hello sock mojo

Hello! After my week of wearing my knit socks last month, I definitely got my sock knitting mojo back. Soon after, I started knitting a pair.

πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ pattern - Pebbles by @knittingexpat yarn - @yarnink in the Siren colorway #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #craftastherapy #sockknittersofinstagram #makersgonnamake

finished my socks! I love this yarn by @yarnink πŸ’• I'll definitely be buying more again! Leftovers about to go into my blanket. Pattern is Pebbles by @knittingexpat #knittersofinstagram #sockknittersofinstagram #socktawk #craftastherapy #yarnink

It’s the Pebbles sock pattern by Mina Philipp and I used Yarn Ink for the first time. It’s a yarn I will be buying again, it was so great to knit with and it comes in a very generous skein, 463 yards. I followed the patttern by only knitting on the front of the sock, it’s a nice look. I knit my favorite rolled cuff and did a plain heel flap, it was my first time doing that and I really like the way it looks, so I’ll probably do it again.

Rainbow up next 🌈 #knittersofinstagram #sockknittersofinstagram #socktawk #craftastherapy #knitpicks

I cast on for another pair of socks the same day I finished the last. I’m using Knit Picks yarns, Felici in the rainbow colorway and Stroll Tonal in the Pearlescent colorway. For the pattern, I’ve mixed the Jelly Roll with the Rose City Rollers pattern. I have been wanting to knit a pair like this for quite awhile now, so they feel like they are flying off the needles!

striped socks really do knit themselves! I didn't plan on finishing a sock today but this just flew off the needles! #knittersofinstagram #sockknittersofinstagram #socktawk #craftastherapy #knitpicks #jellyrollsocks #makersgonnamake

I’m pretty sure I will have a lot of yarn left, so I want to knit a matching pair for my oldest. They are socks that she would like and I have never knit her socks before, so I think it would be a nice surprise for her.

Having socks on the go again has been really comforting, I feel like a cloud has lifted from over me. Ugh, how dramatic sounding! But, it’s how I feel.

β™₯ Casey

daily knit socks

Last week was a rough one. My son had a terrible stomach virus that had me taking him to the ER twice. Β Thankfully it was nothing serious and after spending a few hours each time trying different things, we got to go back home. It lasted about a week, but he is in no more pain and is himself again. So, I was tired and decided to give myself a small challenge of wearing a different pair of my knit socks every day. I haven’t been wearing my knit socks so much this year, so it was fun to pick out a fresh pair each day. The idea came from a hashtag on instagram named #dailyknitsocks.

Saturday
This last week was rough, the youngest ended up with a really bad stomach virus that took us to the ER twice πŸ˜₯ thankfully he's doing so much better now, we'll see how tonight goes, yesterday was good until night too, would love not t

Sunday
Sunday #dailyknitsocks πŸ’• #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #flyingkettleyarn

Monday
Monday #dailyknitsocks ... yarn is @nomadicyarns 😍 #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #sockknittersofinstagram #sockstagram

Tuesday
Tuesday #dailyknitsocks πŸ’š #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #sockstagram #sockknittersofinstagram

Wednesday
Wednesday #dailyknitsocks plus my growing Skew, this not an easy project to put down! #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #sockknittersofinstagram #sockstagram #craftastherapy #skewsmekal

Thursday
Thursday #dailyknitsocks #sockstagram #sockknittersofinstagram #socktawk #knittersofinstagram

Friday
Friday ☁☁ #dailyknitsocks #sockstagram #sockknittersofinstagram #knitpicks #socktawk #knittersofinstagram

Doing this has given me the sock bug again, I want to cast on all the socks! I also found out that I have some sock repairing to get done soon, four pairs of them, not so fun but it has to be done I guess.

Have a great Monday!
β™₯ Casey

life and yarn lately

yarningΒ lately

my #dailyknitsocks and some yarn I'm thinking of winding up to get a new sock cast on, have really missed sock knitting this last month. #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #socktawk #craftastherapy #manosdeluruguay

I cast on that fun pink yarn fromΒ the Flying Kettle, I bought it maybe two years ago, it may be my oldest sockΒ stash yarn. I decided I would knit a pair of shorties for my first pair this year, I also thought I could whip them out pretty quickly but I am knitting pretty slow and only giving myself less than an hour a day to work on them. The slowness is hard but I’m getting used to it and I haven’t felt even a twinge of pain, so I think it will be something I need to stick to if I want to continue knitting socks.

About to turn the second heel finally. It's been hard to knit as slow as I have been, no pain makes it worth it though 😊 #knittersofinstagram #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #craftastherapy

❀ #craftastherapy #makersgonnamake #crochetgirlgang #crochetersofinstagram #crochetrabbithole #scrappygranny

I’ve also been working on my granny stripe blanket but it’s set aside for I don’t know how long… I have used up all of my scraps. The blanket has gotten to be a decent size but not big enough to use at all yet, I’m regretting the size I’m making a little right now. I thought about frogging it completely but I realize that’s a whole lot of crazy! (I think) I have mini skeins on the way to me right now and I’m knitting socks again, so at some point, it’ll get finished.

life things lately

Happy Valentines Day! ❀ kids got these freaking adorable cookies this year! Cookies are from @jessievirginia #happyvalentinesday

Valentine’s Day happened last week and I found these super fun cookies to give to my kids this year. They are just the cutest and they were super delicious too. I’m really happy to have found this decorator, I will be ordering from her many more times.

Hard to avoid any water on our walk to and from school now, this one was half way up my shins πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯ still enjoying the long almost 3km walks twice a day though but I will enjoy it more once it's dried out again

The weather has been getting really nice lately, so we’re walking to school now. I have been keeping track of the walks and I’m walking about 3km twice a day! My legs were not loving it at first but now I’m really enjoying it. The only problem with the good weather is all the melting that’s been happening and the puddles that come with that melting. There’s a lot of avoiding but sometimes you just can’t get around the puddles. This one I avoided one way but took my chances coming back only to find it went half way up my shins. It was not very fun! I’m really ready for everything to finally dry up around here.

Made our way to the game exhibit at WDM today, the oversized controllers were fun! #yxe #wdmsaskatoon

Just this weekend, we made our way to see a game exhibit at our museum and it was so much fun. There were a lot of older games to try out, along with some over-sized controllers to use. We all had a lot of fun, afterward we went through Boom Town, which is a little street with buildings to go inside. I can’t even count the number of times that I have been there, it’s my favorite place to visit. They have a small version of an Eaton house there now that is a lot of fun to see, it’s the same house that my dad grew up in and I lived in for a short amount of time as a kid too. It’s obviously shrunken down and they only have a few rooms to view but I find it cool to see there.

The kids have this week off of school now, so there will hopefully be lots of outside time if the weather keeps being a nice as it has. A library visit will have to be put in somewhere too!

thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!
β™₯ Casey

new year…

Good morning! Happy 2017, it’s a bit late for saying that but it needs to be said with this being my first post of the year. I’ve never really made resolutions for myself but I have made crafty goals, this year though, I’ve decided to do absolutely nothing like that. I’m going to just go with the flow for the entire year, as much as I can, I do always have ideas floating in my head.

I already shared my best nine but here's my favorite nine projects from this past year 😊 hoping for another fun crafty year in 2017 #craftastherapy #makersgonnamake #ourmakerlife #2016favoritenine

( ^ my favorite projects from 2016 ^ )

Knitting and crocheting have been put on hold again. Tendinitis hit again, this time much worse into my shoulder. I had x-rays done again and am resting my arm again. We are moving next month, so as soon as my pain hit, I immediately packed away all of my yarn and projects so I will not be tempted by any of it. The packing does irritate my arm though, so I don’t have as much done as I would like.

I’m really excited for the move though, it’s a much bigger house than what we are in now. I can’t wait to start making the place our own. And hopefully not too long after we’re settled, I can knit again.

πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ #sockblanketmadness #cozymemoriesblanket #georgethecat #catsofinstagramfinished the owls! Every time I make one, I fall in love, they're so cute πŸ’• . . . #crochetaddicts #crochetersofinstagram #crochetgirlgang #craftastherapy #freshstitches #toymakers #crochet #crochetconcupiscence #makersgonnamake #amigurumi #amig

I knit quite a few pairs of socks during the year and if I'm being honest with myself, I'm just not going to wear them all. I've decided to sell a few of them, ones not worn of course, so they will hopefully get some deserved love πŸ’“ I've posted

on my needles today... #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #craftastherapy #ggknitworthy2016 #husbandsocks

looks like a gigantic sock!! It's really not but the leg is much longer than I intended to knit. The ball is so squishy now and making me worried I won't have enough for the second sock, it may end up with a very long white toe. Fingers crossed it won't!

Cheeseburger cupcakes for the birthday girl! 12 years old!! The cupcakes actually turned out better than I expected them to, not great but not terrible either! πŸ‘

Gosh, it’s been quite some time since I last sat down to write here, I barely know where to start. I’ve been feeling off again, I hate writing that or saying that because I don’t even know how to say what it is… It just is. Such a frustrating time. I wish I could say I’m fully out of that head space, oh how I wish, I’m getting there though. but, I keep myself busy mostly, as you can see above.

My sister asked me to crochet some baby gifts, she’s my best customer! The owls I crocheted turned out crazy adorable, I love them every time I make them and I love that they’re still my sister’s go to for baby showers. The pattern for them can be found on ravelry here.

I listed socks to sell on instagram (caseysknitsocks). Selling my socks is something that is never on my mind when I knit. I’m sure the way I’m feeling is what pushed me to do it. I’m still okay with parting with some of my socks. I listed socks I knit this year and never wore because of box of socks KAL. I will not being doing a KAL like that again, it’s definitely a fun idea but I want to go back to knitting and instantly wearing again, that makes me happier.

This Christmas, my husband is getting two pairs of socks, maybe three if my hand doesn’t start hurting too much. I have given him one pair for the last two years, but I decided to try more after he mentioned that he doesn’t have enough knit socks. He’s been wearing the ones I knit a lot in the last couple months, so I think he’s finally found the love for the hand knits. I know he liked them before but he wasn’t wearing them as often as now.

I started a pair with Patons Kroy last month but then I was gifted some Gingerbread House by The Cozy Knitter and I knew I had to make that a pair for him. He’s much more in love with Christmas than me! So, if I can get through these socks without causing myself too much pain, I’ll go back to finishing the Patons Kroy as well. The pattern I’m using for the striping socks is Optio, I knit the leg longer than I intended and now the ball of yarn is massively squishy, I’m hoping I can get the same amount of stripes on the second sock!

This week is birthday week in our house, my oldest daughter turned 12 on Tuesday and today my youngest daughter turns 10. Two of my children are double digits, that just seems plain crazy! My oldest loves her cheeseburgers, so I made cheeseburger cupcakes. They turned out pretty cool, not amazing but I’m impressed with myself! My 10 year old got her ears pierced yesterday, something she’s been wanting for years! We told her a long time ago that she could do it once she was 10 and she did not forget, she started reminding us a couple weeks ago, too funny.

Anyway, thanks for stopping in today! Hope you have good weather where you are, today with the windchill, it’s going to be -32. I love the cold but we have no snow, so I’m not enjoying it as much yet! Have a great day πŸ™‚

Casey

year of projects

Well, hello! Happy Halloween Eve πŸ™‚

It’s been quite awhile since I have posted an update for Year of Projects, two months to be exact! Yikes.Β I have ticked off a few projects from my initial list since then though!Β I’m going to just share my finishes this week for my update πŸ™‚

socks – 5/20

finished these beauties the other night!πŸŽ‰ I love everything about them, the cuff is the best! πŸ’— . . #perlecottagesocks #perlecottagekal #perlecottagefo #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #socktawk #operationsockdrawer #craftastherapy #boxo

finished #oneweeksockchallenge socks!! I love doing these challenges every so often, thanks @jennemerson for hosting them and giving me an excuse to whip out a pair of socks 😊 pattern is Vanilla is the New Black with a rolled cuff and yarn is #baere

I finished a couple pairs of socks, the Perle Cottage Socks and Vanilla is the New Black socks. The heel in the last pair was so much fun to knit, I’m thinking it may be a new favorite, I haven’t worn them much but so far I like the fit. I hope it will pair well with other patterns.

blankets

this blanket is around half way done, maybe, almost too big to get a decent sneaky shot, without the recepient spotting it. My hand has rebelled a few times but I'm hoping to push through! Knitting feels so slow though, I wish the boy would have wanted a

I stitched up a tag for the birthday blanket, I'm planning on doing these for all future blankets I make for the kids! #knittersofinstagram #birthdayblanket #craftastherapy #makersgonnamake #ourmakerlife

I knit my son a blanket for his birthday in September, I never actually grabbed a “finished” shot of it, it’s pretty big, it fits his twin sized bed. For it, I stitched up a little tag with his birthday so that if he still has it when he’s older, he’ll be able to remember when he got it.

I had planned on attempting to get blankets made for each of my kids during this year but after rushing so much with this last blanket, I think I’ve decided that I want to make them blankets for the big birthdays, like 13. That gives me a pretty good amount of time before I need to make the next one, over a year, my oldest will be 12 this year.

toys

got my crochet on for a Halloween costume prop πŸ’€ . . . #crochetgirlgang #crochetersofinstagram #craftastherapy #amigurumi #crochetaddicts #makersgonnamake #toymakers #crochet #halloweencrochet #halloween #wednesdayaddams #doll

When I started trying to figure out what I’ve made in the time since I last updated, I was sure I hadn’t done any toys but I almost forgot about this one! My daughter is dressing up as Wednesday Addams for Halloween this year, so I crocheted a headless doll for her carry around.

miscellaneous

a little kerchief cowl just in time for the first day of fall! πŸƒπŸƒ #knittersofinstagram #crochetgirlgang #crochetersofinstagram #craftastherapy #amigurumi #freshstitches

I knit up a cowl for my house squirrel (pattern here). I had planned on knitting him a shawl after I crocheted him a year ago but never did it. I’m a good procrastinator! I was knitting a shawl but gave up on it being the right size and made a cowl instead, it’s still cozy looking though.

cheeseburger tissue cozy

Lastly, I crocheted a cheeseburger tissue cozy for my eldest’s birthday in December. I’m really excited to give this one to her!

See other Year of Project posts here.

Thanks for reading this week, I’m hoping I won’t fall behind on updates again.
β™₯ Casey

yarn along

Hello! I’ve been doing a lot of different things, reading, knitting and even crocheting. Β I am enjoying crocheting more again, I say it anytime I manage to squeeze in some of it but I want to keep doing more of it.

reading and knitting with George 😻 all I want to do for the rest of today. . . . #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #craftastherapy #makersgonnamake #bookstagram #georgethecat #catsofinstagram

George keeps me company most of the time, he’s always the comfiest. I started a pair of mittens that are now being frogged but I’m not even a little upset over it! Right now I’m reading Results May Vary by Bethany Chase, it’s been a slow read but not in a bad way.

Before this book, IΒ read It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover and it was such a great read! I cried and felt so many different emotions reading this one, it was almost too hard for me to read, it really brought out so much, it’s such a real, honest story. I think I can only say that this book deals with domestic violence, if I go too into the story, I’d give too much away I think. I couldn’t get the book out of my mind days after reading it.

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the crochet!

got my crochet on for a Halloween costume prop πŸ’€ . . . #crochetgirlgang #crochetersofinstagram #craftastherapy #amigurumi #crochetaddicts #makersgonnamake #toymakers #crochet #halloweencrochet #halloween #wednesdayaddams #doll

First thing I crocheted is this headless Wednesday Addams doll. My daughter is dressing as Wednesday for Halloween this year and I decided that instead of ripping off the head of one of the many baby dolls in this house, I would crochet one instead. I think it turned out really cute! No pattern for her, just made her up.

cheeseburger tissue cozy

Next up is this super fun cheeseburger tissue cozy! My oldest daughter loves anything hamburgers, so I thought this would beΒ really fun to give her for her birthday this year. Her birthday isn’t until December but I had Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Abode a la Mode out from the library, so I decided to get it made before I had to return it. I’m pretty excited to have a gift done this early though, I’m usually a massive procrastinator when it comes to handmade gifts. Another fun part of this gift is that I’m going to tape money together so it comes out like tissue when she opens it, she has been dropping so many non subtle hints that she wants cash this year haha. We’re going to be cool parents and surprise her this year, totally not something we would normally do!

linking up with KCCO and Yarn Along

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop in! Have a great week!
β™₯ Casey