Knitting

Scrap Blanket

Remember that scrap blanket I had mentioned over a year ago? I finished it last week!

I am happy with how it came out. I really enjoyed knitting it and seeing it grow. It really was the ideal TV knitting. I enjoyed making it so much I am kinda bummed I don’t have anymore to knit. I might make another one some day, just smaller and I would stick to one color (a ombre effect would be super keen!). I’d love to make a grey scale one as I think it would stunning in neutrals but I do not knit with black yarn if I can help it. My eyes are getting to old for that. I have yet to actually measure it or count how many squares there.

Pattern is Memory Blanket by TikkiKnits (Ravelry link). I also used her blog post here to help me figure out how to do each square in the beginning. Worried about sewing it all up? There are is no sewing! You knit each square as you go along. You only have ends to weave in. Isn’t that great?

On with the photos. I know that’s what everyone wants. Clicking on first photo will bring you to my Rav project page.

With Clemmy (when they were both smaller)

With Cole

This is probably my favourite photo of it.

These days you can find me mostly on Instagram . Cole and Clem have their own IG as well!

Okay, one more picture. :) Doesn’t it look so cozy? I think it looks like someone’s grandma’s blanket in the best way. Very hygge like that.

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Crafts, Knitting

Crafty as a Fox

A few weeks ago we made tomtes (gnomes). It was a bit fiddly getting the hats just right but dang, they are cute. We used a few tutorials found on Pinterest to make them. They are currently hanging out in the bathroom.

I made myself a pussy hat last month. It was fun to make and once I got the cast on right (German Twist which is fiddly like a long tail cast on), took just a few days. I wear it most days that it’s cold enough for a hat.

I knit it in the round and based it off of my pink hat from last year per some helpful projects over on Ravelry.

I blocked Harry’s cable scarf but have not gotten photos of him wearing it, yet.

The blanket is coming along. I am not sure how many squares I’ve done. This is the last picture I have on the project page for it taken around Christmas.

I’ve made a few dishcloths as well.

Now I’m working on a Jayne Cobb hat for Harry and the blanket of course.

 

 

Miscellanea

Update

Hey everyone! Sorry for not posting lately.

Life happens.

Our computer had given us issues for a long time (taking forever to boot up, etc) which would make me not want to bother trying to do much of anything on it. Then we got a new kitten which sucked up a lot of time and attention. Don’t want to do anything but stare at her cute face! Lastly I have had acid reflux issues. It started right before my birthday and almost six months later finally get some relief.  To quote the doctor, “It’s just heartburn.” There is no JUST about it for anyone suffering from it, let me tell ya.

As a result from the reflux, I had to change how and what I ate so I could actually eat w/o being in pain. That has resulted in me loosing about thirty pounds since June. I have continued my gym going, swimming and occasional yoga as well. I did a 28 Day Plank Challenge (modified due to wrists and spine) which I am sure helped a bit as well. I am happy for the weight loss. I am seeing a number I have not seen in about seventeen years.  I am on the tail end of the elimination diet. I have reintroduced a lot of food back. I am able to eat most things. Some in moderation and a just a few not at all (tomatoes, which I should not eat anyway because they cause inflammation in my hips).

This summer was the first time in my life that I was able to eat fish…and like it. I eat sushi now! I prefer raw to cooked. I stick with tuna or salmon. Hey! It’s something! Japan, here I come!

The computer died over this past weekend. Which was also our 17th Dateiversary. We got a lovely new one.

Clementine will be six months old this weekend. She has gotten so big! She and Cole are doing a little better together but they definitely have their moments. He is old and a curmudgeon and wants to be left alone. Clem is a kitten and full of energy. She want to play. She is a cuddle bug, loves to be picked up and paid attention to.

Knitting wise I have worked on the scrap blanket pretty diligently since March. Even in the summer.

I post frequently on Instagram for those interested.

Cole and Clem do, too.

I hope to get back into the swing of things soon. Thanks to everyone who is following!

Knitting, Photography

Everyday Life 5

If you follow me on Instagram you know I’m obsessed with knitting a blanket made up of mitered squares. I am seriously loving this pattern. There are so many variations on the mitered square blanket, I am using the Tikki Knits pattern. It is only two rows so easy to memorize. While it is still small enough to carry I am taking it with me out to knit night, laundry day and such. It is perfect tv knitting, too. Someday it will fit on a queen size bed.

 

Knitting

On The Needles

Currently OTN (on the needles for the non-fiber people), a scrap blanket using mitered squares besides the cable scarf for Mr. Geek (I promise I will be done it someday). There are so many versions of this type of blanket. I am using Tikki Knits recipe. I like that it is basically only two rows so it’s easy to remember and for now I can take it with me to knit night or a cafe. This is going to be a very long term project. I’ve done the math to figure out how many squares I need to make a queen size blanket. It’s a lot. I’ll just leave it at that. I finished square two last night.