MOMENTS || TURNING THE HEEL

Monday, February 3, 2014


I've been trying really  hard to stay on top of my goals for the blog and for myself this year and January sure gave me a run for my money.

It's been quite the test as I've been really busy behind the scenes of the blog and it could have been so easy to slip back into old ways. I have a post coming up this week that I'll explain this a bit more but I'm happy to stay I saw my old habits coming back and managed to pull myself back onto course again and stick it out. Have you been sticking to your new year's resolutions?

In the meantime I've also been enjoying some quiet moments to feed my soul and sole...hehe...sorry, couldn't resist. I've been working on some new patterns but also enjoying some great purse knitting for a new pair of socks. I'm madly in love with my self striping yarn from Caterpillar Green Yarns! This is colorway concrete and tulips and it is gorgeous!!! I highly recommend her yarns. Her stripes are amazing and she's local!

I turned my heel on the weekend (after some cray crazy math and a few oospies) and am now on the ankle portion! Yay! Can't wait to show you all the other colors I have in there now! There's a red/pink heel!!! Weeee! Fun! I also didn't miss the fact that I turned my heel on the same day I managed to work through a very stressful sewing situation (aka the dress from hell).  It felt good to make it through something bad and then end my day turning the heel on a fun new pair of socks! Silly as that sounds I slept great that night..lol.

In the craziness of my last week or so I realized that I haven't announced the winner of the Fat Quarter Shop Fabric Giveaway! Our winner is....commenter #53 - Michala.  Congratulations Michala! We'll be in contact with you soon! Happy fabric shopping!

What have you been working on this past month? Are you a sock addict? Have you been taking time for just "you"?

13 comments:

  1. I am really trying to stick to my resolutions but the world has thrown some health issues my way that have gotten in my way. Still trying to stick to those resolutions but its hard when you have no energy and are in immense pain!
    I am scared of socks! I would like to try my hand at them but i am not sure I am ready for that challenge! You should do a sock KAL!
    I have been working on my blog since I cant work too much on the physical stuff and it has been feeding my soul, thankfully!

    www.mommywithavision.blogspot.com

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    1. So sad to hear you've been under the weather Kate. I hear ya on how tough that is. I hope you get better soon :( Don't be scared of socks! I have knit since I was a young gilr and was always scared of socks. Finally made my first pair this past year and was surprised at how easy it actually is. I adore it. You should give it a go! Let me know if you need help.

      And yes, a sock kal is on the list of hopeful kal's! :)

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  2. Nothing like a tough January to really make you work for your resolutions right? I got a few back to back colds in January, which was actually quite eye opening because I had to slow down, and guess what, we all survived! So it is possible to spend an entire weekend on the couch without losing it all. I plan on doing that more often, minus the cold of course! Awesome sock. So excited to get my yarn in the mail so I can start my pair and we can be twinsies!

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    1. Aww, sad to hear you've been sick girl! And that's what happened to me, I was sick all winter and still getting back to normal. I think my body just shut right down after Journey came out. I held on till then and then poof - done for...lol.

      I cannot wait till we can have twinsies socks!!!! It's going to be so awesome! I only wish we could be together in person to take a pic of both of them on our feet! How fun would that be!!!!

      Hope you get more weekends in your future! xoxo

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  3. I'm so addicted to knitting socks (though so far, I've only made pretty basic ones). It's been months since I haven't had a sock project on the needles. And to think that I used to be terrified at the thought of knitting socks! :) I still feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I turn a heel, like there should be a parade or confetti or something. :)

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    1. I have only made basic ones too. This is only my 3rd sock. But what can I say, I LOOOve them. And yes, turning the heel is an amazing feeling! When you can hold it up and tell everyone around you - "its a sock, its a sock!!! I made a sock!" There's nothing like it :)

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  4. This yarn looks fabulous and I just might have to get myself some as a treat!

    Also, I love your rebranding and appreciate you being "real". It can look easy from the outside and I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in my mission/struggle to find 'balance'. ;)

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    1. Ohhh..you should. I just ordered another skein in the Sunset colorway. So gorgeous!

      You are def not alone when it comes to balance. I try to write about it regularly but this year I'm putting more of a focus on it as I try to really take back some control to work/pleasure balance of life.

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  5. Just work work work and parenting parenting parenting. But dance, too, so I guess I get three+ hours every week of something just for me. It's so easy to forget that, though. I appreciate the reminder that this post ended up being!

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    1. Yay! So good to hear you are doing that! And you're very welcome! I hope to post them often so we can all chat about it and encourage each other through the good months and the bad :)

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  6. That yarn looks really yummy! I'm actually just working on turning the heel of Climb (first pair of socks ever!) :)

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    1. Congrats!! Can't wait to see it when it's done!

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