Sunday, August 25, 2019

Year of Projects, Week 34

So this week, I had some personal stuff going on, so didn't do too much crafting...I did make two 10 inch squares....I have an online/IRL friend.  I met her online, but have also met her in real life....anyway she is going through a really tough time right now...and another yarny friend put out a call for squares for a blanket....I made one, but she's only gotten a couple, so yesterday I whipped up a garter stitch square too....no picture of that one...
The stitch is called Swedish Blocks, but I messed up and mine a re a bit shorter...The yarn is from One-of-a-kind Knits.  I have 3 skeins from this dyer, no memory of when or where I got them....no color name

Also Fibernymph Dyeworks put out a call for sample knitting for her self stripe yarn...You could volunteer for two colors.  The first one I volunteered for is Good 'n Plenty..
So those of you not American...this is named after the Good 'n Plenty candy...which I love!  It is black licorice with a pink or white candy coating...yum!!!  I love black licorice!
I cast on the second one today...going to try and get them out to her this week.  And that is I've worked on...I may have put a few rounds on socks, but that's it....

2019 Finishes!!!!!
Muertos: 8/13/17-1/19/19
Who Socks: 10/7/18-1/22/19 (the Who socks were never on my list)
My Shelly Valentine: 2/10/16-2/9/19 (almost three years exactly!!!)
Alpaca Fun: 2/24/19-3/3/19
Green is the Best: 12/23/18-3/10/19
Willow Fields: 9/6.14-3/16/19
Lucy's Zebra 7/5-7/6/19
Black Widow Shawl 5/5/19-7/12/19
Lucy's Elephant Reserve 7/24/18-8/2/19
Shark Socks 7/28/19-8/12/19 
Swedish Block 8/20/19 - 8/24/19
Garter stitch block 8/24/19

And someone asked about the Beach bag a couple weeks ago...it's a really bad picture of it...
I just need to add the lining...

Back to work tomorrow...so there will be less crafting going on....especially setting up my classroom each day...I'll be exhausted!!!!

Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him. He is now a sophomore.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.
Throwback Poncho 2/19/17 - would like to finish for the fall

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018)

Knit: 
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles..
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it! Added a few rows
Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Took it out, at the separation of arms, looks really big!
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18 
Lucy's Elephant - 7/24/18, ripped out and restarted next size up 1/26/19
Mixed Pompom Hat: 7/27/19

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Box O'Chocolates: 2/9/19, frogged 7/21/19
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)


Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..
 

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the lining...so may just call it a day on this.... 

 KAL/CALs:
 
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Year of Projects: Year 6, Week 32, Oops, Week 33

August 11:
Hiya!  I skipped a week.  I was in NYC last Saturday for a friend's play, called Humanity's Child.  I did not get home until after midnight and I had no energy on Sunday.....

I have a finish!  I finished Lucy's Elephant Reserve sweater!  This is the second time I've knitted this sweater.  I started this sweater, but had to rip it out and start with the next size, as it took me too long to do it...

It is made with Malabrigo Rios, which I do love.....

I also participated in Sock Week for Shark Week...I used Malia Mayed It's Shark in the Water, a self stripe yarn...
I did finish one sock between Sunday and Friday and cast on the second sock on Friday...I am now on the foot....It's Vanilla Latte with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel...I worked on the second one on the bus ride to NYC on Saturday (longest bus ride ever!!! because of traffic, driver went around to New Jersey and through the Lincoln Tunnel, which is also packed with traffic)  We should have been there by 3, we didn't get there until 4:00....sheesh! Oh and had to rip it all out, because I just kept continuing the ribbing instead of starting the pattern....


So not sure if you have heard of this movement online called #support_a_teacher #clearthelists  Search for the hashtag and maybe order something for a teacher in your town....if you don't have one, I'm going to leave the link to my list, if you want to take a look.  I have a ton of books on the list, as I'm trying to update my classroom library.  I also have some different seat choices for them...
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/F6EBA9L47MJ0?ref_=wl_share

August 18:
So I started this last week, but as I've mentioned, the wifi sucks at the Homestead and the pictures took all day to download.....so I've taken to using my camera again, instead of my iphone, since I save them to a card and just transfer them.

So in the past week, I have worked on LOTS of things!  And I did finish those shark socks!! Fastest socks I've ever finished.
I cast on some new socks, of course!  I had seen the Fibre Punk Merfolk on someone's Instagram feed and promptly ordered it.  Which is weird as they are not colors I normally would be drawn to...
Then I picked up my Halloween socks.  I love this colorway so much!  It's called Monster Mash by Knitmona...I don't believe she is dying any longer...the speckles are unreal!
It's hard to see because the black is dominant, but I love it so much.  I am trying the Blueberry Waffle pattern for the first time....we'll see if they end up too big.....But I'm loving it so far....lime heels will be added to these.....

I've also been putting some time into finishing the second socks of my two Christmas socks.....

I also worked a bit on my Venetian Cowl.....I really, really love this yarn....It's Madtosh Magnolia Leaf.. It's worked on a small hook and the pattern is slow going....but I'd like to finish it for this fall.
I also cast on and am almost finished with my Loopy Mango Mixed Pompom Hat.  It is made with their Merino Worsed, so soft, but loosely plied.....I should be done with it today,
I also cast on a sample knit.   So a self-stripe dyer put out a call for sample knits of her yarn.  SO for sample knitting a 6"inch tube, I get to keep the rest of the skein (full size) plus she threw in a mini skein to make up for the missing inches!  I received two colors...you could ask for the ones you wanted...I asked for unusual to me colors...there's pink...a good deal of it!  But I was drawn to them...so I received the yarn yesterday and am almost done with the first sample....

I think that is all...next Sunday is my last day of summer break...sigh....

2019 Finishes!!!!!
Muertos: 8/13/17-1/19/19
Who Socks: 10/7/18-1/22/19 (the Who socks were never on my list)
My Shelly Valentine: 2/10/16-2/9/19 (almost three years exactly!!!)
Alpaca Fun: 2/24/19-3/3/19
Green is the Best: 12/23/18-3/10/19
Willow Fields: 9/6.14-3/16/19
Lucy's Zebra 7/5-7/6/19
Black Widow Shawl 5/5/19-7/12/19
Lucy's Elephant Reserve 7/24/18-8/2/19
Shark Socks 7/28/19-8/12/19
Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him. He is now a sophomore.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.
Throwback Poncho 2/19/17 - would like to finish for the fall

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018)

Knit: 
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles..
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it! Added a few rows
Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Took it out, at the separation of arms, looks really big!
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18 
Lucy's Elephant - 7/24/18, ripped out and restarted next size up 1/26/19
Mixed Pompom Hat: 7/27/19

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Box O'Chocolates: 2/9/19, frogged 7/21/19
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)


Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..
 

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the lining...so may just call it a day on this.... 

 KAL/CALs:
 
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Shark Week aka Sock Week


Have you heard about sock week?  Did you sing the song?  I don't even have kids and I sang the song...doo-do.....


Knitty Natty and Malia Made It got together to put this knitalong together.  The goal is to knit an adult sized sock in one week.

I bought the yarn from Malia Made It because self stripe!  The end of day 1:
I didn't work on it yesterday.  I was running around most of the day.  Today I'm not planning on doing much.  It's going to be a hot and humid day here, so I'll work on it more today...

I have bought two other "shark kits"  They've been in my stash for awhile.   Shark Bite 1 is all kinds of cool, but also some intarsia, which I've never done.....so it will probably stay in my stash for awhile.  I bought the kit from Unplanned Peacock Studio back in 2015.
Although I am using the stitch marker from the kit, as it's a little shark.  The stitch marker came from The Clay Sheep.

Shark Bite II: The Revenge came out in 2017 and I have the kit from Lorna's Laces.  This one I'm sure I can do.....

If you noticed, I also have a shark bag...
I special ordered it last year, during Shark Week from The Striped Tangerine....

I hope you enjoy shark week....and

check my progress daily on Instagram...


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Year of Projects: Year 6, Week 30

Good morning!  (I'm actually on top of this and writing it Saturday night!)  I don't have any finishes this week, but I do have a couple of cast-ons...
Started a new sock...Wanted something mindless for the train trip into NYC...went to a trunk show for LolaBean Yarn in Brooklyn....

the yarn is all the way from Scotland from Fibre Punk called Merfolk.  I had seen it on someone's feed on Instagram and ordered it.  The dyer was on vacation, but sent me some stitch markers since it was shipped a bit late.  He really didn't have to do that.  He was also offering a 15% code for #queietqueercraftalong...I hadn't seen the code before ordering, but he refunded me the 15%...that was so great of him....
This is the beginning of the Mixed Pompom Hat from Loopy Mango.  I bought the yarn on a recent yarn crawl....

If you'd like to see some of my other recent acquisitions, please pop over to yesterday's post...

That's about it...I had a tough week...I had a two day pain flare and then it took me two days to feel normal again...then I headed to NYC on Friday and Saturday spent the day letting my ankle recover....but I also did some cleaning up of pictures and projects..and cast on that hat....

Oh, I've also been reading Red Bones, the third book in the Shetland series from Ann Cleeves.  I love the tv series and I'm loving the books!  None of the local libraries have the fourth book, so I may pop over to Barnes and Noble today to grab it (I'm writing this Saturday night and think I'm going to finish it.- eta: I did)

Ta-ta for now...back to the book!

2019 Finishes!!!!!
Muertos: 8/13/17-1/19/19
Who Socks: 10/7/18-1/22/19 (the Who socks were never on my list)
My Shelly Valentine: 2/10/16-2/9/19 (almost three years exactly!!!)
Alpaca Fun: 2/24/19-3/3/19
Green is the Best: 12/23/18-3/10/19
Willow Fields: 9/6.14-3/16/19
Lucy's Zebra 7/5-7/6/19
Black Widow Shawl 5/5/19-7/12/19

Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him. He is now a sophomore.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.
Throwback Poncho 2/19/17 - would like to finish for the fall

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018)

Knit: 
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles..
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it! Added a few rows
Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Took it out, at the separation of arms, looks really big!
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18 
Lucy's Elephant - 7/24/18, ripped out and restarted next size up 1/26/19
Mixed Pompom Hat: 7/27/19

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Box O'Chocolates: 2/9/19, frogged 7/21/19
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19


Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..
 

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the lining...so may just call it a day on this.... 

 KAL/CALs:
 
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Stash Acquisition Saturday


Well it's been a really long time since I have done a stash update....during my several months hiatus, I acquired a lot of stash.  I am not going to post it all....because it would just be such a long post....

Yesterday I went into New York City, actually Brooklyn to attend a trunk show....
This is Felicia, she owns String Thing Studio in Brooklyn.  If you are ever in NYC, it is worth the trip to her store.  I've been several times now.  She is the most friendly and nice person.  She treats us as family, even thought we only make it maybe once a year....(sometimes twice)...it's a destination store!

Anyway, we were there to meet Adella of LolaBean Yarn.  I've been frinds with her online for awhile and wanted to meet her. 
I bought a couple skeins...I want o make a quick, easy raglan sweater, two toned....any suggestions?

The lighter color is Un Coco Loco and the darker is Dobby.
Dobby is a bit darker than what is showing up onscreen.

I also picked up some Juniper Farm Zooey, as I want to make a linen shell...but again, no pattern in mind.....
The purple is Purple Rain and the tan is All Spice.  It's a 60% cotton, 40% linen.  I just want a basic shell.....

And then there is this
This is Shark in the Water by Malia Mayed It.....she and knittynatty are doing a "sockweek" to go along with Shark Week!  It's mostly a knitalong...to knit one sock in a week....this is a self stripe yarn....I'll be winding this up today to cast on tomorrow....

Someone I have been buying from online quite a bit is Hue Loco...

So these are from her Backyard Chickens collection, and well we now have 56 backyard chickens, so I had to....The brown is Golden Laced Wyandotte, the greenish pink is Speckled Sussex (which we have) and the red is Barnvelder...such gorgeous colors, these are rooster colors, the other two are hen colors.....
The Barnvelder again....so pretty.....I have also got her Game of Thrones women mini skeins and a couple of other skeins.....

I also went on a Yarn Crawl.....it is still going on...a couple of friends and I went on a Saturday...
It's called the Hudson Valley Yarn Trail 2019 Yarn Crawl....there are 15 stores or farms....We went to five on that day...we visited Stars Hollow (which is my LYS now), Nancy O, Pick Up Every Stitch, Loopy Mango and Beetle and Fred.
I'm not going to list them all, but it was a great day.....

I think this is it for now.....until next time, because we all know there will be a next time...

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Year of Projects, Year 6, Week 29

Good afternoon.....teacher here on summer break...I forget what day of the week it is.....so I'm updating kind of late....

But I have a finish! A pair of socks, just not a matching pair. Although my besties, Deirdre would wear them like this....me, I'm a matchy-matchy and my socks have to match...
The thinner stripe is Mothy and the Squid and the thicker is White Birch...I have lots of White Birch!  I immediately cast on their mates, and they will be my travel knitting....but I have so many more I want to cast on!

Then we have these
They are way too big for me.....I did a 1x1 ribbed cuff, I usually do a 2x2.....The needles were new, Zing, but the same size I normally use...Occassionaly a regular stockinette stitch will just be too big on me.

Although I am fat, I am small bone structured and my ankles and calves are skinny...My father used to say he didn't know how I walked on those toothpicks!  So I really need a sock with some grip, which is why I mainly do Vanilla Latte...what other sock patterns do you know that fit this bill....This is also why I don't do too many patterned socks....My Hermione's Everyday pair are huge on me.....but I still wear them...with boots.....I know I can fudge that one to make it smaller...I think I did the cast-on suggestion of 64, I now know I need to do 56 (or smaller)....and yes I know there are some patterned socks that pull in, most of them tend to have cables...and I don't do cables well, yet....

I tried to save the cuffs, but you can see how much bigger they are....

And I added the heel and turn to another sock...
The yarn is called Sunny Skies, the dyer is either no longer dyeing or online.....so I took the rainbow repeat from my extra yarn from a White Birch skein...I'm going to love these...

I did a few rounds on the sleeve of the elephant sweater, but it's a bajillion degrees and we have no a/c at the Homestead...so it's really only been picking up the socks when I'm not too sweaty.....

And some people were interested about the Homestead....I did start a blog about it...but it's been slow going....our driveway is a 1/4 mile through the trees.....we have wifi, but it sucks....it's almost like having dial-up again...we have no other option, as the driveway is too long...we were told we would need to pay about $10,000 to lay the underground wires...yes, that is not happening.....so loading pictures takes a looooong time!  I will get there and let you know when it is up.....

So no real finishes this week, but lots of sock knitting....

2019 Finishes!!!!!
Muertos: 8/13/17-1/19/19
Who Socks: 10/7/18-1/22/19 (the Who socks were never on my list)
My Shelly Valentine: 2/10/16-2/9/19 (almost three years exactly!!!)
Alpaca Fun: 2/24/19-3/3/19
Green is the Best: 12/23/18-3/10/19
Willow Fields: 9/6.14-3/16/19
Lucy's Zebra 7/5-7/6/19
Black Widow Shawl 5/5/19-7/12/19


Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him. He is now a sophomore.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.
Throwback Poncho 2/19/17 - would like to finish for the fall

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018)

Knit: 
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles..
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it! Added a few rows
Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Took it out, at the separation of arms, looks really big!
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18 
Lucy's Elephant - 7/24/18, ripped out and restarted next size up 1/26/19


Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Box O'Chocolates: 2/9/19, frogged 7/21/19
Snow Day: 3/4/19

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..
 

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the lining...so may just call it a day on this.... 

 KAL/CALs:
 
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Year of Projects: Year 6, Week 28


Hellooooooo It's been many, many weeks....I thought I was coming back a couple of weeks ago, but it just didn't happen...sigh...I lost my crafting mojo for a long time...I've also been dealing with a personal issue that has been very frustrating and I just wasn't crafting....I started back up at the end of May.   I worked on socks, as I have a ton of them started, but didn't finish any....I also started a shawl...I just wanted a garter stitch shawl...and look at that I finished it....It is not blocked yet


I also finished a birthday gift for a friend's daughter.  I asked her what she wanted and she wanted a zebra!  So I made a zebra....the pattern is Zane the Zebra...you can just google it...it is linked on Ravelry, but is not a pdf, it's in a blog post....

I'm sure Lucy will change the name.....


I've also worked on Lucy's Elephant sweater.  I have 1.5 sleeves, ribbing and buttons and then it is done!

So while I took a long break, I have been knitting or crocheting everyday for the past couple of weeks...I'm glad to be back.......

2019 Finishes!!!!!
Muertos: 8/13/17-1/19/19
Who Socks: 10/7/18-1/22/19 (the Who socks were never on my list)
My Shelly Valentine: 2/10/16-2/9/19 (almost three years exactly!!!)
Alpaca Fun: 2/24/19-3/3/19
Green is the Best: 12/23/18-3/10/19
Willow Fields: 9/6.14-3/16/19
Lucy's Zebra 7/5-7/6/19
Black Widow Shawl 5/5/19-7/12/19


Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him. He is now a sophomore.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.
Throwback Poncho 2/19/17 - would like to finish for the fall

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018)

Knit: 
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles..
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it! Added a few rows
Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Took it out, at the separation of arms, looks really big!
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...
Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18 
Lucy's Elephant - 7/24/18, ripped out and restarted next size up 1/26/19


Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Box O'Chocolates: 2/9/19
Snow Day: 3/4/19

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..
 

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the lining...so may just call it a day on this.... 

 KAL/CALs:
 
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy