all the projects

I thought it was about time I stepped in for a little update since it’s been a little bit. I went in to get my biopsy results a couple weeks ago now and everything came back clear, the suspicious area turned out to be more cysts starting up. No surgery is needed thankfully!Β  I just need to go in for a follow up mammogram in a year and then hopefully that’s it until my 50s.

February has been quite a productive month, I have three projects finished!

finished this piece yesterday! πŸ’œ I used a skein of Caron Big Cakes in the grape jelly color way and crocheted a round ripple until it was large enough to stretch onto a hula hoop. It's for my oldest who had been asking for something mandala-l

I finished the round ripple that I was crocheting last time, I got over not liking the color changes as soon as I finished! I crocheted until it was big enough to stretch over a hula hoop. When I first started the project, I thought that I would round off the points before attaching but decided against it and I think it looks amazing this way! My daughter had been asking me to make her a mandala to hang over her bed for the longest time and I could just not decide on one to crochet, so this is what I finally made for her, she’s really happy with it.

now that they've been gifted, I can fully share these finished socks that I knit for my mom's birthday 🎁 yarn: Patons Kroy in blue raspberry pattern: vanilla. I get bored of vanilla easily but this yarn was too fun for that πŸ’™πŸ’œ

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My mom’s birthday socks were finished with plenty of time to spare. I thought knitting her socks would take me longer because she’s a size 11, but it didn’t, I think the fun yarn helped keep the knitting interesting. The yarn is Paton’s Kroy in the blue raspberry colorway, I used 2.5 skeins for the pair. Before I gifted them to her, I wrapped them with a fun tag from Pearadise Island, it’s such a fun way to present socks!

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I finished up another pair of socks! I knit them for the Rainbow-A-Long in the Suburban Stitcher group on ravelry. These are for my oldest daughter, they’re her first pair of hand knit socks from me! Her feet are only 1.5 sizes smaller than mine, so not so kid sized but they were super fast to get off the needles after knitting my mom’s pair. I knit the cuff in the same style as the Jelly Roll socks but knit ribbing instead and I absolutely love the look! The rainbow yarn is Knit Picks Felici and the white is the Stroll Tonal in the pearlescent colorway.

I really wish I could just crochet all day long without worrying about hand pain, all I want to do is work on this! πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ‘΅

My next project isn’t finished and has been a work in progress for a really long time. sort of. I started crocheting little granny squares out of sock yarn a couple years ago without any real plans in mind. Last week, I got the idea in my head to start joining them with black yarn. I am super in love with how it’s looking already! I want to finish it into a dresser runner for my bedroom. I have over 100 squares but I’m not sure it will even actually be enough, so I may be making more before this becomes a FO.

All I want to do now is crochet my granny squares together but I have a toy to finish up before a baby shower next weekend. I’ve had the toy in progress for months but I’ve had such a hard time finishing because I can’t get the face to look how I want. Hopefully I can get it figured out in time, maybe deadline pressure will help!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Casey

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10 thoughts on “all the projects

  1. I’m glad your tests came back clear. Doctors don’t mind cysts being left in? I have my annual mammogram Friday. While there is no breast cancer on my mom’s side, my paternal grandmother had it so I started having mammograms earlier when I lived in the city. Your daughter’s mandala is super awesome! I love the ombre of purples and it’s so cool how you hooked up the hula hoop and attached the piece.

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  2. I love all the projects but I especially love the rainbow socks! They are stunning. And dont worry – I have faith that you will finish the toy for the baby shower – the ticking clock of a deadline does me wonders and I am sure it will you too!

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