Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Stitch Along - Jan 23

So two of these projects are DONE!!!!!!!  I'll do a Friday Finish post, if I can get good pictures of the socks...So I'm down to 8 sock WIPs!!!!  And trying really hard not to cast on a new one....I'd like to finish two more before I cast on another, but I did bring one of my crates of self stripe sock to the Homestead.....(I have 3 self stripe crates)

I think I'm either going to work on my Beekeeper Cardigan or the Elephant sweater for my friend's daughter next...

but tonight I also decided to wind some more of the minis from the Knits4Comfort Advent shawl...
So how was your week?  I'm going to throw up the link this week if anyone wants to hook up and share their WIPs...



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Stitch Along _First of the Year

Good early afternoon!  I am home today thanks to a PsA flareup...It started Monday night, I went to work yesterday and left half day and I'm letting myself continue to heal today.....it's been awhile since I've had one last this long....the weather has been really sucky for me, with all the rain.....and we do have some nasty weather coming in...I also have my infusion in about a week and a half...and usually around the 6 week mark, I start hurting more....

So I've been working on socks....My Dia de Muertos socks are almost done!  I have the FLK heel, foot and toe to finish on the second sock....but again, I stopped at the heel!
I had two stripes to add this morning before starting the heel.

My Time Traveler socks are also almost done...I am working on the second heel flap today...
I've got some things to say about the Felici yarn when I do my Finished post....

So that is what I have worked on so far this week.....so many socks, so little time...but I have been wearing them more this year than I have in the past...so need more and more!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Year of Projects - Year 6, Week 2

This was my first full week back to school after the holiday break.  I was exhausted most days and asleep by seven each night......

so that means I really did not work on anything this week...a few rows here and there....but that is all.....I did make my first yarn purchase of the year....but I'm going to do a stash post on Saturday.
My current sock WIPs, except for Kai-Mei, as I couldn't find the bag.....So, yes, I do have an issue with self-stripe yarn....only one is not self-stripe, well the Kai-mei is also not self stripe....so this is part of my WIP 2019.....I will cast on more I'm sure....as I have an issue with stopping at the heels....I did start a heel on the Time Traveler socks...I elected to do a heel flap and it seems to be taking forever!  It's been so long since I did one...And two of them only have cuffs started......

I have been doing a lot of reading on Instagram the past couple of days around the issue of the knitting/crochet community and racism that rose from the Karen Templer blog post.  It has been very interesting and enlightening.  If you are on Instagram, it is worth your time to read some of the posts...@duckling.designs, @ladydyeyarns, @labienaimee, @su.knitter, @nappyknitter, @tina.say.knits...I have added many new people to my feed....

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)- 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) - 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


Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Muertos - 8/13/17
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Northampton Socks - 5/26/18
 
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..
 
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

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, January 6, 2019

Year 6 of Projects: Week 1

I was planning on doing a new picture for this year, but I haven't gotten to it yet...so I uploaded a previous graphic from the group.  I stopped participating back in October due to all the personal stuff, but hope to have a better 2019.  I have actually worked on several things....so let's get started...

I've decided this is going to be the year of WIPs....I'm going to try and finish as many as possible....starting with that whole nine in 2019....
The first two are not WIPs, but I do have the yarn for them!  The Rainbow Party Cardi by Stephanie Lotven and Vintersol by Jennifer Steingass (not my pictures) Then I have my Kai-mei, this is my oldest sock WIP, started in 2012.  Then my Light in Shadows shawl in yarn I won from Zen Yarn Garden. Shark in Woods cowl, Meandering Top, Porch Winkle (Miss Winkle), Wonder Woman shawl and my Beekeeper Cardigan.

I did not place any crochet projects in the nine, but I have plenty of those too....several amigurami and my Throwback Poncho

Since my focus on the WIPs, I'm leaving my same list up...I do have a few baby things to make, so they will be added.....

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)- 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) - 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


Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Muertos - 8/13/17
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Northampton Socks - 5/26/18
 
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..
 
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

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