Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stars Hollow Fabric

I'm a big Gilmore Girls fan.  When I saw a project bag with a GG theme, I knew I had to find the fabric.  Not only did I find it, I found several other kinds.  It was amazing.  It was only about a half-dozen clicks between me seeing the bag to having an order of fat quarters on the way.

If someone else who likes Stars Hollow and fabric wanders by, go here.  The fabrics have Stars Hollow signs, buildings, fashions worn by Lorelai and Rory, two different sets of quotes, and a daisy-themed print. 

I think I've finally got the motivation to get my sewing machine tuned up.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Cableship socks have heels.  The color repeats are not exactly the same length, which is why one sock is already getting some of the red already.
Coffee Cantata socks are about 65% done.  One sock is complete and the second had the leg almost done.  This is why it takes some time:
No two rounds are exactly the same.  It's a lot of twisted stitches and cables.  It is fun until it is time to convince the camera to cooperate.

My next project might be weaving.  I've had this table loom that's designed for sock-weight yarns.  I got a new weaving book recently.  Loom, book, and ten zillion skeins of sock yarn.  It's a no-brainer.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stash Enhancement Saturday

This is Wollmeise in the colorway So Long, Kitty:
I'm knitting away with it on the Coffee Cantata socks.  Fun.

This is Zephyr from Hedgehog Fibers:
I knit something recently with this kind of yarn and liked it.

These two Regia yarns are Arne & Carlos colorways.  They are not colors I would've picked based just by how the balls of yarn look.  I saw some swatches and liked them.
This one is fingering weight:
This one I got by mistake.  It's DK weight.  Now I get to go find a pattern that will be good for it.

I've got a skein on the way from a yarn club.  They didn't give a tracking number so who knows where it is actually at.

Hope everyone who is at Rhinebeck is having a great time.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Finished Object Friday

I've got about a month's worth of FO's.

Darlingtonia, September's Knit From Stash:
Sprinkle Socks:
Time Warp Socks:
Hello Sweetie:
Practice Compassion:
Love is Love shawl:
Obviously I haven't been doing a bit of blocking recently.

Scrappie socks:
Lianas (October Knit from Stash):

That last pair shows where my luck is starting to run out at yarn chicken.  It has been really strange that I've been left with such tiny amounts of yarn lately.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Wow!  I'm up and awake at the correct time and the camera is cooperating.

These are Cableship, a mystery knit along.  The yarn's Crazy Zauberball and I like it.

I've been knee deep in WIPs in the last couple of weeks.  Today it is just the socks above which are waiting for their next clue and this pattern.  Below is Lianas, the October Knit From Stash pattern.
Only about a half of a foot to go on the second one.

Next project is the Coffee Cantata socks.  I have some big skeins of Wollmeise to cake up.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

WIP, uh, Thursday

It has been a squirrely week.  Sleeping times have been 12 hours off of where I would like them to be.  That means I've gotten nothing done that needs to be done.  It also means that although I have been knitting, there are no pictures to prove it.

  • Love is Love shawl:  final clue has been released.  I've got about a dozen long boring rounds to go.
  • Lianas socks (knit from stash for October):  One done.  It is another game of yarn chicken.  I won with the first sock.  It is self-striping so I might not exactly win with the second sock.  I plan to start the second sock with the same stripe as the first sock.  I don't imagine that the end of the feet will have matching stripes.
  • Practice Compassion socks:  One and one half done.  Yet another yarn chicken pair.  I suspect I'm not going to win on these.  Sigh.
  • Scrappie Socks:  These were designed to be done with scraps.  I am doing them with self-striping instead.  About half of a sock is done.

New yarn has arrived from Germany and Fort Wayne.  I'm not allowed to open it until Monday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WIP Wednesday

Two socks are actively in progress.  I'm on sock 2 of Hello, Sweetie.  I think I tricked the camera into showing some of the detail.  The yarn is not that great for the design but it is the second attempt and I'm not doing it a third time.

This is Practice Compassion.  I was not able to trick the camera quite so well this time.
I like the yarn very much.  It has a nice twist and is great for the patterns.  It 's Freddy Helix by gnarledpaw.  The colorway is Professor Plantain.  It's that speckled/splattery yarn I am fond of.  It has lots of speckles but the main color stays main.

I missed my Blogoversary yesterday.  It was technical trouble.  The browser I was using decided it did not want to work at all any more.  It took several fails logging in with a different browser to get so I could post.  I still don't know what I did that allowed me to log in.  I'm not complaining.  I might start if this doesn't post, though.