Monday, March 12, 2018

And it's March already!

So. I've been doing some drop-spinning...

I even made a little monster with my hand-spun yarn (the green) and I am working on making some yarn (with the purples) to give him a hat.
The only other crafty accomplishment I've done over the last few weeks is make a hat and fingerless gloves while down in VA because we brought the snow and cold with us on our visit...
 And when we got back I made a polymer Swablu for my son.


Tuesday, February 06, 2018

One month down....

Already into February. Not much completed this week, mostly working on the shawl for my mom, then this morning I find this:
Jean-Luc, our grey tiger cat, decided I needed to work on the project more, so he tried to bring it up to the third floor for me. Thankfully he only pulled out a handful of stitches, and it was a quick fix.

When I saw all the loose yarn I panicked, thinking he ripped out lots of work, but no, it was all just the lengths pulled from the skeins as he brought it up to me.

Other than this, I've not been too crafty, but then shawls are like blankets, they go on forever and each row takes an hour. LOL 

Mom, I promise I will get this done for you before your birthday. I hope. As long as Jean doesn't try to bring it to me again. Love you!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2018 Craft Update

So far this year I've finished a few things, have several works in progress (WiP's) and quite the to-do list, so here you go. I've got a lot on my plate, but having done several super bulky projects over the last couple weeks really got me in a groove!

Cotton Candy Hat
Dark Tweed Slipper Socks
Leftovers Hat
Kye's Fire & Ice Socks
Light Tweed Slipper Socks
Sewn Sock Monkey with Knit Hat & Scarf

Current WiP's and their start dates:
Mom's Shawl (December 15, 2017)
Simple Shawl (July 26, 2017)
Kayla's Toothless - crochet (March 19, 2017)
Fingerless Gloves, Hat and Cowl Set (March 11, 2017)
Double Sided Supernatural Square (March 8, 2017)
February Mood Scarf (February 2, 2016)
Temperature Scarf (January 12, 2016)

And here's the to-do list:
Champagne Cowl (Kayla)
Pixie Moon Doll
Lollypop Farms Cat Blankets
Purple Cloudborn Socks

Twisted Kraken Hat
Cheerful Step Socks
Fast Floral Legwarmers

Step Lively Beret
Blue Fingerless Gloves
Twisted Knitter Socks
Intermezzio Shawl
Water Shawl MKAL
Negan's Revenge Shawl
Slouchy Camas Hat
Druidess Beret
Through the Woods Hood
Red Stripe Socks
Celtic Triad Socks
Windowpane Socks
Unintentionally Shawl/Scarf
Baby -Tree of Life Blanket
Portacula Cardigan - Purple
Portacula Cardigan - Grey
Monty Python Square

Friday, July 01, 2016

Light and Up by Caroline Wiens - Knit Shawl Kit

 So I finally finished my Light and Up Knit Shawl Kit by Caroline Wien and I absolutely love it. Granted, I did an extra set in the pattern, which left me short when it came to the finish and I had to buy another skein to complete it, but that was all on me. After washing and draping it over the shower rod, since I didn't have anything large enough to properly block it, the pattern opened up nicely and it is so soft. Definitely my favorite shawl yet.

As you might notice, I left off the tassels, this is a personal preference. I just think tassels are for bookmarks and graduation hats, and not much else. LOL

And here are a few close-ups:

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-Along - Post 22

I have finally finished the second pair of socks in the Craftsy Sock Knit-Along and it was worth it. The i-cord cuff was a bit of a pain, well pretty much the entire sock was at one point or another, but it was worth it, they fit and they look great. So happy with them.

Working the i-cord, what an interesting method

Attempting to show the cuff stretch with the i-cord

They fit beautifully

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Tuesday Totals

Well, I am on the i-cord for the Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-along - Serpentine Toe-Up Sock by Lucy Neatby and hoping to have them done by end of day.

I am on the second patterned row of the Light and Up Shawl by Caroline Wiens, this one keeps getting bigger, thus taking longer with each row so I am not really sure when I will get this done. hehe

As soon as the socks are done, I will be starting Kayla's Simple Toe-Up Garter Stitch Heel Socks which are a combination of a couple sock patterns I came across.

Trying to catch up on my Temperature Scarf (was almost a month behind in my knitting) and the February Mood Scarf (still have 5 days to go but the Moss stitch takes forever to knit.)

I joined a MKAL (mystery knit-along) called The Philosopher's Stone by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits) which begins July 15, 2016. I am really excited about this, I've been interested in these MKAL's for a while and this one I managed to catch while the pattern was free. Looking forward to it!

If I finish the Light and UP Shawl in time, I hope to start (and finish) the Unintentionally Infinity Shawl/Scarf by Siew Clark.

After that...
Druidess Beret
Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-along - Windowpane Socks
Zombie Socks
Red Toe-Up Socks
Blue Toe-Up Socks
Lady Jessica Steampunk Cowl
Celtic Triad Socks
Through the Woods Hood in Blue
Baby Tree of Life Throw
Portulaca Cardigan

Looking to be a very busy year of knitting for me! What do you have going? Please share and link back. Happy knitting!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-Along - Post 21

Front, Back and Side Views
So it feels as if I have been knitting these socks for forever! Okay, so it has only been since February, but still!

On the bright side, the Serpentine Socks are nearly done, just have a couple more rows of straight knit on sock 2, then the fancy cuffs. So excited to get these puppies finished and on my feet.

I love the pattern, although it takes forever to work up because of all the decreases, increases and cross-overs, it looks absolutely lovely!

If you have not been keeping up, these are for a FREE Knit-Along through Craftsy, learn to knit 3 wonderful pair of socks.

If you're doing the knit-along, please feel free to drop a link here to share your work. :)