Friday, May 31, 2013

A Couple More Critters

I only made a couple of critters for the Critter War, it ends here they are....

An owl (I think it looks a bit demented)

And a seal.....

Challenges are posted on Saturday for Nerd Wars, so I'll be getting back into crafting....

and there are 13 1/2 days left for will be busy doing grades, paperwork, packing classroom in the next two weeks.....then I'm off on an adventure for a bit...

For more projects, check out Wisdom Begins in Wonder, Creative Friday and Tami (but no link yet)

Wow is it HUMID here today!!!  It will be MISERABLE in the classroom....

Sunday, May 26, 2013

YOP: Weeks 18, 19, 20 and 21

Wow...I missed 4 weeks...really didn't think it was that this may be long....

After finishing up Knit and Crochet Blog week....and the end of Nerd Wars, I kind took an unplanned break....I just didn't craft....I read....I read The American Heiress, His Majesty's Dragon and recently finished Redshirts by John Scalzi and started W by James Patterson and Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Those are in my nook, and I just downloaded another series this morning, Wool by Hugh Howey that sounds fantastic...and then the novel The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. 

I also went to the WEBS sale to get Kristin Nicholas new book 50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet and Felt.  I knew she was going to be there and wanted to get it signed.  I also picked up another Jessalu bag to add to my ever-expanding collection (but no yarn, the lines were insane!)...In the mail yesterday, I received my copy of Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos.  It's gorgeous!  Alana's Seedling hat was my first completed knit and I love all her designs...I'm going to be making the Cedar Leaf shawlette for my dissertation....Oh and I also recently bought Clara Parkes The Knitter's Book of Socks.  So I really have spent my time reading...

Last weekend I joined the second Cute Critter War while we are waiting for Nerd Wars Tournament 8 to begin.....and I made a couple of small things for that...

Yesterday I was going to go to the Mass Sheep and Wool, but I again have a sinus/ear infection..and it was cold, windy and I stayed home, watched some marathons and worked on these...

My Adele socks....I had about 3 or 4 rows of the cuff
And my Plum Pudding...I was going to stop this, but I'm gonna go until I run out of the Plum Pudding yarn...I have about a half skein probably one more complete repeat...It now takes about an hour to complete 1 row....I added three rows yesterday....
Oh and I made another baby hat..I love this one...

Now for the update...

YTD Completed:
Crown for Natalie: 1/5/2013
Sparkie the Monster: 1/21/2013
Casseiopia Shawl:  2/9/13
Crikey Cowl: 2/10/13
Feet Blankets: 2/12/13 
Eros the Owl: 2/16/13
Ladder Up: 2/20/13
Chocolate Peep: 2/26/13
Czech Republic flag: 2/27/13
So Cazh Socks: 3/9/13
Deep Blue Seas 3/23/13
Spock bear  3/23/13
Stargate Keychain 3/24/13
Noodle Baby Hat 3/24/13
Bunnies, It Must Be Bunnies 3/30/13

Beaded Camo Sock 4/7/13 (technically done, but need some fixing)
Green Spring  Dissertation for T7  4/21/13
Daffodil 4/27/13
Cotton Baby Hat 4/25/13
Citrus Flower Hat 4/28/13
Cute Critter War: Dragon, Mameshiba, Monkey and Mike (May 2013)

Plum Pudding Round Ripple (started 2007?)
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
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.
The Trellis Shawl (February 2013) - frogged 3/9/13
Orange wrap (started ?)
Citrus Hat (4/27/13)

Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done

Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Hermione's Everyday Socks (January 2013)
A Heart Full of Love: Johnny's Socks (January 2013)
Adele socks: (April 2012)

Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Breath of Fresh Air Scarf: (April 2011)
Creekbed: (Feb 2012) - frogged

Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Really Big Bag (2011): Stashbuster


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

Owl for Rose
Hats for Beckett

2 Stargate keychains 1 pair Stargate earrings

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern

Baroque Tabard Tunic
Test Pattern Sweater

Car Coat
Cowl Vest

Bedford Springs Shawl

The Age of Brass and Steam
West End Scarf 

Gathering Leaves

Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 

Firefly Scarf
Fraxinus Danube Cowl
Simple City

Fire and Ice
Multnomah   Leylines 
Holden Shawlette

Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron

Nehalm Hat

Cabled Headband

Cayunga Hat and Mitts set Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts

Evergreen Gloves


Memento Mori

Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?

Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame

Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars

Sarape Shopper

Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hi there

I know I've been missing...and I do have a few small things completed....but really I have not been crafting and I have been sick this past week....and just have not felt like there is anything to instead of blabbing about nothing...I just didn't post...hope all is good with everyone out there is blogland...and I will be back tomorrow with my update.....

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Stash Acquisition Saturday

So yesterday, after a pretty good day with my students...I came home to two...two yarn club arrivals....yeah!  Full mailbox!

First up.....Friday Studios in Sweden...Hunger Games Yarn Club...This month it is "Girl on Fire"
It's very colorful and very pretty....also included was some Tracker Jacker lip balm and some stickers...

Next up was Knit and Fiber Creation....Walking Dead Club...This month is Zombie Milton...
With a cool zombie project bag and some stitch!

Here's a closeup of the yarn..a mini-matching skein was included...

I really like yarn clubs, I  love seeing the surprises and the unexpected colors that the dyers create....this is the third version I've seen of "Girl on Fire" and I think she did a good job of capturing the colors from the movie.....

and then I found out that the Hunger Games nook book (original version) of Hunger Games was on sale, so I downloaded one of my students is borrowing my book at the moment...I don't know why I enjoy the book so much, I just do...

Monday, May 6, 2013

Well Howdy......

I really have nothing to say...I took an unexpected break....posting for 19 days straight, my regular posts and then for Knit and Crochet Blog Week was tough....then it was the end of the round for Nerd Wars....and then I decided to read...and I started and finished a book...and well here we are...

I have not done any crafting in a week.....but what did I finish before that?

I made a couple baby hats to fit into Nerd Wars projects...
The top hat is my Citrus Flower hat...the flower is inspired by the lemon flower that blooms on a lemon tree before the lemons appear.  The second hat is made with scraps form my Manos de Uruguay Cotton Stria...a discontinued yarn that I love to bits!

The last thing I made was inspired by spring....
A daffodil!

I finished reading An American Heiress.  Slow beginning, but if you are a Downton Abbey fan you will enjoy it...I have started His Majesty's Dragon, the first in a series for a readalong....I am really enjoying this book, but the writing style is a bit weird, however I really like the characters...

It's finally warming up here....hurrah!!!!

I also put the majority of my patterns and books in the Ravelry database and have organized many of them...this way, even when out, I know what patterns I own....I did my needles 2 weeks ago (my hooks, I know I have at least one of all sizes)...and, of course, I always keep my yarn up to date...speaking of another package in the mail...

Random Fandom: Jabba's Dancing sparkles
My colors...and I think a new yarn base for's Superfine Merino, silk and stellina...

So I guess that is my is the blogosphere?