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. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it is always nice to read your comments and get your feedback. Have you knitting this stitch pattern before? if so, what did you knit with the pattern? 
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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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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Knitting, Gifting, and Reading

Hello Friends,


I hope you are doing well. I hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. I had a great day with my mom and I was so happy she liked the blog post I wrote up about her and the knitted gift I gave her, which I will be talking about today.  Today I was doing some reading for one of my courses and then did some training and an exam online. I was also knitting my sleeve earlier and did some exercise. I did the daily workout on Toneitup.com.


Reading
So lately I have been reading a couple of books here and there, but not reading too quickly. I am currently halfway through The Nest and still towards the beginning of The Little Book of Hygge. I am enjoying both and look forward to reading on and discovering more about the family in the Nest. I must make more time to read them. I was thinking of 30 minutes before bed every night just reading to wind down instead of trying to cram reading in right before bed and when we are too tired and want to go to sleep. I have not been reading as much during the day because I get busy with other tasks, maybe I will today!

Knitting
I am still working away on the sock that I have been knitting with Bernat Sox yarn, and following the basic socks pattern. I have not picked this up too much in the past week because of trying to work on my other project which is the sleeve and also getting started on my online courses. I have been knitting up the sleeve for the 3timesChic sweater and so far I am increasing every fifth row twice. It is a relaxing knit because I can knit this while watching television or listening to Youtube videos or podcasts.

I knitted a bookmark for my mom for Mother's Day using Patons Astra yarn in the color of "Hot Lilac". I used this pattern for the bookmark, which I found while perusing Pinterest and looking for gift ideas. I love this stitch pattern, it is the horseshoe lace stitch pattern. If you want to know more about it, you can visit a Stitchy Saturday post I wrote awhile ago.
 



I am joining along with Frontier Dreams for Crafting On, and with The Little Room of Rachell for Yarning Along.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog to see what I am knitting and reading this week! If you would like to follow me to keep updated on when I post entries like this one, you can follow me on Bloglovin' and Google Followers.

Have a great day!








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