Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stitch Along Wednesday

Good morning my fine feathered friends!!!!!  How are you?

I planned on going to see The Hunger Games Exhibition today, but the weather is going to be horrendous!  Thunderstorms, torrential rain...and decided I didn't want to walk around the city in that..so I'll go tomorrow.  I am obsessed with the books/movies....I know it's not "fine" literature, but for some reason these characters just spoke to me...so I think I'll have a movie marathon instead!

So yesterday I had a sock day....

Look at those beauties!  I am on the foot of both now....I'll finish them today and start their pair....

I bought a new camera for my trip and practiced a bit yesterday...
This picture  was taken with the low light filter...it's not bad, but was still dark, so I shined my cell phone flashlight on them.....

It also has a multiple picture mode...so I played around with that...





It's kind of cool...you can see the action in the pictures...there are many, many of these pictures...
This was the fish eye lens...but you can't really see the effect...

This one has blurred edges....

There are other effects...miniaturization....it'll be cool to have this on my trip...I know I can take cell phone pictures, but I wanted a good camera...I'm going to be in one of the most scenic places I'll be in Stavanger, number 4.....

So how is your Wednesday shaping up?  I just heard the rumble of thunder, so it is time to shut my computer down...catch you all later....







Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Visit with Kristin Nicholas

If you love color..you'll love Kristin Nicholas....pop on over to her blog and check out the video of her house...

I spent a delightful day at Kristin's house a couple of summers ago...here is the blog post I did after the workshop

If you ever get a chance to visit her or take a class with her, please do...it was such fun!

here are some of her designs...or just google search her.....I have a couple of her books....and her newest book is Crafting a Colorful Home...

Today I'm gonna work on some socks....I'm having a miserable allergy day....



Monday, June 29, 2015

99 Followers on the Wall

This has been going through my head since I saw that someone else joined yesterday and now I have 99....wow! 

99 followers over there...99 followers over there ==========}}}}}}}

You take one down...no, no...don't take one down.....

Just a bit of silliness....I'm heading off to meet a former student for dinner...I have some errands to run first....did I mention I ran over my camera?  Well I need to buy a new one for my trip....

Remember the other day and my hankering for purple....well I pulled this out...

It's hard to capture it..it's a sapphire blue with purple..really leaning on the purple...inspired by
and I think I'll be casting on another pair of socks...probably something vanilla, as I think these may be my travel socks...gonna pick up some very cheap dpn's today, just in case I loose them....

How are you today?


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Year of Projects - Week 26

It's the halfway mark folks!  Many people will be doing their end-of-year post...since they go July to June...I go January-December, so this is my halfway post...

2015 Completed Projects:
White mittens - 1/10/15
Quick Crochet Cowl - 1/12/15
Stripes Cowl - 1/22/15
Frosty, the Snowman - 1/24/15
Head Wrap - 1/24/15
H's Everyday Socks 2/7/2015
Stepping Stones 2/17/15
Ita's Shawl 2/18/15
Speckled Eggs 4/11/15
Stitch's Rock Collection Hat 4/16/15
Hawk Baktus  5/17/15
Far Side of the Moon 5/17/15
Estrella's Turtle 5/20/15
Quick Hat 6/1/15

Adele Socks  6/11/15
Zuzu's Petals 6/13/15
Humphrey 6/14/15

Olivia Owl 6/24/15

So 18 projects done and 6 of them were languishing WIPs....so that's pretty good....

Last year I had made 27 things by this time...but I was also involved with the Ravellenics, Nerd Wars and had done a few swaps.  I haven't done any "competitions" this year...and no swaps....so yeah it does affect my output...

I also took on my first knit sweater, so that is taking time...and a couple of longer (for me) projects...

So what do I still have "In Progress"  Quite a lot, but it has dwindled...

WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. Tis the Season (11/10/13)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)

Knit: 

Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Garter Path (6/1/14) 
Turtleneck Capelet #2 (8/12/14)
Willow Fields (9/6/14)  
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)

Bedrock (2/23/15)
Owligan (5/3/15)

Socks:

Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)
Irish Tea (Feb 2015)
Those Socks (2/27/15)   
Dork Socks (6/13/15)

Blue Skies and Rainbows 6/26/15

 
Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)


 
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in

KAL/CAL:   Fire and Blood (5/4/14)
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14) 
Zuzu's Petals (1/1/15)
Downton Abbey (1/4/15)
 
Misc: Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt  

Since it is now summer, I'll have much more time to work on projects...I know I'll be starting at least another pair of vanilla socks as my "travel project"

And here are my Projects in Mind...the ones I have patterns and yarn ready...

Projects in Mind - I have the pattern and the yarn  -


Gifts/Charity: 
Hats for friend's babies (ongoing) Hats for students (ongoing)
Kimberly Skye's tunic
garter for Caitlin

Two Elsa doll/blanket things

Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
 
Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves
Alhambra
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Fraxinus 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Multnomah
Leylines 
Holden Shawlette
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl   
 
Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Felicity
Stellar
Cabled Headband
Fetching  
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat
 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird

Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
 
Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag
 
And if you made it to here....here is a picture of my latest....when the need for rainbows was strong..Blue Skies and Rainbows..
 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stash Saturday

Are you ready for another installment?  I've not been very good about not buying yarn lately..especially all the pretties from Addicted to Indie Dyed Yarn and Fiber on Facebook..someone posted rainbow sparkle yarn yesterday...RAINBOW SPARKLE YARN people!  I resisted...I will resist....I will......I will....
Here's the shop listing, if you know....you want to buy some, and who wouldn't?...GroovyHues

I did choose not to join MadColor's latest club....it's Dr. Who...and I still have a ton of it from the last couple go arounds....but I'll be back in October.....and I also didn't join the latest Buffy patrol....so all I have coming in on a regular basis (I still have one month left for Madcolor) is Random Fandom from Nerd Girl..which I won't give up, as it's hard to get into it....

So what have I gotten lately? 
MadColor Baker Street - Honey, You Should See Me in a Crown...ALL my favorite colors (except greens in this!)

Okay so Loopy Ewe said they had some Wollmeise...I snagged a skein of Magnolie....I loved the different shades in it...
It's going to be a shawl....yummy...Wollmeise is always so tight, I never want to wind it..because it just looks so perfect...

And finally..some rainbows!!!!
And this is wound, and I started a pair of socks...because I felt the need for rainbows yesterday...this is Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow from White Birch Fiber Arts...here's the listinggo take a look...I'll wait...what's amazing?...is you knit a rainbow and then you knit the sky..with clouds!  How awesome is that!  I have two rainbows done.....but no pictures yet....

I'm also waiting on some Martian yarn from Canada...gonna make some Martian socks to go see the movie in October....

So it's not been too bad...I leave for Norway in three weeks...and there will be yarn shopping and buying there, so I think I'm gonna go on a yarn diet until then....hahahahahaha..I CAN DO IT!!!  I know I can!!!!!!



Friday, June 26, 2015

Finished Object Friday

Good morning!  It is 3 in the morning right now and I couldn't sleep, so figured I'd get up and do this.....I have two things to share...

I don't think I ever actually shared a finished picture of the Dark Side of the Moon socks....
Aren't they FABULOUS!!!!!!!  Yarn is Manic Pixie Dream  Zooey in Dream and Delirium.  It's a merino/nylon mix, but feel silky for some reason...I started with the Fork in the Road pattern, but could not get the heel, so did my first short row heel....which seems to fit me very well....I recently got another skein in Cloudy with a Chance of Rain in a kit.....

And then I have to share this...I bought an owl kit at Barnes and Noble awhile ago..to make a little owl for a little cousin...on Wednesday, we had a family get together, so I hurriedly finished up the owl...
It came in that little suitcase....so I bought a cute little book and gave it all to Rose....she loved it...she wouldn't put it down all night...
So have you finished anything?  I am itching to cast on something in purple....

Go to these places to see others finished objects.....here , here and here, when they come up...








Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stitch Along Wednesday

Good morning!  My first official Wednesday of summer vacation!!!!! 

Yesterday I had two doctor's appointments...and it's official, I have arthritis in my knees...I've always suspected, but has never been actually diagnosed..so along with that...and "loose ligaments"  and femeral-patella syndrome...my knees are pretty worthless....but they are not bad enough to get surgery yet...but it is probably in my future...

And I damaged a nerve on the top of my right foot...and I will probably need bunion surgery down the line...I've had one over 20 years ago...and it has regrown....and the other is just as bad...yuck!

Good thing I have activities that I can do while lying around..huh?

But I did lose weight!  Yeah!  So this summer, I'm gonna try and get back to the gym...I did walk yesterday morning....my body is still waking me up early....so I'll do it in the morning...but I have some restrictions...like no hills...I live on a hill...;/

How about projects?  Cuz that's what you are here for?  Well...I have worked on my Owligan...It's up to 19 inches now...it's a pretty boring picture....it'll get more exciting once I start on the owls....the Hubs doesn't like the color of the yarn....calls it "old lady brown,"  but I think it'll go with everything..I plan on wearing it more as a jacket....
I have old red buttons for the closures...

I also started another pair of vanilla socks...
So I have something that I don't have to follow a pattern....I'm on the heel....

I have also put a few more rows in on my Willow Fields...it really doesn't look much different than this older picture...

So what about you this week? What are you working on?  I think I may go back to bed...because I can...how glorious is that!!!!!!

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