Friday, April 29, 2016

Wrap Up Friday - Week17

Good morning!  Several people mentioned they may have a finish....so going to throw this up...I do not have a finish...and I'll probably be starting something new soon...as I've been online shopping again AND tomorrow is the Connecticut Sheep and Wool!  Pictures will be posted....



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stitch Along wednesday - Week 17

Good evening....just told the husband I had to go do the blog post...and he said, because it's Wednesday, but not....see, he's learning!

How was your week of projects?

I started something new....I bought this beautiful Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Raspberry colored yarn last summer for a "raspberry berry." 

 So with Prince's passing, I thought it was high time I cast on....and I did...I have finished the brim and am getting ready to start the lace portion...I am doing the Rustling Leaves Beret from Coastal Knits. 

That's about it...so how about you?  Please join up and join in...and link up....




Friday, April 22, 2016

Wrap Up Friday

Good morning!  I have no finishes today...how about you?  Very tired today...but should be an good day at school...

Happy Earth Day - what do you do to help our earth?  Love this image by Jane Yolen

and also.....did anyone else start a Raspberry Beret yesterday? Rest in Peace...Prince










Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Stitch Along Wednesday - Week 16

Happy Tuesday night/Wednesday.....

So this past week was my Spring Break/vacation...and I had plans..so many knitting and crochet plans....I really wasn't doing much else....and what did I do?  I watched a lot of tv and movies....and I didn't do much crafting....oh the shawls I had plans for....*sigh*

I did work on my Irish Oak...and came to a screeching HALT!  Why?  Well I messed up the border segment, but just decided to go with it....then I started playing yarn chicken....and I decided to just bind off....and well I don't like it....so I'm going to border it in another color....so what do you think?
Here are some choices I pulled....do I go with something that kind of matches or a totally different color?  On the left is a yellow, but it's a DK, so I'd have to buy something...then there is Simon's Vest from Deep Water Dye Works...On the right..the top is Madelinetosh in Daffodil, Yarns to Inspire in Indian Desert and then two Madelinetosh...Bark and Betine...yarn close up
I also started a sock from TurtlePurl....it was her special tribute to Spock after Leonard Nimoy died...
Haven't gotten far, but wanted something to work on during the train ride into NYC....and I did, until train got full very fast and I didn't have enough room....Took it to an exhibition football game at UCONN....but was too windy to work on it there...I tried...
So what to do?...How has your week been?  Anything new?  Anything done?  Let me know if you have an opinion about the border.....









Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Wrap-Up - Week 15

No excuse...been home all day...just didn't want to get on computer...sorry....

So if you have a link and would like to link up...here it is...



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stitch Along Wednesday - Week 15

Good morning!  How is everyone this fine April day? I am on vacation...I didn't do much Saturday through Monday...but yesterday I picked up two lingering WIPs...

First up, Willow Fields....Hurrah!  I am on the decreasing side...but it is still a repeat of 8 rows done 50 times, so not going to be finished any time soon...

Then I worked on Irish Oak....no new picture, as it looks the same, all bunched up on the needles...I am on the border!!!!!!  Bunch also playing yarn chicken....so I am on row 5 of 21....and I am going to run out of yarn...so I'll have to figure out where to quit, so I have enough to bind off....I also messed up the row...but I fudged it, as I messed up at the very beginning and I was not tinking back 233 stitches...so I'm living with it...

Seems as if I can never actually do a pattern without some type of mess up...and a bit of fudging...

I also put a few rows onto my Edgy Carol....and worked a bit on a few socks...but I am trying to stick with my April is for Shawls month....and my next shawl cast-on is in the mail!!!!!!  So I'd love to finish these two, at least!

I'll also be joining this Knit Along...I bought the yarn for the Meandering Top awhile ago, so going to knit that.  The new Game of Thrones MKAL is pretty intriguing, although I never finished the last one...*sigh*...but the colors!!!!

So how about you?  What are up to this week?  Any close finishes?  As always, please link back...





Sunday, April 10, 2016

Year of Projects - Week 15

Another week gone by with very little progress done....mostly because it was parent conference week and I was exhausted much of the week...I think this morning, I'm finally caught up and not so tired....so don't really have much of an update....but tooling around yesterday on the Yarn Harlot's site, there was mention of this...On the Spice Market and I went oh!....and then there was mention that there were kits at Miss Babs, and I went ah!  And while I like the colors set aside in this kit...there was one set I couldn't get out of my head all day...this set.....after thinking about it all day, I showed it to the Hubs....and he really liked the colors too....they are so not colors I am normally drawn to....so I bought the kit last night....when it comes in, I'll have another shawl cast on.....so excited!

Completed Projects:
The Dork Socks (technically 2015) 12/31/15
Screw You Rainbows socks (1/6/16)
Quick Pink cowl (1/7/16)
Yoda (1/10/16)
Bulky Cowl (1/19/16)
Jacinta Capelet (2/28/16)
Turtleneck Capelet #2 (3/31/16)
 
Works In Progress:    
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
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) 
Willow Fields (9/6/14)  
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15)
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)
Stopover KAL (2/7/16)
My Shelly Valentine (2/10/16)
Irish Oak (3/5/16)

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016)
Glenn Lives (2/1/16)
 
Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
 
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in 


 KAL/CALs:
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)  
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14) 
 
Downton Abbey (1/4/15)

Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt 

Projects In Mind: Gifts/Charity: 
Hats for friend's babies (ongoing)
 

Hats for students (ongoing)
Kimberly Skye's tunic
Two Elsa doll/blanket things

Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater (in magazine)
Car Coat (in magazine)
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  

Brush Creek Cowlette    
Watershed    
Waterkant  
The Brownstitch gradient  
Leftie   
Bigger on the Inside 
Oeste    
Out of Gas    
Sweet Potato Twist    
Nefertem    
Falling Bobbins   
Danielle Shawl    
The Doodler
 
Hats and Mitts
 

Lace Kelly (soakbox)  
Isabeau 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 
 
 

Transitional Color Mitts   
Almond Comfit   
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets    
Wurm    
Autumn in Garrison 
Baa-ble Hat
 

 Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
 

Wizard of Oz socks
Black Widow's Socks
August Pocus
Waterkant 
Watermelon 
Monkey
Dalekamium 
Knit From Stash patterns
Dr. Who socks

Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag