Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Socks off the Needles and a New Book to Read

Hello Friends,


I hope you are doing well. I have had a great long weekend, it was Victoria Day on Monday so it gave us an extra day off on the weekend. I saw some friends on Sunday and did some Spring Shopping, and on Monday I caught up on my knitting and did some studying for my courses.  I was really busy with my online accounting course yesterday, writing an assignment so I was not able to write a blog post on my usual Tuesday sadly. But I am here today! :)

I finished knitting the socks today that I have been working on, and I am so happy that they are finally off the needles, I loved following the basic socks pattern on the Bernat Sox label. I would definitely buy this yarn again and follow the pattern provided.

Bernat Basic Socks, Bernat Sox fine yarn using 2.75 mm needles

I put them on today and they are so cozy!
I am still working on the sleeve for the 3timesChic sweater. It is coming along well. I am ust knitting in the pattern now because I am finished doing the increasing.

I am almost finished the Nest and The Little Book of Hygge. I should be finished by next week. Once I am done, I am excited to read this book called "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" by Helen Fielding.  I saw all the Bridget Jone's movies, but I have never read the books. I am enjoying my green tea right now in one of my favorite mugs, and now I am off to see what you are all working on today!


What are you working on and reading this week?

Joining in with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On and Little Room of Rachell for Yarning Along

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stitchy Saturday Basket Cable Stitch

Hello Friends, 

I hope you are doing well. I have been busy today working on this lovely stitch. I love the look of this stitch and its weaved appearance is so nice to look at. I enjoyed knitting the stitch, it was fun and easy to knit up and looks amazing. I hope that you will give it a try! 

 Basket Cable Stitch 


Pattern: 
(when it says C6B/F in the pattern, put 3 stitches on a double pointed needle or on a cable stitch holder and put it either in the front (F) or back (B) of the other stitches.
Row 1 (WS) K2, P to last 2 sts, K2
Row 2 K to end
Row 3 K2, P to last 2 sts, K2
Row 4  K2, (C6B) to last 2 sts. K2
Row 5 K2, P to last 2 sts, K2
Row 6 K to end
Row 7 K2, P to last 2 sts, K2
Row 8 K5, (C6F) to the last 5 sts, K5.

Repeat rows 1 to 8.


Pattern and video tutorial from Bundle in a Basket Blog 

What I thought: 
I really enjoyed knitting this stitch pattern. The pattern was easy to learn and follow. I think that this pattern kept me interested because it is repetitive, but the pattern changes when moving stitches to either the front or back. I really enjoyed this stitch and will try to incorporate it into my knitting projects.

Knitter level: 
Beginner: The stitch is easy to follow and the repetition is easy to learn after a few pattern repeats. 

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Recipe to Share and Knitting Project Updates

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. I have been busy knitting the sock and the sleeve this week. I was knitting a lot of the sock yesterday, trying to get more of it knitted. It was so hot outside here yesterday, I was sweating when I got home from a walk I took for 40 minutes. It is so nice to have the warm weather now and today was hot as well. But it is also humid, which I dislike. I have been working away on my online courses, I have my first accounting assignment on the accounting equation next week so I have been preparing for that by writing down the problems several times so it sticks. It has been a busy day fitting in school, blogging, and cleaning but somehow I got most of the things done that I wanted to.

Vanilla Blueberry Overnight Oats
I wanted to share this delicious overnight oats recipe with you that I have been loving. It is the first time I have tried overnight oats and now I am hooked and want to try some more combinations. The one I am sharing with you is the "Vanilla Blueberry Overnight Oats" from Fitful Focus and I originally found the recipe pinned on Pinterest. This time I used a Mason Jar I bought from Loblaws Superstore which worked better to mix everything but before that a simple bowl worked just fine as well. When you take the jar out in the morning, it tastes delicious, all the flavors have mixed together and it is ready to eat. It has a firmer texture and I use a spoon to eat it out of the jar. I was happy I could reach my spoon all the way to the bottom of the jar. I was concerned because the jar looked so tall!
The next morning after being put in the fridge overnight.

Mason jar with all the ingredients mixed in, the evening before

Same jar, from above of all the ingredients mixed together


Ingredients:

1/2 banana
2 small handfuls of fresh blueberries
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 tbsp Almond butter (I used light smooth peanut butter instead)
1/2 cup of oats (I used rolled oats )
1 tbsp chia seeds

For topping (I have been mixing the topping into the overnight oats which works well too!)
Small handful of granola 
1/2 tbsp Almond butter (I used light smooth peanut butter instead)
Handful of blueberries

Recipe from Fitful Focus 

As for my knitting projects, I am finished shaping the heel on my second sock, and I am beginning to knit the foot. For the sleeve, I am still knitting the 9 rows of increases every 5 rows. Next for the sleeve, I will be knitting in the pattern until the sleeve is 17.5 inches long. Once I knit the sleeve to that length, I will begin decreasing to bind off the sleeve. 


Finished shaping the heel and onto knitting the foot of the sock, two more rows of increases for the sleeve 

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