

I’m hoping to spend some time on my socks this week, I’d like to get some socks off the needles!

You can find other Year of Project updates here.

Thanks for visiting today โ™ฅ
Casey

happy things

Let’s start with the happiest thing of all, my cat George came home! He had been gone for two months. During the last month, I started having mixed emotions because the kids kept spotting him and he would run away. So, I knew he was okay and out there, just not coming home and it was making me feel like a bad owner. I know I’m not but I sureย questioned it!

The George has come home two months later, for now he is anyway, we'll see what he does. I've had some mixed emotions about him being gone in the last month, he's been spotted around but just never came home and it has annoyed me a lot! He's in now though

Anyway, he is finally home again. He was definitely starving, I can feel his ribs. I can tell that he’s already starting to feel better, he’s sleeping without startling awake as much and he’s looking for wet food. He’s a spoiled cat, before this he would only touch wet food, never dry. He’s also not meowing as strangely anymore, except when I leave the house. He’s always been pretty attached to me but right now it seems to stress him out if I leave his sight too long.

knitting with this guy beside me ๐Ÿ˜ป he's calmed down a lot today, finally sleeping without waking and freaking out a little. Vet tomorrow for a check up! #knittersofinstagram #georgethecat #catsofinstagram

new projects

so loving this!! ๐Ÿ˜ #knittersofinstagram #toyknitting #craftastherapy #rebeccadangerI started Randolph Raccoon!

glowing socks (again)

Glowing knit socks! Always fun at glow bowling!! #glowbowling #socktawk #sockknittersofinstagramI wore socks that glowed at bowling again! They’re my So Over the Rainbow socks knit in yarn by Spun Right Round.

new books

thanks @lululoves_uk for asking #widn I'm enjoying a little bit of sun and a new book while my kids are at the youth program in the park. #bookstagram #crochetgirlgangIt has been very hot here this last week and our air conditioner finally bit it, so I’ve decided to just embrace the heat a little. Also, even though it’s hot out, it’s hotter inside! We walk to the school park and I lay out my finished scrappy blanket and read a little while the kids go into the school for the youth program or play on the playground. The other day I started a new book, I Will Always Write Back. It’s about two pen pals, one in the United States, the other in Africa. I’m really enjoying it!

linking up with KCCO and Yarn Along today ๐Ÿ™‚

thanks for stopping by! โ™ฅ
Casey

year of projects: week 4

Hello, happy Sunday!

I didn’t knit too much this week, we spent a lot of time out of the house and I got pretty caught up in just doing outdoor things, so I didn’t pull out too much knitting. Although, I did knit at the beach for 30 minutes, that was nice and relaxing.

knitting with the whitest legs at the beach!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ never any color on me! #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #beachknitting

socks – 1/20

I have three pairs of socks on the needles! I tried this being non monogamous before and hated it but I’m at it again. I don’t even know how it happened. I worked on two different socks during this past week.

I say nope to the heat today! Hiding in with air conditioning & my Jelly Rolls, ready to start knitting the arch ribbing. #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #jellyrollsocks #craftastherapy #sockknittersofinstagram #knitpicks #hedgehogfibres

I cast on my Jelly Roll socks, I love the double cuff, it’s so much fun! I have gotten into the ribbed arch but I’m planning on ripping it back to knit just a plain foot, the ribbing is just too tight. I think if I had knit a size up, it would fit fine. For the next pair, I’ll have to remember to cast on more stitches.

blueberry waffling! It's the Regia Fluormania, it was a birthday gift & my husband hinted he wanted socks from it, so I'm being nice and knitting it for him. I've knit with the brand before and I liked it but this ball is not feeling great at all, hoping

I also cast on socks for my husband with the Blueberry Waffle pattern.ย He was out of town the day before my birthday and stopped into a yarn shop where he was and bought me two skeins of the Regia Fluormania in Neon Ocean. He thought I needed two for one pair but I don’t mind, I’ll just be sure to knit myself socks to match. I have knit socks from this line before and I liked it but this skein is not feeling great at all. I absolutely love how it looks, so I really hope a good soak will soften it up!

toys – still none but I have Knit Superheroes by Rebecca Danger out from the library, so I will be casting on Randolf Raccoon.

blankets – didn’t touch any again this week.

miscellaneous – nothing this week.

You can find other Year of Project updates here. I am loving finding so many new bloggers through this project!

Thanks for visiting today! โ™ฅ
Casey

 

year of projects – week 3

I didn’t update last week, I had nothing to really share since I had shared my list so close to the end of the first week. I have things to tick off my list now though!

socks – 1/20
finished my #oneweeksockchallenge socks last night!! ๐Ÿ’“ #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #boxosoxkal #rainbowknits

When I first wrote out my list, I didn’t have a number of socks I wanted finished but I updated it and now want to get 20 pairs done this year. I have my Jelly Rolls on the needles right now, so I may be able to cross those off the list next week! I did finish one pair last week as part of the One Week Sock Challenge.

toys – none

blankets – didn’t work on any!

miscellaneous

It's a pretty small basket... I love it!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• also love such a quick little project! #crochetgirlgang #crochetersofinstagram #craftastherapy #crochetaddicts #michaels #woolease #chunkycr #crochetbasket

haven't started the Jelly Rolls yet but I did cast off a sock bookmark! ๐Ÿ’“ so much fun!! & another quick project ๐Ÿ˜Š I used @blkmktwool yarn in Groove is in the Heart colorway ๐Ÿ˜ #knittersofinstagram #sockknittersofinstagram #sockta
I crocheted a little basket and knit a sock bookmark, both were quick, satisfying projects ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to start working on a mandala or two this week, need to put that library book to use before it’s due back!

That’s all I have this week, thanks for stopping in! See otherย Year of Project updatesย here.

Have a great Sunday! โ™ฅ
Casey

happy things…

quick projects! I started and finished two quick projects Thursday and Friday. sometimes it’s really satisfying to finish something in onlyย an hour or two.

It's a pretty small basket... I love it!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• also love such a quick little project! #crochetgirlgang #crochetersofinstagram #craftastherapy #crochetaddicts #michaels #woolease #chunkycr #crochetbasket

I bought Wool Ease Thick & Quick in the Hudson Bay colorway last week. I decided to crochet a small little basket. It’s cute and perfect! No pattern for this one, it was a simple thing, though there are tons of them on ravelry if you wanted to search for one.

haven't started the Jelly Rolls yet but I did cast off a sock bookmark! ๐Ÿ’“ so much fun!! & another quick project ๐Ÿ˜Š I used @blkmktwool yarn in Groove is in the Heart colorway ๐Ÿ˜ #knittersofinstagram #sockknittersofinstagram #sockta

I knit up a sock bookmark! I’m not 100% sure how practical it will be, it is a little thick but it’s adorable, so I’ll try to use it. Or I’ll hang it somewhere! The yarn is Black Market Wool in the Groove is in the Heart colorway

new cast ons!ย 
I really want to cast on a pair of Jelly Roll socks today and I think I've finally settled on the yarns for my first pair. I already know there will be more than one pair! ๐Ÿ˜Š it's @hedgehogfibres and #knitpicks #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #sockkni

I’m finally going to cast on a pair of Jelly Rolls!ย Took me quite a while to pick out what yarn I would use for my first pair (becauseย there will be more than one!). I finally ended up choosing a skein ofย Knit Picks Hawthorneย from their speckles line and some Hedgehog Fibres in the Vengeance colorway. I used the yarn for a sockhead hat last year and still have quite a bit leftover, should be plently for the socks.

glowing knits!ย 
glow bowling! So fun when hand knits glow too! #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #bowlingfun

Our family bowls a lot, we sign up forย free bowlingย over the summer, so we take advantage. We’ve been fourย times already since it started (July 1st).ย We always try to dress in something that will glow because that’s what our alley is, a glow bowl. I’m always happy when my knit socks glow too!

Netflix bingeing! I’ve been watching The Office, I didn’t watch when it was on other than an episode or two, so it’s all mostly new to me. I’m obsessed!!

hope you all have a great weekend! โ™ฅ
Casey

one week sock challenge (2)

doing the #oneweeksockchallenge again! am using Felici Dark Side, it's my first time using Felici & I understand all the hype now, it's great stuff!! ๐Ÿ’• #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #boxosoxkal #craftastherapy

back to my sock! #oneweeksockchallenge #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #craftastherapy #rainbowknit #knitpicks

rainy afternoon plans โ˜” making good progress on my #oneweeksockchallenge socks, I'll most definitely finish before the week is up ๐Ÿ˜Š #knittersbookclub #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #teamgarterstitch #teamstockinette #booksandyarn

finished my #oneweeksockchallenge socks last night!! ๐Ÿ’“ #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #boxosoxkal #rainbowknits

I participated again in the One Week Sock Challenge. The week started on Friday and I cast them off on Wednesday, so I did finished the challenge! I wasn’t sure if I would do the challenge again because my hands were sore last time. My hands feel completely fine after this weeks, so I’ll probably be in for another round again!

some of my birthday presents finally came in the mail!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• so excited about all the stripey yarn, I haven't knit with it before! shirt is from @theyarnmamas I have another one coming still, that will hopefully be in before the CP loc

I used Knit Picks Felici in the Dark Side colorway. It was my first time using the yarn, my husband bought me 5 colorways for my birthday this year.(also a fun crochet t-shirt)ย I’m excited to knit up more stripey socks, this yarn was so great to knit with.

thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day! โ™ฅ

books & yarn

๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ teddy needs surgery! not sure what happened to him ๐Ÿ˜• #knittersofinstagram #injuredteddybear

patchy - butt ๐Ÿ˜ my son thinks it's cool so it's fine with me! #knittersofinstagram #injuredteddybear #craftastherapy

the teddy that I knit recently needed some surgery, not sure what happened either too much love or a cat got at him. He’s fixed, notย really the best looking fix butย oh well,ย now he’sย called patchy-butt. I’m not entirely certain that I should be making too many more teddies out of the really nice yarn because this guy only made it a few months before the holes. I may have to stick to the more hard wearing yarns.

back to my sock! #oneweeksockchallenge #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #craftastherapy #rainbowknit #knitpicks

I cast on a new pair of socks on Friday for another ‘one week sock challenge‘. I’m using Knit Picks Felici in the Dark Side colorway. It’s my first time using this yarn, I am absolutely loving it! I’ll most definitely have this pair finished in the week time line.

rainy afternoon plans โ˜” making good progress on my #oneweeksockchallenge socks, I'll most definitely finish before the week is up ๐Ÿ˜Š #knittersbookclub #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #teamgarterstitch #teamstockinette #booksandyarn

During the last week, I finished reading two books. Lily and the Octopusย was one I had started when I posted last week, after that I read I Let You Go. I had also mentioned that I would like to start writing more reviews on the books I read on goodreads, so I did write something for each of those books. Take a peek if you’re interested here. I’m hoping to keep it up from now on!

I’ve just started reading The Girl with All the Gifts. It’s this month’s pick for the knitters book club on instagram. I haven’t gotten far into it, so I have no opinions on the book just yet.

Hope you all have a lovely day! โ™ฅ

linking up with Yarn Along and KCCO.