Saturday, June 30, 2018
I stopped in at a LYS that had moved locations and picked up a couple of skeins...
I already showed the yarns from the recent Shop Hop here and my Fibreshare package here
So I don't think I ever showed my acquisitions from the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool. I didn't take a ton of pictures...
I bought this...and then had to go back and get some more...
And while I was typing this up...this arrived in the mail..
Hermione and Crookshanks
What about you? Any recent stash acquisitions?
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Spent a great day yesterday with friends and colleagues at a friend's beach house...
The past couple of days, I've also been looking at my WIPs....my Carlos and Arne sock was frustrating, as I'd put it on a 9 inch circular and it kept dropping stitches, so Monday night I put it back on Karbonz DPNs (I think I started it on them)...I also started the second sock....
I also cast on my Koigu Colourscape Cowl
I have serious caston-it-is, but I am controlling it, as I have the Beekeeper Cardigan cast on in a few days....and I'd like to get the heels done on all those socks.....So how about you, what have you done this past week?
Monday, June 25, 2018
Displays work! I bought the yarn to make that Teddy Sweater by Terri Kruse. I have two babies I need to make sweaters for....so there you go....
So the two Malabrigo on the left are for the sweater. The two skeins on the top are Regia Perfect Sock from Arne and Carlos (I really need to finish the other one of theirs) and that wreath in the middle? It's in the second to last picture. They had sets of these hanging from the ceiling. Maureen and I both bought one. Diane already has it, so we are going to knit it together. It is for the Koigu Colourscape Cowl....so gorgeous!!! And I bought some FlexiFlips to try them out...
Then we took a sidetrip to Lyric Hill Farm. We know Nancy from various festivals. I had been to the farm once before...I needed soap....
We got up close and personal with a couple of the Alpine goats...she showed us her studio and we just chatted for about an hour...
I didn't take any pictures in WEBS, but I bought a bit....
The Galway I picked up at Northampton Wools.....we went into Northampton to grab something to eat....and stopped by Northampton Wools....I got the yarn for the I Care hat.....I'm really into the message hats....
I bought the Amaranto kit..that was my big purchase. The Hubs had liked it when we were up there a couple weeks ago...I came into a bit of money, so I splurged on it....The yarn is Manos Del Uruguay Silk Blend....I think it'll be something I wear a lot!!!!
I also picked up some baa ram ewe dovestone dk, just to try it....It was in the backroom....
and of course, I never leave WEBS without some MadTosh.....got Tosh Merino Light in Silence was Golden, Cosmic Silver and Cactus Flower, maybe for a Color Affection?
We ended the day at Local Burger, where Diane indulged in a Captain Crunch Hot Dog!
Diane has lived a sheltered life, she was married at 16! She is now going out and exploring and trying new things. Although she is still not online at all, but I applaud her for getting out of her comfort zone and being willing to try new things....
Sunday, June 24, 2018
So I haven't really worked on much but the Sockhead hat...I am finally past the 4" of ribbing and onto the 7" of straight knitting (or stockinette in the round)...it's on size 1 or 2.25mm needles, so will take awhile...I'm about at 3"
I also decided to join in the Beekeeper KAL from Olive Knits...and I did a gauge swatch....I am going to LOVE this cardigan!!! It is a four day challenge starting on July 1...
And I also swatched for the Tegna sweater/teeshirt!!! Can you believe it? I never swatch, but two in one day!!!
I have not cast it on yet though......I did do the I91 Shop Hop, just a few stores...I'll post about that tomorrow...
So I think that is it for this week...see you all next week...
- finish or close to finish the Kiss Me, I'm Irish
- figure out and work the Fish Kiss Lips heel on Keep Swimming
- possible start moving yarn totes up to attic room, after logging what's in each tote
- swatch for the Waves Tank, then knit
- pull out The Meandering Top and see where I'm at (it's been hibernating)
- cast on for the Tegna top, the Vintersol sweater and the Rainbow Cardi
2018 Finished Projects:
Millennial Slytherin Mitts - Jan 6, 2018
KG AMi - Jan 10, 2018
Shamrock Hat - Jan 20, 2018
Snowflake Hat - Jan 20, 2018
Elephant Reserve - February 11, 2018
Bunny Hat - February 12, 2018
Blue Wave - February 12, 2018
Folding Chairs - March 4, 2018
Jessica Jones 2 - March 7, 2018
Chicken Scratch Sock (test knit) - March 8, 2018 (only one sock)
Zombie Latte Socks (Zombie Valentine) - April 8. 2018
Fortune's Shawlette - April 11, 2018
Hudson Bay Socks - April 12, 2018
Chemo Hat for Deirdre - April 16, 2018
Works In Progress:
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
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)- why I may crochet the others...have these and 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) - Totally forgot about this...could get it done to wear in spring...I think I was debating whether to do the bottom ruffle...it's not a good placement for me...
Multnomah (8/21/16)- stuck on feather and fan edging, have too many stitches, in timeout. Stitch count continues to be off.
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
Farewell Sockhead - 5/13/18
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed,
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)- using a 9" needle...keep losing stitches.
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Just Keep Swimming - (6/16/16)
Muertos - 8/13/17
Games Socks- 2/15/18
I'm Irish - 3/3/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18
Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Northampton Socks - 5/26/18
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..
Willow Fields (9/6/14) - ran out of yarn, waiting on yarn
My Shelly Valentine (2/10/16) - should finish for this year's Valentine's Day, yeah, that did not happen
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....
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14) - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy
Thursday, June 21, 2018
This is either the third or fourth time I've done Fibreshare...I love swaps and this one is great....I received an awesome package from Katie of Homespunwonders in Yorkshire, England.
Thank you Katie for an amazing package!!!!!!!