Sunday, October 16, 2016

One Ribbed Hat Knitted

Hello friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I can't believe it's over already! I just finished knitting a ribbed stitch hat over the weekend and looking forward to wearing it when it gets colder. I have also started knitting some socks as a gift for my mom for Christmas which I will post about later this week! below are some photos of the hat I wanted to share with you.

A photo of myself wearing the hat 

Pattern: the pattern is very simple 
  • Cast on 70 stitches on magic loop needles( or more depending on the size of your head, needles, and yarn), divide stitches between the two needles 
  • knit two stitches, then purl two stitches all the way around to create the ribbed stitch
  • Once you knit up to the crown of your head, begin to decrease 
  • Decide how many decreases you would like to make on the decreasing rows (example: I knit 7 then knit together two, then repeated all around, then knit/purl a row, then the next row I knit 6 then knit together ...etc...)
  • Keep to the knitting and purling of the ribbed stitch pattern. On my first attempt I knit to decrease the top and it looked odd with garter stitch instead of ribbed stitch! 
  • Once you end up with 6 or 7 stitches, pull the yarn through with a darning needles and then tie a knot and weave in the strand under the top of the hat. 

Then you are finished! hope the pattern wasn't too confusing I made it up from making hats for quite some time and following other's patterns.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you all have a good night and have a great week :)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Have I Become a Plant Lady?

Hey Friends!

I saw this cute picture below on Hellogiggle's Instagram one day and I thought to myself slowly with each plant I am buying I am becoming a plant lady as opposed to the crazy cat lady stereotype (which I would totally be if my landlord allowed cats!).  The caption was #plantlady is the new #catlady on the photo and I thought that is me.
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Just throwing it out there, how many plant ladies follow my blog? how many plants do you have? I am at 8 plants now. There are two succulents, one Rhoeo, three African Violets, one lucky bamboo, and one air plant. I love them!  I could probably buy more. For now while I can't have cats, because once I get a cat it will be harder to have plants around. Below is a picture of all of my plants together on the windowsill, usually I have the bamboo plant and the air plant in other locations but I brought them together for a family photo today.

That's all for now,
Have a good day plant ladies and non-plant ladies!

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! and happy Fall!

Hello Friends,

I wanted to wish you all a happy Fall and for those celebrating in Canada this weekend, a happy Thanksgiving!  I have been a bit M.I.A lately because I have been working on knitting a hat but put on hold for awhile during this time but I will pick it back up again soon! I am looking forward to knitting socks for my mom for Christmas and maybe some other little Christmas gifts or ornaments.

Almost finished the hat, just need to decrease 

 I went to my boyfriends' mother's place yesterday for Thanksgiving lunch, it was nice to spend the afternoon with them catching up. Today is Thanksgiving at my parents house and I am looking forward to eating Turkey and seeing my family again. My boyfriend's mother set the table with the white pumpkin theme and had a giant pumpkin on the table with festive garland with leaves and twine. At each place at the table was a miniature pumpkin with our initials. It was so cute I had to take ours home! (pic below of our white pumpkins)

Our pumpkins with initials and our pumpkins from Michael's in the background

 I love this time of the year and I am getting excited for Halloween now. Unfortunately I cannot hand out candies to Trick-or-Treaters this year since I live in an apartment but I will probably watch a bunch of Halloween movies to keep in the spirit the night of.

Hope you all enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Knitted Sunglasses case

Hi Friends,

I wanted a quick fun knit to work on this summer so I decided to knit up a case for sunglasses. It's more like a sunglasses cozy. I have been using it to just throw in my purse and it has been helpful protecting my shades from damage.  I feel like summer is going away now and fall is soon approaching. I am looking forward to knitting with chunky wool and wearing cozy sweaters and my knits from other years. It is the best time for me to get motivated to knit again, I am looking forward to it :)

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Knitting

Hi friends,

I am so sorry for not writing for so long! I have no excuse but I was finishing up with school and I now have my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. I am happy that I completed the degree and I am also happy that I am finished so I can start working with children again in the field. I recently got a job for the summer which I hope turns into a full time opportunity.
For knitting, I was thinking I would love to knit something fun. I usually do not know what to knit in the summer so I have looked up some ideas to share with you. Here are five ideas that I liked most to knit up for the summer! The projects range from beginner to intermediate in skill level. All the links include the free knitting patterns. I hope you find something that interests you from the list! Happy knitting!

1. I like knitting shows us how we can knit up cute sunglasses cases!

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2. Simple tank top from Purl Soho perfect for warm summer days
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3. Knit up this tote bag for the summer from Espacet Ticot. Perfect to carry all the necessities of a summer outing.
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4. Knit up this light lace scarf to wrap up on slightly chilly nights with a pattern from allfreeknitting.
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5. A sweet and fruity watermelon purse for the summer from Craftsy!

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Thank you for visiting my blog, I appreciate your support and the time you took to read my post! Which one do you think I should I knit up? please respond in the comments section.
Hope you have a great day!

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