Wednesday WIPs

It’s a late start to my day for posting but I’m so excited to share where I’m at on my pair of vanilla sock. I think today I just might be able to finish one of them, which is the one on the left in the photo below. This is definitely the route I will go going forward for my sock knitting and I simply can’t believe how fast this has gone for me.

Patons Kroy Yarn – Blue Brown Mark

On another note … I made a little quilted pouch to hold my art journal and I had just enough room inside that I could also keep a small pouch for my micron pens, pencil, shader and a small sharpener. I loved how it turned out and it was a great way to repurpose something I made a few years ago that was really too small for anything else. I just need to add a couple of snaps so that I can close the flap and keep everything inside, other than that it’s ready to be used !

What are you working on today ?

Sunday Musings

Sunday has arrived quite quickly and I just realized it’s already the middle of the month. While many of you are just starting your gardens and planting flowers, I am quite the opposite as the temperature are rising here in Phoenix.

At this time I really don’t have much left in my little garden that will be able to survive the summer heat, other than a handful of herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme and mint) and our peppers (jalapeño, poblano, mad hatter, bell pepper and snackable peppers). Yesterday I removed dying plants out a few of our large pots, added more soil and planted vincas in a variety of colors. I love vincas because them thrive in the heat of the summer and never stop blooming.

My joy this week has been taking Cody to the park, which is a daily routine, and capturing photos of him when I can. He gives me so much joy and he is by far the best co-worker I’ve ever had.

My hubby snapped the photo of him hiding behind the pillow on our bed. For some reason he likes to hide behind the pillows. Getting him to sit still for photos is challenging but so worth it to capture memories.

I am making great progress on my socks and now working on the foot of each one of them. At this rate I will be finished with this pair by the end of this week, which makes me quite happy.

“Happy Sunday. Spread love. Show kindness. Live life in the present.” 

― Independent Zen

Friday Finish

I am so happy to say that I am officially finished with my Azalea Tee. It turned out perfect and fits exactly as I hoped it would. There is a little bit of pooling across the top front portion of the sweater, but it doesn’t really bother me too much.

Here’s the particulars…

Pattern Azalea Tee by Elizabeth Smith

Yarn Manos Del Uruguay Feliz ( 70% Wool / 30% Rayon)

Yardage Used I used 3 1/2 skeins and the pattern called for 5 skeins for the size I made

Modifications I only made two modifications, I chose to make a k2,p2 rib for the bottom band and for the sleeve band in place of the garter bands. I felt the color of the yarn would hide the eyelet design in the bottom band too much and also I do not care for garter stitch bands.

I want to start another sweater but not quite sure yet what pattern I want to make. I have yarn in my stash that I can use for sweaters, so that is a plus, just need to decide and cast something on.

Did you have any fishes this week?


I casted on a pair of vanilla cuff down socks using my stash of Patons Kroy in the color Blue Marl and decided to make them at the same time. One sock was started yesterday and the mate started this morning. My goal is to work on them alternately and have them finished around the same time. I’ve done this before and it has worked out great for me, and it helps with the notorious ”second sock syndrome” we sock knitters suffer from on occasion.

I think this summer I will do more of this and try to use up my stash of Patons Kroy, which is a favorite yarn of mine and I have at least 10 pairs worth of yarn I can use up. That would make me so happy and it would be awesome to start a second sock drawer too!

What are you working this week ?