Long overdue update. Plus new first-time sock project underway!

Gosh! I just realized today that it’s been well over a month since my last post! This by no way indicates that I have stopped knitting altogether. Quite the contrary! I have been knitting my nights and weekends away. Last time, I had spoken that I had completed my first lace scarf. Since then, I have been wearing it a lot and receiving many compliments on it. It was well worth the effort to try lace knitting again. Perhaps I will do another lace project in the future, but for now I have my plate full with knitting projects that are already in the works.

Here is brief recap on what you missed while I was away:

3 little Easter Cable Cup Cozy’s
(or Cosy if you are in the UK)

Easter Cozy

This was a fun little project that I completed as gifts for Easter. This pattern worked up super fast and was super fun! This is also a great pattern to try if you never knitted cables before. The pattern for the is a free Ravelry download. Here is the link to download the “Cable Cup Cozy” by Jessica Biscoe.

Fuzzy Garter Stitch Infinity Scarf

Garter Stitch Infinity Scarf

To pass the time while taking a long trip out to the Gurnee, IL area, I wanted to work on a no-thinking type of project. I looked up some patterns online, but most of them needed an internet connection to view them so I struck out on my own to create heavily modified pattern inspired by fellow Ravelry member Andrea Sanchez’s pattern Garter Stitch Eternity Scarf. Here is my modified version:

CO 150 – join
Row 1-6: Knit 1 row , Purl 1 row
Row 7-9: Knit
Row 10-15: Knit 1 row , Purl 1 row
Row 16-18: Knit
Row 19-24: Knit 1 row , Purl 1 row
Row 25: BO 150
Finish: weave in ends

Novelty Moebius 

Novelty Mobius

This little scarf came about because I wanted something to wear on Easter. With little time and just one skein of novelty yarn, I created this little pattern and gave it a little twist at the end. Thus the Novelty Moebius was born! At the moment my hand scribbled paper is lying at the bottom of my knitting, but I promised to post this pattern soon. This was so much fun that I created a second one in blue but alas I have no picture to post.

First-ever Baby Cardigan

I will be the first to admit that I have been totally intimidated to create my first sweater. As opportunity would have it, I ran across this awesome baby cardi pattern in Spring 2014 edition of Creative Knitting magazine titled “Take it From the Top cardi” by Carri Hammett. This pattern was designed to created from the top-down exclusively for first-timers. There were plenty of instructions included with the pattern that made knitting this cute pint-sized sweater a breeze. This knitted up rather quickly (minus the projects I sneaked in between while making this cardi) and I was super-pleased with the results. To compliment the baby cardigan, I found this awesome baby headband pattern. Here is the link to the free pattern: “Spring” Baby Headband” by Amy Andersen.

First ever pair of Socks using the Magic Loop Method

Magic Loop Socks

As I eluded in the title of this post, I will be embarking on another first for me. I am taking a vacation to South Dakota where I plan to tackle my first pair of knitted socks! I found this great tutorial on YouTube that explained step-by-step the process of knitting socks using the Magic loop method. There are 7 videos in all. I loved what I saw so much, I purchased the pattern through Ravelry from Staci Perry of “VeryPink”. Staci’s teaching style and patterns are great for beginners. I am so excited to try out magic loop sock pattern! Here is the first video and link to the pattern:

Learn to Knit Magic Loop Socks by Staci Perry

To view more videos in this series, click here.

Thanks for taking the time to read this long post. Stay tuned as I hope to post more pictures of my sock project.

Until next time…

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