Friday, January 15, 2021

Nothing New


I wish I had something exciting to share. I do not. Every day the weather is above 45F degrees and sunny I go outside and roll around for at least 30 minutes. Yesterday it was over 50 degrees. The secret to getting up and moving is getting up and moving. Yesterday my socks (yes, I made them) matched my skates. Well, these socks match many things, I'm sure. 

The weekend is nearly here. I'm sure I'll accomplish something productive over the long weekend. 

Skate accessories I bought to support this crazy new hobby (affiliate links):

Zeato All-in-One Skate Tool
Triple Eight Saver Series Pad Set
Triple Eight The Certified Helmet

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Practice, practice, practice

When there is sunshine, and the temperature isn't too cold, or the wind isn't blowing, I try to go outside and practice on my skates. Afternoon sunshine is perfect for this. I still love the skate leash I made. 
I'm not great skater by any means. I'm still falling over (occasionally) and learning more every time I practice. Little steps. 

Skate accessories I bought to support this crazy new hobby (affiliate links):
Zeato All-in-One Skate Tool
Triple Eight Saver Series Pad Set
Triple Eight The Certified Helmet

 

Monday, January 11, 2021

More Masks

After trying the 3D style masks my Darling Husband asked for a few more. 
I pulled out some fun novelty prints and got cutting. 
Cut, sew, turn, press, sew, press, sew, sew. 
I cut out more than I needed and only finished these five. I'll likely sew up some more through the week. Little successes are a great way to build yourself up. And your collection of masks. 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Cranky Socks

 

I was very productive the first three days of January. On the first I made this pair of socks. 
On the second I made this pair.
On the third I made this pair. Then, the next day was Monday and I went back to work and didn't make any socks on Monday-Friday. Maybe I'll make a couple more this weekend. We shall see. 

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram (@beccascrazyprojects) and my Etsy shop Becca's Crazy Projects to get updates on what I'm doing and when listings go live. 

Want more information about circular sock knitting machines, tools, and attachments? I recommend you head over to CSM Love. They have collected so many resources in one easy-to-use site. I used the site to find the Split Yarn Carrier by Chambord CSM

Tools and supplies (affiliate links):
Knitter's Pride Aqua Sock Blockers, Medium
Fiskars 7 Inch Softgrip Student Scissors (snipping yarn)
5 Pieces 5 Different Size Bent Latch Hook Crochet Needle Hook (picking up dropped stitches)
Cable Clamp PRO Cable Management 4 Pack (used in place of weight buckle)
Brightech Lightview Pro Flex - Hands Free, Magnifying Glass Desk Lamp for Close Work (lens removed)
Zibra PB100LZR Grip-n-Glide 1-Inch Round Trim Paint Brush (to clean lint/dust from machine)
24 Pack Metal Rectangular Empty Hinged Tins (hold extra machine needles)
addi Express Hook (picking up dropped stitches, hanging setup bonnet, finishing missed stitches)
Do4U Drinking Home Office Table Desk Side Huge Clip (I use it to hold the ball/cake of yarn while I crank but it could hold your drink, too)
BLACK+DECKER WM225-A Portable Project Center and Vise (this is my machine stand, slightly modified for a larger work surface)
RuMe Bags Baggie All (Aspen) (to hold my hand-finishing supplies: yarn needle, needle threader, scissors, Kitchener directions, stitch markers, etc)