Box0Sox, KAL/CAL, Socks, The New York Collection

Grand Central Socks 

Hey All! I’ve had another productive crafting week. I’ve finished this pair of socks and I’ve knit four dishcloths. The weather hasn’t been the greatest but hey that’s spring in the Midwest.

I received some good news and not so great news since my last post about our refrigerator that decided to die on April 12th. Last weekend we were able to purchase a new kitchen appliance set (refrigerator, stove, and microwave) on sale at Lowes. The bad news is that the refrigerators that were on sale were on back order and won’t be delivered until May 17th!!! Part of that delay is because we live in a small populated area and they only deliver here one day a week. Over all we were really happy with the service that we got from Lowes! Yay for businesses that sponsor NASCAR drivers. 🚗

Anyways, back to these super cute socks that I knit. The designer is Mina Phillips of the Knitting Expat fame. She designed a series of sock patterns based on her experiences of moving to New York City. I just had to buy the New York Sock Pattern Club. The club includes 7 patterned socks that are released monthly starting on March first 2017. Plus a bonus pattern plain vanilla sock pattern. I paid $17.00 for 8 well written sock patterns which is a great deal when the patterns that I generally buy are priced in between $3.00 – $6.00. I plan to knit all of the socks to add to my #boxosoxkal2017. I have already started the second pair of socks in the series called The Avenues Socks 


  • PATTERN: Grand Central Socks
  • SIZE: Women’s 11
  • STARTED: March 24th
  • COMPLETED: April 26th
  • YARN: Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot in the shade of Periwinkle
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 292.5 yards/65 grams
  • NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US # 1
  • MODIFICATIONS/NOTES: true afterthought heel

I hope that you all are having a wonderful week! ❤ Missy

Charitable Donations, Hat

WWI hat 

The other day I found a WWI hat pattern which had been re written into modern knitting terms. I thought that would be the perfect hat to donate to Scarves for Troops. The pattern was originally supposed to be knit with 100% wool and in certain colors so that they could be worn with a military uniform. The hats and scarves that are distributed through Scarves for Troops are used when off duty. I knit the larger sized hat and it fits my husband perfectly but it looks huge on the styrofoam head. 


  • RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude 
  • PATTERN: WWI Skull Cap
  • SIZE: large
  • STARTED: April 10th
  • COMPLETED: April 17th
  • YARN: Plymouth Yarn Galloway in the shade Mint Heather
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 151 yards
  • NEEDLES: 3.75 mm/US # 5 

It’s been rainy all week which has tremendously helped my allergies. I’ve been making good progress on a lot of projects which makes me incredibly happy. However, on a more sour note… our refrigerator decided to die last Wednesday. It almost ruined our holiday plans but my in laws were nice enough to share some of their leftovers with us. We are hoping to find a new refrigerator this weekend I just hope it doesn’t take a month to be delivered.  I’m really getting tired of eating out every meal but on a plus side I haven’t had too cook or do dishes which has contributed to my extra crafting time. 

Handmade Gifts, Socks

Sport Socks 

Hello all! My kids have been on Spring break the last few days and my free time really took a nose dive. We have been cleaning out closets and reorganizing some of the house.  The Spring break weather has been nice for the most part. Saturday it was 80° and beautiful Monday morning we woke up to snow. 

Last month I started using a weight loss app to track my food consumption and I’m learning that carbs and sodium are my downfall. Apparently eating pizza three times a week isn’t healthy! I managed to loose 6.8 lbs in the first month by cutting back on coffee creamer, Coca Cola, candy, pizza, cheese, and carbs in general. I switched to whole grain pasta and I’ve been trying out my new bread machine. The goal is to make a low sodium healthy multi grain bread that tastes good too. I’ll share a recipe once I get one that everyone really likes. 

Last night I finished knitting these socks for my Son’s Christmas gift. Now I have three out of 20 people on my list covered. I’m thinking that I might set my July goals as Christmas in July just to knock out the rest of them. 


  • RECIPIENT: my Son for Christmas 
  • PATTERN: cast on 14 sts and increase to 60 sts 
  • SIZE: Men’s 10.5 
  • STARTED: April 6th
  • COMPLETED: April 10th
  • YARN: Knit Picks Stroll Sport – Handdyed by me 
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 236 yards
  • NEEDLES: 3.00 mm/US 2.5 

I hope that you all have a happy, safe and creative week. It’s back to school days for us… until Easter break!