Sunday, January 5, 2014

YOP Sunday

Goodness gracious I struggled with loading my photos!  But I finally figured it out and used the SD card instead of the camera.  Beware of Windows 8!  So, here's what I've been up to since 2014 started.  First...look at this gorgeous yarn.
  It is by Cakewalk Yarns, an Etsy shop which has since closed and I have no idea why as she had been highly recommended by Susan B. Anderson  on her blog.  I actually got to see the socks made up in this yarn so I was sold.  I can't remember the name now but since she's no longer open I guess it doesn't make much difference.   I'm also using Susan's "go to" sock pattern which she has for free on her blog and/or Ravelry..  Oh those needles are tiny...from using a 7 to using a 1.  I hope my eyes are up to it, lol!
I spent one evening just rewinding the yarn and it doesn't look nearly as pretty as it did in the skein but I still love it.   I'm actually almost done with the cuff but after all the trouble with uploading pics I wasn't going to try again.
I also finished another hat....this one for one of my sons.  I'm glad to be working with some color after all that solid stuff.
I used Knitpicks Brava worsted weight and I really like their yarns plus they're reasonably priced.  This was another Purl Soho Basic Hat pattern.  I did use circular needles for this.
 Yesterday was my 65th birthday and I made an orange cake with a recipe I got from Ruth and it was delicious!  Thank you Ruth, and thank you Benjamin for choosing such a great cake for your birthday.  Mine didn't turn out nearly as pretty as Ruths' so I didn't include a picture but if you go to her website there is a picture of the Orange Cake and the recipe.  YUM!!!!

 I hope you made it into 2014 with lots of inspiration and project ideas to start off the new year.  Have a great week and "Happy Trails to you 'til we meet again."


  1. I love the card and the cake sounds delicious. The socks will be fantastic, I'm sure, if the yarn is anything to go by!

  2. that sock yarn looks fantastic! I can't wait to see how it knits up :)

  3. Happy belated birthday. I just celebrated my 50th last week and went with banana cake and cream cheese icing. Yum!

    That yarn is gorgeous. Just a vanilla pattern for it though, I'd imagine. It looks like it'd fight with a more detailed pattern.

  4. Lovely sock yarn--I am jealous! I am going to join a sock kal this month so will doing my first pair of socks... finally! I will not however being using 4 needles. How do people manage that? Mine will be magic looped for certain!
    Hope you are staying warm and safe during your storm....

  5. Oh will you look at the gorgeous sock yarn! they are going to look great. I love the hat and I know some of my sons would be delighted to have one similar, I won't show them or else they will definitely want one lol. Again many many happy returns of the day and the cake really was delicious wasn't it. It's a firm favourite here already.

  6. Wow, that sock yarn looks awesome! But you're right, better in the skein than in the ball. But I see potential in that cuff picture ^^

    Can't wait to see the rest :D

  7. Happy Birthday, dear friend. I hope 2014 treats you well and you get all you wish for. Love the yarn, such gorgeous colors. Looking forward to seeing how the socks turn out.


  8. Happy Birthday a little late Sam! I hope you did something special besides the cake!Oh those needles are tiny...but that is one great looking cap you knit! :)

  9. Happy birthday! The cake sounds delicious. That yarn is gorgeous xx

  10. Hau 'oli la hanau! My mum turned 65 on NYE :O) too. I hope you have a lovely day full of love and smiles.
    That colorway looks like handpainted watercolor.

  11. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you are still celebrating and enjoying that delicious cake! I love that pretty are so talented! I can only do some basic patterns. Enjoy your day! (my birthday is in a couple of weeks and we are very near the same age! HUGS!!!)

  12. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful one! Oh that yarn looks very yummy, can't wait to see you CO! I'd love to knit such a hat, simple yet warm!

  13. Happy belated birthday, Sam! You and my Sam have the same birthday! January 4th. He turned 55. :) Hope it was a good done! I don't know how you work with those teeny tiny needles. Wow! But your sock making sure has come along from your first attempt. Best wishes and happy new year, Tammy


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