Sunday, May 24, 2020

Year of Projects, Year 7, Week 19


Good  morning!  I skipped last week, as I didn't have much to say.  I did post a new vlog though, I will link it at the end.

I have not finished anything.  I have been skipping around and working on several WIPs...chiefly my Beekeeper Cardigan.  It took me a few minutes to remember where I was....and then I started back on it...and I kept working on it, until I hit a "I don't want to do anything wall"  Yeah, so the past couple of days, I haven't worked on anything.
The color is true in the first picture, but I did a closer picture to show the stitch pattern.

The several pairs of socks I am working on....I will finish these before casting on another pair...however, I did also work on a pair that I had cast on awhile ago.  I'm making shortie socks with that yarn.....


I found this project in the Knitty City bag (I talk about this on the vlog)  I had cast on 100 stitches.  I wanted just a simple cowl to work on on the train ride home.  It never got farther than the cast-on.   I added 20 stitches, did a purl row, k2together, yarn over row, purl row and am just knitting it now...I'll finish it with the same purl, k2 tog, purl repeat....I love the Freia yarn...

I've added onto this blanket.  This was a Roald Dahl club I belonged to for a year. I tore out the original, which was mitered and decided to go with this block pattern from Purl Soho.  That is two strands of dk held together.
So, the baby girl was born this past week.  I really need to get working on this to finish it....sigh...

And oh I do have a finish!  I made my Mom a Snoopy and Woodstock for Mother's Day.

We have 3 weeks of school left.....I love teaching, and I miss my kids, but I will be glad when this year is over....

I have to go in on Tuesday to pack what I can of my room.....we are each given 2 hours.   I have another 2 hours the following week because of my mobility issues, I am very slow, so they gave me another two hours.

Episode 11:

Episode 12:


2020 Completed Projects:
Merry Knitmas - 1/25/2020
Box O' Chocolates - 2/23/2020
Sunny Skies - 2/29/2020
Dobby  - 2/20/2020
Gnomes - 2/20/2020
Wow Factor - 3/22/2020
Wow Factor 2 - 3/24/2020
Chrono Hat - 3/24/2020
Showoff - 3/27/2020
Breeze - 4/9/2020
Wise One Hat - 4/18/2020
Lightsaber - 4/18/2020
Snoopy and Woodstock -5/9/2020

Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden is now a senior..so maybe I finish it for him to take to college?
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I'm not even sure where this is at the moment, with projects in two places.  I'll think on this.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this. Don't think this is at the Homestead, will have to check.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018) I love this, but the stitch just takes a Loooong time!
Billy shoes - Jan 1, 2019

Knit: 
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) - Started the second one, past the thumb point..
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling, review these, maybe done for St, Patrick'S Day
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, frogged the mitered and changed the pattern (jan 12, 2020)
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
2017Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 
Zombie Candy Corn - Oct 7,  
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)
Rhinebeck Socks - 10/6/19
Grinchmas Socks Dec 7, 2019
Whammed Socks Dec 7, 2019
Patons Ragg Socks - Jan 1, 2019

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..

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
Knits4Comfort Advent Shawl 12/13/18
Zomboni - January 1, 2020 (restarted Jan 18)
Van Gogh - January 18

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

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..

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Year of Projects, Year 7, Week 17

Hello and good morning.  It is a bright and sunny Sunday morning here.  It was very cloudy when we woke up, but has brightened up throughout the morning.

I have taped another vlog, but it won't be up until later today.  So if you watch my vlogs, you can check back today or tomorrow.  I'm enjoying doing the vlogs, just wish my wifi was more cooperative!

So yesterday, while filming the vlog, I grabbed an old in-progress project, The Meandering Top. It is a project from Knit.Purl magazine from spring/simmer 2015.  I actually love several projects in the magazine.  I didn't know where I was, so I pulled it off the lifeline and then tried it on.  It was absolutely GI-NORMOUS on me.  I could fold it over almost half way.  So it was HUGE.  I used the needle required and the yarn.  I am a loose knitter and obviously I didn't swatch.  Well I did that yesterday.  I had to down two needle sizes.  It was suppose to be 4" for 22 stitches.  I was getting 5 1/4"  So BIG!....So I ripped it back.  Ripped out two balls of yarn.  I am now knitting from the previous project..
I've finished the band and will be starting on the short rows next. 

And I've been working on socks.  The two I finished last week, I've started and gotten to the leg on both second socks.  I've also put in the heels and gotten to the feet on my Desert Vista Dyeworks Zombody Eating Candy Corn socks.  I put in the Fish Lips Kiss Heel and they both turned out a bit wonky....not wonky enough to rip out, but wonky nonetheless.....


It is also Amiguramay on Instagram.  I didn't have any ami's started on Friday when it started with WIPs.  I have a Moose. but to me an amigurami is small and the Moose is not small. So I have to figure out what I'm going to start.....maybe I'll start the Snoopy and Woodstock, as they are favorites of my Mom to gift for Mother's Day....yeah, that seems like a plan...

See you next week....

2020 Completed Projects:
Merry Knitmas - 1/25/2020
Box O' Chocolates - 2/23/2020
Sunny Skies - 2/29/2020
Dobby  - 2/20/2020
Gnomes - 2/20/2020
Wow Factor - 3/22/2020
Wow Factor 2 - 3/24/2020
Chrono Hat - 3/24/2020
Showoff - 3/27/2020
Breeze - 4/9/2020
Wise One Hat - 4/18/2020
Lightsaber - 4/18/2020

Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden is now a senior..so maybe I finish it for him to take to college?
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I'm not even sure where this is at the moment, with projects in two places.  I'll think on this.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this. Don't think this is at the Homestead, will have to check.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018) I love this, but the stitch just takes a Loooong time!
Billy shoes - Jan 1, 2019

Knit: 
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) - Started the second one, past the thumb point..
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling, review these, maybe done for St, Patrick'S Day
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, frogged the mitered and changed the pattern (jan 12, 2020)
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
2017Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 
Zombie Candy Corn - Oct 7,  
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)
Rhinebeck Socks - 10/6/19
Grinchmas Socks Dec 7, 2019
Whammed Socks Dec 7, 2019
Patons Ragg Socks - Jan 1, 2019

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..

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
Knits4Comfort Advent Shawl 12/13/18
Zomboni - January 1, 2020 (restarted Jan 18)
Van Gogh - January 18

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

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..

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Year of Projects, Year 7 - Week 16


Good morning!  It's going to rain here today and mainly rain for the next week....that'll be great for my joints..NOT!  I did get my infusion this past Monday...it took three tries and hurt so bad!  I couldn't use my hands much for the next two days...I'm still bruised....

But I decided this week I needed to get some socks done and off the needles!  I finished two...not a pair and cast on their mates....and I have another close to finish....I'd love to get them off the needles...I think I still have about 10 or so sock projects...and so much yummy yarn to cast on!

Manic Pixie Dream in Cloudy with a Chance of Rain....that foot looks so fat....my feet are super skinny....it does fit.
Paton's in Blue Ragg.....again the foot looks big....these will be nice in boots for the winter...if we ever have winter again....
NightOwl Fibers in Grinchmas...I'm about ready to start the toe decreases on this...

So that is about it for me this week....I'm sleepy and think I'm going to lay back down for a bit....I've been having a lot of disturbed sleep...damn menopause.....

But I do have two videos to link...last week's went up on Tuesday, I believe...and then this weeks...this week, I do a tour of my Yarn Loft/Classroom/Dressing Room.....


I'm up to 21 subscribers!  Yeah!  Thank you if you are a subscriber!

2020 Completed Projects:
Merry Knitmas - 1/25/2020
Box O' Chocolates - 2/23/2020
Sunny Skies - 2/29/2020
Dobby  - 2/20/2020
Gnomes - 2/20/2020
Wow Factor - 3/22/2020
Wow Factor 2 - 3/24/2020
Chrono Hat - 3/24/2020
Showoff - 3/27/2020
Breeze - 4/9/2020
Wise One Hat - 4/18/2020
Lightsaber - 4/18/2020


Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden is now a senior..so maybe I finish it for him to take to college?
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I'm not even sure where this is at the moment, with projects in two places.  I'll think on this.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this. Don't think this is at the Homestead, will have to check.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018) I love this, but the stitch just takes a Loooong time!
Billy shoes - Jan 1, 2019

Knit: 
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) - Started the second one, past the thumb point..
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling, review these, maybe done for St, Patrick'S Day
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, frogged the mitered and changed the pattern (jan 12, 2020)
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
2017Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 
Zombie Candy Corn - Oct 7,  
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)
Rhinebeck Socks - 10/6/19
Grinchmas Socks Dec 7, 2019
Whammed Socks Dec 7, 2019
Patons Ragg Socks - Jan 1, 2019

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..

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
Knits4Comfort Advent Shawl 12/13/18
Zomboni - January 1, 2020 (restarted Jan 18)
Van Gogh - January 18

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

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.... 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Year of Projects, Year Seven, Week 15


Good afternoon!  It is afternoon here, time for lunch!  So I do have a finish, it was not on my list.  Three former students are having babies and one just had his...so I made a Yoda hat and lightsaber for him!
The hat pattern is Wise One Beanie by Elizabeth Roggasch and is free on her website.  The lightsaber I made up as I went along.  The first version was too skinny, so I had to rip it all out and start over.

I have several socks in progress....got heels in on three socks, down to toe decreases on one of them.

I've cast on several projects, but the baby stuff is the priority now.  Two more are due in weeks, so the Wee Cria needs to be finished and I have to decide what I am making for the other baby.

I will have another video going up this week, but it's not ready to upload yet...so if you are a subscriber, thank you!  I have 20 now! 

I guess that is all for this week.  I'll see you next week.

2020 Completed Projects:
Merry Knitmas - 1/25/2020
Box O' Chocolates - 2/23/2020
Sunny Skies - 2/29/2020
Dobby  - 2/20/2020
Gnomes - 2/20/2020
Wow Factor - 3/22/2020
Wow Factor 2 - 3/24/2020
Chrono Hat - 3/24/2020
Showoff - 3/27/2020
Breeze - 4/9/2020
Wise One Hat - 4/18/2020
Lightsaber - 4/18/2020


Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden is now a senior..so maybe I finish it for him to take to college?
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I'm not even sure where this is at the moment, with projects in two places.  I'll think on this.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this. Don't think this is at the Homestead, will have to check.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018) I love this, but the stitch just takes a Loooong time!
Billy shoes - Jan 1, 2019

Knit: 
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) - Started the second one, past the thumb point..
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling, review these, maybe done for St, Patrick'S Day
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, frogged the mitered and changed the pattern (jan 12, 2020)
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
2017Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 
Zombie Candy Corn - Oct 7,  
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)
Rhinebeck Socks - 10/6/19
Grinchmas Socks Dec 7, 2019
Whammed Socks Dec 7, 2019
Patons Ragg Socks - Jan 1, 2019

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..

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
Knits4Comfort Advent Shawl 12/13/18
Zomboni - January 1, 2020 (restarted Jan 18)
Van Gogh - January 18

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

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.... 

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Year Of Projects, Year Seven, Week 14


Good Afternoon!  Wow thought I'd just missed one week, but looks like it was two!  Sorry!  But look at that, I have some completed projects!

I finished 3 and a half hats!
This is the WOW Factor hat.  I bought a kit from White Birch Fiber Co at Stitches United two or three years ago.  The kit came with the pattern.
This is Wow Factor 2, this was actually a different hat, the Vermonter, but it was too small, so I ripped it out.  This yarn is Canon Hand Dyed in a Gilmore Girls color, I bought the pompom on etsy, as I wanted a yellow pompom to bring out the yellow speckles. 

The hats are very similar.  The first one I made the large and it's not quite as long as the second one, which is the medium size.

So a friend made a hat for her daughter and I thought it was brilliant....so here is my Chrono Cap. 

I also finished a baby hat, but didn't take a picture.
This is Showoff.  A really quick knit using Malabrigo Caracol.  It's much smaller than it should be, as I didn't have the right size needles.  But it's a nice warm shoulder wrap.

I don't have a completed picture of my Breeze, next week....but it is done!

Except for the Breeze, none of these were on my lists....I have several other cast-ons I'll share int he next couple of weeks, as I've had castonitis...I did talk about a few of them in the videos.

I did publish a vlog last week and another this week, so if you'd like to take a look


Episode 7
Episode 8

Neither are longer than 25 minutes....I hope you'll take a look.

I hope to be back with at least one more finished object next week.  My hands have had some pain the past couple of days, so I've not been crafting too much.

See you next week....

2020 Completed Projects:
Merry Knitmas - 1/25/2020
Box O' Chocolates - 2/23/2020
Sunny Skies - 2/29/2020
Dobby  - 2/20/2020
Gnomes - 2/20/2020
Wow Factor - 3/22/2020
Wow Factor 2 - 3/24/2020
Chrono Hat - 3/24/2020
Showoff - 3/27/2020
Breeze - 4/9/2020
Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden is now a senior..so maybe I finish it for him to take to college?
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I'm not even sure where this is at the moment, with projects in two places.  I'll think on this.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this. Don't think this is at the Homestead, will have to check.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018) I love this, but the stitch just takes a Loooong time!
Billy shoes - Jan 1, 2019

Knit: 
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) - Started the second one, past the thumb point..
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling, review these, maybe done for St, Patrick'S Day
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, frogged the mitered and changed the pattern (jan 12, 2020)
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
2017Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 
Zombie Candy Corn - Oct 7,  
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)
Rhinebeck Socks - 10/6/19
Grinchmas Socks Dec 7, 2019
Whammed Socks Dec 7, 2019
Patons Ragg Socks - Jan 1, 2019

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..

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
Knits4Comfort Advent Shawl 12/13/18
Zomboni - January 1, 2020 (restarted Jan 18)
Van Gogh - January 18

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

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....