Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stitch Along: Week 12

I'm just going to throw the link up today...I've done some crafting, but don't have any pictures right now....I might come back and add some...or not....have a great week...




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Stitch Along Week 11

Good morning!  I am actually doing this on Wednesday morning!  Late Wednesday morning...as we have a snow day today!
That's the snow plow guy...we don't do our driveway....

So I stayed up reading until 2 in the morning and slept in this morning.....I do need to apologize for last week....I did apologize on my Friday post.....just wasn't happening on Wednesday......

So onto projects...I have been having a bit of ADD when it comes to projects...just not happy with things....

I ripped out the beginning of these socks and will be making the Abide Shawl from Drop Dead Easy Knits.  I bought the book at Rhinebeck and it is signed by the three authors!  My husband said the colors were too pretty to hide in shoes...awww......

Next up...
P_ssyhat for a friend...almost to the second ribbing section.....

Next up....
The cowl of the crochet poncho, Cowl Neck Poncho

See this?  It was going to be a red, white and blue p_ssyhat...I was going to felt it...yeah I didn't read the tag well enough it was superwash BFL....so no felting happened...
It's a mess!  Not sure what I can do with it.....but I had a small ball left so....
With some left over white Valley Yarns...this will be another one.....

So how about you?  What have you got going lately?  Please share and link up...thanks!












Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tea on Tuesday

So on Saturday I tried a new one and renewed an older one....

The Tea of Life is a black tea...this was gifted to me when I was unwell....It is an "energy" blend....the flavors are black tea, Moringa leaves, ginseng pieces, Guarana pieces, Linden blossom, lemon balm and ginger pieces.  I do not have a discerning tongue...so I can't pick out individual flavors....and I've never heard of Moringa or Guarana before...it was a mellow tea, but there was a bit of an aftertaste...it wasn't unpleasant...wanting to be bitter, but not quite there....definitely a tea I'll drink again....

and I revisited Twinings Irish Breakfast....which is a good substitute for my regular Red Rose black tea...

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Stash Acquistion Saturday

So I apologize for not posting a Wednesday WIP link up....no excuses...I thought about it....I was just too tired to bother....I am finding with this disease that I have days of pure exhaustion.....I came home this previous Monday and ate some dinner and then slept for 11 hours!!!!!  I was still exhausted when I woke up...by Wednesday I was feeling okay, not quite as tired.....but it's tough...by 12:30...all I want to do is nap...and I have to teach math at that time...not my best subject...:(

So on to the stashes (my precious!)....I just checked Ravelry and haven't updated my stash since December!!!!  Will be doing that too......

Abi Grasso yarn.....I've admired her yarn for ages.....this one is simple...bacon and eggs!!!!  I do have bacon yarn from another dyer that I have used....so can't wait to try this one....

She also had this beautiful "Grainbow" yarn I had to try....

She also included an egg full of little surprises...I must admit I love when indie dyers/LYS send you little surprises with your order...
So see that little sheep stitch marker?  I had earrings made out of those same charms and promptly lost one!  I am having another set made, as I really love the charm!

Nerd Girl Random Fandom...Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde....what a throwback!

MadColor...Not My Daughter, You B*tch! (Molly Weasley) for BAFM club!  I'm not "in love" with it, but it is Molly Weasley...speaking of which, yesterday was Professor Lupin's birthday.....so I was on the search for Lupin yarn...I did order some...along with some Neville.....and Heather (MadColor) and I discussed her making a Lupin yarn in a tweed!  so that might be coming out!.....

I think this might be all.....right now I have yarn everywhere.....and I am trying to be good....as I have CT Sheep and Wool AND Stitches United coming up in April and then Mass Sheep and Wool in May.....I think NH Sheep and Wool is coming up too.....yep, that's also in May!!!!

then it's smaller events until the fall......

Do you have stash to share?











Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Stitch Along Week 9

Good evening my friends!
So this happened last Tuesday.....it's a new medication for my psoriatic arthritis.  It is Siponi Aria.  I get another in three weeks and then every eight weeks.....So we'll see how it goes...the nurse said it could take weeks or months to work....but....
It swelled up pretty bad, and I could not use it much, so no crafting has happened this past week
It was pretty black and blue.  

It's a week later and it is still slightly discolored and still sensitive to the touch...

But hey today was Silly Socks day in honor of Dr. Seuss and I wore these....
My newest sock finish...Autumn Zombies, yarn by White Birch Fiber Arts.....not sure she carries this anymore, as I got it at Stitches East awhile back....never did a Friday Finish post about them...so Ta-Da!

How was your week?  Please link back...thanks!







Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stitch Along Week 8

Days are all messed up, because I had a few off...so really quickly this morning...I've worked on several things, finished a few up...sock mojo returned...yeah!  How about you?



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stash Acquistion Saturday

So I have been shopping on etsy again....and well my two LYS too....

First up, one of my yarn clubs....
Mad Color's BAMF club was Vanessa Ives...I couldn't place her and had to look the name up...ah! Penny Dreadful!  I watched the first season...not sure I saw the rest of it...

I ordered yarn from my LYS for the Cowl-Neck Poncho  I wanted a "throwback" poncho...I am using all Brown Sheep...
I ordered the "Aran" as the base color...I picked up the other colors in her shop...I also have some yellows, reds, greens, and teals....

Then she was having a sale, so I picked up...
I love their bulky yarn....maybe some hats....

The other LYS I visited was Madison Wool...that shop is about an hour from me, but I wish it was closer...I probably take a trip down there every few months...


I already have some of the beige, but needed more...the purple will be a "pussyhat"  kind of....
Couldn't leave these Hedgehog Fibers there!
And picked up a skein of handspun....

Now from online....sigh...
Zombie Fun pack! From The Yarn At Home Mom She doing a pre-order for some kind of Friends theme, so if you're a fan...

And some more Zombie! My Zombie Valentine From Brazen Stitchery....I am not a pastel fan, but self-stripe with "blood splatters" sold me.  I saw her making a sock on IG with it....I wound it up as soon as I cast off my last pair of socks...

Travel Agent for Guilt Trips from WhiteBirch Fiber Arts, again self stripe!

Nevertheless She Persisted self-stripe, also from White Birch Fiber Arts

From Knitted Wit's Her Story Sock Club is Besame Muchos (Many Kisses) inspired by Juana Alicia.  I am not familiar with her, so I will be doing some research.  From the write-up, she is an artist located in San Francisco.  This red glows...there is not other way to describe it...it's really very beautiful.

I also ordered some stitch markers and some hat tags from katrinkles....I also have another order on its way to me.....and I should be getting my Roald Dahl club soon....

How about you?  Any new stash?  Going to add a link-up, just in case....