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!
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!
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!
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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 sure questioned it!
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.
I started Randolph Raccoon!
glowing socks (again)
I wore socks that glowed at bowling again! They’re my So Over the Rainbow socks knit in yarn by Spun Right Round.
It 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!
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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.
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 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.
I also cast on socks for my husband with the Blueberry Waffle pattern. 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.
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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
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!
I crocheted a little basket and knit a sock bookmark, both were quick, satisfying projects 🙂 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!
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quick projects! I started and finished two quick projects Thursday and Friday. sometimes it’s really satisfying to finish something in only an hour or two.
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.
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!
I’m finally going to cast on a pair of Jelly Rolls! Took me quite a while to pick out what yarn I would use for my first pair (because there will be more than one!). I finally ended up choosing a skein of Knit Picks Hawthorne 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.
Our family bowls a lot, we sign up for free bowling over the summer, so we take advantage. We’ve been four times already since it started (July 1st). 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! ♥
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!
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) I’m excited to knit up more stripey socks, this yarn was so great to knit with.
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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, not really the best looking fix but oh well, now he’s 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.
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.
During the last week, I finished reading two books. Lily and the Octopus 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.
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