DIY Baby Sock Blockers + Hiatus

    Hello again! It's been over a month since I've posted here. Did you miss me? During my time away I traveled, spent quality time with my family, got back into my exercise routine, and I came to a major realization. I could have easily lugged my laptop around with me, blogged about my experiences, and shared my adventures in car knitting, but I didn't. I was purposely avoiding the blog. My reason for doing so seems completely absurd to me now but at the time I needed to distance myself. 

The "Perfect" Baby Sock Pattern

      As some of you may know many of my closest friends and family seem to have caught the baby bug which means that as a knitter I'm left with no choice but to pick up my handy dandy needles and cast on. My favorite baby knits to give as gifts are baby socks, not only because they are quick and useful, but because they are mindless. They don't require much thought or attention which means that you can get through a pair or four while binge watching your favorite shows on Netflix... Or sitting at the park breathing in fresh air and enjoying the beauty of nature the way God intended. Your Choice.

My Marvelous Project Bag

          So far this year has been the year that I follow through with my promises to myself. I have been wanting to sew project bags to keep all of my WIP's and their notions neat and together but up until now I've either "Never had enough time" or "I just never felt like it". Well one morning I woke up (earlier than usual) and decided that I needed to just get up and do it, so I did.

DIY Sock Blockers

         Hey Guys! Today I am going to be teaching you how to DIY your own sock shapers or sock blockers.  Blocking or Shaping in knitting is often crucial for giving your items a finished look, a proper fit and a decent shape. Socks, even thought they typically fit whether or not they have been blocked, are no exception. Blocking your socks can add more definition to their design, allow the knit fabric itself to stretch out to its full potential for a nice smooth sock, and can give the sock a natural foot shape which allows for a better fit.

Epic Vegan Sausage and Egg Burritos

      Story time! I have very fond memories of me as a child going with my Dad to one of our local gas stations/get 'n go's and picking up these huge super delicious and filling sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast burritos. They were melty, oozy, and greasy, but they were delicious. Today I am going to be sharing my vegan version of the breakfast burrito I ate growing up. By no means is this a health food but if you have a major appetite and the need for a protein fix then you've come to the right place.

The First Boy In Ages

        This weekend my Mom, sister and I were invited to a baby shower. If you've been following me for the past year then you know that knitting for babies is my all time favorite, As a matter of fact a majority of my completed projects on Ravelry are baby items. This particular baby had me very knit happy because he will be the first boy to be born into my immediate friends or family in quite some time. Don't get me wrong,  I am fully aware that there are just as many options if not more when it comes to knitting for baby girls but what I'm the most excited about is working with a whole new color pallete. Blues, greens, greys, deep browns; colors that most of the babies in my family do not wear.

We received the invitation a bit short notice so I wasn't able to give as much as I'd liked to but I'm planning on making more and either sending the rest in the mail or dropping it off the next time we visit.

My Everyday Chocolate Antioxidant Protein Smoothie

                    I have been very busy these days, so busy in fact that I just don't have time to sit down and eat breakfast. I am also out and about for most of the day so each morning I make sure to feed my body decent amounts of vitamins, protein, and carbohydrates to keep me going. The time I spend preparing food each morning has to be divided between making my breakfast and preparing nutritious lunches that can sit outside of the fridge for 3-5 hours which has definitely been a challenge for me, but I can go on and on about that so for now we'll focus on the breakfast. My breakfasts as of late have been a cup of coffee or tea, a bowl of oatmeal, and my go to chocolate antioxidant smoothie.